Ian P MacInnes

Ian P MacInnes

Associate Professor

224 Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 443-4101

imacinne@syr.edu

Overview

Ian MacInnes is Associate Professor at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, where he has been a faculty member since 1999. He spent two years teaching at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management after completing a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Political Economy and Public Policy and a master’s degree at the London School of Economics. He was also a Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and at the International Telecommunications Union in Geneva.

For five years Dr. MacInnes served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, managing curriculum, course offerings, development of new programs, and the hiring and mentoring of part-time instructors. He has chaired several university level committees including the University Senate, Senate Agenda Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Appointment and Promotions Committee, Vice Chancellor and Provost Search, as well as the Strategic Plan Working Group on Innovation and Institutional Renewal. He teaches applied economics for information managers, information policy, and information industry strategy in campus and online formats.

His research interests involve public policy, economics, and law for information and communication technology, including privacy, electronic markets, and social networks. He is also working on the evolution of work and wealth distribution as a result of advances in information and communication technologies. His previous research has covered digital transactions for content, software, and services; dynamics of business models; industry convergence; trust and fraud in electronic markets; virtual world economies; business models for online entertainment; as well as the implications of compatibility standards for competition policy.

Research

Ian MacInnes currently teaches in the same areas that he does his research: information industry strategy and electronic commerce. Prior to joining the School of Information Studies he taught courses on business strategy, international business, international communication management, economics of institutions, and microeconomics.

Teaching

Ian MacInness research can be classified as information industry strategy with sub-areas including electronic commerce, compatibility standards, competitive strategy, and international business. He is interested in the converging information industry that includes hardware, software, information services, telecommunications, and content. For example, he has worked on consumer oriented electronic commerce, particularly for goods that can be distributed digitally such as books, periodicals, software, video, and music. He has also examined the impact of network effects and standardization on market power.

Personal

I am a technology nut and enjoy gadgets. I enjoy learning about history.

Teaching


Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2017 IST618 M002 Information Policy
Fall 2017 IST619 M001 Economics for Info Managers
Fall 2017 IST419 M001 Economics for Info Mgmt
Spring 2018 IST619 M800 Economics for Info Managers
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Fall 2016 IST619 M001 Economics for Info Managers
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Fall 2015 IST619 M001 Economics for Info Managers
Fall 2015 IST419 M001 Economics for Info Mgmt
Spring 2016 IST619 M800 Economics for Info Managers
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Fall 2014 IST619 M001 Economics for Info Managers
Fall 2014 IST419 M001 Economics for Info Mgmt
Fall 2014 IST601 M050 Info. & Info Environments
Spring 2015 IST619 M800 Economics for Info Managers
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Fall 2013 IST619 M001 Economics for Info Managers
Spring 2014 IST619 M800 Economics for Info Managers
Summer 2014 IST601 M030 Info. & Info Environments
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Fall 2011 IST618 M001 Information Policy
Spring 2012 IST619 M800 Economics for Info Managers
Summer 2012 IST601 M030 Info. & Info Environments
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Fall 2010 IST601 M001 Info. & Info Environments
Spring 2011 IST619 M800 Economics for Info Managers
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Spring 2010 IST619 M001 Economics for Info Managers
Spring 2010 IST690 M010 Independent Study
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Spring 2009 IST619 M001 Economics for Info Managers
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Fall 2007 IST619 M001 Economics for Info Managers
Fall 2007 IST419 M001 Economics for Info Mgmt
Spring 2008 IST619 M001 Economics for Info Managers
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Fall 2006 IST810 M018 Practicum in Research
Fall 2006 IST840 M018 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2006 IST775 M001 Information Industry Strategie
Fall 2006 IST642 M001 Electronic Commerce
Spring 2007 IST840 M015 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2007 IST810 M016 Practicum in Research
Spring 2007 IST642 M001 Electronic Commerce
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Fall 2005 IST442 M001 Intro to E-Commerce
Fall 2005 IST810 M018 Practicum in Research
Fall 2005 IST840 M018 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2005 IST775 M001 Information Industry Strategie
Spring 2006 IST810 M018 Practicum in Research
Spring 2006 IST840 M018 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2006 IST642 M001 Electronic Commerce
Spring 2006 IST442 M001 Intro to E-Commerce