Ritu Agarwal is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, where she teaches graduate courses in Electronic Commerce and Corporate Transformation through Information Technology. She received her Ph.D. in MIS and an M.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, Dr. Agarwal taught in the College of Business, Florida State University, the Stern School of Business, New York University, and at the School of Business Administration, University of Dayton. Dr. Agarwal has published widely on information technology management topics in journals such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Sciences, IEEE Transactions, and Decision Support Systems, and has made presentations at a variety of national and international conferences. She is the co-author of a recent book "Coping with Labor Scarcity in Information Technology: Strategies and Practices for Effective Recruitment and Retention," (Cincinnati: Pinnaflex, 1999). Her current research focuses on the management of information systems professionals, individual learning and organizational adoption and diffusion of new information technologies; and alternative arrangements for structuring IT to exploit e-business and other strategic opportunities. She has worked extensively with industry on a variety of research projects and made several presentations to groups of senior IT and business executives. Her research has been sponsored by SIM, US Department of Labor, and DARPA, among others. She is also active in executive education. Dr. Agarwal is Chair of the Information Systems Society of INFORMS, Vice-Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Personnel Research, and also serves as a Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly, and as an Associate Editor for Information Systems Research, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Her professional affiliations include ACM, INFORMS, and the Academy of Management.
O. Maxie (Max) Burns is a professor of Information Systems at Georgia Southern University's college of business administration. Max received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Georgia State University in 1987. He has taught and conducted research in Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and the USA. His primary research focus has been in technology adoption and enterprise system integration. Max's work has appeared in journals such as [End Page 83] Journal of Small Business Management, the International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and Production and Inventory Management Journal.
Wynne W. Chin is an Associate Professor and Bauer Faculty Fellow of MIS in the department of Decision and Information Sciences in the C.T. Bauer School of Business at the University of Houston. He received his A.B. in Biophysics from U.C. Berkeley, MS in Biomedical/Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University, and an MBA and Ph.D. in Computers and Information Systems from the University of Michigan. Wynne's research focuses on structural equation models related to Information technology adoption and electronic meeting support systems where he has developed measures for group cohesion, satisfaction, and consensus. Wynne has published in journals such as Information Systems Research, Data Base, Journal of Management Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, and Decision Sciences. Wynne is on the editorial board of Structural Equation Modeling journal, Information Systems Research, Journal of Information Technology, and previously MIS Quarterly. He is also the co-editor for The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems. Wynne has received best paper awards from the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (IT division) in 1993 and 1998, a MIS Quarterly Reviewer of the Year in 1996, a Management Science Outstanding Reviewer award in 1996, and the First Biennial Award for Outstanding Ph.D. dissertation from the International Communication Association's Communications and Technology Division. He is also the developer of PLS-Graph, a graphical-based software to perform Partial Least Squares analysis.
Tim Goles is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. He has over fifteen years experience in the information technology arena, including such diverse functions as MIS auditing, outsourcing...