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Akhilesh Bajaj, B. Tech, MBA, PhD.

Akhilesh Bajaj, B. Tech, MBA, PhD.
Chapman Professor of Computer Information Systems
College of Business
Accounting and Computer Information Systems
918-631-2786 Helmerich Hall Room 313D

Education

PhD – University of Arizona BTech – Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay MBA – Cornell University

Bio

Akhilesh Bajaj says teaching information systems (IS) courses is challenging because the field is changing so rapidly. New technologies have to be constantly introduced into courses. Bajaj's perception of his teaching duties as a faculty member in a professional college is to: a) view his students as knowledge consumers and develop in them skills that will be directly applicable in the workplace; and b) to provide knowledge that transcends frequent changes in low-level technologies and that has a long shelf-life. Bajaj has taught students at many levels, including the undergraduate, the graduate and the executive levels. For each course that he teaches, he strives to understand the needs and background of that particular audience, and to fine-tune subsequent versions of each course to better fit the needs of the audience.

Research Interests

Construction and application of information technology to enhance organizational and individual performance. Uses design science and behavioral approaches.

Teaching Interests

Database Applications
Business Programming
Courses for non-MIS majors dealing with information management

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Bajaj, A., and M. Bates-Thornton. WPKT Work Process Knowledge Template for Codification of Organizational Process Knowledge. Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, IDEA Group, 2017.
  • Rahimian, F., Bajaj, A., & Bradley, W. (2016). Estimation of Deficiency Risk and Prioritization of Information security Controls: A Data-Centric Approach. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 20, 38–64.

  • Rahimian, Firoozeh, Akhilesh Bajaj, and Wray Bradley. “Estimation of Deficiency Risk and Prioritization of Information Security Controls: A Data-Centric Approach.” Interntional Journal of Accounting Information Systems 20 (2016): 38–64. Print.

  • Bajaj, Akhilesh. “The Role of Information Technology in Sustainable Economic Development.” Ed. Elango Rangaswamy. Journal of Emerging Issues in Economics, Finance and Banking (2015): n. pag. Print.

  • Bajaj, Akhilesh. “The Role of Information Technology in Sustainable Economic Development.” Third International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences, 2014. Print.

  • Bajaj, Akhilesh, and Sandip Sen. “Simulating the Effect of Social Network Structure on Workflow Efficiency Performance.” Social Networking 3 (2014): 32–40. Print.

  • Bajaj, Akhilesh. “Mitigating Data Ownership And Exploitation Issues in Cloud Computing Services.” Global Science & Technology Forum e-Journal on Information and Computing Technologies (2012): n. pag. Print.

  • Rockwell, S., and A. Bajaj. Applying Cognitive Theories To Evaluate Conceptual Models In Systems Analysis. Vol. 3, Journal of Information Technology Research, 2010, pp. 55-72.
  • Bajaj, Akhilesh, and Robert Russell. “AWSM: Allocation of Workflows Utilizing Social Network Metrics.” Decision Support Systems 50.1 (2010): 191–202. Print.

  • Bajaj, A., and J. Crawford. The Influence of the Level of Client Familiarity With Vendor Efforts in Outsourcing Project Performance. Vol. 2, Global Studies Journal, 2010, pp. 9-16.
  • Rockwell, Stephen, and Akhilesh Bajaj. “Applying Cognitive Theories to Evaluate Conceptual Models in Systems Analysis.” Journal of Information Technology Research 3.1 (2010): 55–72. Print.

  • Bajaj, A., and W. Bradley. Linking Systems Analysis Outputs to Capital Budgeting Measures: A Framework and Case Study Validation. Vol. 6, Journal of Information Science and Technology (JIST), 2009, pp. 3-34.
  • Bradley, W., Bajaj, A., & Cravens, K. (2008). SAAS: Integrating Systems Analysis with Accounting and Strategy. Journal of Information Systems, 22(1), 97–124.

