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"Assessing the Impact of ERP on end-user Jobs" co-authored with C. Armstrong, J. Neto, E. Riccio and G. Madeira, presented at the Academic Business World Conference, Nashville, TN, May, 2014.

"Assessing IS Strategic Plan Quality and Some Important Determinants", co-authored with T. Reponen, T. Auer, and M. Ruohonen, presented at 2013 Joint Meeting of Academic Business World International Conference and International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, Biloxi, MS, 2013.

"Assessing the Need for a More Comprehensive Measure for System Quality" co-authored with C. Armstrong and B. Jones, presented at the International Conference of the Academic Business World, Nashville, TN, May, 2012.

"Important Factors for IS Strategic Plan Assimilation", co-authored with T. Auer, J.E. Ryan, M. Ruohonen, and R. K. Rainer, Jr., presented at The International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines Conference, Memphis, TN, October, 2011.

"Major Determinants of Strategic Information System Plan Assimilation" co-authored with J. Ryan, R.K. Rainer, Jr., M. Ruohonen, and T. Auer, presented at the Academic Business World Conference, Nashville, TN, 2010, recipient of Best Paper Award.

"Increasing Academic Research Relevance and productivity", presented at IABPAD Conference, Memphis, TN, Keynote Speaker, October, 2009.

"Testing for Important Factors for Business Innovation Success" presented at Academic Business World, ABW, Conference, Nashville, TN, May, 2008, receiving the Best Paper Award.

"Exploring Major Determinants of Successful Business", co-authored with B. Schwieger, presented at the 10th International Conference on Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED), Kyoto, Japan, 2007.

"Evolving a Comprehensive Measure for System Quality" co-authored with C. Armstrong and B. Jones, presented at MIT Conference, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 2006, published in proceedings.

"Testing the Relationships between Culture, Capacity to Innovate, and Success in Hospital Organization Change" co-authored with M. Caccia-Bava, presented at management Conference 2006, Prato, Italy, July 11-14.

"Addressing Some HRM Issues to Improve Performance of Cross-Functional Teams in Concurrent Engineering", co-authored with C. Miller, presented at International Engineering Management Conference, Newfoundland, Canada, 2005, proceedings, pp. 260-264.

"Exploring the Relations between Competitive Knowledge, Business Innovation & Performance", co-authored with C. Miller, presented at Management Conference, Rhodes, Greece, 2005.

"Agent Technology: Flexible Intelligence and Systems Integration", presented at the Applied Business Research Conference (ABR), Puerto Rico, March 2004.

"IS Quality: Seeking and Expanded Measure" presented at 9th International Conference on Information Quality, ICIQ, at MIT, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 2004.

"Some Conclusions about KM" presented at ECIS 2004, June, Turku Finland.

"Shaping CIO's Competencies and Activities to Improve Company Performance: An Empirical Study", co-authored with A. Ravarini, J. Moro,and M. Tagliavini, presented at the 11th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS, Naples, Italy, 2003.

"Increasing the Relevance of IS Academic Research" presented at Magid Igbaria-Distinguished Lecture Series, Claremont, CA, Nov. 6-8, 2003.

"Managing Corporate Data Resources" presented to Information Management students at Tennessee Tech University, class instructor Dr. Curtis Armstrong, April, 2003.

"Managing Corporate Networks" presented to Information Management students at Tennessee Tech University, class instructor Dr. Curtis Armstrong, April, 2003.

"Using a Systems Approach to Analyze the Impact of Financial Systems on Society" co-authored with A. Caccia-Bava, presented at 47th Annual ISSS Conference, Crete, Greece, July, 2003.

"Empirically Testing Some Main User Related Factors for Systems Development Quality", co-authored with J.D. McKeen and S. Staples, presented at ICIQ Conference at MIT, Cambridge, MA, 2002, published in proceedings.

"IT Globalization Success Factors" presented at Seminars for Faculty Development in International Business, FDIB, Globalization Seminars, Memphis, TN, June 7-10, 2001.

"Exploring the Impact of CIO Competencies on Company Performance", co-authored with co-authored with A. Ravarini, presented at IRMA 2001, Toronto, Canada.

"Research Issues in Supplier Network Management", co-authored with N. Natarajan, Panel at Decision Science Institute Conference, Orlando, FL, 2000.

"Conducting Effective Global IT Research" presented and a panel member at Decision Science Institute (DSI) Conference, June, 2000 in New Orleans, LA.

"DSS Globalization Issues" presented at the Global Information Technology Management, GITM) Conference, Memphis, TN, June 2000.

"Jesse E. Owen Chair Research" presented at Notre Dame December 10, 1999.

"Making Your IS Department Ready for the 21st Century" presented at TN EDP Symposium, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer, TN, April, 1999

"Absorptive Capacity: Its Dimensions and Relationship to Corporate Culture and Innovation Success", co-authored and presented by S. Harrington, 1999 Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, IL.

