Refereed Journal Articles

Okuboyejo, S., Mbarika, V. and Omoregbe, N.(2014, In Print). A Social Learning Theory of Medication Adherence in Nigeria: An Empirical Study. Journal of Health Behavior and Public Health.

Isabalija S, Kituyi G.M and Mbarika V. (2014, In Print) Towards a Framework for E-Medicine Knowledge Management in Uganda, Nigeria and Ethiopia, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.

Kituyi G. M., Mbarika I. Balunywa L. and Mbarika V. (2014, In Print) The Digital Divide in India: Which Universality Approach for Gujarat State of India? International Journal of Humanities and Social Science.

Thompson, S., Nchise, A., Mbarika, V., Oneurine, N., Duggan, E., Conti, A. (2014, In Print). Jamaica’s Internet story based on the GDI framework. International Journal of
            Information Systems in the Service Sector (IJISSS)

Isabalija R., Mbarika V. and Kituyi G. M. (2013).  A Framework for Sustainable Implementation of E-Medicine in Transitioning Countries, International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications, Volume 2013, pp. 1-12.

Simmons, L., Simmons, C., Hayek, M., Parks, R. and Mbarika, V.(2012).  A Cultural Comparison of Trust in eLearning Artifacts. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 10(4), 547-574.

Musa, M., Akodo, R., Mukooza, M., Kaliba, A. and Mbarika, V.(2012). Impact of Investment in Information and Communication Technology on Performance and Growth of Microfinance Institutions in Uganda.  Applied Econometrics and International Development, 12(2), pp. 151-164.

Kituyi, M., Rwashana, A., Mbarika, V. and Isabalija, R. (2012). A Framework for Designing Sustainable Telemedicine Information Systems in Developing Countries. Emerald Journal of Systems and Information Technology. Issue 3 2012, May/June 2012.

Lewis, E., Thomas, C., Wilson, M. and Mbarika, V. (2012). Telemedicine in Acute-Phase Injury Management:  A Review of Practice and Advancements.  Telemedicine and E-Health, 18(6), pp. 1-12.

Bagarukayo, E., Van der Weide, T., Mbarika, V. and Kim, M.S.(2012).  The Impact of Learning Driven Constructs on the Perceived Higher Order Cognitive Skills Improvement: Multimedia vs. Text. International Journal of Education and Development Using ICT, 8(2).

Bradley, R., Byrd, T.A., Thrasher, E., Pridmore, J., and Mbarika, V. (2012). An Empirical Study of the Relationships Among CEO-CIO Power Sharing, IT Governance, and IT Capability in US Hospitals.  Journal of Information Technology, 27 (2), PP. 156-177, June 2012.


Olabiyisi, S.OOmidiora, E.OUzoka, F. M.Akinnuwesi, B. A.Mbarika, V. W.Kourouma, M. K. and Aboudja, H.(2011).  Exploratory Study of Performance Evaluation Models for Distributed Software Architecture.  Journal of Computer Resource Management (Publication of Computer Measurement Group, USA) 01/2011.

Omogbadegun, Z., Uwadia, C., Ayo, C., Mbarika, V., Omoregbe, N., Otofia, E., Chieze F.
            (2011). Multimedia-based Medicinal Plants Sustainability Management System.
            International Journal of Computer Science Issues. 8(5), September 2011.

Isabalija, S., Kituyi, M., Rwashana, A., Mbarika, V. (2011). Factors Affecting Adoption,
and Sustainability of Telemedicine Information Systems in
            Uganda. Journal ofHealth Informaticsin Developing Countries; 5(2).

Nchise, A., Akuta, E., Landor, J., Oneurine, N., Mbarika, V., (2010). E-democracy in
            Developing Countries: A Focus on Sub Saharan Africa. 
Journal of Political

Science and International Relations, 4(3), pp. 78-89.


Simmons L., Mbarika I., Mbarika V., Thomas C., Tsuma C., Wade T., Wilkerson D.,
            (2011): TeleEducation Initiatives for Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of The African
            Virtual University in Kenya. Journal of STEM Education, 12(5&6), July-September

            2011, pp. 78-90.

Yunga, N., Shu, W., Tanjong, E., Boateng, R., Samake, K. and Mbarika, V.(2011).  The impact of privatization and liberalization on the development of ICT’s in Cameroon.  International Journal of Management & Information Systems. In Press.

