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Ravi Seethamraju

Ravi Seethamraju

BTech (Mech) JNTU; M IndEng NITIE; GradDip Ad Ed UTS ; PhD W.Syd
Senior Lecturer

Rm 342
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 3267
Fax +61 2 9351 6638
ravi.seethamraju@sydney.edu.au


Bio

Dr. Seethamraju is the recipient of the School of Business Teaching Excellence award for the year 2004 and currently management accounting, accounting information systems and business process management in the faculty. His current research interests include enterprise systems, business process management and business education.

Prior to joining the academe, he had 12 years of corporate management, training and consulting experience in business information systems, operations management and industrial engineering. He currently serves in three boards i) Supply Chain Council ANZ, Director and Strategic Alliances Chair; ii) Vice-President, International Consortium for Electronic Business, and iii) President-elect, International Academy for Information Management, Special Interest group of the Association of Information Systems Education (AIS SIG-ED). He is the certified SAP Solutions consultant and is an invited member in the SAP University Alliance team to conduct train the trainer programs for academics. He has co-chaired an International Conference on Operations Management in Sydney, Australia in December 2000 and will be chairing and conducting an International Conference on Informatics Education and Research in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in December 2010.

He has extensive curriculum design experience and is one of the first few academics that have incorporated SAP, ARIS and other industry-standard software solutions into the business curriculum in the world. Ravi has published about 90 refereed journal articles and refereed papers in international conferences in the areas of enterprise systems, business process management, management education and management of engineers.

As a recipient of International Program Development Fund, he is conducting joint research with academics in Singapore Management University, Management Development Institute, Delhi, India. He won two University Teaching Improvement large grants and several research grants for his research. He is currently working on two research projects - 'Demand Chain management and the effects of enterprise systems', and 'Business process agility'.

He has a Ph.D. (UWS), a graduate diploma in adult education with distinction (UTS), masters in industrial engineering (NITIE, India) and bachelors degree in Mechanical engineering.

Activities

Publications

2015

5
Conference Paper/s

Seethamraju R 2015 Forthcoming 'Barriers to the adoption of Management Accounting processes in ERP systems environments', 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS 2015, Kauai, United States, 8th January 2015

2014

4
Journal Article/s

Seethamraju R 2014 'Enterprise systems and demand chain management: a cross-sectional field study', Information Technology and Management, vol.15:3, pp. 151-61 Link

Seethamraju R 2014 'Effectiveness of Using Online Discussion Forum for Case Study Analysis', Education Research International, vol.2014 Link

Seethamraju R 2014 Forthcoming 'Adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)', Information Systems Frontiers

5
Conference Paper/s

Seethamraju R 2014 Forthcoming 'Adoption of SaaS Enterprise Systems - A Comparison of Indian and Australian SMEs', International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions ICTer2014, Columbo, Sri Lanka (ex-Ceilan), 14th December 2014

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Seethamraju R and Krishna Sundar D 2013 'Influence of ERP systems on business process agility', IIMB Management Review, vol.25:3, pp. 137-49 Link

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Seethamraju R 2013 'Determinants of SaaS ERP Systems Adoption', Proceedings of the 17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2013, Jeju Island, Korea, (South) Republic of, 22nd June 2013

2012

4
Journal Article/s

Seethamraju R 2012 'Business process management: a missing link in business education', Business Process Management Journal, vol.18:3, pp. 532-47 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Seethamraju R 2012 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Management Education', 9th Association of Indian Management Scholars AIMS-9 International Conference on Management - “Managing Turbulence and Uncertainties in Management Education: New Landscapes and Roadmaps”, Pune, India, 4th January 2012

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Seethamraju R 2012 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Through a Field Project – A Study of Design, Delivery & Challenges', Proceedings of the 16th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2012 - "IS Innovation in Pacific Asia", Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 15th July 2012

11
Seminar Paper/s

Seethamraju R 2012 'Role of enterprise systems and SCOR models in managing Supply chain risk, Sydney Workshop on Supply Chains, University of Sydney, Australia, 13 January 2012

2011

4
Journal Article/s

Seethamraju R 2011 'Enhancing Student Learning of Enterprise Integration and Business Process Orientation through an ERP Business Simulation Game', Journal of Information Systems Education, vol.22:1, pp. 19-29