  • Bajaj, A., W. Bradley, and K. Cravens. SAAS: Integrating Systems Analysis With Accounting and Strategy for Ex Ante Evaluation of IS Investments. Vol. 22, Journal of Information Systems, 2008, pp. 97-124.
  • Bajaj, A. The Role of Expertise in the Evaluation of Computing Architectures: Exploring the Decision Models of Expert and Novice IS Managers. Vol. 20, Journal of Organizational & End User Computing (JOEUC), 2008.
  • Bajaj, A., and K. Siau. Ecommerce Systems: Architecture, Infrastructure, Model and Development Methodology. Vol. 18, Journal of Database Management, 2007.
  • Bajaj, A. A Comprehensive Framework Towards Information Sharing Between Government Agencies. Vol. 3, International Journal of Electronic Government Research, 2007, pp. 29-44.
  • Allen, G., A. Bajaj, V. Khatri, S. Ram, and K. Siau. Advances in Data Modeling Research. Vol. 17, Communications of the AIS, 2006, pp. 677-92.
  • Bajaj, A. Large Scale Requirements Modeling: An Industry Analysis, A Model and a Teaching Case. Vol. 17, Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE), 2006, pp. 327-35.
  • Bajaj, A., D. Batra, A. Hevner, J. Parsons, and K. Siau. Systems Analysis and Design: Should We Be Researching What We Teach?. Vol. 15, Communications of the AIS, 2005, pp. 478-93.
  • Bajaj, A., S. Kekre, and K. Srinaviasan. Managing NPD: Cost and Schedule Performance in Design and Manufacturing. Vol. 50, Management Science, 2004, pp. 527-36.
  • Bajaj, A. and Leonard, L.N.K., “The CPT Framework: Understanding the Roles of Culture, Policy and Technology in E-Commerce Readiness,” Problems & Perspectives in Management (3), 2004, pp. 242-252.

  • Bajaj, A. The Effect Of the Number of Concepts On the Readability of Schemas: An Empirical Study With Data Models. Vol. 9, Requirements Engineering Journal, 2004, pp. 261-70.
  • Bajaj, A., and S. Ram. IAIS: A Methodology to Enable Inter-Agency Information Sharing In EGovernment. Vol. 14, Journal of Database Management, 2003, pp. 59-80.
  • Brinton, B., A. Bajaj, and W. Gorr. N Estimation Of The Relative Effects Of External Software Quality Factors On Senior IS Managers’ Evaluation of Computing Architecture. Vol. 61, Journal of Systems and Software, 2002, pp. 59-75.
  • Bajaj, A., and S. Ram. SEAM: A State, Entity, Activity Model For A Well Defined Workflow Development Methodology. Vol. 14, IEEE Transactions On Knowledge and Data Engineering (IEEE TKDE), 2002, pp. 415-31.
  • Bajaj, A. A Study of Senior Information Systems Managers’ Decision Models In Adopting New Computing Architectures. Vol. 1, Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), 2000.
  • Bajaj, A., and S. Ram. An Empirical Methodology to Evaluate the Completeness of Conceptual Business Process Models. Vol. 1, Journal of Information Technology Cases and Applications, 1999.
  • Bajaj, A., and R. Krishnan. CMU-WEB: A Conceptual Model For Designing Usable Web Applications. Vol. 10, Journal of Database Management, 1999, pp. 33-43.
  • Bajaj, A., and S. Nidumolu. A Feedback Model to Understand Information System Usage. Vol. 33, Information & Management, 1998, pp. 213-24.
  • Bajaj, A., and S. Ram. A Content Specification for Business Process Models. Proceedings of the Workshop on Evaluation of Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD) at the Conference for Advanced Information Systems Engineering, 1996.
  • Datta, A., S. Mukherjee, P. Konana, I. Viguier, and A. Bajaj. Multiclass Transaction Scheduling and Overload Management in Firm Real-Time Database Systems. Vol. 21, Information Systems, 1996, pp. 29-54.
  • Bajaj, A., and S. Ram. A Content Specification for Business Process Models. Vol. 4, Australian Journal of Information Systems, 1996, pp. 22-31.
  • Rahimian, Firoozeh, Akhilesh Bajaj, and Wray Bradley. “Estimation of Deficiency Risk and Prioritization of Information Security Controls: A Data-Centric Approach.” Interntional Journal of Accounting Information Systems 20 (2016): 38–64. Print.

Conference Proceedings

  • Bajaj, Akhilesh. “A Content Specification for an Artificial Intelligence Course in Business Schools.” Proceedings of the Academy of Business Research, 2018. Print.

