Bindiganavale Vijayaraman, Ph.D.

Bindiganavale Vijayaraman, Ph.D.
Title: Professor of Management & Information Systems, Director of Center for Information Technologies & eBusiness (CITe)
Dept/Program: Department of Management
Office: CBA 367
Phone: (330) 972-8224


  • Ph.D., Georgia State University, (1987)
  • Master of Science, Decision Sciences, Georgia State University, (1983)
  • M.S., Mathematics, Bangalore University
  • B.S., Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, Bangalore University
  • Charted Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB), India

Professional & Academic Experience

Academic Experience:

  • The University of Akron
    • Director, Center for IT & eBusiness, 2005-present
    • Professor of Management & Information Systems, 2002-present
    • Associate Professor of Management, 1994-2002
    • Assistant Professor of Management, 1989-1994
  • Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Pusan, South Korea
    • Exchange Professor, 2002
  • Eastern Kentucky University
    • Assistant Professor of MIS, 1987-1989
  • Georgia State University
    • Director, Decision Sciences laboratory
    • Statistical Consultant, Center for Educational Research
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Decision Sciences

Teaching Interests

  • Business Analytics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Management Information Systems

Research Interests

  • RFID, GIS, Study Abroad
  • Impact if IT in Organizations
  • eCommerce/eBusiness Strategy
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Curriculum Issues in Management Information Systems



  • “Factors Affecting the Design of Short-Term Study Abroad Programs: An Exploratory Study of Two Business Schools," Journal of Teaching in International Business, Volume 27, Nos 2-3, 2016, pp. 1-18. (with Ramakrishna, H. V. & Sarkar, A.)
  • "RFID in US Hospitals: An Exploratory Investigation of Technology Adoption," Management Research Review, Volume 39, Issue 4, 2016, pp. 399-424. (with Dey, A. and Choi, J.H.)
  • "RFID adoption and implementation in warehousing," Management Research Review, Volume 35, Issue 10, 2012, pp. 904-926 (with Osyk, B., Srinivasan, M., and Dey, A.)
  • “Infusion of GIS and spatial analysis in business school curricula: A status report,” Journal of Informatics Education Research, December 2010, pp. 1–45. (with Ramakrishna, H. V., & Sarkar, A.).
  • "An Exploratory Study of RFID Adoption in the Paperboard Packaging Industry," Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 2009, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Pages 96-110 (with Osyk, B).
  • "An Empirical Study of RFID Implementation in the Warehousing Industry," International Journal of Logistics Management, Volume 17, No. 1, June 2, 2006 (with Osyk, B.).
  • "Shaping of Moral Intensity Regarding Software Piracy: A Comparison Between Thailand and US Students," Journal of Business Ethics, January 2004, pp. 91-104 (with Kini, R. & Ramakrishna, H. V.).
  • "The Status of ERP Integration in Business School Curricula: Results of a Survey of Business Schools," Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 12, 2003, pp. 437-456 (with Bradford, M. & Chandra, A.).
  • "Digital Signature: Application Development Trends in e-Business" Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2003 (with Shiralkar, P.).
  • "An Exploratory Study of Moral Intensity Regarding Software Piracy of Students in Thailand," Behavior and Information Technology, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2003, pp. 63-70 (with Kini, R. & Ramakrishna, H. V.).
  • "Integrating Oracle ERP into Business Curricula: Challenges and Measurement of Student Outcomes," The review of business Information Systems, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2002, pp. 17-25 (with Bradford, M. & Chandra, A.).
  • "A Framework for Determining Success Factors of an E-Commerce Initiative," Journal of Internet Commerce, Volume 1, Number. 2, 2002, pp. 63-75 (Bhatia, G.)
  • "Graduate E-Business Program Design and Evaluation." Journal of Computer Information Systems, Volume 42, Number 1, Fall 2001, pp. 58-64 (with Dunning, K. A., Krovi, R., & Kahai, P.).
  • "E-Commerce Content in Business School Curriculum: Opportunities and Challenges." The Internet and Higher Education, No. 3, 2001, pp. 154-160 (with Krovi, R.).
  • "Master’s of Science Programs in Information Systems: Match between the Model Curriculum and Existing Programs." Journal of Information Systems Education, Volume 12, Number 1, 2001, pp. 23-30 (with Ramakrishna, H. V.).
  • "Shaping of Moral Intensity Regarding Software Piracy in University Students: Immediate Community effects." Journal of Computer Information Systems, Volume 41, Number 4, Summer 2001, pp. 47-51 (with Ramakrishna, H. V. & Kini, R.).
  • "Status of Master’s Program in Information Systems." Journal of Computer Information Systems, Vol. 41, No. 2, Winter 2000-2001, pp. 16-22 (with Ramakrishna, H. V.).
  • "Motivational Factors, Characteristics, and Computer Skills of MBA Students In Web-Based Courses." Journal of Computer Information Systems, Vol. 41, No. 2, Winter 2000-2001, pp. 95-98 (Dunning, K. A.).
  • "Impact of E-Commerce on Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies." Entrepreneurial Executives, Vol. 5, 2000, pp. 57-81 (Finkle, T. A., Dunning, K. A., Krovi, R., & Kahai, P.).
  • "Developing Asynchronous MBA Courses On The WWW." Internet and Higher Education, Vol. 2, No. 2-3, 2000, pp. 135-144 (with Dunning, K. A., Turk, P., & Durst, D.).
  • "An Empirical Study of Software Piracy and Moral Intensity Among University Students." Journal of Computer Information Systems, Vol. 40, No. 3, Spring 2000, pp. 62-72 (with Ranjan Kini & Anna Rominger).


  • Best paper award, AIS Educator Conference, 2002.
  • Instructional Innovation Award, CBA, University of Akron, 1997.
  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Business Administration International Conference, 1994.
  • Member of Alpha Iota Delta, National Honorary in Decision Sciences.
  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma, National Honorary in Business Administration.
  • Listed in the International Directory of Business and Management Scholars and Research, Harvard Business School Press, 1995-96.