Taha Havakhor is currently the Research Director of the Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) and Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems in the Fox School of Business at Temple University. His research focuses on IS strategy and the business value of IT, both in established and entrepreneurial firms. His scholarly work has been published or is forthcoming in outlets such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Marketing, Information Systems Journal and the Journal of Management Information Systems. He received his PhD from the University of Arkansas in 2016. Prior to his appointment at Temple University, Taha was an assistant professor at Oklahoma State University.
Taha actively engages with tech entrepreneurial communities in Silicon Valley, Boston, and New York, in various advisory roles. Particularly, Taha has helped several venture capital groups in developing data-driven evaluation metrics to assess the potential of up-and-coming tech start-ups.