Ravishankar Sharma

Associate ProfessorRavishankar Sharma

Meremere 407
Internal Phone: 92267
The world works best if we all do what we're good at. - 2018 Physics Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland


Research Interests

Bridging Knowledge Disparities and Creating Sustainable Development

Building a Knowledge Society represents an aspiration that has been the thread of a voluminous body of work ranging from the classic treatise by Adam Smith (1776) to more contemporary work by Joseph Stiglitz (1999) and Michael Spence (2008). It has been shown that knowledge and its diffusion become potent factors of innovation; and this creates a level of playing field of opportunities and hence reduces income and wealth disparities (Piketty 2014). My research focus addresses the following key questions. How can knowledge be diffused across a
society so that it may be more effectively exploited to create national wealth? Can we bridge knowledge disparities with digital literacy? Will the resultant “level playing field” generate greater contributions of
national wealth and a more equitable sharing of it?

Recent Publications

  • Sarkar A., Wingreen S., Ascroft J. and Sharma R.. (2020) Towards a practice-based view of information systems resilience: Using the lens of critical realism. In Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-53).
  • Sharma R. and Kshetri N. (2020) Digital healthcare: Historical development, applications, and future research directions. International Journal of Information Management 53 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2020.102105.
  • Sharma R. and Ravindran T. (2020) The Epistemological Basis for Constructing Data-Driven Narratives.. http://dx.doi.org/10.33774/coe-2020-v0cfc.
  • Stephanie L. and Sharma RS. (2020) Digital health eco-systems: An epochal review of practice-oriented research. International Journal of Information Management 53 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2019.10.017.
  • Croxson A., Sharma R. and Wingreen S.. (2019) Making sense of blockchain in food supply-chains. In Proceedings of the 30th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2019).