5
Conference Paper/s

Seethamraju R and Ghosh S 2011 'A Case of Enterprise System's Decision Support Characteristics', Eighth International Conference on Management AIMS 2011, Ahmedabad, India, 4th January 2011

Seethamraju R 2011 'Management Education at a Cross Road- Trials and Tribulations', Eighth International Conference on Management AIMS 2011, Ahmedabad, India, 4th January 2011

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Seethamraju R 2011 'Enterprise Systems and Demand Chain Management', Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology, Systems and Management ITSM 2011, Kozhikode, India, 18th December 2011

Seethamraju R 2011 'Design and Evaluation of a Work Integrated Learning (Wil) Initiative in an Accounting Information Systems Course', Proceedings of the Association for Information Systems AIS Special Interest Group for Education: International Academy for Information Management SIGED: IAIM - International Conference on Informatics Education and Research, Shanghai, China, 4th December 2011

Seethamraju R 2011 'Effectiveness of Online Discussion Forum for Case Study Analysis and Assessment', Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Electronic Business - "Borderless E-Business for the Next Decade", Bangkok, Thailand, 2nd December 2011

2010

5
Conference Paper/s

Seethamraju R 2010 'Keynote address: Operations Management - Changing Focus in Changing Times', SIMS Annual Research Conference SIMSARC10 – “The Myths and Realities of India Advantage- what needs to be done to reach the potential”, Pune, India, 18th December 2010

Seethamraju R 2010 'Keynote address: Achieving Excellence through Supply Chain Processes', 5th Supply Chain Colloquium 2010: Learning From Supply Chain Management Practices, ITM Business School, Mumbai, India, 9th January 2010

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Seethamraju R 2010 'Information Technologies in Accounting Education', AIS SIG-ED : IAIM International Conference 2010, Saint Louis, United States, 12th December 2010

Seethamraju R 2010 'Demand chain management and enterprise systems – A case study', Proceedings of the Pre-ICIS (International Conference on Information Systems) 2010 Workshop on Enterprise Systems Research in MIS, Saint Louis, United States, 11th December 2010

Seethamraju R 2010 'Business Process Management- A Missing Link in Business Education', 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems AMCIS 2010: Sustainable IT Around the Globe, Lima, Peru, 15th August 2010

Seethamraju R 2010 'Influence of web services on supply chain management', Fourth International Symposium of Information Systems ISIS 2009, Hyderabad, India, 4th January 2010

Seethamraju J and Seethamraju R 2010 'Towards Service Innovation- an emerging research challenges in Data Analytics Services', Fourth International Symposium of Information Systems ISIS 2009, Hyderabad, India, 4th January 2010

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Seethamraju R and Borman M 2009 'Influence of group formation choices on academic performance', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, vol.34:1, pp. 31-40

Seethamraju R and Marjanovic O 2009 'Role of process knowledge in business process improvement methodology: a case study', Business Process Management Journal, vol.15:6, pp. 920-36

5
Conference Paper/s

Seethamraju R 2009 'Key note address- Managing Supply Chain Risk', 4th Supply Chain Colloquium: Learning from Supply Chain Management Practices, ITM Business School, Mumbai, India, 10th January 2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Seethamraju R 2009 'Business Process Management today: A Missing Link in Management Education', Seventh AIMS International Conference on Management AIMS-7, Bangalore, India, 23rd December 2009

Seethamraju R 2009 'Achieving Business Process Orientation using ERP Simulation Game', AIS SIG-ED : IAIM International Conference 2009, Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 14th December 2009

Seethamraju R 2009 'Managing Supply Chain Risk- Role of IT/IS', Ninth International Conference on Electronic Business ICEB 2009, Wynn , Macao, (China), 4th December 2009

Seethamraju R 2009 'Sense and Respond Capability - Study of the role of Enterprise Systems', Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Information Science, Technology & Management - "Sustaining a knowledge economy", New Delhi, India, 15th July 2009

Seethamraju R 2009 'Effects of ES-enabled standardization and integration on business process agility', Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2009, Hyderabad, India, 12th July 2009

Seethamraju R and Seethamraju J 2009 'Enterprise Systems and Business Process Agility - A Case Study', Proceedings of the 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2009, Waikoloa, Hawaii, United States, 8th January 2009

11
Seminar Paper/s

Seethamraju R 2009 'Supply Chain Risk Management - Best practices and challenges, Research Seminar-ICFAI Business School, Bangalore, India, 20 January 2009