Kaliba, A., Isabalija, R., Mbarika, V. and Kourouma, M. Moya, M., Akodo, R., (2011):
            Locus of Control and Readiness to Conjure and Believe in Mystical Powers
            among Small Business Operators in Entebbe, Uganda: A Multilevel Rasch Rating
            Scale Model Analysis. 
African Journal of Business Management,5(17), pp. 7258-


Kifle, M., Payton, F., Mbarika, V. and Meso, P.(2010).  Transfer and Adoption of
            Advanced IT solutions in Resource-Poor Environments: The case of Telemedicine
            Systems Adoption in Ethiopia.
Telemedicine and e-Health, 16(3):327-43.


Boateng, R., Mbarika, V., Thomas, C. (2010). When Web 2.0 Becomes A Learning Tool –

Evaluating Web 2.0 Tools, Development and Learning in Organizations, 24(3), 17-20.

Isabalija S., Banyanga, R., Boateng, R. and Mbarika, V. (2010) Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry in Uganda, Journal of International Management studies Vol.10, pp. 190-205.

Thomas C., Samuels D., Kanu M., Mbarika V., (2010) Facilitating Better Governance

Through e-Government Initiatives: Successful Case in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Business and Public Administration, volume 7, number 1.

Okoli, C., Mbarika, V., & McCoy, S. (2010).  The effects of infrastructure and policy on e-business in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa: European Journal of Information Systems. Volume 19, issue 1 p5-20.

Mbarika, V., Bagarukayo, E., Shipps, B.P., Hingorani, V., Stokes,S.,  Kourouma, M. and Sankar, C.S., (2010). “A Multi-Experimental Study on the Use of Multimedia Instructional Materials to Teach Technical Subjects,” Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, Special Edition: Winter 2010: 24-37.

Kaba, B., N'Da, K., Mbarika, V., and Meso, P. (2009). Micro Factors Influencing the Attitudes toward and the Use of a Mobile Technology: A Model of Cell-Phone Use in Guinea. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 52(3), 

Longe O., Ngwa O., Wada F., Mbarika V., Kvasny L., (2009) Criminal Uses of

            Information and Communication Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends,

Concerns and Pesperctives. Journal of Information Technology Impact. Vol 9, No.3 , pp. 155-172

Mbarika, V. & Byrd, T.A. (2009). An Exploratory Study of Strategies to Improve Africa’s Least Developed Economies’ Telecommunications Infrastructure: The stakeholders speak. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 56(2), pp. 312-328.

Meso, P., Musa, P., Straub, D. and Mbarika, V. (2009). Information Infrastructure, Governance, and Socio-Economic Development in Developing Countries. European Journal of Information Systems, 18(1), pp. 52-65.

Akpan-Obong P., Thomas C., Samake K., Niwe M., Mbarika V., (2009): An African
            Pioneer Comes of Age: Evolution of Information and Communication
            Technologies in Uganda. Journal of Information Technologies and Organizations. Vol.
            4, p147-171, 25p.

Meso, P., Mbarika, V., Kaba, B. and McCline, R. (2009). Regional Differences in Stakeholders Perspectives on Strategies to Overcome Teledensity Limitations: An Exploratory Comparison of Selected Latin American and Sub-Saharan African Countries. Journal of the American Society for Information Sciences and Technology, 60(1), pp. 184-200.

Meso, P., Mbarika, V. & Sood, S. (2009). An Overview of Potential Factors for Effective TeleMedicine Transfer to Sub-Saharan Africa. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in BioMedicine, 13(5), pp. 734–739.

Longe,O. B., Mbarika, V., Kourouma, M, Wada, F. & Isabalija, R (2009). Seeing

Beyond the Surface: Understanding and Tracking  Fraudulent Cyber Activities. International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security (IJCSIS) Vol. 6, No. 3, 2009. 

Kvasny, L., Cobb Payton, F., Mbarika, V. & Amadi, A. (2008): Gendered perspectives on IT education and workforce participation in Kenya. IEEE Transactions on Education, 51(2), pp. 256-261.

Sood, S., Mbarika, V., Jugoo, S., Dookhy, R., Prakash, N., Merrell, R. & Doarn, C.

Mbarika, V., Kah, M., Samake, K., & Sumrall, J. (2007). Community Based Information Technology Access: The case of cyber cafés diffusion in Sub-Saharan Africa. IEEE Technology and Society, 23(6), pp. 49-56.

Bradley, R., Mbarika, V., Sankar, C., Raju, P.K., & Kaba, B. (2007). Using multimedia instructional materials in MIS classrooms: a tutorial. Communications of the AIS, 20(19), 1-39.

Bradley, R., Sankar, C., Clayton, H., Raju, P.K., & Mbarika, V. (2007). A study on the impact of GPA on perceived improvement of higher-order cognitive skills. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 5(1), 151-168.

