College of Business Mississippi State University

Faculty & Staff

 Kent  Marett, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., Florida State University, Management Information Systems
  • MBA, Mississippi State University, Business Information Systems
  • BS, Mississippi State University, Secondary Education

Recent Publications

  • "Socioemotional wealth importance within family firm internal communication", with Emily Garrigues Marett and Laura Marler, Journal of Family Business Management, 2018.
  • "Using Mobile Devices in a High Risk Context: The Role of Risk and Trust in an Exploratory Study in Afghanistan", with Allison Pearson, Rodney A. Pearson, and Erich Bergiel, Technology in Society, 2015.
  • "Stretching from Punch Card/Programming to Business Data Processing (BDP) to Business Information Systems (BIS)", with J.P. Shim, Rodney A. Pearson, and Charles Moore, Communications of the AIS, 2015.
  • "Feedback distractions during computer-mediated ", with Laura Marler, Journal of Managerial Issues, 2013, vol. 25, no. 2, p 172-191.

Recent Presentations

  • "The Dark Internet: Without Darkness There is No Light", with Joey George, Douglas Derrick, Andrew Harrison, and Jason Thatcher, 2016 Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Diego, CA, 2016.
  • "Extending Ecommerce Deception Theory to Phishing", with R Wright and J Thatcher, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Auckland NZ, 2014.
  • "Mobile phone use risks and benefits in a high risk context: An Exploratory Study in Afghanistan", with E Bergiel, Allison Pearson, and Rodney A. Pearson, 2013 Meeting of the Southern Management Association, New Orleans, LA, 2013.
  • "Web App Entrepreneurship", with Rodney A. Pearson, Allison Pearson, Daniel T. Holt, Melissa Moore, and Robert S. Moore, Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition Conference, Jackson, MS, 2013.
  • "The Role of Personal Experience When Interpreting Family Business Communication ", with Emily Garrigues Marett and Shanan Litchfield, Theories of Family Enterprise Conference, Imperial College, London UK, 2013.
  • "An investigation of the impact of abusive supervision on technology end users", with K J Harris and R B Harris, 2013 meeting of the Academic and Business Research Institute, Orlando FL, 2013.