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Ruth C. King
Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin, 1987
M.A. Accountancy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1981
B.A., National Cheng-Chi University, 1976.

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 1997. Assistant professor, University of Pittsburgh, 1987-97. Visiting assistant professor, University of Illinois, 1995-96.

Recent Publications

Gribbins, M. L., & King, R. Electronic retailing strategies: A case study of small businesses in the gifts & collectibles industry. Electronic Market, forthcoming.

King, R., & Bu, N. 2004. Perceptions of the mutual obligations between employees and employers: A comparative study of new generation IT professionals in China and the United States. International Journal of Human Resource Management, forthcoming.

King, R., Sen, R. & Xia, M. 2004. Impact of web-based E-Commerce on channel strategy. International Journal of Electronic Commerce, forthcoming.

Sethi, V., King, R., Quick, J. 2003. What causes stress in information system professionals. Communication of the ACM, 47: 99-102.

King, R. & Gribbins, M. L. 2003. Adoption of organizational internet technology: Can current technology adoption models explain web adoption strategies in small & mid-sized organizations? International Journal of Management Theory and Practices, 4
(4): 49-61.

Wentling, T. L, Waight, C.L., & King, R. C. 2002. The foundation of HRD in a networked world. In Human resource development and information technology: Making global connections. Norwell, MA: Klewer.

Honors and Awards

Best Paper Award, ACM Special Interest Group Computer Personnel Research, 2001. Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, 2000, 2001.

Academic Service

Editorial boards: International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, 2004; Journal of End User Computing, 1996-present.

Teaching and Research

Teaching areas include management of information's systems, telecommunications technology and management systems analysis and design, decision support systems, impact analysis of emerging technology and organization theory. Research focuses on strategic management of informant systems, computer supported collaborative work, business process reengineering and organizational transformations, telecommunications management, innovative use of information technology with in and among different industries and countries.

Contact Information:
343P Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-8051

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