Mbarika, V., Cobb-Payton, F., Kvasny, L., & Amadi, A. (2007). IT education and workforce participation: a new era for women in Kenya? The Information Society, 23(1), 1-18.

SP Sood, N Prakash and Mbarika, V.(2007).Identifying Technical Actants in Telemedicine Adoption, Communications of Computer Society of India, Vol 40., Feb. 2007, pp 32-35.

Kifle, M., Mbarika, V., & Datta, P. (2006). TeleMedicine in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of TeleOphthalmology and eye care in Ethiopia. Journal of the American Society for Information Sciences and Technology, 57(10), 1383-1393.

Kifle, M., Mbarika, V., Datta, P. (2006). Interplay of cost and adoption of TeleMedicine in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case of TeleCardiology in Ethiopia. IS Frontiers, 8(3), 211-223.

Kifle M., Mbarika V., Bradley R., (2006):  Global Diffusion of the Internet: The Diffusion
            of Telemedicine in Ethiopia: Potential Benefits Present Challenges and Potential
            Factors. Communication of AIS Vol. 2006; Issue 18; p612-640

Cobb-Payton, F., White, S., & Mbarika, V. (2006). IRSS psychology theory: telling experiences among under-represented IS doctorates. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 4(2), 191-213.

Mbarika, V. & Mbarika, I. (2006, May). Africa calling: burgeoning wireless networks connect Africans to the world and each other. IEEE Spectrum, 43(5), 56-60.

Datta, P. & Mbarika, V. (2006). A global investigation of granger causality between information infrastructure and service sector growth. The Information Society, 22(3), 149-163.

Meso, P., Datta, P., Mbarika, V. (2006). Moderating information and Communication Technologies’ on socioeconomic  development with good governance: a study of developing countries. Journal of the American Society for Information Sciences and Technology, 57(2), 186-197.

Musa, P., Mbarika, V., & Meso, P. (2005). Calling for programmed technology transfer and adoption strategies for sustainable growth of world’s LDCs. Communications of the ACM, 48(12), 111-116,

McCoy, S. & Mbarika, V. (2005). Global Difusion of the Internet VII- Teledensity growth strategies for Latin America: The case of Colombia and Ecuador. Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), 16(2), 26-56.

Mbarika, V., Okoli, C., Byrd, T., & Datta, P. (2005).The neglected continent of IS research: a research agenda for Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), 6(5), 130-170.

Cobb-Payton, F., White, S., & Mbarika, V. (2005). A re-examination of the supply-side of IS doctorates: changing the face of the IS classroom. Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), 6(1), 37-51.

Musa, P., Meso, P., & Mbarika, V. (2005). Toward sustainable adoption of technologies for human development in Sub-Saharan Africa: precursors, diagnostics, and prescriptions. Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), 15(33), 592-608.

Meso, P., Mbarika, V., & Musa, P. (2005). Towards a model of consumer use of mobile information and communication technology in LDCs: the case of sub-Saharan Africa. Information Systems Journal (ISJ), 15, 119–146.

Mbarika, V. (2004). Is TeleMedicine the panacea for Sub-Saharan Africa's medical nightmare? Communications of the ACM, 47(7), 21–24.

Xue, Y., Sankar, C.S., & Mbarika, V. (2004, July). Information technology outsourcing and virtual team. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 45(2), 9-16.

Mbarika, V. (2004). Approaching Sub-Saharan Africa’s Education Dilemma with Tele-Education. IEEE Technology and Society, 22(4), 20-26.

Mbarika, V., Meso, P. & Musa, P. (2004.). A disconnect in stakeholders’ perceptions from emerging realities of Teledensity growth in Africa’s least developed countries. Journal of Global Information Management, 12(3), 1-20.

Pal A., Mbarika V., Copp-Paytton F., Datta P.,McCoy S., (2004): Telemedicine Difusion
            in a Developing Country: The case of India. IEEE Transaction on Information
            Technology in Boimedicine.
Vol. 9(1), p59-65.

Mbarika, V., Sankar, C.S., Raju, P.K. (2003). Perceived role of multimedia instructional materials on multicriteria technology and engineering decisions. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 1(2), 225-257.

Mbarika, V., Sankar, C.S., Raju, P.K. (2003). Identification of factors that lead to perceived learning improvements for female students. IEEE Transactions on Education, 46(1), 26-36.

Mbarika, V. (2003). Using a Multimedia Case Study Approach to Communicate Information Technology Concepts at the Graduate level. Journal of SMET Education, 4(1), 1-9.

Okoli, C. & Mbarika, V. (2003). A framework assessing E-Commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 6(3), 44-66.

Mbarika, V., Kah, M., Meso, P., Musa, P., & Warren, J. (2003). Predictors of growth of Teledensity in developing countries: a focus on low and middle income countries. Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries, 12(1), 1-17.

