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Stefan Tams

Associate Professor,  Department of Information Technologies

Stefan Tams

Contact information

HEC Montréal
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3T 2A7

Email: stefan.tams@hec.ca
Phone: 514-340-1814
Secretary: 514-340-6476
Fax: 514-340-6132
Office: 4.372


  • Ph.D. (Management), Clemson University
  • M.S. (Management), New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • B.S. (Information Systems), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover
  • B.S. (Business Administration), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover


  • The Impact of Aging on Technology Use
  • Technostress
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Knowledge Management
  • Biological Measurement

Current research

CV - Curriculum Vitae

This publication selection covers the last five years.


Journal articles (12)

TAMS, Stefan, LEGOUX, Renaud, LÉGER, Pierre-Majorique; « Smartphone withdrawal creates stress: A moderated mediation model of nomophobia, social threat, and phone withdrawal context », Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 81, 2018, p. 1-9.

CARTER, Michelle, TAMS, Stefan, GROVER, Varun; « When do I profit? Uncovering boundary conditions on reputation effects in online auctions », Information & Management, vol. 54, no 2, 2017, p. 256-267.

MUTHITACHAROEN, Achita Mi, TAMS, Stefan; « The Role of Auction Duration in Bidder Strategies and Auction Prices », International Journal of Electronic Commerce, vol. 21, no 1, 2017, p. 67-98.

PURVIS, Russell, HENRY, Raymond M., TAMS, Stefan, GROVER, Varun, MCGREGOR, John D., DAVIS, Steve; « The Impact of Residual Risk and Resultant Problems on Information Systems Development Project Performance », Project Management Journal, vol. 47, no 4, 2016, p. 51-67.

SCOTT, Kristin L., TAMS, Stefan, SCHIPPERS, Michaéla C., LEE, Ki Young; « Opening the black box: Why and when workplace exclusion affects social reconnection behaviour, health, and attitudes », European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, vol. 24, no 2, Mars 2015, p. 239-255.

TAMS, Stefan; « Teaching Tip: Cultivating and Nurturing Undergraduate Information Systems Research », Journal of Information Systems Education, Vol. 25, no 3, 2015, p. 173-180.

TAMS, Stefan, HILL, Kevin; « Information Systems Project Management Risk: Does it Matter for Firm Performance? », Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, vol. 27, no 4, Octobre 2015, p. 43-60.

TAMS, Stefan, THATCHER, Jason, GROVER, Varun, PAK, Richard; « Selective attention as a protagonist in contemporary workplace stress: implications for the interruption age », Anxiety, Stress & Coping, vol. 28, no 6, 2015, p. 663-686.

ZIMMER, J. Christopher, TAMS, Stefan, CRAIG, Kevin, THATCHER, Jason, PAK, Richard; « The Role of User Age in Task Performance: Examining Curvilinear and Interaction Effects of User Age, Expertise, and Interface Design on Mistake Making », Journal of Business Economics, Vol. 85, no 4, 2015, p. 323-348.

TAMS, Stefan, GROVER, Varun, THATCHER, Jason; « Modern information technology in an old workforce: Toward a strategic research agenda », The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, vol. 23, no 4, Décembre 2014, p. 284-304.

TAMS, Stefan, HILL, Kevin, ORTIZ DE GUINEA LOPEZ DE ARANA, Ana, THATCHER, Jason, GROVER, Varun; « NeuroIS-Alternative or Complement to Existing Methods? Illustrating the Holistic Effects of Neuroscience and Self-Reported Data in the Context of Technostress Research », Journal of the Association for Information Systems, vol. 15, no 10, Octobre 2014, p. 723-753.

TAMS, Stefan; « Moving cultural information systems research toward maturity A review of definitions of the culture construct », Information Technology & People, vol. 26, no 4, 2013, p. 383-400.


Book chapters (1)

TAMS, Stefan, THATCHER, Jason, AHUJA, Manju; « The Impact of Interruptions on Technology Usage: Exploring Interdependencies Between Demands from Interruptions, Worker Control, and Role-Based Stress », Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation - Information Systems and Neuroscience - Gmunden Retreat on NeurolS 2015, Springer, 2015, p. 19-25.

This award and honor selection covers the last five years.

TAMS, Stefan
Prix du meilleur chercheur (adjoint) à HEC Montreal, HEC Montreal, 2016

TAMS, Stefan
Prix « Dr. Hermann Zemlicka (le prix de l’article le plus visionnaire en NeuroIS en 2016) », Pour la communication « A Refined Examination of Worker Age and Stress: Explaining How and Why Older Workers Are Especially Techno-Stressed in the Interruption Age" au congrès Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS 2016, Austria, 2016., Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS, 2016

TAMS, Stefan, GROVER, Varun, THATCHER, Jason
Meilleur article finaliste pour l'article: «Modern Information Technology in an Old Workforce: Toward a Strategic Research Agenda», vol. 23, no 4, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 2014

This selection of supervision activities covers the last five years.


Supervised project supervision – MSc in Management (1)

In codirection with : ORTIZ DE GUINEA LOPEZ DE ARANA, Ana
Évaluation et test du portail client chez Pratt & Whithey Canada , by Ali Douhayni
September 2018

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