Dr. Agourram earned his DBA at Université de Sherbrooke. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences and Mathematics from Rhode Island College (USA) in 1989, a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from National University (USA) in 1990, and a Master’s degree in Management Development from the EuroArab Management School (Spain) in 1995. Before joining Bishop’s University in July 2001, Dr. Agourram taught at McGill University, École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal, and Université du Québec à Montréal. Dr. Agourram has also worked in business organizations for nine years, including five years as the dean of a private business school, two years as human resources director, and two years as a software engineer. Dr. Agourram is a regular member of the Groupe de recherche en Geobusiness de l’Université de Sherbrooke.
Dr. Agourram’s current research is concerned with information systems success in multicultural environments. His upcoming article will publish the findings of his dissertation, which searched for information systems success in four national cultures: France, Germany, Canada, and China. His research interests include information systems implementation success and long-term success in different national cultures, electronic commerce success models in different cultures, and the deployment of global information technology. Dr. Agourram is undertaking the design process of a research study that will complement his dissertation research. The purpose of the study is to develop information systems success models in Arab culture.
He has been involved in a joint research programme sponsored by the European Union and the Arab League. Twenty-five researchers from European and Arab countries developed a multicultural MBA programme which is now offered in about 20 European and Arab countries. The programme was based on the tutored-self study approach, with heavy use of internet technology and private networks.
Professor Agourram was also involved in the largest leadership research study to have been sponsored and conducted by the Wharton Business School. The research involves more than 170 researchers from all around the world. The purpose of the GLOBE (Global Leadership Organizational Behaviour Effectiveness) project is to uncover the “etic” and “emic” categories of leadership. Partial results have been published in different journals, including Leadership Quarterly Journal.