"Compatibility, Competition, and Risk in the Implementation of EDI", co-authored with S. Harrington, presented at 16th Annual Conference of the Association of Management, Chicago, IL, 1998.

"Using a Systems Approach to Analyze the Impact of Financial Systems on Society" co-authored with A. Caccia-Bava, presented at The 42nd Annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Atlanta, GA, July, 1998, published in proceedings.

"Testing Human Factors to Client Server System Success", presented at Southeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Atlanta, GA, February 26-28, 1997, published in proceedings.

"Globalization, Technology and Jobs" co-authored with A. Caccia-Bava, Congresso Brassa Panel and Presentation, Nov. 12-15, 1997, Brasil.

"Improving Software Quality by Modeling Defect Extraction: A Case Study" co-authored with D. Phan, presented at 27th EDP Symposium, April 13-15, 1997.

"Exploring Some Determinants of ES Quality", co-authored by V. Yoon and A. Clevenson, presented at QMIT Conference, Cambridge, MA, 1997.

"The Benefits, Problems and Success Factors for Corporate Connectivity" Panel Chair, Special Interest Group on Computer Personnel Research Annual Conference (SIGCPR), San Francisco, CA, April, 1997.

"Exploring the Human Side of Client Server system Success", co-authored with M. Igbaria, presented at the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting, SEDSI 1997, Atlanta, GA, published in proceedings.

"Assessing the Importance of Manufacturing System complexity and Moderating Variables" co-authored with N. Martensson, presented at The Second World Congress on Intelligent manufacturing Processes & Systems, Budapest, Hungary, June, 1997, published in the proceedings.

"Strategic Investments in Manufacturing Technology: An Options Valuation Framework", co-authored by N. Natarajan, presented at the 2nd

"Exploring a Chairman of the Board's Construction of Organizational Reality: The Colruyt Case", co-authored with M. Janson, A. Brown, and T. Tallieu, presented at Information Systems and Qualitative Research Conference, 1997, Philadelphia, PA, published in proceedings of the IFIP TC8 WG 8.2 International Conference on Information Systems and Qualitative Research, pp. 303-323.

World Congress on Intel. Manufacturing Processes and Systems, Budapest, Hungary, 1997.

"Empirically Assessing the Effectiveness of Mechanisms and Activities Used for Organization MOT" co-authored with R. Bell, presented at 4th International Conference on Management of Technology, Miami, FL, Feb 27-March 4, 1994, published in proceedings.

"IS Ph.D. Research in the 21st Century", panel member, ECIS '97, June 19-21, Cork, Ireland.

"Systems to Support managerial Work", Session Chair, ECIS '97, June 19-12, Cork Ireland.

"Organizational Learning: Managerial Key to the 21st Century", presented at Federal University of Araraquara, Araraquara, Brazil, Oct. 9, 1996.

"Benefits and Issues from Theory Development Using IBM & Dupont's Expert Systems", presented at IEEE/ECLA/IFIP International Conference on Architectures and Design Methods for Balanced Automation Systems, BASYS '96, June 17-20, 1996, Portugal.

"Improving Manufacturing Company Competitiveness: The Wrong and Right Ways", presented at the National Meeting of the Industrial Engineering Association, Piracecaba, Brazil, Oct. 7, 1996.

"The Problems , Benefits, and CSF for Virtual WP", panel member at SIGCPR '96, April 11-13, Denver, CO.

"Benefits, Problems and SF for CSS", presented at the TN EDP Symposium, Fall Creek Falls, Spencer, TN, April 14-16, 1996.

" Success Factors for Manufacturing Expert Systems Development", co-authored by V. Yoon and Q. O'Neil, presented at The First World Congress on Intelligent Manufacturing Processes & Systems, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1995.

"Successful Strategies for User participation in Systems Development", co-authored with J. McKeen, published in European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS, Athens, Greece, June, 1995.

"The Implications of Globalization and Culture for IS Management", presented at Information Resources Management Association (IRMA'95) Conference, Atlanta, GA, May, 1995.

"Effectively Managing Expert Systems Technology", co-authored by V. Yoon, presented at the Tennessee EDP Symposium, Spencer, TN, 1995.

"Empirically Assessing the Problems, Benefits and Success Factors for BPR" presented at The Queen's University of Belfast, Ireland, April 12, 1995.

"Integrating BPR and TQM", presented at Joint Meeting: Institute of Industrial Engineers and American Society for Quality Control, Eastman Chemical Presentation, Kingsport, TN, April, 1995.

"Knowledge Industry for Intelligence Manufacturing-Factory of the Future", presented at the 1st World Congress on Intelligence Manufacturing Processes and Systems-Plenary Panel, Puerto Rico, Feb. 1995.

