Anandhi S. Bharadwaj

Anandhi S. Bharadwaj
Emory University | EU · Goizueta Business School

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January 1995 - present
Emory University
Position
  • Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management, Goizueta Term Chair , Information Systems & Operations Management
Description
  • Professor Bharadwaj joined the Goizueta Business School in 1995 from Texas A&M University where she received her Ph.D. degree in Management Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science. She also holds an M.B.A and a B.S. degree in Mathematics.

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Publications (64)
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In what kinds of business method innovation do firms in the manufacturing and trade sectors engage? Does engaging in business method innovation create value for these firms? The present paper answers these questions using empirical evidence. Using text analysis of business method patents, we show that business method innovation in the U.S. manufact...
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The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. Although the online availability of drugs is a growing concern, no study has yet examined the impact of internet platforms on drug abuse. To quantify this impact, we rely on the expansion of one of the major online platforms, Craigslist, as a natural experimental setup. Applying a di...
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Software development outsourcing (SDO) contracts are plagued with ex post opportunism and underinvestment problems. Property rights theory (PRT) argues that appropriate property rights allocation between vendors and clients can reduce opportunism and incentivize relation-specific investments. We conduct an in-depth content analysis of 171 real SDO...
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This article investigates software process diversity, defined as the project condition arising out of the simultaneous use of multiple software development process frameworks within a single project. Software process diversity is conceptualized as the response of a project team to such contingencies as requirements volatility, design and technologi...
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We investigate software process diversity, defined as the project condition arising out of the simultaneous use of multiple software development process frameworks within a single project. We conceptualize software process diversity as the response of a project team to such contingencies as requirements volatility, design and technological novelty,...
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We examine the role of sentry and guard activities in outsourced software development. Sentry activities are designed to regulate the inflow of external information to the project teams and guard activities are designed to manage the outflow of teams’ information and resources to external sources. The use of sentry and guard activities has been exa...
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In this job talk, she will address some of the current challenges faced by hospitals in the US – whether they are ready for the new technological innovations driven by electronic health records systems (EHR). As hospitals are increasingly adopting EHR, the integration of EHR into a hospital’s existing HIT infrastructure becomes a non-trivial matter...
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Seizing the latest technological advances in distributed work, an increasing number of firms have set up offshore captive centers (CCs) in emerging economies to carry out sophisticated R&D work. We analyze survey data from 132 R&D CCs established by foreign multinational companies in India to understand how firms execute distributed innovative work...
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This paper focuses on how information and technology drive digital business innovation in business ecosystems where multiple co-contributors work together to innovate new business models. Specifically, we develop a framework based on two novel concepts — (1) digital business innovation (DBI) platforms; and (2) digital business innovation capability...
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This section is a collection of shorter "Issue and Opinions" pieces that address some of the critical challenges around the evolution of digital business strategy. These voices and visions are from thought leaders who, in addition to their scholarship, have a keen sense of practice. They outline through their opinion pieces a series of issues that...
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Over the last three decades, the prevailing view of information technology strategy has been that it is a functional-level strategy that must be aligned with the firm's chosen business strategy. Even within this socalled alignment view, business strategy directed IT strategy. During the last decade, the business infrastructure has become digital wi...
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Practice transfer processes in organizations often do not proceed as planned. Prior literature has viewed unplanned deviations as undesirable, emphasizing ways to reduce or overcome them. Performative deviations refer to such unplanned deviations in the actual performance of practice transfer processes from the prescribed intentions of the organiza...
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This paper examines the impact of health information technology (HIT) implementation and meaningful use on hospital productivity and financial performance. Focusing specifically on the healthcare sector allows us to examine at a more granular level the manner in which hospitals and other healthcare organizations adopt, implement and use their HIT s...
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This paper examines the impact of health information technology (HIT) implementation and meaningful use on hospital productivity and financial performance. Focusing specifically on the healthcare sector allows us to examine at a more granular level the manner in which hospitals and other healthcare organizations adopt, implement and use their HIT s...
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An emerging class of technologies defined as Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been heralded as the answer for inflexible IT architecture and promises to reduce operational barriers of current IT infrastructures. In SOA, loosely coupled Web services are integrated to provide dynamic digital capabilities within and across enterprise boundaries...
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Coordination efforts that access and align relevant cross-functional expertise are regarded as an essential element of innovation success. In recent years, these efforts have been further augmented through complementary investments in information systems, which provide the technological platforms for information sharing and coordination across func...
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In turbulent environments, enterprise agility (i. e., the ability for firms to sense environmental change and respond appropriately) is an important determinant of firm success. We present a framework for enterprise agility, identify the underlying capabilities that support enterprise agility, and explicate the enabling role of information technolo...
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Practice transfer processes in organizations often do not proceed as planned. Prior literature has viewed unplanned deviations as undesirable, emphasizing ways to reduce or overcome them. Performative deviations refers to such unplanned deviations in the actual performance of practice transfer processes from the prescribed intentions of the organiz...
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Outsourcing of information technology (IT) services has received much attention in the information systems (IS) literature. However, considerably less attention has been paid to actual contract structures used in IT outsourcing (ITO). Examining contract structures yields important insights into how the contracting parties structure the governance p...
