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General Area of Academic Specialization
Emerging Open ICT Ecosystems, Organizational Strategy in the Digital Economy, Strategic use of ICT as an Enabler of Business Innovation
Academic Unit
Decision Sciences & Information Systems
Mona School of Business and Management (North)
(876) 977-6035

Dr. Maurice McNaughton is Director of the Centre of Excellence and Innovation at Mona School of Business and Management, The University of the West Indies, Mona. He has over 20 years of senior management and leadership experience in the planning and direction of enterprise-level Information Technology in organizations. Dr. McNaughton’s research interest spans the domain of emerging Open ICT Ecosystems and includes areas such as: Open Data, Big Data, Mobile Financial Services, and Digital Capacity Building. He integrates extensive industry experience with focused academic research about the strategic use of ICTs as an enabler of business innovation in small and large enterprises, as well as a growth-enabler for developing economies.

Some Research Highlights:


  • Rao-Graham, L., McNaughton, M. L., & Mansingh, G. (2019). Business Intelligence for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: An Agile Roadmap toward Business Sustainability. CRC Press.

Chapters in Books 

  • McNaughton, M. L., & Rao-Graham, L. (2019). Collaborative Development of an Open Knowledge Broker for Disaster Recovery Planning. In L. Chan, A. Okune, R. Hillyer, A. Posada, & D. Albornoz (Eds.), Contextualizing openness: situating open science (p. 352). University of Ottawa Press. Retrieved from….
  • Fumega, S. & McNaughton, M. (2019) Open Data Around the World - Latin America and the Caribbean. In T. Davies, S. Walker, M. Rubinstein, & F. Perini (Eds.), The State of Open Data: Histories and Horizons. Cape Town and Ottawa: African Minds and International Development Research Centre.
  • McNaughton M., Rao L., Parker D., Lewis D. (2017) Big Data Analytics and Customs Throughput: The Case of Jamaica. In: Rocha Á., Correia A., Adeli H., Reis L., Costanzo S. (eds) Recent Advances in Information Systems and Technologies. WorldCIST 2017. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol 570, pp. 512-517, Springer International Publishing.
  • Mansingh G., Rao L., McNaughton M. (2017) Discovering Knowledge Nuggets in Financial Data: The Case of a Financial Services Institution. In: Rocha Á., Correia A., Adeli H., Reis L., Costanzo S. (eds) Recent Advances in Information Systems and Technologies. WorldCIST 2017. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 570, pp. 518-527, Springer International Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • McNaughton, M., Rao, L., & Verma, S. (2020). Building smart communities for sustainable development. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes.
  • Rao, L., & McNaughton, M. (2018). A knowledge broker for collaboration and sharing for SIDS: the case of comprehensive disaster management in the Caribbean. Information Technology for Development, 1-23.
  • McNaughton, M., & Rao, L. (2017). Governing knowledge commons in Caribbean disaster management: A comparative institutional analysis. Information Services & Use, 37(4), 437-449.
  • McNaughton, M., Rao, L., & Mansingh, G. (2017). An agile approach for academic analytics: a case study. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 30(5), 701-722.
  • Minto-Coy, I. and McNaughton, M. L. (2016) ‘Barriers to Entrepreneurship and Innovation: An Institutional Analysis of Mobile Banking in Jamaica and Kenya’, Social and Economic Studies, 65(2), p. 71-104

Graduate Courses

  • SBMI6050: Business Systems Engineering
  • MISY6115: Information Systems Economics
  • MISY6113: Decision Support Systems
  • MS63T: IT Governance and Policy
  • SBCO9060: Strategic Use of ICT


  • November 2018 - January 2020, Google Foundation ( – “Caribbean School of Data (CSOD)” - US$500,000.
  • November 2018 - December 2019, International Development Research Centre – “Open Data for Development: Caribbean Open Institute” - CA$317,900.
  • 2017 , UWI New Initiative Grant - " Big Data Analytics and Customs Throughput: Improving efficiency and effectiveness of Customs Operations in developing countries" - J$1.5M
  • December 2016 - September 2019, International Development Research Centre - “Going Global: Digital Jobs and Gender in Haiti” in collaboration with partners LACNIC and the l'École Supérieure d'Infotronique d'Haïti (ESIH) - CA$285,100.