Kimery Honored For E-Commerce Paper

Kansas State University’s Kathryn Kimery, assistant professor of management information systems, has been honored for her research paper about building customer trust in online retailing.

Kimery’s paper, "Third-Party Assurances: The Road to Trust in Online Retailing," was a best-paper finalist at this year’s Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, one of the world’s largest system science conferences.

"It was a pleasant surprise for me to find out about the nomination," Kimery said. "I didn’t even know about it until we arrive at the conference."

Not only was Kimery surprised with the nomination, but also with the attention she received after the conference.

"Having my paper recognized has led to invitations from journals and interest from other people researching similar topics," she said. "The attention has opened up a number of opportunities for sharing information and joint research."

Kimery received her Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1998. Her current research includes the Internet and proactive business intelligence, gender impacts on academic publication participation and understanding consumer trust in electronic commerce. She joined K-State’s College of Business Administration in August 2000.