Deborah L Soule is a Visiting Lecturer in the Supply Chain and Information Management Group. She teaches core Management Information Systems and Business Analytics courses in the undergraduate program. She has previously taught undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on topics including information systems, organizational behavior, management of technology and innovation, digital transformation and multi-sided platforms, organizational learning, and business analytics.

Soule’s research focuses on organizing and leading in the digital economy, examining how organizations apply and adapt to advancing digital technologies and pervasive connected data. Currently, she is studying the cultural dimensions that support and shape successful digital transformation in organizations. She co-authored Corporate Information Strategy and Management (8th Ed), and has written extensively for management practitioners on organizational learning, digital transformation, innovation, and collaboration themes.

Soule started her career in Information Systems in the chemical and plastics industry, gaining experience of multidisciplinary and multilingual settings. She has worked in Europe, Africa and North America, in B2B service operations and leading information systems development projects. Prior to returning to academia, she consulted on information systems and operations projects.


  • DBA Technology and Operations Management, Harvard Business School
  • MBA Information Technology Management, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
  • BSc Computer Science and Mathematics, Rhodes University

Selected Publications

  • Westerman, G.F., Soule, D.L. and Eswaran, A. (2019) Building Digital-Ready Culture in Traditional Organizations. Sloan Management Review (June 2019).