Kevin C. Desouza


Kevin C. Desouza

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 - 14:27

Kevin C. Desouza serves as the associate dean for research at the College of Public Service & Community Solutions and is an ASU Foundation professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University (ASU). He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. At ASU, he is a senior research fellow with the Center for Organization Research and Design and is an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Science, Technology & Environmental Policy Studies.

Immediately prior to joining ASU, he directed the Metropolitan Institute in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and served as an associate professor at the Center for Public Administration and Policy within the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. From 2005 to 2011, he was on the faculty of the University of Washington (UW) Information School and held adjunct appointments in UW’s College of Engineering and at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs. At UW, he co-founded and directed the Institute for Innovation in Information Management (I3M); founded the Institute for National Security Education and Research, an interdisciplinary, university-wide initiative, in August  2006 and served as its director until February 2008; and was an affiliate faculty member of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy.

Desouza has authored, co-authored, and/or edited nine books and has published more than 125 articles in prestigious practitioner and academic journals. Desouza’s work spans multiple disciplines and his publications have appeared in leading information systems, management, public administration, innovation, technology management, and software engineering journals. His most recent book is Intrapreneurship: Managing Ideas Within Your Organization (University of Toronto Press, 2011). His work also has been featured in a number of publications such as Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Businessweek, Washington Internet Daily, Computerworld, KM Review, Government Health IT, and Human Resource Management International Digest. Desouza is the author of two reports for the IBM Center for The Business of Government, Using Competitions and Awards to Spur Innovation and Realizing the Promise of Big Data.

Desouza has advised, briefed, and/or consulted for major international corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and public agencies on strategic management issues ranging from management of information systems to knowledge management, competitive intelligence, and crisis management. He also has advised budding entrepreneurs launching new initiatives and organizations. Desouza’s current research includes strategic management of information systems in the public sector, innovation within public agencies and multi-sectoral networks, design of smart cities, and information and knowledge-sharing networks.