2008

4
Journal Article/s

Seethamraju R 2008 'Role of Enterprise Systems in Achieving Supply Chain Integration', International Journal of Business Insights and Transformation, vol.1:1, pp. 18-25

5
Conference Paper/s

Seethamraju R 2008 'An exploratory study on the influence of web services and SOA on Business process agility', International Symposium of Information Systems ISIS 2008, Hyderabad, India, 21st December 2008

Seethamraju R 2008 'Managing your supply chain risks', Supply Chain Optimisation: Key strategies for volatile market forces, Sydney, Australia, 19th November 2008

Hawking P and Seethamraju R 2008 'Introduction to ERP using SAP (Workshop Presentation)', SAP APJ Academic Conference 2008, Bangkok, Thailand, 7th November 2008

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Seethamraju R 2008 'Building supply chain integration capability - Role of Standardization and Integration enabled by Enterprise Systems', IMRC 2008: Global Supply Chain Management: Role of Emerging Economies, Bangalore, India, 24th December 2008

Seethamraju R 2008 'Enhancing student learning of enterprise integration through ERP business simulation game', International Annual Conference on Informatics Education AIS SIG-ED IAIM 2008, Paris, France, 14th December 2008

Seethamraju R and Seethamraju J 2008 'Adoption of ERPs in a Medium-sized Enterprise- A case study', 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2008, Christchurch , New Zealand, 5th December 2008

Seethamraju R and Seethamraju J 2008 'Web Services and Business Process Agility - Opportunities and Challenges in Supply Chain Management Context', 22nd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Annual Conference ANZAM 2008- Managing in the Pacific Century, Auckland, New Zealand, 5th December 2008

Seethamraju R and Seethamraju J 2008 'ERP Systems and Managerial Decision Making - A Model for Analysis', Enriching Global Business Practices- 8th International Conference on Electronic Business 2008, Hawaii, United States, 3rd October 2008 Link

Seethamraju R 2008 'Enterprise system's characteristics in small and medium sized enterprises context - a case study', European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems EMCIS 2008, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th May 2008 Link

Marjanovic O and Seethamraju R 2008 'Understanding Knowledge-intensive, Practice-oriented Business Processes', 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS 2008, Hawaii, United States, 10th January 2008

11
Seminar Paper/s

Seethamraju R 2008 'Enterprise Systems and Business Process Agility - a cased study, Research Seminar- Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India, 30 December 2008

Seethamraju R 2008 'Enhancing student learning of business process orientation and enterprise integration through ERPsim game, ERPsim User Group Seminar, Montreal, Canada, 18 April 2008

2007

2
Book Section/s

Seethamraju R 2007 'Enterprise systems software in the business curriculum: Aligning curriculum with industry requirements' in Information Systems and Technology Education: From the University to the Workplace, ed. Lowry, G. and Turner, R., Information Science Reference, Hershey, United States, pp. 57-81

4
Journal Article/s

Seethamraju R 2007 'Enterprise Systems (ES) Software in Business School Curriculum- Evaluation of Design and Delivery', Journal of Information Systems Education, vol.18:1, pp. 69-84

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Seethamraju R 2007 'Do Web Quality Characteristics Influence Initial Trust Beliefs?', 6th Workshop on e-Business Web 2007, Montreal, Canada, 9th December 2007

Seethamraju R 2007 'Using online discussion board for case study discussion', International Conference on Informatics Education Research, Montreal, Canada, 9th December 2007

Seethamraju R 2007 'Process Orientation to Business Students - Enabling Role of Enterprise Systems', 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Toowoomba, Australia, 7th December 2007

Seethamraju R and Marjanovic O 2007 'The Role of Process Knowledge in a Business Process Improvement Methodology', 7th International Conference on Electronic Business - ICEB-07 Service Innovation and Value Creation in Experience Economy, Taipei, Taiwan, 6th December 2007

Seethamraju R 2007 'Influence of Enterprise Systems on the Management and Performance of Supply Chains', 13th Asia Pacific Management Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 20th November 2007

Seethamraju R 2007 'ERP systems and decision support - An exploratory study', 9th International Conference on Decision Support Systems (ICDSS) Proceedings, Kolkata, India, 4th January 2007 Link

2006

4
Journal Article/s

Seethamraju R 2006 'Web quality - A study of user perceptions', IIMB Management Review, vol.18:1, pp. 15-46

