About Robert C Nickerson






Dept of Information SystemsCollege of Business


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Robert C. Nickerson is professor emeritus of information systems in the College of Business at San Francisco State University.

His areas of interest include diffusion of mobile technology and smartphone apps, taxonomic theory, taxonomy development in IS, wireless/mobile applications, electronic commerce systems, and database systems.  He has published numerous research papers in these and other areas, and he has written a number of invited papers, research reports, and articles for industry publications.

Professor Nickerson is the author of 14 major textbooks on information systems, computers, and programming. His books have been adopted not only at universities and colleges in the United States but also at institutions of higher education in a number of other countries.

Professor Nickerson is a regularly invited professor at international universities including the University of Paris Dauphine, the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, the University of Mannheim, and the University of Goettingen, and he has been an invited speaker at other European universities and research institutes.

He holds a Ph.D. in information sciences from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and an M.S. in business administration and a B.S. in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of California at Berkeley.