Research

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  • Enterprise Management
    • Innovation
      • “Investigating Open Source Software Creators through the Lens of an Entrepreneur”, International Journal of Innovation and Learning (with Jeffrey L. May and Harry L. Reif), accepted for publication, October 2015.
    • Project Management
      • “The Selection of Supply Chain Management Projects: a Case Study Approach”, Operations Management Research, Vol. 4, No. 4, September – December, 2011, pp. 164-181 (with Raktim Pal).
      • “Identifying How Determinants Impact Security-Based Open Source Software Project Success Using Rule Induction”, International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing (IJEMR), Vol. 2, No. 4, 2009, pp. 352-362 (with Barry A. Wray and Jay Teets).
      • “Evaluating the Performance of Open Source Software Projects using Data Envelopment Analysis”,  Information Management and Computer Security, Vol. 15, No. 5, 2008, pp. 449-462 (with Barry A. Wray).
      • “Earned Value Management in a Data Warehouse Project”, Information Management and Computer Security, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2006 (with J. Art Gowan, Jr. and Mark Hey).
      • “IS Project Management: Project Characteristics and Management Practices”, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2005, pp. 235-255 (with J. Art Gowan, Jr.).
    • Distributed Enterprise Solutions
      • “Avoiding the Pitfalls of Installing Systems Management Suites“, IEEE IT Professional, Vol. 2, No. 1, January/February 2000, pp. 32-37 (with J. Art Gowan, Jr. and Chris Jesse).
      • “Y2K Compliance and the Distributed Enterprise”, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 42, No. 2,  February 1999, pp. 68-73 (with J.Art Gowan, Jr. and Chris Jesse).
    • Information Systems Security and Ethics
      • “Ethical Dimensions of SPAM”, International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management (IJIEM), Vol. 9, No. 4, 2011, pp. 350-361 (with John P. Buerck and James Fisher).
      • “Data Integrity and the Internet: Implications for Management”, Information Management & Computer Security, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1995, pp. 3-7 (with Robert L. Woodard).
  • Business Analytics and Process Management
    • AI & Data Mining in a Production Environment
      • “An Artificial Neural Network Approach to Learning from Efficient and Inefficient Factory Performance in a Kanban-Based Just-In-Time Production System”, Journal of International Technology and Information Management, Vol. 12, No. 2, Fall 2003, pp. 85-98 (with Ina Markham and Barry Wray).
      • “An Approach to Learning from Both Good and Poor Factory Performance in a Kanban-Based Just-In-Time Production System”, Production Planning and Control, Vol. 13, No. 8, 2002, pp. 715-724. (with Barry A. Wray and Ina S. Markham).
      • “Kanban Setting Through Artificial Intelligence: A Comparative Study of Artificial Neural Networks and Decision Trees”, Integrated Manufacturing Systems: The International Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2000, pg. 239-246 (with I. Markham and B. Wray).
      • “A Rule Induction Approach for Determining the Number of Kanbans in a Just-In-Time Production System”, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 34, No.4, 1998, pp. 717-727 (with I. Markham and B. Wray).
    • Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and the Internet
      • “Examining RFID Applications in Supply Chain Management”, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 50, No. 7, 2007, pp. 93-101 (with Fred Niederman, Roger Morley and Ik-Whan Kwon).
      • “Supply Chain’s Emerging Trends”, Industrial Management, Vol. 46, No. 4, July/August 2004, pp. 22-27. (with Reuven R. Levary).
      • “The Web-Enabled Transfer of Manufacturing Technology from the Public Sector to the Private Sector”, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2001, pg. 116-124.
      • “Supporting New Product Development with the Internet”, Industrial Management & Data Systems, 2000 (with Vince Howell and Jimmy Parker).
      • Manufacturing and the Internet, Engineering and Management Press, Norcross, GA, 1996. (book)
    • System Development of Manufacturing Information Systems
      • “Critical Success Factors in Information Systems Development in a Flexible Manufacturing System”, Computers in Industry, Vol. 28, 1996, pp. 173-183 (with J. Art Gowan, Jr.)
      • “The Successful Development of Information Systems for FMS: Some Useful Lessons”, Industrial Management and Data Systems, Vol. 97, No. 8, 1997, pp. 316-319 (with C. Canel and D. Das)
      • “Resolving Conflict Between MIS and Manufacturing”, Industrial Management and Data Systems, Vol. 94, No. 8, 1994, pp. 21-30 (with J. Art Gowan, Jr.).
  • Technology Management
    • eCommerce
      • “Web Services Computing: Advancing Software Interoperability”, Computer (IEEE), Vol. 36, No. 10, 2003, pp. 35-37. (with Jen-Yao Chung and Kwei-Jay Lin).
      • “Hybrid Retail: Integrating eCommerce and Physical Stores”, Industrial Management, Vol. 42, No. 5, September-October, 2000, pg. 6-13 (with R. Levary).
    • Decision Support Systems
      • “A Methodology for Large-Scale R&D Planning Based on Cluster Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 40, No. 2, 1993, pp. 283-292 (with J.E. Gibson).
    • Technology Planning
      • “Top Down Approach to Computing”, Computer (IEEE), Vol. 35, No. 1, 2002, pp. 116-117.
      • “The Application of a Regional Technology Planning Model to the Commercial Space Industry”, Technology Management: Strategies & Applications, Vol. 4, No.3, 1998.
  • Information Systems Education
    • Information Systems (IS) Curriculum, Assessment and Accreditation
      • “Analyzing the IS 2010 Model Curriculum for Evidence of the Systems Approach”, International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach , Vol. 9, No. 1, 2016, pp. 54-66 (with George P. Schell).
      • “Information Systems Education Research: Scope and Productivity”,  Journal of Computer Information Systems,  Vol. 54, No. 1, Fall 2013, pp. 34-41 (with Susan E. Kruck and Michel Mitri).
      • “AMCIS 2010 Panel Report: Using Assessment Benchmarking to Understand Assessment Results”, Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), Vol. 22, Article 15, 2011 (with Carolyn M. Jacobson, George M. Kasper, Daniel J. McFarland and Rayman D. Meservy).
      • “Global Trends in Computing Accreditation”, Computer (IEEE), Vol. 42, No. 11, 2009, pp. 102-104 (with Harry L. Reif).
      • “A New Mission for the Information Systems Discipline”, Computer (IEEE), Vol. 41, No. 5, 2008, pp. 81-83 (with Don Hardaway and Richard Wills)
    • Web-Based Education
      • “Outsourcing the University Computer Lab”, Computer (IEEE), Vol. 38, No. 9, September 2005 (with Don Hardaway and Mark Hogan).
      • “An Initial Assessment of Remote Access Computer Laboratories For IS Education: A Multiple Case Study”, Journal for Information Systems Education, Vol. 15, No. 4, Winter 2004 (with Chris Huntley and George P. Schell).
      • “An Information Scanning Approach for Learning to Work on the Internet”, Education and Information Technologies, Vol. 6, No.1, March 2001 (with George P. Schell).
    • University/Industry Cooperative Projects
      • “Bridging the Gap Between the University and the Local DPMA Chapter: The Case for Cooperative University/Industry Student Projects”, Journal of Information Systems Education,Vol. 5, No. 1, March 1993.
    • Data Quality in the IS Curiculum