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      תחומי מחקר: כלכלת מידע (information economics)                              

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      טלפון: 04-8288492 

      משרד: בניין רבין, חדר 9125

      שעות קבלה: בתיאום מראש


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Daphne Raban on Google Scholar and on ORCID

פרופ' דפנה רבן סיימה את הדוקטורט summa cum laude בשנת 2005 ומאז משמשת כחברת סגל בבית הספר למנהל עסקים באוניברסיטת חיפה. היא משמשת כראש האקדמי של ספריית האוניברסיטה, חברה במרכז לחקר האינטרנט ובמרכז למדעי הנתונים, ועד לאחרונה גם במרכז המצוינות I-CORE LINKS. תחומי המחקר שלה כוללים את כלכלת המידע ומדידת המדע, ובהם הנחתה כ-40 תלמידי מחקר. מפרסמת בכתבי-עת מובילים, כולל JASIST, EJIS, Scientometrics, JIS ואחרים. 


Short Bio

Daphne Raban is an associate professor and the Academic Head of the University of Haifa Library. A member of LINKS, the Israeli Center of Research Excellence on Learning in a Networked Society, of the Internet Research Lab and of the Data Science Research Center at the University of Haifa. She was the founding Head of the Department of Information & Knowledge Management.

Her areas of expertise include the information society and the information economy; specifically, she studies information markets and business models, knowledge sharing, information diffusion, social media and serious games. Her work has been published in refereed journals including JCMC, JASIST, EJIS, ICS, CHB, JIS, PLOS One, Internet Research, Scientometrics, Simulation & Gaming and more.



  • Sc. in Food Science and Technology, Iowa State University (1988)
  • Sc. in Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Technion (1992)
  • D., Graduate School of Business, University of Haifa (2005)
  • Post Doc., NJIT (2007)