Seethamraju R 2006 'Impact of e-commerce on business process redesign and integration', International Journal of Electronic Business, vol.4:5, pp. 380-400

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Seethamraju R 2006 'Best Practice Business Processes in ERP systems and SMEs', 7th International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA) Conference, Brescia, Italy, 1st January 2006-31st December 2006

Seethamraju R 2006 'Teaching in e-Commerce using an e-Business Group Project', International Academy for Information Management Conference, Milwaukee, United States, 1st January 2006-31st December 2006

Seethamraju R 2006 'Do enterprise systems enable supply chain integration?', Global Conference on Emergent Business Phenomena in the Digital Economy (ICEB + eBRF), Tampere, Finland, 2nd December 2006 Link

Seethamraju R 2006 'Enhancing Student Learning of Enterprise Integration by deploying SAP/R3 into Curriculum', Global Conference on Emergent Business Phenomena in the Digital Economy (ICEB + eBRF), Tampere, Finland, 2nd December 2006 Link

Seethamraju R 2006 'Influence of Enterprise Systems on Business Process Agility', Global Conference on Emergent Business Phenomena in the Digital Economy (ICEB + eBRF), Tampere, Finland, 2nd December 2006 Link

Rozenberg P and Seethamraju R 2006 'Curriculum integration across different disciplines using common e-commerce case studies', American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, United States, 9th August 2006

Seethamraju R, Leonard J and Razeed A 2006 'Development of integrated learning in business curriculum', Critical Visions: Thinking, learning and researching in Higher Education - Proceedings of the 2006 Annual International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc (HERDSA), Perth, Australia, 13th July 2006

11
Seminar Paper/s

Seethamraju R 2006 'Enhancing student learning of enterprise integration by deploying industry-based software products into business curriculum, Best Practice in Assessment and Student Feedback, Sydney, Australia, 16 June 2006 Link

2005

4
Journal Article/s

Seethamraju R 2005 'Enterprise Resource Planning Systems - Implications for managers and management', Australian Accounting Review, vol.15.3:37, pp. 90-6

5
Conference Paper/s

Seethamraju R and Borman M 2005 'Group work - Influence of formation, working and feedback on academic performance', Higher Education in a Changing World - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, Sydney, Australia, 6th July 2005

Seethamraju R and Leonard J 2005 'An integrated approach to teaching business process orientation and integration to business students', Higher Education in a Changing World - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, Sydney, Australia, 6th July 2005

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Seethamraju R and Borman M 2005 'An exploratory study of the influence of group formation choices on academic performance', 20th Annual Conference of the International Academy for Information Management (IAIM), Las Vegas, United States, 11th December 2005

Seethamraju R 2005 'An exploratory study of e-Commerce operations and business process changes', Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB): Enhancing Logistics & Supply Chain Competence through eBusiness, Hong Kong, China, 9th December 2005

Leonard J and Seethamraju R 2005 'Towards a holistic understanding of business and an applied understanding of information systems: The use of a 'scaffolding approach'', Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2005), Sydney NSW, Australia, 2nd December 2005

Seethamraju R 2005 'Relative importance of web quality dimensions', 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2005), Omaha, United States, 14th August 2005

Seethamraju R 2005 'Impact of ERP systems on managerial roles - A case study', First Asia/Pacific Research Symposium on Accounting Information Systems, Melbourne, Australia, 2nd July 2005

2004

4
Journal Article/s

Seethamraju R 2004 'Effectiveness of a post-graduate program in enterprise resource incorporating SAP R/3', Journal of Informatics Education and Research, vol.6:1, pp. 38-41

Seethamraju R 2004 'The changing roles of engineers', Engineering Management Journal, vol.14:5, pp. 38-41

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Seethamraju R 2004 'Effectiveness of using an enterprise system (ES) software in business curriculum', 19th International Conference on Informatics Education Research, Washington DC, United States, 12th December 2004

Seethamraju R and Leonard J 2004 'Imparting the knowledge of business processes and integration to business students - Evaluation of an approach', 15th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Hobart, Australia, 3rd December 2004

Leonard J and Seethamraju R 2004 'A thematic approach to the development of business process awareness in students', 15th Australian Conference on Information Systems, Hobart, Australia, 3rd December 2004

Seethamraju R 2004 'Measurement of user-perceived web quality', 12th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2004, Turku, Finland, 16th June 2004

