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Assistant Professor

Information Technology & Systems


Ben Krishna holds a PhD in Information Systems from the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, where his research interests encompass information security behavioral research (information security compliance,  trust in security and privacy-enhancing systems, cyber hygiene), financial  technology and service adoption and usage (financial access and inclusion,  linking security behavior and usage of digital payments, security policies and  digital payment adoption) and sustainability. With a background in engineering and MBA, he brings over six years of industry experience in roles such as developer and business analyst.

His scholarly contributions include publications in reputable journals like Information technology and People, Information System Frontiers, Information and Computer Security, Economic political & weekly, International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development and presentations at prestigious conferences including IFIP, Decision Science. Additionally, Ben Krishna actively serves as a reviewer for esteemed journals and conferences such as Information Systems Frontiers, Internet Research, Government Information Quarterly, Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Pacific Asia 
Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) and IFIP.

PhD: Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Masters: Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Bachelors: Government Engineering College Thrissur (University of Calicut)

Information Security behavioral research

  • Adoption, use, and continuance of information security technologies and policies 
  • Cross-cultural issues
  • Information security compliance
  • Trust in security and privacy enhancing systems.
  • Sustainability 

Financial technology and service adoption and usage

  • Financial access and inclusion
  • Linking security behavior and usage of digital payments
  • Security policies and digital payment adoption

Journal Publications 
  • Krishna, B., Krishnan, S. and Sebastian, M.P. (2023), "Understanding the process of building institutional trust among digital payment users through national cybersecurity commitment trustworthiness cues: a critical realist perspective", Information Technology & People, Vol. ahead-of print No. ahead-of-print. (ABDC A, ABS 3) 
  • Krishna, B. and Thasni, T (2023). Biometric Electronic Point of Sale Machines and Food Security. Economic and Political Weekly, 58(33), pp. 21–25 (ABDC B) 
  • Krishna, B., Krishnan, S. & Sebastian, M.P. Examining the Relationship between National Cybersecurity Commitment, Culture, and Digital Payment Usage: An Institutional Trust Theory Perspective. Information System Frontiers (2022). (ABDC A, ABS 3)  
  • Krishna, B. and M.P., S. (2021), "Examining the relationship between e-government development, nation’s cyber-security commitment, business usage and economic prosperity: a cross-country analysis", Information and Computer Security. (ABDC B, ABS 1).  
  • Bhattacharyya, J., Krishna, B., and Premi, P. (2020). Amul Dairy (GCMMF): expanding in the USA, leveraging the e-commerce advantage. International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 19(2), 149-163 
Working Papers 
  • Unearthing Hidden Motivation of Corporations Behind Sustainability Reporting: A Critical Hermeneutics approach. 
  • Evaluation of cyber security communication from public institutions. 
  • Understanding factors affecting digital food sharing economy: A Text mining approach. 

Management Information Systems, E-Commerce, Information Security Governance