Recent Books

Strategic Information Technology, 2nd Ed.
This fall Dr. Langer's Best Practices to Drive Digital Transformation, the 2nd edition of Strategic Information Technology, will be available for purchase. In this book, Langer covers how to successfully assimilate Gen Y talent (Millenials) into the workforce, touching on their key attributes, benefits to employers and integrating them with baby boomers and Gen X colleagues. Langer also speaks to working with Gen Y from underserved communities, touching on his Columbia University research and the development of the Langer Workforce Maturity Arc to access their workplace readiness. For more information about the book and where to purchase, please contact

Information Technology & Organizational Learning: Managing Behavioral Change through Technology and Education, third edition
New York: CRC Press, 2017

Guide to Software Development: Designing and Managing the Life Cycle, second edition
Springer-Verlag, 2016

Strategic IT: Best Practices for IT Managers and Executives
John Wiley & Sons, 2013

Information Technology & Organizational Learning: Managing Behavioral Change through Technology and Education, second edition
CRC Press, 2011

Analysis and Design of Information Systems, third edition
Springer-Verlag, 2008

Applied Ecommerce: Analysis and Engineering for Ecommerce Systems
John Wiley & Sons, 2002

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Research Articles

“Discovering talent in disadvantaged communities.” Youth, education and work: exploring new pathways for craftsmanship in a globalised world. University of Groningen Press, 2015.

“Gen Y Employees: A key asset to accelerate digital transformation and competitive advantage in companies.” In Meyronin, B. (Ed), Generation Y, the Manager and the Company. Grenoble, France: University of Grenoble Press, pp. 11-24, 2014.

“Employing young talent from underserved populations: Designing flexible organizational process for assimilation and productivity” Journal of Organization Design (1), 2, pp. 1-17, 2013.

“Mentoring nontraditional undergraduate students: A case study in higher education” International Journal of Mentoring & Tutoring (18), 1, pp. 23-38, 2010.

“Measuring self-esteem through reflective writing: Essential factors in workforce development” Journal of Reflective Practice (10), 1, pp. 45-48, 2009.

“Adapting to the data explosion: Ensuring justice for all” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 2009.

“Technological Literacy Development in the College Years: A Model for Understanding Student Progress” Journal of Theory into Practice (47), 186-196, 2008.

“The mentoring experience of nontraditional students” NCPEA Connexions (1), 1, 2008.

“Managing technology life cycles using reflective practice.” Current Issues in Technology Management (2), 9, 1-5, 2005.

“Responsive organizational dynamism: Managing technology using reflective practice.” Reflective Practice (2), 2005.

Research and Books in Progress

Developing Future Technology Executives at Columbia University using Formal and Informal methods, Chapter in Edited Book, Mentoring in formal and informal contexts (March 2016)

Mentoring Adult Students from Inner-City Communities: The Digital Divide.

The Challenge to the American Mind: Reinventing Education and the US Workforce