2003

2
Book Section/s

Seethamraju R 2003 'Utilising enterprise resource planning (ERP) in the supply chain' in Supply Chain Management: A procurement perspective, ed. P. Nagel, Hargreen Publishing Company, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 238-54

5
Conference Paper/s

Seethamraju R 2003 'Consequences of E-business initiatives on business process performance - model for analysis', 3rd International Conference on Electronic Business, Singapore, 13th December 2003

Seethamraju R and Waters S 2003 'Impact of information technology on business logistics performance - A framework for study', International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Production Management IEPM' 03, Porto, Portugal, 28th May 2003

2002

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Seethamraju R 2002 'Trials and tribulations in the design and delivery of an innovative business course in enterprise resource planning', 17th Annual Conference of the International Academy for Information Management, Barcelona, Spain, 15th December 2002

Seethamraju R 2002 'Role of enterprise systems in managing value chains: Making sense of it, a researcher's perspective', ANZAM/IFSAM 6th World Congress, Gold Coast, Australia, 13th July 2002

Seethamraju R 2002 'Impact of enterprise systems on managing business processes', 9th International Conference of the European Operations Management Association (EUROMA), Copenhagen, Denmark, 4th June 2002

2001

2
Book Section/s

Seethamraju R 2001 'Integration of online and off-line distribution channels in the e-business era' in The e-business review, ed. V. Kothari, International Academy of E-Business, San Francisco, United States, pp. 198-204

4
Journal Article/s

Seethamraju R 2001 'Knowledge management issues in the management of professional engineers', Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, vol.12:6, pp. 69-81

2000

5
Conference Paper/s

Seethamraju R and Gupta O 2000 'Information technology and operations management: Relationships and synergies', Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management, Sydney, Australia, 20th December 2000

Seethamraju R 2000 'Impact of enterprise solutions software on logistics performance – An exploratory study', Second International Conference on Business & Industry Management, N.I.M.A., Ahmedabad, India, 5th January 2000

1999

2
Book Section/s

Seethamraju R 1999 'Service quality and its measurement in educational services environment – An exploratory study' in Business research yearbook: Global business perspectives, ed. J. Biberman and A. Alkhafaji, International Academy of Business Disciplines, Frostburg, United States, pp. 425-9

4
Journal Article/s

Seethamraju R 1999 'Engineering education in Australia – Changing focus in changing times', Transactions of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering, vol.GE2, pp. 37-44

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Seethamraju R 1999 'Engineers as managers: A conceptual model of transition', Technology and Innovation Management, PICMET'99, Portland, United States, 1st January 1999-31st December 1999

Seethamraju R 1999 'Enterprise resource planning and operations management education - An educational perspective', Proceedings of the Production and Operations Management Society (USA) International Conference on Operations Management for Global Economy, Delhi, India, 24th December 1999

Seethamraju R 1999 'ERP and business management education – New directions for education and research', Proceedings of the third SAP Asia-Pacific Forum for Higher Learning Institutes, Singapore, 1st - 31st July 1999

1998

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Seethamraju R and Agrawal R 1998 'Quality management practices in Australia – An overview', Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference of the International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABD’98), San Francisco, United States, 5th April 1998

Seethamraju R and Agrawal R 1998 'Coping with change - A study of engineers', Third USICEE Annual Conference on Engineering and Technology Education, Melbourne, Australia, 14th February 1998

1997

5
Conference Paper/s

Seethamraju R and Agrawal R 1997 'Service quality performance - Implications for quality management in the educational environment', Fourth International European Operations Management Conference - Managing Service Operations, Dublin, Ireland, 18th June 1997

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Seethamraju R and Agrawal R 1997 'Organisational support in managing transition of engineers into management roles', Innovation in Technology Management: A Key to Global Leadership, Proceedings of the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology Conference organised by the IEEE, Portland, United States, 31st July 1997

Seethamraju R and Agrawal R 1997 'Issues in engineering education: A national survey of engineers in Australia', Proceedings of the First Asia-Pacific Forum on Engineering and Technology Education, Melbourne, Australia, 9th July 1997

1996

4
Journal Article/s

Seethamraju R and Agrawal R 1996 'Changing roles of engineering specialists – problems and issues in contemporary organisations', Engineering Management Journal, vol.8:3, pp. 13-22

Research Expertise

  • Business Information Systems
  • Business process management (BPM)
  • Business/ IS Education
  • eBusiness
  • Enterprise systems

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