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Overby, Eric

Eric Overby

Associate Professor

Functional Area(s):
Migration of physical processes to virtual environments
Electronic commerce and electronic markets
Geographic trade, market efficiency, and spatial arbitrage
PhD, Goizueta Business School, Emory University

Dr. Eric Overby joined the Scheller College of Business faculty in the fall of 2007 after completing his PhD at Emory University.

Eric's research has appeared in academic journals such as Management Science, Organization Science, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, and the European Journal of Information Systems. His research has received awards from scholarly organizations such as INFORMS and the Academy of Management, including the Best Published Paper of 2008 award and the Best Program Paper of 2010 award from the Organizational Communication and Information Systems division of the Academy of Management. He received the Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award from the INFORMS Information System Sociey in 2015, he received the Linda and Lloyd Byars Award for Faculty Research Excellence from the Scheller College in 2015, and he was one of three finalists for the Association for Computing Machinery's SIGMIS Best Dissertation Award in 2007. Eric was one of two recipients (out of 221 junior faculty) of Georgia Tech's university-wide Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence award in 2011 and was the first Scheller College faculty member to receive this award since 1993. He also received the James F. Frazier, Jr. Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011. Eric received the 2012 Best Reviewer Award for his service to Information Systems Research, he received the Meritorious Service awards for his service to Management Science in 2013 and 2015, and he is an associate editor at Management Science.

Eric studies the "virtualization" of business and society: he studies how processes that have traditionally been conducted physically are increasingly being conducted electronically. A focus area for Eric's research is electronic commerce and how it facilitates matching of buyers and sellers in different locations.

Eric is an active contributor to the automotive industry, having presented his research to automotive executive audiences at the Conference of Automotive Remarketers and the National Auto Auction Association annual meeting. His research and teaching have been supported by grants from the NET Institute, the Rich Foundation, and the National Auto Auction Association.

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