David E. Pingry
McClelland Professor of Management Information Systems
Department of Management Information Systems
Eller College of Management
430L McClelland Hall
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108
Phone: (520) 621-4106
AB, Economics, University of Illinois, 1967.
Ph.D., Economics, Purdue University, 1971.
Professor Pingry has been at the University of Arizona since 1974 where he has served in the Division of Economic and Business Research, the Department of Economics, and the Department of Management Information Systems. He served as Acting Head of the Department of Economics from 1981-1984 and as the Head of the Department of Management Information Systems from 1992 - 1997.
Previously Professor Pingry was on the faculty at Virginia Tech and has held visiting faculty positions at Purdue University and Texas A&M. From January of 2002 to August of 2003 he held the Treibick Visiting Endowed Chair in the Connecticut Information Technology Institute at the University of Connecticut.
Professor Pingry has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of management of information systems, IT strategy, decision support systems, project management, microeconomics, regional economics, and environmental economics. He received the MBA Faculty of the Year award in 1993. His research has been supported by the Electric Power Research Institute, US Geological Survey and the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Selected Papers and Publications
“Optimal Policy for Software Patents: Model and Comparative Implications.” (with Matt E. Thatcher) Journal of Management Information Systems, Volume 26, Number 3, Winter 2009-2010, pp.103-133.
“A Learning Model of Information Technology Outsourcing: Normative Implications” (with Hoon S. Cha and Matt E Thatcher), Journal of Management Information Systems, Volume 26, Number 2, 2009, pp. 147-176.
“What Determines IT Spending Priorities” (with Hoon Cha and Matt E. Thatcher), Communications of the ACM, Volume 52 , Issue 8, August 2009, pp. 105-110.
“Managing the Knowledge Supply Chain: An Organizational Learning Model of Information Technology Offshore Outsourcing” (with Hoon S. Cha and Matt E. Thatcher), Management Information Systems Quarterly, Volume 32, Number 2, June 2008, Pages 281-306.
"Software Patents – The Good, the Bad, and the Messy" (with Matt E. Thatcher), Communications of the ACM, Volume 50, Issue 10, October 2007, Pages 47 – 52.
"Modeling the ‘IT Value Paradox’” (with Matt E. Thatcher), Communications of the ACM, Volume 50, Number 8, August 2007, Pages 41-45 .
"Welfare Analysis of Alternative Patent Policies for Software Innovations" (with Matt Thatcher and Taeha Kim), Decision Support Systems, Volume 41, May 2006, pp 803-823.
"Understanding the Business Value of IT Investments: Theoretical Evidence from Alternative Market and Cost Structures" (with Matt Thatcher), Journal of Management Information Systems, Volume 21, Number 2, Fall 2004, pp. 61-85.
"An Economic Model of Product Quality and IT Value" (with Matt Thatcher), Information Systems Research, Volume 15, No. 3, September 2004, pp. 268–286."
"IT Reference Disciplines - Andy Whinston, A Case Study" (with James R. Marsden), Business Modeling: Multidisciplinary Approaches-Economics, Operational, and Information Systems Perspectives (in Honor of Andrew B. Whinston), Edited by Clyde Hosapple, Varghese Jacob, and H. Raghav Rao, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.
"Marketable Acid Rain Emissions Permits: An Investigation of Revenue Neutral Auctions" (with Robert Franciosi, R. Mark Isaac and Stanley Reynolds), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 24, 1-24, 1993.
"The Design and Use of Laboratory Experiments for DSS Evaluation" (with Charles Gardner and James R. Marsden), Decision Support Systems, Volume 9, No. 4, 1993.
"Theory of Decision Support Systems Portfolio Evaluation" (with J. Marsden), Decision Support Systems, Volume 9, No. 2, 1993.
"Intelligent Information Systems and Organization Structures: An Integrated Design Approach" (with James R. Marsden), Journal of Organizational Computing, Volume 2, Number 2, 1992.
"Managing J. Pierrepont Finch: Should he be Given a PC?" (with R. Mark Isaac), Information and Management, Vol. 21, 1991.
"A Role for Decision Support Systems in Water Delivery Design," (with Timothy L. Shaftel and Keith E. Boles), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management Division, American Society of Civil Engineers, November 1991.
"A Strategy for Determining the Optimal Domain for Knowledge Based Decision Support Systems" (with James R. Marsden and Robert D. St. Louis), European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 48, No. 3, October 16, 1990, 342-350.
"End User-IS Design Professional Interaction -- Information Exchange for Firm Profit or End User Satisfaction?" (with James R. Marsden), Information and Management, 14, 1988.
"Engineering Production Functions and the Testing of Quantitative Economic Hypotheses" (with J. Marsden), Economica, November 1986.
"Generating an Optimal Information System: PMAX-SDLC and the Redirection of MIS Research" (with J. Marsden), Journal of Management Information Systems, Summer 1986.
"Integrated Water Management: A Programming Approach" (with T. Shaftel), Water Resources Research, Vol. 15, No. 1, February 1979.
"An Economic Analysis of the Central Arizona Project" (with J. Barr), Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest, American Water Resources Association, Arizona Section, Vol. 7, 1977.
"The Central Arizona Project: An Inquiry into its Potential Impacts" (with J. Barr), Arizona Review, College of Business and Public Administration, University of Arizona, April 1977.
"Rational Water Pricing in the Tucson Basin" (with J. Barr), Arizona Review, College of Business and Public Administration, University of Arizona, October 1976.
"Environmental Data Management: An Identification of Outliers" (with J. Marsden and A. Whinston), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 3, 1976.
"Application of a Multi-Goal Water Quality Planning Model" (with A. Whinston), Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, American Society of Civil Engineering, February 1974.
"Engineering Foundations of Production Functions" (with J. Marsden and A. Whinston), Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1974.
"Process Analysis: A Comment" (with J. Marsden and A. Whinston), American Economic Review, Vol. 64, No. 4, 1974.
"Anarchy, Externalities and the Environment," Further Explorations in the Theory of Anarchy, Gordon Tullock (ed.), Center for the Study of Public Choice, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1974.
"A Multi-Goal Water Quality Planning Model" (with A. Whinston), Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, American Society of Civil Engineering, December 1973.
"Regression Analysis Applied to the Wastewater Treatment Field" (with J. Marsden and A. Whinston), Journal of Water Pollution Control Federation, Vol. 45, No. 10, October 1973.
"Application of Nonlinear Programming to Water Quality Control" (with J. Marsden and A. Whinston), Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, Vol. 2, 1973.
"Cost Allocation for a Regional Pollution Treatment System" (with E. Loehman and A. Whinston), Economics and Decision Making for Environmental Quality, Conner and Loehman (eds.), Gainsville, Florida, 1973.
"Water Quality Control: Application of a Nonlinear Programming Algorithm" (with G. Graves and A. Whinston), Revue Francoise D'Informatique et de Recherche Operationnelle, October 1972.
"Production Function Theory and the Optimal Design of Waste Treatment Facilities" (with J. Marsden and A. Whinston), Applied Economics, Vol. 4, 1972.