CBU Professor Takes Home Best Conference Paper

Princely Ifinedo, an associate professor of management information systems (MIS) and management sciences in CBU’s Shannon School of Business recently won Best Paper Award at the 2015 International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM) in Ottawa. Conf-IRM was held May 18-20, 2015 and is an affiliated conference of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), which is the premier professional association that promotes and advances the study of information systems worldwide.  

Ifinedo won the award for the paper titled Effects of Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Social Cognitive Factors on Employees' Non-Malicious Counterproductive Computer Security Behaviors: An Empirical Analysis. It was chosen as the winner from more than 65 paper presentations at the conference.

Ifinedo says, “It is always humbling when peers recognize one’s effort and contribution to the literature. I’m extremely honored and delighted to receive this award from my MIS colleagues, and couldn’t be more pleased and proud to represent CBU.” The research project presented at Conf-IRM, Ottawa was funded by a grant received from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.

Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Tanya Brann-Barrett, adds, “Cape Breton University is extremely proud of Princely and the work that he’s been doing in the Shannon School of Business. To win the Best Paper award at a renowned international conference not only speaks to Princely’s dedication, but also to the calibre of researchers who work at CBU.”

Ifinedo, who was born in Nigeria, has been teaching at CBU for 8 years. During that time, he’s continued to provide support and mentorship in area of research to his students and colleagues. He obtained Master’s and PhD degrees from Europe and also holds a diploma in education from the University of British Columbia. 

Pictured here: Conf-IRM Conference Co-Chairs Professor Sherif Kamel (American University in Cairo), Professor Khaled Hassanein (McMaster University), CBU Associate Professor Princely Ifinedo and Professor Gerald Grant (Carleton University).