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of Philosophy (
Major: Management Information Systems Minor: Computer Science
Master of Business Administration (
Major: Management Science
Bachelor of Science (
Majors: Computer Science and Mathematics
Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
Ø MIS 325: Introduction to Information Systems for Managers.
Ø MIS 435: Principles of Database Management.
Ø MIS 445: Implementing a Web-Enabled Enterprise.
Ø MIS 625: Systems Analysis and Design.
Ø MIS 635: Principles of Database Management.
Ø MIS 645: Implementing a Web-Enabled Enterprise.
Ø MIS 930: Doctoral Seminar in Management Information Systems.
Primary: Component- and service-based development and application assembly.
Secondary: Software quality assurance, computer-facilitated group work, open source, outsourcing, and electronic commerce.
Ø Vitharana, P. and H. Jain, Research Issues in Testing Business Components, Information and Management, vol. 37, no. 6, September 2000, pp. 297-309. Abstract
Ø Vitharana, P. and K. Ramamurthy, Computer-Mediated Group Support, Anonymity and the Software Inspection Process: An Empirical Investigation, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 29, no. 2, February 2003, pp. 167-180. Abstract
Ø Vitharana, P., F. M. Zahedi and H. Jain, Knowledge‑based Repository Scheme for Storing and Retrieving Business Components: A Theoretical Design and an Empirical Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 29, no. 7, July 2003, pp. 649-664. Abstract
Ø Vitharana, P., Risks and Challenges of Component-based Software Development, Communications of the ACM, vol. 46, no. 8, August 2003, pp. 67-72. Abstract
Ø Jain, H., P. Vitharana and F.M. Zahedi, An Assessment Model for Requirements Identification in Component-based Software Development, Database for Advances in Information Systems, vol. 34, no. 4, Fall 2003, pp. 48-63. Abstract
Ø Vitharana, P., F.M. Zahedi and H. Jain, Design, Retrieval, and Assembly in Component-based Software Development, Communications of the ACM, vol. 46, no. 11, November 2003, pp. 97-102. Abstract
Ø Vitharana, P., H. Jain and F. M. Zahedi, Strategy-based Design of Reusable Business Components, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, vol. 34, no. 4, November 2004, pp. 460-474. Abstract
Ø Vitharana, P. and R. Dharwadkar, Information Systems Outsourcing: Linking Transaction Cost and Institutional Theories, Communications of AIS, vol. 20, September 2007, pp. 346-370. Abstract
Ø Vitharana, P. and M. Mone, Measuring Critical Factors of Software Quality Management: Development and Validation of an Instrument, Information Resource Management Journal, vol. 21, no. 2, April 2008, pp. 18-37. Abstract
Ø Zhao, J. L., M. Gaul,
Ø Basu, A. and P. Vitharana, Impact of Customer Knowledge Heterogeneity on Bundling Strategy, Marketing Science Journal, vol. 28, no. 4, July-August 2009, pp. 792-801. Abstract
Ø Vitharana, P. and M. Mone, Software Quality Management: Measurement and Research Directions, Advances in Information Resource Management, 2010, Book Series Titled “Global, Social, and Organizational Implications of Emerging Information Resources Management: Concepts and Applications” Edited by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Information Resources Management Association (invited paper, modified and updated from Vitharana, P. and M. Mone, Measuring Critical Factors of Software Quality Management: Development and Validation of an Instrument, Information Resource Management Journal, vol. 21, no. 2, April 2008, pp. 18-37).
Ø Vitharana, P., J. King, and H. Chapman, Impact of Internal Open Source Development on Reuse: Participatory Reuse in Action, Journal of MIS, vol. 27, no. 2, Fall 2010, pp. 277–304. Abstract
Ø Vitharana, P., H. Jain, and F. M. Zahedi, A Knowledge Based Component/Service Repository to Enhance Analysts’ Domain Knowledge for Requirements Analysis, Information and Management, vol. 49, 2012, pp. 24-35. Abstract
Ø Jain, H. and P. Vitharana (editors), Special Issue on Architecture & Design for Application Agility, Information Technology and Management, vol. 9, no. 1, March 2008 (for more details, see Guest Editorial).
Ø Jain, H., A. Sinha, and P. Vitharana (editors), Service-Oriented Perspectives in Design Science Research, Springer, 2011.
Ø Associate Editor, Communications of AIS.
Ø Mini-track chair, Analysis and Design for Service-Oriented Enterprises track co-chair, Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).
Ø Impact of Service-Oriented Computing on Business & Education, The Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), August 9-12, 2007, Keystone, Colorado, USA (for more details, see http://www.u.arizona.edu/~jlzhao/amcis07-panel)