Orneita Burton, PhD

Orneita Burton, PhD
College of Business
Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce
Helmerich Hall


PhD – Arizona State University MS – University of Central Texas BS – University of Arkansas


Dr. Orneita Burton specializes in the organizational aspects of information systems and their impacts on business operations and efficiencies. Her technical expertise centers around the implementation and application of enterprise resource planning systems (specifically, SAP) and their applications in various industries, including energy. Dr. Burton lives and works in Abilene, TX where she serves as Associate Professor of Information Systems in the School of Information Technology & Computing at Abilene Christian University. She previously ran her own quality engineering consulting company, worked as a process engineer and quality/productivity consultant at Mobil Chemical Company and Phillips Petroleum Company, and served as a research associate in the Center for Advancing Business through Information Technology (CABIT) at Arizona State University.

Research Interests

Management and design of information systems
Organizational impacts of information systems
Economics of information
Privacy and security issues in electronic information exchanges
Software piracy and intellectual property rights

Teaching Interests

Enterprise architectures and systems
Business intelligence
Financial and managerial accounting
Micro- and macroeconomics


Journal Articles

  • Taghu, T., R. Sinha, A. Vinze, and O. Burton. Willingness to Pay in an Open Source Software Environment. Vol. 20, Information Systems Research, 2009, pp. 218-36.

Conference Proceedings

  • Burton, O., T. Raghu, R. Sinha, and A. Vinze. “Software Piracy: An Empirical Examination of the Impact of Network Externalities and Open Source Alternatives on Willingness to Pay”. AMCIS 2003 Proceedings, Association for Information Systems, 2003, pp. 1715-22.
  • Burton, O. “The New Economy: A Look at Transaction Cost Analysis in the Electronic Marketplace”. AMCIS 2002 Proceedings, Association for Information Systems, 2002.

Book Chapters

  • Ipe, M., and O. Burton. “Challenges for Bioterrorism Preparedness in Public Health Decision Processes and Resources”. Handbooks in Information Systems (HIS-V002), National Security, Elsevier Science, 2007.

Courses Taught

  • Analytical Tools for Energy Business Management

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Association of Information Systems