Dr Babu Veeresh Thummadi

Babu Veeresh Thummadi


Business Information Systems
O'Rahilly Building
Cork University Business School
Cork University Business School

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Dr. Babu Veeresh Thummadi (popularly known as "Veeresh") is a Lecturer in Business Information Systems (BIS) department at Cork University Business School at University College Cork and a member of  Lero , The Science Foundation Ireland Research Center for software. His research is primarily focused on issues in information systems, open source and agile methods. Specifically, he is interested in understanding how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and big data shape business and software processes.

In his research he has studied how information systems software development work practices are shaped by the use of design methods such as agile and waterfall. Till now, he has published several articles or forthcoming in prestigious outlets such as Journal of Association of Information Systems (JAIS), Academy of Management Discoveries (AMD), International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS) (including ICIS Best Paper Award Overall), American Conference of Information Systems (AMCIS), Academy of Management (AOM), Design Science Research in Information Systems (DESRIST), Agile Conference. He has several promising research projects that are under pipeline. In addition, his work has received national media attention in the Irish Times, Silicon Republic.

Other Activities

  • 01/09/2021 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) Capabilities, Trust and Open Source Software Team Performance, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
  • 01/08/2021 - Can a spam bot increase productivity in self organising communities?, Academy of Management
  • 12/12/2020 - Disruptions in Open Source Platforms: A Natural Experiment with COVID-19 Pandemic, Association for Information Systems
  • 07/11/2020 - Disruptions in Open Source Platforms: A Natural Experiment with COVID-19 Pandemic, INFORMS
  • 15/05/2020 - Unravelling the puzzle of how to work from home, The Irish Times
  • 17/02/2020 - Workers will need to plan if they want to adapt to artificial intelligence, Silicon Republic
  • 26/07/2019 - New rules for modern businesses?, The Irish Times
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Research Domains

  • Information Systems  
  • Artificial intelligence  
  • Big Data  
  • Open source software  
  • Open innovation  
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Journal article

Year Publication
2020 THUMMADI, B. V., LYYTINEN, K. (2020). How much method-in-use matters? A case study of agile and waterfall software projects and their design routine variation. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 21 (4), 864-900. doi:10.17705/1jais.00623. Details
2022 THUMMADI, B. V., PARUCHURI, S. (2022). Presence of Location-Based Agglomeration Effects in Open Source Communities: An Empirical Test on GitHub. Academy of Management Discoveries, 8 (2). doi:10.5465/amd.2019.0255. Details

Book chapter

Year Publication
2021 THUMMADI, B. V. (2021). Artificial Intelligence (AI) Capabilities, Trust and Open Source Software Team Performance. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 629-640). Springer Publishing. Details


Year Publication
2011 GASKIN, J., THUMMADI, B. V., LYYTINEN, K., YOO, Y. (2011). Digital technology and the variation in design routines: A sequence analysis of four design processes.
2011 THUMMADI, B. V., SHIV, O., LYYTINEN, K. (2011). Enacted routines in agile and waterfall processes. Proceedings - 2011 Agile Conference, Agile 2011. Details
2012 CHOI, Y., THUMMADI, B. V., LYYTINEN, K., YOO, Y. (2012). Analyzing complex design processes: The effects of task automation and integration on process structure in microprocessor design. European Design Science Symposium on Practical Aspects of Design Science. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Details
2011 THUMMADI, B. V., SHIV, O., BERENTE, N., LYYTINEN, K. (2011). Enacted software development routines based on waterfall and agile software methods: Socio-technical event sequence study. 6th International Conference on Service-Oriented Perspectives in Design Science Research,. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Details
2022 THUMMADI, B. V. (2022). Does Routine Order Variation and Bot Usage Spur Resilience in Open Source Communities? Academy of Management Proceedings. Details
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