  • Bajaj, Akhilesh, and Frank Bouchet. “The Role of Intensity of Alumni Sports Site Usage on Social Capital, Team Identification and Purchase Intentions.” Association of Business Information Systems, 2015. Print.

  • Bajaj, Akhilesh. “The Role of Information Technology in Sustainable Economic Development.” Third International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences, 2014. Print.

  • Bajaj, Akhilesh. “Building-Block Classes (BBC) to Facilitate Project Velocity in Agile Development.” Proceedings of the 13th SIGSAND Symposium, 2014. Print.

  • Rahimian, F., and Akhilesh Bajaj. “Specifying Security at the Systems Analysis Level: Operational, Public-Image and Legal Aspects.” European SIGSAND Conference, 2013. Print.

  • Bates, M, and Akhilesh Bajaj. “Developing a Template For Organizational Knowledge Management.” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information Technology and Management (ICISTM), 2012. Print.

  • Bajaj, A. The Effect of Abstraction of Constructs in Data Models on Modeling Performance: An Exploratory Empirical Study. Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2010.
  • Bajaj, A. The Data Screen Diagram (DSD) Methodology: Facilitating End Users’ Creation of Normalized Data Schemas. presented at the Ninth Symposium of the AIS Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design (AIS SIGSAND), 2010.
  • Bajaj, A. The Data Screen Diagram (DSD) Methodology: Enhancing Information Requirements Specification by End-Users. Eighth Symposium of the AIS Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design (AIS SIGSAND), 2009.
  • Bajaj, A., and R. Russell. Leveraging Group Cohesiveness to Form Workflow Teams. Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2008.
  • Bajaj, A., and D. Mau. Deriving Extended Entity Relationship Schemas from User Specified Interfaces. Seventh Symposium of the AIS Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design (AIS SIGSAND), 2008.
  • Bajaj, A., and J. Knight. User Interface Generation From the Data Schema. sixth symposium of the AIS Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design (AIS SIGSAND), 2007.
  • Bajaj, A., and R. Russell. AWSM: Leveraging the Allocation of Workflows With Social Network Metrics. Conference on Information Science Technology and Management (CISTM), 2007.
  • Bajaj, A., G. Hotchkiss, and C. Wood. Factors Influencing the ‘Search Link Click’ Decision: An Experiment. Proceedings of the Society for Marketing Advances, 2006.
  • Bajaj, A. Inferring the User Interface From An EER Data Schema. Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2006.
  • Bajaj, A. A Re-Emergence of Custom Information System Development? An Analysis, a Model and an Implementation. fifth symposium of the AIS Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design (AIS SIGSAND), 2006.
  • Bajaj, A., and W. Bradley. An Exploration of the Role of Systems Analysis For Ex Ante Business Value Evaluations Of Information Systems. Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS, 2005.
  • Rockwell, S., and A. Bajaj. COGEVAL: A Propositional Framework Based on Cognitive Theories To Evaluate Conceptual Models. 16th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, 2004.
  • Rockwell, S., and A. Bajaj. The Effect Of Fragmentation On the Readability of Schemas: An Empirical Study With Multiple Model Methods. Third Symposium on Research in Systems Analysis and Design, 2004.
  • Bajaj, A., and S. Rockwell. The Effect Of Fragmentation On the Readability of Schemas: An Empirical Study With Multiple Model Methods. third symposium of the AIS Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design (AIS SIGSAND), 2004.
  • Bajaj, A., H. Tanabe, and C.-C. Wang. XSAR: XML Based Search Agent for Information Retrieval. Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2002.
  • Bajaj, A. Measuring the Effect of Number of Concepts on the Readability of Conceptual Models. Proceedings of the Workshop on the Evaluation of Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD), in conjunction with CAiSE, 2002.
  • Bajaj, A. EOUC (Ease-of-Use of a Concept): An Experimental Methodology to Compare the Ease-of-Use of Each Concept in a Conceptual Model. Proceedings of the Workshop on the Evaluation of Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD), in conjunction with CAiSE, 2001.
  • Bajaj, A., and K. Siau. E-Commerce Systems: Architecture, Infrastructure, Model and Development Methodology. Proceedings of the America’s Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2000.
  • Bajaj, A. SMMM: A Metric Based Framework to Evaluate the Scalability of Multiple Modeling Methodologies. Proceedings of the Workshop on the Evaluation of Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD), in conjunction with CAiSE, 2000.
  • Warkentin, M., and A. Bajaj. An Investigation of the Online Grocer Selection Criteria. Proceedings of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, 2000.
  • Warkentin, M., and A. Bajaj. An Investigation of the Online Grocer Selection Criteria. Proceedings of the America’s Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 1999.
  • Bajaj, A. Conjoint Analysis: A Potential Methodology for IS Research. Proceedings of the America’s Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 1999.
  • Bajaj, A. A Comparison of Expert and Novice Judgments in Selecting Computing Architectures for Organizational Use. Proceedings of the Association of Information Systems (AIS), 1998.
  • Bajaj, A. Formulating Concurrency Control Schemes As Integer Programs. Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), 1998.
  • Bajaj, A., and R. Krishnan. Analyzing Models for Current WWW Applications Using a Classification Space and Usability Metrics. Proceedings of the Workshop on the Evaluation of Modeling methods in Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD, in conjunction with CAiSE, 1998.
  • Bajaj, A., and S. Ram. A Content Specification for Business Process Models. Proceedings of the Workshop on Evaluation of Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD) at the Conference for Advanced Information Systems Engineering, 1996.
  • Bajaj, A., and S. Ram. A Business Process Model Based on a Comprehensive Content Specification. Proceedings of the America’s Conference on Information Systems, 1996.
  • Datta, A., and A. Bajaj. A High Performance, Low Cost Priority Cognizant Concurrency Control Algorithm for Firm Real-Time Database Systems. Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems and Technology,(CIST), 1996.

