Brian Butler


Local Food Systems Lead

Professor and Senior Associate Dean


Research Interests

IT impacts on geographically-embedded markets, business continuity management, dynamics of online communities and other technology-supported groups, social networking systems, politics of technology implementation in organizations, impact of electronic commerce on inter-organizational relationships

CASCI Interest Groups and Activities


Pike, Jacqueline C., Bateman, Patrick J. and Butler, Brian S. (2013) Dialectic Tensions of Information Quality: Social Networking Sites and Hiring, Journal of Computer Mediated Communications. 19, 56–77.

Butler, B. S., & Wang, X. (2012). The cross-purposes of cross-posting: Boundary reshaping behavior in online discussion communities. Information Systems Research23(3-Part-2), 993-1010.

Sharma, N., Butler, B. S., Irwin, J., & Spallek, H. (2011). Emphasizing social features in information portals: Effects on new member engagement. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology62(11), 2106-2120.

Butler, B., Kiesler, S., & Kraut, R. (2007). Community Effort in Online Groups: Who Does the Work and WhyLeadership at a Distance: Research in Technologically-Supported Work, 171.

Butler, B. S. (2001). Membership size, communication activity, and sustainability: A resource-based model of online social structures. Information systems research12(4), 346-362.