WILLIAM K. MCHENRY - Selected Publications

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Selected Publications Related to Russian and International Computing Work

·       McHenry, W., Pryamonosov, D. “Emerging Electronic Procurement in Russia's Regional Governments,” Journal of Public Procurement (to appear; accepted for publication in late 2008 or early 2009).

·       McHenry, W., Borisov, A. “E-Government and Democracy in Russia,” Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Volume 17, Article 48 (June, 2006), pp. 1064-1123. (Here)

·       McHenry, W., Borisov, A., “Measuring E-Government: A Case Study Using Russia,” Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Volume 17, Article 42 (May, 2006), pp. 905-941. (Here)


Note: the Association for Information Systems owns the copyright for these two papers, and use for profit is not allowed


·       McHenry, W., Borisov, A., “E-Government Public-Private Partnerships: The “Gorod” Payments System in Siberia,” The Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 18, No. 5 (2005), pp. 625-640. (Abstract)

·       Hawk, Stephen, McHenry W., “The Maturation of the Russian Offshore Software Industry,” Information Technology for Development, Vol. 11, No. 1 (2005), pp. 31-58. (Preprint)

·       McHenry, W.K. “Using Knowledge Management to Reform the Russian Criminal Procedural Codex,” Decision Support Systems 34 (2002), 339-357. (First page with abstract)

·       Perov, Egor, McHenry, William K., “Measuring the Russian Internet,” Proceedings of the First Annual Glob­al Information Technology Management (GITM) World Conference on June 11-13, 2000, Memphis, Tennessee, pp. 192-195.

·       “Prepared Statement Of Dr. William K. McHenry For the Hearing on Y2K Challenges Facing Russia before the U.S Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem, September 28, 1999.Download PDF File (154K).  Download HTML (320K)

·       “Y2K International Status and Opportunities,” Communications of the ACM 42, 9 (Sept., 1999), pp. 23-27. Link

·       “The Russian Federation's Y2K Policy: Too Little, Too Late?” (with Leonid Malkov), Communications of the AIS, Vol. 2, Article 10, August, 1999. Download.

·       The Year 2000 Problem in Russia. Unpublished Mitre Corporation Report, 210 pages, Mar. 2, 1999.

·       “Doing Business on the Internet: A Golden Opportunity for Russia?” (in Russian), Mir PK (PC World Moscow), No. 10, 1994, pp. 52-60. Download Full English Text in PDF Format (39 KB) Download Full Russian Text in PDF Format (CAUTION! 31 MB) 

·       “Electronic Mail in Russia” (in Russian), Seti (Networks), No. 7, 1994, pp. 101-105. Download Full English Text in PDF Format (161 KB) | See abstract in Russian (7K GIF) 

·       “The Soviet Computing Industry: A Tale of Two Sectors” (co-authored with S.E. Goodman) Communications of the ACM 34, 6 (June, 1991), pp. 25-29. Link

·       “Cross-Cultural Information Technologies Research: The Case of Eastern Europe and the USSR,” (co-authored with K.J. Lynch and J.M. Snyder) Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Information Systems, Dec. 16-19,1990, Copenhagen, Denmark, edited by DeGross, Janice, Alavi, Maryam, Oppelland, Hans, Baltimore, Maryland: ACM Press, 1990, pp. 73-86. 

·       “R-Technology: A Soviet Visual Programming Environment,” Journal of Visual Languages and Computing 1, 2 (1990), pp. 199- 212. 

·       “Computer Networks and the Soviet Style Information Society,” chapter in The Future Information Revolution in the USSR, edited by Richard F. Staar, New York: Crane, Russak and Co., 1988, pp. 85-114. 

·       “Computing in the USSR: Recent Progress and Policies” (co-authored with S.E. Goodman) Soviet Economy 2, 4 (Sept.-Dec., 1986), pp.327-354. 

