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    Dr. Jagdish Pathak
    Odette School of Business
    401 Sunset Avenue
    Room 411 Odette Building
    Windsor, ON Canada N9B 3P4
    (519) 253-3000 ext. 3131

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    University of Windsor

    Projects Currently in Progress

    Dr. Jagdish Pathak, Principal Investigator of project In Progress with Dr. Mary Lind, North Carolina A & T State University as co-investigator

    Summary of Project

    This study proposes that firm learning plays a significant role in determining the outcomes of ERP system competency. Structural equation modeling will be used to analyze the measurement and structural model to ascertain that firm learning plays a significant role in mediating the effects of ERP competency on firm performance. The proposed study will be perception-based survey amongst the firms’ chief technology managers or equivalent having implemented ERP systems since the last three years or more. This study will enrich the resource-based view (RBV) by supporting the perspective that a firm’s CA and performance are a function of complex inimitable resources embedded within the firm. It will also provide evidence that the usefulness of firm resources varies with changes in firm knowledge. It will also contribute to the knowledge-based theory of the firm, which posits that knowledge is a basic source of value in building firm capabilities. A methodological contribution of this study is in the development and empirical validation of scales to assess the ERP competency and firm learning. Managers will be able to get additional insights for why some firms may not be realizing benefits from investing in ERP systems. This research will draw attention of managers to the fallacy of ‘throwing’ ERP resources into the organizational mix with the hope of improving bottom-line performance. The myth that ERP systems can fix almost any problem is being perpetuated by this fallacy.
    In Progress, Dr. Jagdish Pathak, with Dr. Barry Mishra as co-investigator from the University of California, Riverside

    Summary of Project
    We argue, however, that such harmonization and convergence reduces the information in financial reports. This argument holds even if jurisdictions adopting the common standards intend to retain their own jurisdictional reporting system. We intend to establish that making jurisdictional systems compatible with a common standard cause information loss analogous to the arguments provided by Tronbette (2003) for harmonized audit standards and mutual recognition. The loss of information occurs because a common standard can not depend on events those are viewed differently in different jurisdictions; and the impact of convergence may reduce the investors’ understanding and confidence in converged financial reports. We will provide our results analytically and also empirically based upon the archival datasets.


    Perceived Determinants of E-Commerce Audit Judgment Expertise (Completed in 2007)

    Dr. Jagdish Pathak, Principal Investigator of Project with co-investigators Dr. Mary Lind, North Carolina A & T State University, and Dr. M. Abdolmohammadi, Bentley College, completed, paper under review with Journal of Business Research

    Summary of Project

    A global survey of 203 E-commerce auditors was conducted to investigate the perceived determinants of expertise in E-commerce audits. We hypothesize and find evidence indicating that information technology and communication expertise are positively related to expertise in E-commerce audit judgment. We also find that system change management expertise and information technology audit expertise mediate this relationship. The structural equation modeling is used to analyze empirical data for this study. (Working Paper is available at )


    The Impact of embeddedness and trust on the use of trading systems in fixed-income markets

    Dr. Gokul Bhandari as Principal Investigator

    Summary of Project

    This research is guided by the question: What are the determinants of organizational embeddedness in fixed income markets? How do organizational embeddedness and trust impact the adoption of electronic trading systems in fixed-income markets? A comprehensive survey questionnaire that examines several aspects of electronic trading systems, their users, and financial institutions has been developed and sent to senior managers, sales reps and traders from major Canadian financial institutions.