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Madhu T. Rao
Seattle University
SubsidiaryEconomicsMarketingInformation systemOutsourcing
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#1Gregory E. Prussia (SU: Seattle University)H-Index: 18
#2Geoffrey P. Willis (UCO: University of Central Oklahoma)H-Index: 1
Last. Madhu T. Rao (SU: Seattle University)H-Index: 6
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Abstract Introduction: The purpose of this research was to determine whether the influence of supervisory support for safety on safety consciousness is direct or indirect. Based in part on predictions from the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) and Social Cognitive Theory (SCT), we examined the extent to which belief (safety self-efficacy) and attitude (cavalier safety attitude) mediate the impact of supervisory support for safety on employee safety consciousness. Method: A survey of 995 employees ...
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#1Madhu T. RaoH-Index: 6
#2Gloria SanchezH-Index: 1
There are a large number of compelling reasons for companies to collaborate with offshore teams in systems development projects — access to expertise, a 24-hour work cycle, and more efficient utilization of company resources, to name a few. There are, however, many obstacles that affect the coordination of such collaboration that can often lead to frustration, mistakes, and consequently, project delays. Such problems can occur, even when the team works in an offshore branch of the same company a...
AbstractIn multinational corporations (MNCs), subsidiaries operate in environments separated, not only by geographical distances, but also by time, language, politics, and legal frameworks. Such heterogeneity of operating environments puts great demands on the management of information systems (IS) to control and coordinate the organization's worldwide IS operations. This study examines the factors influencing the integration of the IS function across subsidiaries in MNCs. Specifically, the impa...
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#1Sandeep K. Arora (Accenture)
#2Madhu T. Rao (SU: Seattle University)H-Index: 6
The task of leadership has changed with the emergence of the global knowledge economy. Whilst functional skills with a restricted relevance to a specific industry and cultural context were key ingredients of leaders in the past, today leaders need to bring a different set of capabilities regardless of whether they operate in academia, politics or business. The article discusses the emergence of global leadership from a business perspective, with the view that we currently see a paradigm shift in...
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#1Madhu T. Rao (SU: Seattle University)H-Index: 6
#2Terrence W. Earls (SU: Seattle University)H-Index: 1
Last. Gloria Sanchez (SU: Seattle University)H-Index: 1
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AbstractThere are a number of compelling reasons for companies to look outside their own organizational and national boundaries for the skills and knowledge needed to compete in the global marketplace. Improving telecommunications infrastructures around the world and highly skilled talent pools in low cost nations are only a few of the drivers motivating companies to collaborate with partner firms located abroad. Such collaboration is, however, extremely difficult to control and coordinate. This...
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#1Madhu T. Rao (SU: Seattle University)H-Index: 6
#2Carol V. Brown (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 19
Last. William C. Perkins (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 8
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The management of the information systems (IS) function is a complex task, particularly in the case of multinational corporations (MNCs), where installations dispersed across distance, time, and cultures can lead to diverse and incompatible systems spreading among foreign subsidiaries. The need to globally control and coordinate the IS management function is often met with resistance from local IS managers, who may perceive corporate standards as intrusive. Resource dependence theory (RDT) argue...
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#1Madhu T. Rao (SU: Seattle University)H-Index: 6
#2William Poole (SU: Seattle University)H-Index: 2
Last. Diane Lockwood (SU: Seattle University)H-Index: 6
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AbstractDespite the furor surrounding the offshoring phenomenon, there is little empirical research examining global IT sourcing (GITS) and its potential impacts on the individual, the organization, and society. This article presents the results of a study of the perceived direction of GITS in the United States and its implications for business. Based on information collected from structured interviews with senior information systems executives at ten medium to large corporations in the region, ...
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#1Madhu T. Rao (SU: Seattle University)H-Index: 6
The management of the Information Systems (IS) function is a complex task, particularly in the case of multinational corporations (MNCs), where installations dispersed across distance, time, and cultures can lead to diverse and incompatible systems across foreign subsidiaries. The need to globally control and coordinate the IS management function is often met with resistance from local IS managers who may perceive corporate standards as intrusive. Resource Dependence Theory argues that control i...
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ABSTRACT Most group project assignments in MIS or E-commerce courses develop students' intra-group team building skills, but fail to address larger inter-group or cross-functional integration skills. A class e-business project based on a "medical rotation " model was designed to emulate cross-functional integration demands found in a business environment, while simultaneously exposing students to each of the major functional areas involved in managing technology companies. The medical rotation a...
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Abstract Globalization trends, trade liberalization in developing countries, quantum improvements in worldwide telecommunications infrastructures, and cost-cutting pressures have together compelled many companies to examine global opportunities for sourcing some of their IT operations. Such global sourcing, whether it involves insourcing or outsourcing, requires IT project managers to deal with issues unique to operating in heterogeneous international environments. This article examines the infl...
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