Vimal Kumar M

Vimal Kumar M


Assistant Professor
Academic Group: Management Information Systems


Phone No.: +91-33-24678300 Extn. No. 2057
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Academic Background:

PhD, Information Systems and Analytics, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli - 2021 Bachelor of Engineering (B.E), Computer Science & Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University - 2010

Courses Taught:

Managing IT Projects Business Analytics and Data Mining HR Analytics


ICIS Registration Grant - Association of Information Systems (ICIS) - 2020 ICIS Doctoral Consortium - Association of Information Systems (ICIS) - 2019 The Path Finder - Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. - 2013 The Rising Star - Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. - 2011


Work Experience:

Assistant Professor - Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam - Jul 2021 - Feb 2022
Assistant Manager – Systems - State Bank of Mysore (Now merged with State Bank of India) - Nov 2013 – Jun 2015
Software Engineering Senior Analyst (SAP ABAP) - Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. - Jul 2010 – Sept 2013


Journal Publications:

  • Vimalkumar, M., Singh, J.B. & Gouda, S.K. (2021) "Contextualising the Relationship between Gender and Computer Self-Efficacy: An Empirical Study from India." Information & Management, 58(4) (ABDC A*, ABS 3)
  •  Vimalkumar, M., Sharma, S.K., Singh, J.B. & Dwivedi, Y.K. (2021) "‘Okay Google, What About My Privacy?’: User’s Privacy Perceptions and Acceptance of Voice Based Digital Assistants” Computers in Human Behavior, 120 (ABDC A, ABS 3)
  •  Vimalkumar, M., Gupta, A., Sharma, D., & Dwivedi, Y.K. (2021). "Understanding the Effect of Task Complexity on Automation Potential and Opacity: Implications for Algorithmic Fairness." AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, 13(1), pp. 104-129. (ABDC A, ABS 2) 
  • Vimalkumar, M., Singh, J.B. & Sharma, S.K. (2020). "Exploring the Multi-Level Digital Divide in Mobile Phone Adoption: A Comparison of Developing Nations." Information Systems Frontiers. (ABDC A, ABS 3)
  • Singh, J. B., & Vimalkumar, M. (2019). "Evidence of Feature-Level Digital Divides in India: From Mobile Access to Use." Economic & Political Weekly, 54(32), 60–67. (ABDC B)


  • Singh, J.B., Vimalkumar, M., Chandwani, R. & Varkkey, B. (2020). "Machine Learning and Grounded Theory: New Opportunities for Mixed-Design Research", Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2020 (Virtual Conference) 
  • Chandwani, R. Vimalkumar, M. Kumaravel, S. & Gouda, S. K. (2020). "Physicians' Decision Criteria in Moral Dilemmas: An Empirical Investigation from India", Society for Business Ethics (SBE) Annual Meeting 2020 (Virtual Conference)
  •  Das Aundhe M., Singh J.B., Ramesh N., Vimalkumar M. (2020). "Adoption of Digital Innovation in Crop Insurance - A Data Analytics Based Benchmarking Study of Samrakshane Portal in Karnataka.", IFIP Working Group 8.6 Conference 2020 (Virtual Conference) 
  • Vimalkumar, M., Singh, J. B., & Gouda, S. K. (2019). "Is Crowdfunding for All? A Study of Medical Crowdfunding to Examine the New Facets of Digital Divide", Twenty-Third Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2019, Xi'an, China.
  •  Varadharajan, G., Sharma. R., & Vimalkumar, M. (2019). "Impact of Demonetization on Gender Divide in Financial Inclusion", 13th ISDSI Conference, India. 
  • Vimalkumar, M., & Rao, V. (2017). "User Review Aggregation and Summarisation Agent to aid e-Commerce Consumers", 5th International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence, DCAL, IIM-B, Bangalore, India. 
  • Kumaravel, S & Vimalkumar, M. (2017). "Unique ID for Every Citizen: Case Study from India", OR59 Annual Conference, OR Society (UK), Leicestershire, UK.

Research Interests:

  • Multiple facets of Digital Divide and ways to bridge the digital divide
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Development and Social Inclusion, particularly gender and financial inclusion related issues
  • Privacy, Fairness and Accountability challenges of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning driven Grounded Theory research 


Books/Book Chapters:

Das Aundhe M., Singh J.B., Ramesh N., Vimalkumar M. (2020). "Adoption of Digital Innovation in Crop Insurance - A Data Analytics Based Benchmarking Study of Samrakshane Portal in Karnataka." In: Sharma S.K., Dwivedi Y.K., Metri B., Rana N.P. (eds) Re-imagining Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology and Systems: A Continuing Conversation. TDIT 2020. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 617. Springer