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IT failures abound but little is known about the financial impact that these failures have on a firm’s market value. Using the resource-based view of the firm and event study methodology, this study analyzes how firms are penalized by the market when they experience unforeseen operating or implementation-related IT failures. Our sample consists of...
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We address the issue of intellectual property (IP) rights in onshore and offshore software development outsourcing. IP assets are generally intangible in nature and are easily misappropriated by the contracting parties. The paper examines two IP protection mechanisms employed by firms: rights-sharing arrangements and restrictive covenants and using...
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Manufacturing firms are increasingly using advanced enterprise-level information systems to coordinate and synchronize externally oriented functions such as marketing and supply chain and internally oriented activities such as manufacturing. In this paper, we present a model of manufacturing performance that simultaneously considers the effects of...
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More than 15 million people now inhabit virtual worlds. We posit that virtual worlds represent an interesting intersection of three parties wrestling for power, influence, and authority in these relatively new spaces. Specifically: (1) corporations, representing economic and business interests; (2) governments, representing political and legal inte...
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As organizations grow increasingly dependent on their technology development capabilities, effective management of technology development projects has become a crucial capability. Although a variety of perspectives—control, leadership and management championship, and institutional linkages—have been invoked to explain technology development perform...
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In turbulent environments, enterprise agility, that is, the ability of firms to sense environmental change and respond readily, is an important determinant of firm success. We define and deconstruct enterprise agility, delineate enterprise agility from similar concepts in the business research literature, explore the underlying capabilities that su...
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Managers charged with assessing investment opportunities for information technologies such as e-business projects face considerable uncertainty in their decision-making processes. Contemporary theories of the firm and the normative prescriptions thereof emphasize the potential for such investments to augment firm-level knowledge and relational capa...
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Like an old-fashioned three-legged race, the business and technology sides of any company are running today with the left leg of one tied to the right leg of the other. Some companies understand that and run well; some don't. The topexecutives interviewed in this book (see overflow page for a partial list) know where competitive leaders are headed....
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Coordination efforts that access and align relevant cross-functional expertise are regarded as an essential element of innovation success. In recent years, these efforts have been further augmented through complementary investments in information systems, which provide the technological platforms for information sharing and coordination across func...
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With V. Sambamurthy, A. Bharadwaj, “ Strategic Agility through Digital Options: Reconceptualization the Role of IT in Contemporary Firms,” MIS Quarterly, Vol.27, No.2, 2003, pp.237-265. Agility is vital to the innovation and competitive performance of firms in contemporary business environments. Firms are increasingly relying on information techn...
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The linkages between IS and business units are recognized as being critical to information systems development processes and outcomes. Previous research has found that they are associated with better performing ISD teams, stronger alignment between firms' IT investments and business objectives, and comparatively superior exploitation of information...
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The landscape of competitive actions among contemporary business firms is characterized by an emphasis on competitive agility. The actions of successful firms provide strong evidence that IT significantly enhances competitive agility. In their quest for competitive agility, firms are increasingly relying on the information systems, including the In...
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The resource-based view of the firm attributes superior financial performance to organizational resources and capabilities. This paper develops the concept of IT as an organizational capability and empirically examines the association between IT capability and firm performance. Firm specific IT resources are classified as IT infrastructure, human I...
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Decisions pertaining to the planning and scheduling of critical resources such as operating rooms (ORs) are among the most critical day-to-day problems faced by hospitals. These decisions impact not only the quality of care to patients but also the crucial relationship between the hospital and the physicians who practice there. OR scheduling is typ...
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Despite increasing anecdotal evidence that information technology (IT) assets contribute to firm performance and future growth potential of firms, the empirical results relating IT investments to firm performance measures have been equivocal. However, the bulk of the studies have relied exclusively on accounting-based measures of firm performance,...
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This paper considers merger and acquisition strategies pursued by firms in the U.S. software industry, and their impact upon firm performance over the period 1993-97. Employing a modified event-study methodology, we examine how specific dimensions of these transactions influence value creation. We also examine the phenomenon of "binge" acquisitions...
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Ever since Keen (1980) fired the opening salvos by criticizing research in Management Information Systems (MIS) for lacking a core theory, debates about the scientific basis for the discipline have continuedunabated (Bariff and Ginzberg 1982; Benbasat 1984; Culnan 1986, 1987, Hamilton and Ives 1982, Hirschheim and Klien 1989, Orlikowsi and Baroudi...
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Auditors who must express an opinion on the financial statements of publicly held enterprises must perform a series of risk assessments as the basis for selecting appropriate audit procedures to be performed. Although many auditing expert systems have been developed for individual components of the audit risk assessment process such as inherent and...
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A knowledge-based generalized architecture for dynamic rescheduling is presented. The architecture combines a blackboard based opportunistic scheduling system that is integrated with reason maintenance capabilities. The blackboard component focuses on the process of constructing a schedule which is deemed to be primarily opportunistic in nature. Th...
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Studies of the process of model formulation by experts have shown the process to be an iterative one, in which the model is continuously refined until a complete and consistent representation emerges. It is also a highly unstable activity as the problem specifications, including the goal, may change both during and after the formulation. In order t...
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This paper provides a survey of model management literature within the mathematical modeling domain. The first part of the survey is a review and a summary of the literature. After giving some basic definitions of modeling, modeling life cycle, and model management, two representative algebraic modeling languages followed by three approaches to mod...

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