Mbarika, V., Jensen, M., Meso, P. (2002). Cyberspace across Sub-Saharan Africa: from technological desert towards emergent sustainable growth. Communications of the ACM, 45(12), 17-21.

Mbarika, V. (2002). Re-thinking information and communications technology policy focus on Internet versus Teledensity diffusion for Africa's least developed countries. Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries, 9(1), 1-13.

Mbarika, V., Raymond, J., Byrd, T.A. (2002).Growth of Teledensity in least developed countries: need for a mitigated euphoria. Journal of Global Information Management, 10(2), 14-27.

Mbarika, V., Byrd, T. A., McMullen, P., & Musa, P. (2002). Teledensity growth constraints and strategies for Africa's LDCs: ‘Viagra’ prescriptions or sustainable development strategy. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 5(1), 25-42.

Mbarika, V., Byrd, T.A., Raymond, J., & McMullen, P. (2001). Investments in telecommunications infrastructure are not the panacea for least developed countries leapfrogging growth of Teledensity. International Journal on Media Management, 2(1), 133-142.

Mbarika, V., Sankar, C.S., Raju, P.K., & Raymond, J. (2000). Importance of learning-driven constructs on perceived skill development when using multimedia instructional materials. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 29(1), 67-87.

Works in Progress

Nchise, A, Boateng, R., Mbarika, V. (2011). The Sophistication of Internet Usage in Sub
            Saharan Africa. Telemedicine Adoption inRwanda. MISQE

Sood S.P., Negash, S. Mbarika, V.W.A., Kifle, M. & Prakash, N.  Technology mediation in healthcare: telemedicine adoption in private and public hospitals in India, Submitted at Elsevier’s JSS.

Isabalija R., Mbarika V. Transfer of Information Technology from Developed to
            Developing World: Case of E-Medicine Sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Mbarika V. A Theoretical Investigation of “Low-Tech” Information Technology Use for
           Healthcare Delivery in Resource-Poor Settings of Rural Louisiana and Sub-
           Saharan Africa. 

Mbarika V. and Nchise A. Implementing an Artifact and Theorizing E-Democracy and Citizen Participation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mbarika V., Broussard J.  A Multi-Media Case Study Pedagogical Approach on
           Electronic Health Records for STEM Students.

Mbarika V.  Information Technology Use for Agricultural Information Exchange in
           Resource-Poor Settings of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Masango C. and Mbarika V. The Software Piracy Menace:  A Look at Software Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Musa M. and Mbarika V. A Theoretical Investigation of Social Media and Female Genital Mutilation in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Xue, Y., Liang, H., Mbarika, V. and Oneurine N. Understanding Healthcare
            Professionals’ Adoption of Telemedicine in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Manka, E., Tanjong, E. and Mbarika, V.  Women in Pink Collar ICT Jobs in

Mbarika V., Ngwa, O., and Ignatius Suh. Moving from Oral Traditions to
            Digitizing Information on Africa’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine (e- ACAM),

Rehakova-Whitehead, V. Mbarika, V., Nwabueze, S., Shu, J. & Wada, F. A theoretical framework for global diffusion of the Internet (GDI) in developing nations: The case of Czech Republic.

Samake, K. & Mbarika, V. A theoretical framework for global diffusion of the Internet (GDI) in developing nations: the case of Mali.

Mbarika, V., Akuta, E., Barika, E., Ebanga, C., & Jokwi, J.A theoretical framework for global diffusion of the Internet (GDI) in developing nations: the case of Cameroon.

Ngwa, O., Wada, F., & Mbarika, V. The unintended consequences of information technology in Africa.


Bagarukayo, E., Lubega, J. & Mbarika, V. Enhancing the attainment of higher order cognitive skills through multi-media e-learning.

Mbarika, V., Kifle, M., McCoy, S. & Okoli, C. A unified theory of acceptance and use of technology in developing countries: the case of telemedicine in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Kifle, M., Mbarika, V. & Okoli, C. Telemedicine transfer to developing nations: an infrastructure-based model.

Kifle, M., Mbarika, V. & Okoli, C. TeleMedicine transfer to developing nations: a culture-based model.

Mbarika, V. & Samake, K. A theoretical framework for global diffusion of the Internet (GDI) in developing nations: the case of Rwanda.

Samake, K. & Mbarika, V. A theoretical framework for global diffusion of the Internet (GDI) in developing nations: the case of Ethiopia.

Samake, K. & Mbarika, V. A theoretical framework for global diffusion of the Internet (GDI) in developing nations: the case of Eritrea.


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