In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:

Comparative Technology Transfer and Society 1.3 (2003) 337-341

[Access article in PDF]

List of Contributors


Gary Klein
Department of Information Systems, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Gary Klein is the Couger Professor of Information Systems at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He obtained his Ph.D. in Management Science from Purdue University. Previously, he served with the company now known as Accenture in Kansas City, and was director of the Information Systems Department for a regional financial institution. His research interests include project management, system development, knowledge management, best practices, and mathematical modeling, with over 100 academic publications in these areas. In addition to being an active participant in international conferences, he has made professional presentations on Decision Support Systems in the U.S. and Japan, where he once served as a guest professor at Kwansei Gakuin University. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery, the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, the Deci-sion Science Institute, and the Project Management Institute. He can be reached at <>.

W. Benjamin Martz
Department of Information Systems, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Benjamin (Ben) Martz is an associate professor of information systems at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. His teaching interests include e-business, software development, and groupware and team-based problem solving. He received his B.B.A in Marketing from the College of William and Mary; his M.S. in Management Information Systems (MIS), and his Ph.D. in Business, with an emphasis in MIS, from the University of Arizona. Ben was one of the founding members, as well as President and COO, of Ventana Corporation—a technology spin-off [End Page 337] firm from the University of Arizona—incorporated to commercialize the groupware product GroupSystems. In 1994, GroupSystems won PC Magazine's Editor's Choice award for best electronic meeting system software. Ben has published his groupware research in MIS Quarterly, Decision Support Systems, and the Journal of Management Information Systems, and his student learning environment research in the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Journal of Cooperative Education, and Journal of Computer Information Systems. He can be reached at <>.

Marion G. Sobol
Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University

Marion Sobol is a professor of information technology and operations management in the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Sobol has worked at the Survey Research Center, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and has taught economics at University College Rutgers. She has published over 50 articles in professional journals, authored chapters in six books, and is the co-author of four books. She is a fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute and has won the Rotunda and Panhellenic Teaching Awards. Her current research studies include adoption and diffusion of information systems (IS) technology in hospitals, economic evaluation of returns to adoption of IS technology, barriers to the adoption of IS technology, and evaluation of IS performance satisfaction. She can be reached at <>.

M. Karen Newell
Department of Biology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

M. Karen Newell is an associate professor and endowed chair of biology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She received a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Colorado (CU) Health Science Center. Dr. Newell is the Chief Scientific Executive Director of the University of Colorado Institute of Bioenergetics, and the Associate Director of the CU Center for Computational Biology. She has submitted over 35 invention disclosures covering a wide range technologies affected by metabolic processes including regulation of plants, wound healing, and disease modulation. She can be reached at <>.

Ann M. Hickey
Department of Information Systems, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Ann Hickey is an assistant professor of information systems at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She previously worked for 17 years as...


Additional Information

Print ISSN
pp. 337-341
Launched on MUSE
Open Access
Archive Status
Ceased Publication
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.