Marion G. Sobol
Southern Methodist University
EngineeringMarketingInformation systemComputer scienceKnowledge management
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#1Gail E. Farrelly (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 4
#2Marion G. Sobol (SMU: Southern Methodist University)H-Index: 11
#1Marion G. Sobol (SMU: Southern Methodist University)H-Index: 11
#2Edmund Prater (UTA: University of Texas at Arlington)H-Index: 12
In the past few decades various industries have adopted new information systems and supply chain management techniques. Unfortunately, although many industries saw significant gains, the health care industry-both large hospitals and small private practices-are slow to consider new technologies. According to the Health Care Information Technology Model HCIT and the Supply Chain Operations Reference SCOR Model, a necessary aspect in planning and applying new IT and supply chain techniques is the a...
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#1Bezalel Gavish (SMU: Southern Methodist University)H-Index: 4
#2Marion G. Sobol (SMU: Southern Methodist University)H-Index: 11
A stochastic model is developed which can be used to set warranty periods so that a small percentage of items sold in a store are returned for rebates, repairs or replacements. If return to the store provides benefits to the retailer such as purchase of upgrades, ability to sell additional related goods or to sell snacks and other unrelated merchandise, while the customer is waiting, then profits may be maximized by setting warranty periods so that a larger percentage of the population will revi...
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#1Debbie Tesch (Xavier University)H-Index: 11
#2Marion G. Sobol (SMU: Southern Methodist University)H-Index: 11
Last. James J. Jiang (UCF: University of Central Florida)H-Index: 39
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Abstract Since Information Systems Development (ISD) project success is difficult to achieve and the literature has shown the relationship between IS developer skills and system success is mixed, this paper isolates and studies the knowledge shared by users and developers and its interaction with group solving practices that may lead to ISD project success. We evaluate developer’s knowledge of application domains and user knowledge of IS development along with the level of group problem solving ...
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#1Marion G. Sobol (SMU: Southern Methodist University)H-Index: 11
#2Gary Klein (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 40
The literature of the past three decades has not provided a consistent picture of payback for IT investment. Firm strategies and infrastructure play a part in determining return on investment and, in recent years, chief information officer (CIO) characteristics have been cited as essential factors in ensuring economic returns for IT investment. In our study we related CIO background and attitude toward IT investment to the objective measures of a firm's performance. The financial measures tended...
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#1Marion G. Sobol (SMU: Southern Methodist University)H-Index: 11
#2Edmund PraterH-Index: 12
#1Ram N. AcharyaH-Index: 7
#2Albert KaganH-Index: 11
Last. Vinod KodepakaH-Index: 2
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This study examines the impact of the recent surge in Internet banking activities on competition in Texas community bank markets. The results show that the competition from large national banks has substantially increased in recent years. In general, national banks are the major competitors in residential mortgage, commercial credit, electronic banking, trust services, and cash management services. However, in terms of Internet based competition, national banks are not the sole factor in the mar...
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#1Marion G. Sobol (SMU: Southern Methodist University)H-Index: 11
#2Edmund Prater (UTA: University of Texas at Arlington)H-Index: 12
Research on the use of information technology in healthcare has focused on hospitals and Health Management Organizations (HMOs). However, little has been done to study the use of IT in group medical practices. In 1994, we conducted a pilot study of group medical practices and then repeated this pilot study in 2003 to obtain a longitudinal picture of the IT services used by these private practices. Researchers can use this to form ideas of the important issues and changes involved in IT usage in ...
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#1Mona Whitley Howard (SMU: Southern Methodist University)H-Index: 1
#2Marion G. Sobol (SMU: Southern Methodist University)H-Index: 11
In today's era of global competition, organizations must manage their functions and activities in a manner such that they are responsive to customers' needs and can provide excellence in service to the customer while also being efficient and cost conscious. These issues are extremely common in corporate organizations, but such concerns are equally relevant in service industries, including institutions of higher education. This study is conducted at a private, undergraduate institution of higher ...
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#1Gary KleinH-Index: 40
#2James J. JiangH-Index: 39
Last. Marion G. SobolH-Index: 11
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