After 20 years in international consulting, I decided to leave the corporate world and went back to University to study business dynamics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge and complete a Ph.D. in Information Science and Systems at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Administration in Albany, New York. I am currently Associate Professor and Chair of our MS in Healthcare Data Analytics program at Clarkson University, School of Management and visiting Professor at the Lorange Institute of Business in Zurich (a member of CEIBS Group, Shanghai) and IESEG School of Management, Lille Catholic University, France.
State University New York Albany
State University New York at Albany
SAWI, Biel, Switzerland
SAWI, Biel, Switzerland
Decision support systems for business applications
Data Analytics in Social Media
Impact of Information Technology on Organizational Effectiveness - Group Decision Support Systems
Computer Simulation of Dynamic Feedback Systems
Team-Teaching Award for MIS/IT EMBA Seminar (April 2007) with Prof. Moez Limayem and Prof. Salvatore Belardo, University Maryland, Smith School of Business. Awarded by the Graduate School of Business Administration, Zurich
Best Academic Reader’s Article Award (2003) for: The Hard and Soft Approach to Crisis Management: A Dynamic Decision Quality Theory. Awarded by the University Tubingen, the Joint Committee on Management, Springer-Verlag, and GSBA Zurich
Best Academic Reader’s Article Award (2002): Managing in the New Economy: New Strategies, New Structures, New Leadership Skills. Awarded by the University Tubingen, the Joint Committee on Management, Springer-Verlag, and GSBA Zurich
Special Merits Award 1996, Graduate School of Business Administration, Zurich. For research in the field of Business Management and Economics
Forthcoming: Predicting patient satisfaction from comments on hospitals’ social media pages: A sentiment analysis, with John Huppertz, Health Care Management Review, 2017
Otto, P., D. Nevo. “Electronic health records: A simulation model to measure the adoption rate from policy interventions”, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Special Issue on Healthcare Operations Management, Vol. 26(1/2): pp. 165-182, 2013
Pagani, M., P. Otto, “Integrating Strategic Thinking and Simulation into Marketing Strategy: Seeing the whole system” with Margherita Pagani, Boccioni University, Journal of Business Research, Special Issue on Systems Thinking and System Dynamics, 2012.
Otto, P., “Dynamics in Strategic Alliances: A Theory on Interorganizational Learning and Knowledge Development” International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach (IJITSA) Vol. 5(1) pp. 74-86, 2012.
Otto, P., A. Skraba, “Guest Editorial Preface; Special Issue on System Dynamics and Other Simulation-Based Approaches for Information Systems” International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach (IJITSA) Vol. 5(1) pp. i-iii, 2012.
Otto, P., “Kollektives Wissen schaffen und nutzen”, Schweizerische Handelszeitung, Nr. 43: pp. 27. Oktober 2011
Otto, P., W. Siemer, “Learning from cognitive feedback mapping and simulation: A group modeling intervention”, Journal of Systèmes d'Information et Management, Vol. 14(4): pp.9-30, 2009.
Otto, P. “Limits to growth: A theoretical framework to simulate dynamics in online communities”, Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research (JITCAR), Vol. 11(2): pp. 31-50 2009.
Otto, P., S. Belardo, “Dynamics in IS Development: A Multi-Method Experiment to Simulate and Measure the Effects of Changes during the Development Process”, International Journal of Decision Support System Technology (IJDSST), Vol. 1(2): pp. 1-19, 2009.
Otto, P., M. Simon, “Dynamic Perspectives on Social Characteristics and Sustainability in Online Community Networks” System Dynamics Review, Vol. 24(3): pp. 321-347, 2008.
Richardson, G.P., P. Otto, “Editorial: Application of System Dynamics in Business Markets” Journal of Business Research, Vol. 61(11): pp. 1099-1101, 2008.