NOTICE: After twenty years, CRITO has re-launched as the Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) at The Paul Merage School of Business. This repositioning more accurately reflects the center's current vision on the growing importance of digital technologies on business and society. CDT pioneers the development of new knowledge that will provide an understanding of and expertise in how to succeed in the new digital economy. Building upon CRITO's extraordinary achievements and reputation as a renowned research center, we continue to develop an innovative and consequential research agenda.


This web site describes the activities of CRITO up until December 2011. For more recent activities, see the Center for Digital Transformation.


On November 30, 2011, MIT's Sherry Turkle presented "Technology as the Architect of our Intimacies."


John Gantz, Senior Vice President of Research at IDC, recently joined CRITO as a Research Industry Fellow and writes a weekly blog on issues affecting CIO strategies, tactics, and careers.

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Join us for this casual and informative speaker series Thursday, January 12, 2012 with UCI's Ramesh Jain, Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer Sciences..


KENNETH L. KRAEMER testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) on “The effects of U.S. company participation in global value chains” on December 16, 2010 in Washington DC. read more


A video of this event is now available. The December 2010 conference "Wireless Health: Transforming Healthcare with Technology" featured keynote speakers Dr. Eric Topol, Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health and Don Casey, CEO, West Wireless Health Institute.   read more

ALLADI VENKATESH weighed in on the "Social Media Revolution" in Calit2's Interface Magazine.

Who captures value from the Apple iPad? Greg Linden, Kenneth L. Kraemer and Jason Dedrick reveal their new analysis in this working paper. [read more]


Accepted by MIS Quarterly for publication: "IT Outsourcing, Knowledge Transfer and Firm Productivity: An Empirical Analysis" by Vijay Gurbaxani and Young Bong Chang (8/2011)

"Tapping Into Social-Media Smarts." Vijay Gurbaxani cited | Wall Street Journal (4/2011)

"The Real Value of 7 Million Facebook Fans." Sanjeev Dewan and Jui Ramaprasad cited | NPR (3/2011)

Vijay Gurbaxani spoke on the "Consumerization of IT" at the Microsoft Leadership Conclave (view presentation & video) | CIO News (2/2011)

"Adjusting to China: A Challenge to the U.S. Manufacturing Sector." Kenneth Kraemer and Jason Dedrick cited | Brookings Institution (1/2011)

"NBC's Outsourced: Separating Fact from Comedy." Vijay Gurbaxani cited | International Data Group (9/2010)