"An Investigation of the Antecedents of Turnover Intention for Manufacturing Plant Managers", co-authored with G. Udo and M. Igbaria, presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, MA, 1995.

"Exploring the Relationship between 'Green' Activities and Tools and Business Benefits", co-authored by K. Liska & D. Weinrauch, presented at the Babson College Conference in London, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship, April,1995. Published in the proceedings.

"Environmental Stewardship Benefits:; US & Pacific Rim Firms", co-presented with K. Liska at the 2nd Annual International Conference on Global Business Environment and Strategies, Aug. 1994, Sun Valley, Idaho.

"An Empirical Study of Expert Systems Success Factors", co-authored by V. Yoon and Q. O'Neal, presented at The World Congress on Expert Systems, Lisbon, Portugal, 1994.

"Empirically Testing the Determinants of ES Success", co- authored by V. Yoon and Q. O'Neil, presented at the 6th Annual Fall Conference on Managing Advanced Information Technology, Syracuse University, NY, 1994.

"Testing the Determinants of ES Impact on Users Jobs", co- authored with V. Yoon, presented at the 7th Annual Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Monterrey, Mexico, 1994.

"End User Computing Support and Management: A Status Report", co-authored with G. Pickett, published in proceedings from the 5th Conference of the International Information Management Association, Las Vegas, NV, 1994.

"Outcome Assessment of BPR" presented in New Delhi, Nov. 1994 and Brazil, Dec., 1994.

"An Exploratory Assessment of the Use and Benefits of ESDLC in Practice", co-authored by V. Yoon, presented at 2nd International management Decision Science Institute Conference, Seoul, Korea, 1993.

"Empirically Assessing the Effectiveness of Mechanisms and Activities used for Organization Innovation", co-authored with K. Liska, presented at the 13th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Houston, TX, March 1993, published in proceedings, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, pp. 43-57.

"Exploring the Determinants of Imaging System Success" presented at 26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, HI, 1993, published in proceedings, Vol. 6.

"Empirically Testing the Benefits of Business Innovation", presented with K. Langley at Tennessee Tech University Alumni Appreciation Day, Feb. 1993.

"Organizing for Innovation" presented at the 4th International Forum on Technology Management Conference, Berlin, Germany, Oct. 18-20, 1993.

"Artificial Neural Networks for Aiding Organizational Decision making: Promises and Obstacles", co-authored by V. Yoon and D. Davis, presented at the 24th annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Washington, DC, 1993.

"Checking the Status and Assessing the Value of Information Centers and End-user Computing" presented at the ACM SIGCPR '93 Conference, St. Louis, MO, April, 1993.

"Implementing the JTPA in TN via Entrepreneurship Program" co-presented with K. Liska and D. Weinrauch at the 11th Annual International Entrepreneurship Education Forum, Charleston, SC., June 1993.

"Examining the Challenges and Opportunities of Environmental Sensitivity and Green Market Strategies for Small Businesses" co-presented with K. Liska and D. Weinrauch at the 7th annual Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Boston, MA, Aug., 1993.

"Empirically Testing the Determinants of ES Success" co-authored with V. Yoon and Q. O'Neil, presented at the 2nd International Meeting of Decision Science Institute, Seoul, Korea, 1993.

"Challenges from Growing Global Forces", presented at Workshop on Strategies for the International Business School, TTU, April, 1993.

"Global IS: Questions and Propositions on the Conflict between Cultural Diversity and System Uniformity", Panel on Global Information Systems, IFIP WG 8.2 Conference, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, May, 1993.

"User Participation in Information System Development: Moderation in All Things", co-authored by J.D. McKeen, presented at IFIP WG8.2 Conference, Information Systems Development, Human, Social and Organizational Aspects, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 1993.

"Empirically Assessing the Impact of Innovation on Company Performance", co-authored with G. Pickett and K. Langley, presented at the National Conference of the Academy of Business Administration, Las Vegas, NV, 1993. Proceedings pp. 862-870.

"Assessing the Importance of Managing End-User Computing Problems", co-authored by M. Igbaria and J. Henshall, presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the DSI, Washington, D.C. , 1993.

"Empirically Assessing the Impact of User Involvement on DSS Success", co-authored with M. Igbaria, presented at 24th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, DSI, Washington, DC, 1993, published in proceedings.

"Tennessee Tech Research Projects, 1992-1993" presented at Hi-Tech Initiative Association, Nashville, TN, Oct., 1992.

"Antecedents and Consequences of Job Satisfaction among Information Center Employees" co-authored with M. Igbaria, presented at Special Interest Group for computer Personnel Research, SIGCPR 92 Conference, Cincinnati, OH, April, 1992, published in proceedings, pp. 352-369.

"Job Satisfaction among Information Center Employees: its Antecedents and Consequences", co-authored with M. Igbaria and K. Benameur, presented at Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, 21st Annual Meeting, Waltham, MA, April 1992, published in proceedings.

