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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
Prix de recherche Nouveau chercheur 2016, Ce prix souligne l’excellence en ce qui a trait aux publications scientifiques et professionnelles d’un professeur adjoint ou d'un professeur invité avec perspective de carrière de HEC Montréal, au cours des trois dernières années., HEC Montréal, 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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