Book Chapters

  • Bajaj, Akhilesh, and J Knight. “User Interface Generation From the Data Schema.” Advances in Systems Analysis and Design, ,Ed. Bajaj, A. and Wrycza S. IGI Publishing, 2009. Print.

  • Bajaj, A., and J. Knight. User Interface Generation From the Data Schema. sixth symposium of the AIS Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design (AIS SIGSAND), 2007.
  • Bajaj, A., Jones, K. and Leonard, L.N.K. “A Content-Incentive-Usability Framework for Corporate Portal Design from a Knowledge Management Perspective,” in Encyclopedia of Portal Technology and Applications, ed. Arthur Tatnall, Idea Group, Inc., 2007, pp. 182-187.

  • Zheng, K et al. “A Field Study of Internet Behavior among Graduate IT Students – Interpreting Gender Differences in Internet Usage and Task Preferences.” Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology, Ed. Eileen Trauth. IGI Publishing, 2006. Print.

  • Bajaj, A. “Enabling Information Sharing Across Government Agencies”. Advanced Topics in Database Research, Vol. 4, Idea Group Publishing, 2005.
  • Bajaj, A., S. Kekre, and K. Srinivasan. “Levers For Improving NPD Time and Financial Performance”. Managing Business Interfaces: Marketing, Engineering and Manufacturing Perspectives Ed. J. Eliashberg, A. Chakravarty, Kluwer Academic Press, 2004.
  • Warkentin, M., and A. Bajaj. “Continuous Demand Chain Management: A Downstream Business Model for E-Commerce”. Managing E-Commerce and Mobile Computing Technologies , Ed. Julie Mariga, IGI Publishing, 2003, pp. 163-82.
  • Bajaj, A., and R. Krishnan. “CMU-WEB: A Conceptual Model With Metrics For Testing And Designing Usable Web Applications”. Advanced Topics In Database Research, Ed. K. Siau, Idea Group, 2002.
  • Warkentin, M., and A. Bajaj. “The On-Demand Delivery Services Model for ECommerce”. Managing Business With Electronic Commerce: Issues and Trends, Ed. A. Gangopadhyayya, Idea Group Publishing, 2002.

Other

  • Santhanam, Radhika et al. “FEWision Proposal to EPSCOR/NSF.” (2018): n. pag. Print.

Courses Taught

  • Database Design and Applications
  • Independent Study
  • Business Programming Concepts III
  • Database Design & Applications
  • Business Programming Concepts II

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Information Systems

Awards & Honors

  • Graduate Registration Scholarship
  • National Talent Scholarship
  • Graduate Fellowship
  • National Guard Medal Of Excellence
  • ConocoPhillips Faculty Sponsorship Award
  • Outstanding Reviewer of 2007