Information & Decision Sciences


Perdue Hall

Karen E. Papke-Shields

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Contact Information

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1997
  • INFO 326 – Operations Management
  • INFO 315 – Project Management
  • INFO 470 – Enterprise Systems
Research Interests
  • Project management
  • Manufacturing strategy
Publications and Working Papers

Referred Journal Articles

  • Papke-Shields, K.E. and M.K. Malhotra, 2008. “Manufacturing managers’ perceptions of functional power in manufacturing organizations”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 28, 9/10, 858-874.
  • Papke-Shields, K.E. and M.K. Malhotra, 2006. “Evolution in the strategic manufacturing planning process of organizations,” Journal of Operations Management, Vol 24, No. 5, pp 421-439. (Paper selected as one of the top three papers published in JOM for 2006)
  • Papke-Shields, K.E., M.K. Malhotra, and V. Grover, 2002, “Strategic manufacturing planning systems and their linkage to planning system success,” Decision Sciences Journal, Vol 33, No. 1, pp 1-30.
  • Papke-Shields, K.E. and M.K. Malhotra, 2001, “Assessing the impact of the manufacturing executive’s role on business performance through strategic alignment,” Journal of Operations Management, Vol 19, No. 1, pp 5-22.

Referred Proceedings/Presentations

  • Papke-Shields, K., C. Beise and J. Quan, 2007, “Hard versus soft project management practices: What do project teams really use?” Presented at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, November 2007, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Papke-Shields, K., J. Quan and C. Beise, 2007, “Assessing the effect of project management methodologies,” Proceedings of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, March 2007, Baltimore, MD.
  • Beise, C., J. Quan and K. Papke-Shields, 2006, “IT project standards and project performance: An integrated research framework,” Proceedings of the Association for Information Systems: Special Interest Group on IT Project Management, December 9, 2006, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Papke-Shields, K.E. and M.K. Malhotra, 2006, “The role of power in manufacturing firms,” Proceedings of POM 2006 – 17th Annual Conference, April 28-May 1, 2006 – Boston, MA.
  • Wright, K.M and K.E. Papke-Shields, 2002, “Education, training and user acceptance in the domain of enterprise resource planning systems”, Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Decision Sciences Institute, November 22-26, 2002 – San Diego, CA.
  • Wright, K.M. and K.E. Papke-Shields, 2002, “Information systems development: Using cross-disciplinary teams”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Informatics Education & Research, December 13-15, 2002 – Barcelona, Spain.
  • Parente, D.H. (moderator), M. Thoms (panel member), K. Noce (panel member) and K.E. Papke-Shields (panel member), “The Internet in the supply chain: Productive playfulness or employee theft?”, Proceedings of the Academy of Management, Denver, CO, 2002.
  • Papke-Shields, K.E., M.K. Malhotra, and V. Grover. “An empirical assessment of the implications of the evolution of strategic manufacturing planning in organizations,” Proceedings of the 31st Annual Decision Sciences Institute, Orlando, FL, 2000.
  • Papke-Shields, K.E. “The use of ‘Building Blocks’ to enhance student understanding of layout design,” Proceedings of the 30th Annual Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, LA, 1999.
  • “The STRideS system: Addressing transportation problems associated with welfare reform in rural Somerset County Maryland,” Proceedings of the 24th National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas, 1999.

Working Papers

  • Papke-Shields, K.E., C. Beise and J. Quan, Project management: Do we practice what we preach, and does it matter? Submitted to International Journal of Project Management, July 2009.

Professional Associations

  • Project Management Institute
  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Production and Operations Management Society