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University of Colorado Denver Business School, offering Bachelor, MBA, MS, and PhD degrees

Business School, University of Colorado Denver

James Gerlach, Professor of Information Systems


  • PhD Management, Information Systems and Accounting, Purdue University, 1982
  • M.S. Computer Science, Purdue University, 1979
  • B.S. Math-Computer, St. Joseph's College, 1974

Courses Taught

  • Object-Oriented Business Programming
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Fundamentals of ISMG Theory and Practice
  • Distributed Object System Design

Areas of Expertise

  • Information Systems Development
  • Technology Assessment
  • IT Management

Areas of Research

  • Open Source Software
  • Self-Service Technologies

Professional History

Academic Experience

  • Professor of Business, University of Colorado at Denver, 2000 - present
  • E-Business MBA Director, 1999-2000
  • Area Coordinator, Information Systems, 1991-1994
  • Associate Professor of Business, University of Colorado at Denver, 1990 - 2000
  • Assistant Professor of Business, University of Colorado at Denver, 1984 - 1990
  • Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, 1982 to 1984

Selected Publications

  • "An Empirical Analysis of Open Source Software Developers' Motivations and Continuance Intentions,” Information & Management, Vol. 44, Issue 3, April 2007, pp. 253-262. (with C. Wu, C. Young)
    “Self Sanction and Regulative Sanction against Copyright Infringement: A Comparison between US and China College Students,” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, forthcoming. ( with F.Y. Kuo and C.S. Lin)
  • "TICOM and the Analysis of Internal Controls," The Accounting Review, April 1985, (with A.D. Bailey, Jr., G.D. Duke, C. Ko, R. Meservy, and A.B. Whinston).
  • "A Model for Testing the Reliability of Computer Programs and EDP Management: Internal Control Implications," Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Spring 1988.
  • "An Approach to Dialog Management for Presentation and Manipulation of Composite Models in Decision Support Systems," Decision Support Systems, Vol. 6, No. 3, Aug. 1990, (with F. Kuo).
  • "The Formal Development of Hybrid User Computer Interfaces with Advanced Forms of User Assistance," Journal of Systems and Software, Nov. 1991.
  • "Understanding Human-Computer Interaction for Information Systems Design," MIS Quarterly, Dec. 1991.
  • "Understanding and Managing OOT Adoption, " IEEE Software, May/June 1998 (with A. Bhattacherjee).
  • "A Hybrid Approach to OO Development: "The SUMMITrak Project at TCI," Journal of Systems and Software, 2001 (with A. Bhattacherjee).
  • "Determining the Cost of IT Services", Communications of the ACM, 2002 (with B. Neumann, E. Moldauer, M. Argo, and D. Frisby).
  • "Cost Management Using ABC for IT Activities and Services", Management Accounting Quarterly, 2004 (with B. Neumann, E. Moldauer, M. Finch, and C. Olson).
  • “Perceived Risk and the Consumer Buying Process: Internet Airline Reservations", International Journal of Service Industry Management, 2005 (L. Cunningham, J. Gerlach, M. Harper, and C. Young).

Achievements and Honors:

  • Dean’s Scholar, University of Colorado at Denver, 1994
  • Outstanding Service Award, University of Colorado at Denver, 1994

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