Richard Scamell

Professor - Decision and Information Sciences

Richard Scamell


Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1972, Statistics and Operations Research. Teaching areas include Database Management Systems, Decision Support Systems, and MIS Research methods. Spanning decades of experience in working with students, Scamell has served at many different levels, including service on several Ph.D. student committees, as both a committee member and chairperson, and received numerous awards for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Houston and Bauer College. Scamell also serves as the University of Houston NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative. Joined the Faculty in 1972. Publications have appeared in Management Science, Communications of the ACM, MIS Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, ACM Transactions on Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and Decision Sciences, among others.

Research Interests

  • Database Management Systems
  • Research Methodology
  • Impact of information systems on organizational dynamics
  • The human-computer interface

Selected Publications

  • MIS Quarterly, "Open Knowledge Creation: Bringing Transparency and Inclusiveness to the Peer Review Process," Volume 36, No. 2 (2012), pp. 339-346. Co-authored with Donald E. Hardaway.
  • Journal of Computer Information Systems, "Use of a Groupware Product: A Test of Three Theoretical Perspectives," Volume 46, No. 4 (2006), pp. 35-45. Co-authored with Hao Lou and Jaymeen R. Shah.
  • Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, "A Course Design That Features a Constructivist Approach to Teaching Introduction to Information Technology," Volume 1 (2003), pp. 321-327. Co-authored with Donald E. Hardaway.
  • Journal of Systems and Software, "An Experimental Investigation of the Impact of Individual, Program, and Organizational Characteristics on Maintenance Effort," Volume 54 (2000), pp. 137-157. Co-authored with Sam Ramanujan and Jaymeen R. Shah.
  • Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, "Acceptance of Groupware: The Relationships Among Use, Satisfaction, and Outcomes," April 1996, Volume 6, No. 2, pp. 173-190. Co-authored with Hao Lou.
  • MIS Quarterly, "The Effects of Information System User Expectations on Their Performance and Perceptions," December 1993, Volume 17, No. 4, pp. 493-516. Co-authored with Bernadette Szajna.
  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, "A Human Factors Experimental Comparison of SQL Versus QBE," April 1993, Volume 19, No. 4, pp. 390-409. Co-authored with Minnie Yi-Miin Yen.
  • Management Science, "The Effects of Information Sources and Communication Channels on the Diffusion of an Innovation, November 1991, Volume 37, No. 11, pp. 1503-1506. Co-authored with Sree Nilakanta.
  • Decision Sciences, "An Examination of Two Screen/Report Design Variables in an Information Recall Context," 1990, Volume 21, No. 1, pp. 216-240. Co-authored with N. S. Umanath and S. R. Das.
  • Diffusion of an Innovation in a Data Base Development Environment," January 1990. Volume 36, No. 1, pp. 24-40. Co-authored with Sree Nilakanta.
  • Communications of the ACM, "An Experimental Evaluation of the Impact of Data Display Format on Recall Performance," May 1988, Volume 31, No. 5, pp. 562-570. Co-authored with N. S. Umanath.
  • Communications of the ACM, "Organizational Power and the Information Services Department: A Reexamination," February 1986, Volume 29, No. 2, pp. 142-147. Co-authored with Carol S. Saunders.
  • Academy of Management Journal, "Intraorganizational Distributions of Power: Replication Research," March 1982, Volume 25, No. 1, pp. 192-200. Co-authored with Carol S. Saunders.
  • Information and Management, "Decision-Making Styles of MIS Managers: A Comparative Evaluation," March 1982, Volume 5, No. 1, pp. 19-29. Co-authored with Arthur G. Jago. Journal of Operations Management, "Requirements Planning Systems in the Health Care Environment," August 1982, Volume 2, No. 4, pp. 251-259. Co-authored with Earle Steinberg and Basheer Khumawala.
  • MIS Quarterly, "A Team Approach to Managing the Development of a Decision Support System," March 1979, Volume 3, No. 1, pp. 53-63. Co-authored with William B. Locander and H. Albert Napier.
  • Journal of Business Research, "A Media Allocation Model Based on Nonlinear Benefit Curves," December 1978, Volume 6, pp. 253-273. Co-authored with William B. Locander, Richard M. Sparkman, and John R. Burton.
  • Journal of Business Administration, "An Evaluative Model to Identify Weak Products for the Elimination Decision," Spring 1977, Volume 8, No. 2, pp.-18. Co-authored with William B. Locander.
  • OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science, "Modeling the Product Elimination Decision," December 1976, Volume 4, No. 6, pp. 881-882. Co-authored with William B. Locander.
  • Journal of Business Administration, "A Planning Model for Multiple New Product Introductions,: Spring 1976, Volume 7, No. 2, pp. 45-60. Co-authored with William B. Locander.
  • Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, "A Conceptual Approach to Planning New Product Introductions in Sets," Fall 1975, Volume 3, No. 4, pp. 355-368. Co-authored with William B. Locander.
  • OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science, "Control of Interrelated Research and Development Projects," December 1973, Volume 1, No. 6, pp. 669-678. Co-authored with Milton E. F. Schoeman.
  • Texas Law Review, "Congressional Seniority and Unequal Representation: A Proposal for Reform," April 1973, Volume 51, No. 4, pp. 722-742. Co-authored with Dan Goldstein.


    Data Modeling and Database Design. Cengage Learning. Second Edition. 2015. ISBN-13: 978-1-285-74207-6. Co-authored with N. S. Umanath.

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