  • Information Economics
  • Business Game
  • Research Seminar

Journal Articles

  • Rusho, Y., & Raban, D. R. (2020). Experiencing Information, Acquiring Knowledge, and Making Decisions Regarding Web Accessibility. Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management.
  • Nahmias, Y., Ken-Dror Feldman, D. Richter, G. and Raban D.R. (forthcoming 2021) Games of Terms. Vermont Law Review vol. 45.
  • Rusho, Y. and Raban, D.R. (2020). " Join the club? Peer effects on information value perception". Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 71(6): 671-684. DOI:`
  • Raban D.R., Soroker I. (2020) Monopolization in Camouflage. Studies on Regulation 2: 101-139.
  • Raban D.R., Gordon A. (2020) The evolution of data science and big data research: A bibliometric analysis. Scientometrics Published Online First: 31 January 2020. doi:10.1007/s11192-020-03371-2
  • Raban D.R., Barzilai S., Portnoy L. (2019) The Unexpected Benefits of Paying for Information: The Effects of Payment on Information Source Choices and Epistemic Thinking. In: Pańkowska M, Sandkuhl K, eds. Perspectives in Business Informatics Research. Springer International Publishing 2019. 163–76. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-31143-8_12
  • Rusho, Y. and Raban, D.R. (2020). "Hands on: information experiences as sources of value". Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 71(6): 671-684. DOI:
  • Keshner, E. A., Weiss, P.T., Geifman, D. and Raban, D.R. (2019) Tracking the Evolution of Virtual Reality Applications to Rehabilitation as a Field of Study. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 19:76.  DOI:
  • Markovich, A., Efrat, K., Raban, D.R. and Souchon, A.L. (2019) Competitive Intelligence Embeddedness: Drivers and Performance Consequences. European Management Journal. DOI:
  • Raban, D. R. and #Koren, L (2019). Risk as a Predictor of Online Competitive Information Acquisition. Open Information Science 3: 47-60. DOI:
  • Reychav, I., Beeri, R., Balapour, A, Raban, D. R., Sabherwal, and Azuri, J. (2019) How reliable are self-assessments using mobile technology in healthcare? The effects of technology identity and self-efficacy. Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 91.
  • Azaiza, N. Reychav, I., Raban, D. R., McHaney, R. (2018) Impact of ESN Implementation on Communication and Knowledge-Sharing in a Multi-National Organization. International Journal of Information Management, 43: 284-294.
  • Avukai, Y., and Raban, D.R. (2018) Public Perceptions of Cyber Risks in Israel. Study of the Organization and Human Resource Quarterly 3(1): 71-94. 
  • Raban, D. R. and #Rusho, Y. (2018) Value Perception of Information Sources in the Context of Learning. Open Information Science 2: 83-101. DOI:
  • Reychav, #, Najami, I, Raban, D. R., McHaney, R. and Azuri, J. (2018) The impact of media type on shared decision processes in third-age populations. International Journal of Medical Informatics 112: 45-58. DOI:
  • Grandhi, S., Raban, D. R., and Jones, Q.G. (2017). Should I Take This Call? Understanding Interruption Response Decision-Making in Mobile Phones. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics 15(3): 80-85.
  • Reychav, I., Raban, D. R. and McHaney, R. (2017) Centrality Measures and Academic Achievement in Classroom Social Networks: An Empirical Investigation. Journal of Educational Computing Research 56(4): 589-618. DOI:
  • Raban, D. R., #Danan, N., Ronen, I. and Guy, I. (2017)  Impression Management through People Tagging in the Enterprise: Implications for Social Media Sampling and Design.  Journal of Information Science 43(3): 295-315.
  • Markovich, A., Raban, D.R. and Efrat, K. (2016) The Impact of Perceived Quality of Web Information on Competitive Information Use and Company Performance. Study of the Organization and Human Resource Quarterly 1(3): 15-32. 
  • Koren, H., Kaminer, I. and Raban, D.R. (2016) Consume, Modify, Share: The Interplay between Individual Decisions and Structural Network Properties in the Diffusion of Information. PLoS ONE 11(10): e0164651. DOI:
  • Geifman, D. and Raban, D.R. (2015) Collective Problem-Solving: the Role of Self-Efficacy, Skill, and Prior Knowledge. Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning 11:159-178.
  • Bar-Lev, R., Geri, N. and Raban, D.R. (2015) Developing a financial statement-based effectiveness measure of interorganizational systems' contribution. Journal of Computer Information Systems 56(1): 62-70.
  • Raban, D.R. and Gordon, A. (2015) The Effect of Technology on Learning Research Trends: A Bibliometric Analysis over Five Decades. Scientometrics 105(1): 665-681.
  • Gaziel Yablowitz, M. and Raban, D. R. (2015), Investment decision paths in the information age: The effect of online journalism. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology 67(6): 1417-1429.
  • Bodoff, D. and Raban, D. (2015), Question types and intermediary elicitations. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 67(2): 289-304.
  • Koren, H., Kaminer, I. and Raban, D.R. (2014) Exploring the Effect of Reinvention on Critical Mass Formation and the Diffusion of Information in Social Networks. Social Networks Analysis and Mining 4(1): article 185.
  • Gonen, R., Raban, D.R. and #Mazor, M. (2014) Increased Efficiency through Pricing in Online Labor Markets. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research 15(1): 58-76.
  • Raban, D.R. and #Mazor, M. (2013). "The Willingness to pay for Information in Digital Marketplaces."  Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing 158, 267-277.
  • Bodoff, D.A. and Raban, D.R. (2012). "User Models as Revealed in Web-Based Research Services." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 63(3): 584-599.
  • Raban, D. R. (2012). "Conversation as a Source for Satisfaction and Continuance in an Online Information Market". European Journal of Information Systems 21, 427–437.
  • Geifman, D., Raban, D. R., Rafaeli, S. (2011). "P-Mart: Towards A Classification Of Online Prediction Markets." First Monday 16 (7).
  • Raban, D. R., Gordon, A. and #Geifman, D. (2011). "The Information Society: The Development of a Scientific Specialty." Information, Communication & Society. 14(3): 375-399.
  • Raban, D. R., Ronen, I. and Guy, I. (2011). "Acting or Reacting? Preferential Attachment in a People Tagging System." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 62(4): 738-747.
  • Raban, D. R. (2009) "Self-Presentation and the Value of Information in Q&A Web Sites." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 60(12): 2465-2473.
  • Raban, D. R. and #Geifman D. (2009) "Designing Online Information Aggregation and Prediction Markets for MBA Courses". Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, volume 5:247-262.
  • Raban, D. R. and E. Rabin. (2009). "Statistical Inference from Power Law Distributed Web-Based Social Interactions". Internet Research 19(3):266-278.
  • Raban, D. R. (2008) "The Incentive Structure in an Online Information Market." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 59(14): 2284-2295.
  • Aharony, A. And D. R. Raban. (2008). "Economics of information Goods: An interdisciplinary Subject for the LIS and MBA Curricula". Library and Information Science Research 30(2):102-107.
  • Raban, D. R. (2007) "User-centered evaluation of information: A research challenge." Internet Research 17(3):306-322.
  • Rafaeli, S., Raban, D. R., and Ravid, G. (2007). "How Social Motivation Enhances Economic Activity And Incentives In The Google Answers Knowledge Sharing Market." International Journal of Knowledge and Learning 3(1): 1-11. Appears also under ‘Chapter in Scientific Books’, item 3.
  • Kalman, Y., Ravid, G., Raban, D.R., and Rafaeli, S. (2006) "Pauses and response latencies: a chronemic analysis of asynchronous CMC," Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 12(1): article 1.
  • Raban, D. R. and S. Rafaeli (2007). "Investigating Ownership and the Willingness to Share Information Online." Computers in Human Behavior 23: 2367-2382.
  • Noy, A., Raban, D. R., and Ravid G. (2006). "Testing Social Theory in CMC through Gaming and Simulation." Simulation & Gaming 37(2): 174-194.
  • Raban, D. R. and S. Rafaeli (2006). "The effect of source nature and status on the subjective value of information." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 57(3): 321-329.
  • Rafaeli, S. and D. R. Raban (2005). "Information sharing online: a research challenge." International Journal of Knowledge and Learning. 1(1/2):62-79.
  • Rafaeli, S. and D. R. Raban (2003). "Experimental investigation of the subjective value of information in trading." Journal of the Association for Information Systems. 4(5): 119-139.

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בניין רבין קומה 9, אוניברסיטת חיפה,
שדרות אבא חושי 199, הר הכרמל,
ת"ד 3338, חיפה 3103301


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