Vijay Gurbaxani

Professor, School of Business
Paul Merage School of Business

Associate Dean of Academic Degree Programs

PH.D., University of Rochester, 1987
MS, 1983, University of Rochester

Phone: (949) 824-5215
Fax: (949) 824-8469

University of California, Irvine
315 GSM
Mail Code: 3125
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Business strategy and information technologies; Outsourcing of information systems; Economics of information technologies; Emerging technologies; Organization and management of information systems
Research Abstract
Dr. Vijay Gurbaxani is an expert in the economics of information technology. His research, teaching and consulting interests are at the nexus of business strategy and information technology. He focuses on developing and evaluating business-driven technology strategies, on conducting a comprehensive analysis of investment decisions in information technologies, and on assessing sourcing options for information services. Key elements in his approach are an integrative perspective that considers the role of information technology in the broader context of the firm's business and operating models, a focus on the importance of the alignment between business and information technology strategies, and a comprehensive understanding and application of the underlying economics of information systems. He has extensive experience in these areas having consulted for and provided research expertise to many organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, technology service providers and leading consulting firms. He has taught in numerous executive education programs and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

From 1995-99, he was the Associate Dean of the MBA Program and Professor of Information Technology and Management at the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine, where he has been a faculty member since 1985. He is currently leading the school's initiative to implement its newly adopted strategic focus on information technology. He has also served as Associate Dean of Research and Chairman of the Faculty. Dr. Gurbaxani was awarded the Andersen Consulting Outstanding Faculty Award and the Corporate Partners Faculty Fellowship.

Dr. Gurbaxani has an active research program supported by funds from the National Science Foundation and from industry. He is the author of a book on information systems management, and has published numerous articles and management reports in his areas of specialization. He is also an editor of a leading management journal. He has presented many talks nationally and internationally to business and academic groups.

Vijay Gurbaxani received Master's (1983) and Ph.D. (1987) degrees in Business Administration from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, New York. His doctoral thesis won the prize for the best dissertation in a worldwide competition sponsored by the International Center for Information Technologies. Dr. Gurbaxani received an integrated 5 year Master's (1980) degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Gurbaxani, V. and H. Mendelson, Software and Hardware in Data Processing Budgets, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, September 1987.
Gurbaxani, V. and H. Mendelson, An Integrative Model of Information Systems Spending Growth, Information Systems Research, March 1990.
Gurbaxani, V. and S. Whang, The Impact of Information Systems on Organizations and Markets, Communications of the ACM, January 1991.
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