"An Empirical Analysis of Information Center Performance", co-authored with G. Pickett, presented at the 21st annual Meeting Western Decision Science Institute, Reno, NV, 1992.

"Enhancing the IS Curriculum to Keep Up with Industry Needs" presented at 22nd Annual Tennessee EDP Symposium, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer, TN, April, 1992.

"Testing the Effectiveness of Case-based Reasoning for ES Development: A Case Study", presented at Decision Sciences Institute Conference, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 1992.

"Integrating Artificial Neural Networks with Rule-based Expert Systems", co-authored with V. Yoon and G. Swales, presented at DSS/AI/Expert Systems, 1992 Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 1992.

"Toward using an Expert System Development Life Cycle", co-authored with V. Yoon, presented at Decision Sciences Institute Conference, San Francisco, CA, 1992.

"Developing Knowledge-Based Systems: An Object-Oriented Organizational Approach", co-authored by V. Yoon, presented at Tennessee Tech University Manufacturing Center, TN, 1992.

"End User Development of ES", co-authored with S. Wells, presented at 1992 IRMA International Conference, Charleston, SC, 1992.

"Improving Project Selection with a Socio-Technical Approach", co-authored with G. Udo, presented at the IRMA International Conference, Charleston SC, 1992.

"Making Computer Technology Work Harder for You" presented to Tennessee Technological University MBA Alumni Association, Nov., 1991, Cookeville, TN.

"Getting the Most of Computer Technology" presented at Central Minnesota district Dietetic Association Seminar, February, 1990.

"Prototyping for Addressing Decision Support System Problems", co-authored by J. Saraph, presented at Decision Science Institute Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 1989.

"Prototyping Benefits in Addressing DSS Problems", co-authored with J. Saraph, presented at Decision Science Institute Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 1989.

"Systems Development Trends in Large Organizations" presented at The DPMA/BCIS Student Fall Conference, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud Minnesota, Oct. 1988.

"The Impact of Personal Computers on the MIS Function" presented at QMIS Club-JSAP Winter Conference, St. Cloud, Minnesota, Jan., 1987.

"MIS Project Selection Bias", co-authored by J.D. McKeen, presented at the Administration Sciences Association of Canada, British Columbia , Canada, 1986, published in proceedings.

"The Nature of Information Resources Management" presented at American Greeting Corporation, Jan., 1986.

"DSS for Top Executive: Obstacles and Bridges" presented at Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 1986.

"Managing User Computing in Organizations" presented at Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Executive MBA Program, April, 1985.

"Human Resources Needs to Support and Manage User Computing Activities in Large Organizations" presented at Human Resource Planning Society Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 1985.

"The Impact of Business Trends on the Management of Data Storage" presented at the National Bureau of Standards, Computer Science and Technology Workshop, published in NBS Sp. Publication 500-139, "Data Base Directions: Information Resource Management-Making it Work, June, 1986.

"Computing Trends in Wholesale Distribution: A Business Managers Perspective" presented at the INFOMART'S Conference on Wholesale Distribution, Practical Technologies for Improving Distributor Competitiveness, Dallas, TX, Sept. 1985.

"What Every Executive Should Know Before Using Computers" presented at the INFOMART'S Conference on Wholesale Distribution, Practical Technologies for Improving Distributor Competitiveness, Dallas, TX, Sept. 1985.

"Assessing the Impact of User Computing on the MIS Function" presented to the Data Processing Management Association Dinner Meeting, Sept. 1985, Madison, WI.

Effective Microcomputing Tools" presented at the Hospital Information Systems Sharing Group Winter Seminar, Jan., 1985, Clearwater, Florida.

"Defining and Ranking MIS Critical Tasks", presented at the 5th International Conference on Information Systems, Tucson, AZ, 1984, published in proceedings.

"Managing Personal Computing in Organizations" presented at Case Western Reserve University, Alumni Seminar Day, April, 1983.

"Office Automation: A Major Piece of the Information Resources Management Puzzle" presented at Word Processing Forum/ Burks Evans Johnson & Associates Inc., Aug. 1983.

"Costs and Advantages of the Data Base Approach: An Administrative Viewpoint" presented at Minnesota Academy of Science, 48th Annual Meeting, Mankato State University, April, 1980, Mankato, Minnesota.

"Managing Information Centers Effectively" presented at the Association for Systems Management (ASM) 18th Annual Upper New York State Systems Seminar, April, 1983, Rochester, NY.

"Case Analysis on the MIS/USER Interface", presented at the 17th Annual Computer Personnel Research Conference, Boca Raton, FL, June, 1980, published in proceedings, pp. 147-167.

"System Analysis-Skill Hierarchy" presented at the Association of Computing Machinery-Princeton University, Aug. 1979.