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ANANDASIVAM GOPAL

 

Decisions, Operations and Information Technologies   

4307 Van Munching Hall

agopal@rhsmith.umd.edu

301-405-9681

 

 

Anand Gopal is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. His research interests are in software outsourcing and offshoring, contract theory, entrepreneurship and venture capital.

 

Prior to joining the Smith School, he spent two years with PRTM, a strategy and operations consulting firm specializing in the high-tech sector.

 

 

CV Updated Dec 2012        |         Education       |         Publications        |         Working Papers

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Education

M.S.I.A, Ph.D, Information Systems, Tepper School of Business (G.S.I.A), 2001

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

  

M.S., Information Systems, University of North Carolina, 1995

Chapel Hill, NC

 

M.Sc (Tech),  BITS Pilani, India, 1993

 

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Publications

The Impact of New Product Introduction on Plant Productivity in the North American Automotive Industry. A. Gopal, M. Goyal, S. Netessine and M. Reindorp. Management Science 2012. pdf

·        Chan Hahn Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Conference 2011. Operations Management

The Asymmetric Benefits of Relational Flexibility: Evidence from Software Development Outsourcing. A. Gopal and B. Koka. MIS Quarterly 2012. pdf

Coordination and Performance in Global Software Services Delivery: the Vendor’s Perspective. A. Gopal, A. Espinosa, S. Gosain and D. Darcy. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 2011. pdf

The Contingent Effects of Quality Signaling: Evidence from the Indian Offshore IT Services Industry. G. Gao, A. Gopal and R. Agarwal. Management Science 2010. pdf

Managers' Judgments of Performance in IT Services Outsourcing. V. Ramachandran and A. Gopal. Journal of MIS. 2010. pdf

The Role of Contracts in Quality and Returns to Quality in Offshore Software Development. A. Gopal and B. Koka. Decision Sciences. 2010 pdf

Role of Organizational Controls and Boundary Spanning in Software Development Outsourcing: Implications for Project Performance.  A. Gopal and S. Gosain. Information Systems Research. 2009.  pdf

Certification in the Indian Offshore IT Services Industry.  A. Gopal and G. Gao. Manufacturing and Services Operations Management. 2009. pdf

On Selecting Appropriate Contract Types for Offshore Software Projects: The Case of Fixed Price versus Time and Materials Contracts. A. Gopal and K. Sivaramakrishnan. Information Systems Research. June 2008. pdf

Determinants of Service Quality in Offshore Software Outsourcing. A. Gopal and  B. Koka. Forthcoming, In Information Systems Outsourcing: Enduring Themes, New Perspectives and Global Challenges, 3rd Edition. 2008. pdf

The Impact of Institutional Forces on Software Metrics Programs. A. Gopal, T. Mukhopadhyay and M.S. Krishnan. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. Aug 2005.   pdf

Contracts in Offshore Software Development: An Empirical Analysis. A. Gopal, K. Sivaramakrishnan, T. Mukhopadhyay and M.S Krishnan. Management Science. December 2003.   pdf 

Determinants of Metrics Programs Success in Software Development. A. Gopal, T. Mukhopadhyay, M.S. Krishnan and D. Goldenson. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. September 2002.   pdf

The Role of Communications and Processes in Offshore Software Development. A. Gopal, T. Mukhopadhyay and M.S. Krishnan. Communications of the ACM. 2002.   pdf

 

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Working Papers

Ending the Mending Wall: Signals and Cascades in Entrepreneur – Venture Capitalist Co-location. B. Greenwood and A. Gopal

“Tiger Blood”: Availability Cascades, New Firm Formation, and the Acquisition of Venture Capital in the I.T. Industry. B. Greenwood and A. Gopal. Best Empirical Paper Award, Academy of Management Conference 2012. Entrepreneurship Division

Synthesizing Market and Professional Logics Amongst Independent Software Entrepreneurs: A Study of Mobile Software Developers on the Apple AppStore. Y. Qiu, A. Gopal and I. Hann

Product Market Competition and Corporate Venture Capital in the U.S. IT Industry: An Empirical Analysis. K. Kim, A. Gopal and G. Hoberg. Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Conference 2012 Technology and Innovation Management

Pure Versus Hybrid Strategies: Exploring the Limits of Adaptability Using an Agent-Based Model. A. Gopal, B. Koka and W. Rand

Reference Prices and Bidder Heterogeneity in Secondary Markets Online B2B Auctions. A. Pilehvar, W. Elmaghraby and A. Gopal

The Shadow of Goliath: Scientific Discovery and the Abandonment of Stenting in Heart Disease Treatment. B. Greenwood, Ritu Agarwal, A. Gopal and Rajshree Agarwal

 

Signaling and Human Capital in Online Software Outsourcing Platforms. A. Gopal and N. Langer

 

E-Procurement Infusion Dimensions and their Performance Impacts: Disentangling Complementary and Substitutive Effects. S. Yu, A. N. Mishra, A. Gopal, S. Slaughter and T. Mukhopadhyay

 

 

Please contact me by email for copies of working papers.

 

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 Updated December 2012