·       “MIS in USSR Industrial Enterprises: The Limits of Reform from Above.” (co-authored with S.E. Goodman) Communications of the ACM 29, 11 (Nov., 1986), pp. 1034-1043. Abstract 
Republished in Upravlyayushchiye Sistemy i Mashiny 6/90 in Russian. Download First Page of Full Russian Text in PDF Format (103 KB)

Selected Publications Related to Information Retrieval/Groupware

  • Measuring the Effectiveness of the WWW Search Engines, Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference of the International Information Management Association, Toronto, Dec. 10-12, 1997. Download in PDF Format (63KB)
  • “Explaining and Alleviating Information Management Indeterminism: A Knowledge-Based Framework” (co-authored with H. Chen, A.K. Danowitz, K.J. Lynch, S.E. Goodman), Information Processing and Management, Vol. 30, No. 4 (1994), pp. 557-577. First page
  • “The Arizona Analyst Information System: Supporting Collaborative Research on International Technological Trends” (co-authored with Kevin Lynch, Joel Snyder, Doug Vogel), Multi-User Interfaces and Applications: Proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.4 Conference on Multi-User Interfaces and Applications,Heraklion,Crete, Greece, 24-26 September, 1990, edited by Simon Gibbs and AlexA. Verrijn-Stuart, Amsterdam: North- Holland, 1990, pp. 159-174. 
  • “Building Large, Dynamic Hypertexts: How Do We Link Intelligently?” (co-authored with Erran Carmel, Yeshayahu Cohen), Journal of Management Information Systems 6, 2 (Fall, 1989), pp.33-51. Abstract 
  • McHenry, W.K., Lynch, K.J., Goodman, S.E., “Handling Textual Information in a GDSS Data­base: Experience with the Arizona Analyst Information System,” in Pro­ceedings of the 21st Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Vol III. Decision Support and Knowledge Based Systems, edited by Benn R. Konsynski, Washington DC: IEEE Press, 1988, pp. 232-239. First page.

Selected Publications Related to Diffusion of the Internet, Security, Export Controls

  • McHenry, William K. and Carmel, Erran (2008) “Potential Threats of Offshoring Software R&D: An Analysis of U.S.-Based Firms that Use ‘Common Criteria’ Certification,” Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 6. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/jhsem/vol5/iss1/6
  • Press, L., Foster, W., Wolcott, W., McHenry, W., “The Internet in India and China,” Information Technology and International Development, 1/1, Fall 2003, 41–60. Link
  • Wolcott, P., Press, L., McHenry, W., Goodman, S., Foster, W., “A Framework for Assessing the Global Diffusion of the Internet,” Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Volume 2, Article 6 (November, 2001), pp. 1-51. Link
  • Finding Common Ground: U.S. Export Controls in a Changed Global Environment (one of many co-authors), Washington D.C.: National Academy of Sciences Press, 1991. 
  • Global Trends in Computer Technology and Their Impact on Export Control, (one of several co-authors), National Academy of Sciences Committee to Study International Developments in Computer Science and Technology, Washington DC: National Academy of Sciences Press, 1988. 
  • Goodman, S. E. (chairman), Glick, N. S., McHenry, W. K., McLean, J. B., Walston, C. E., and Weiss­man, C. Software Technology Transfer and Export Control, Report Prepared by the Software Subgroup, Computers Technical Working Group, released as Institute for Defense Analyses report N‑878, January, 1981, 136 pp.

Other Publications

  • McHenry, W.K. “Enterprise Portals: Linking Strategy with E-Business Technology,” in New Models of Business: Managerial Aspects and Enabling Technology, Proceedings of the International Workshop, School of Management, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 28-29, 2001, Krivulin, N. (ed.), 96-104.

Business School Cases

“SAGA: The System for Andre’s Great Advantage,” in Systems Development Case Studies, McGraw-Hill, 1998. ISBN: 0-256-27056-2. 

  • This case is about an actual software project to create a database of statistics to help Andre Agassi's tennis game. It highlights the pitfalls of end-user development and prototyping when there is limited communication between the final user and the developers. It also highlights strategic issues; in this case the payoff from a successful system is potentially huge. Case events took place approx. 1991-1993.


David vs. Goliath?: Jasons I/T Strategy in the Land of Wal-Mart, Fall, 1994 

  • This case highlights the IT strategy of a discount retailer in the Northeast United States in the face of the coming onslaught of giant Wal-Mart. It highlights both technical and strategic issues, and includes some fictional parts created to illustrate managerial situations. Case events took place in approx. 1994.


The Obraz Computing Joint Venture in Russia: Business Development Amidst Chaos, Spring, 1992 

  • This case highlights a computer-importing joint venture in the USSR. The JV must decide whether or not to source some components of the PC locally (in Minsk), and must evaluate the PC market in Russia and the capabilities of the local factory. Some parts of the case are fictional. Case events took place in 1991, before the breakup of the USSR.

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