Balaji Janamanchi

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This paper proposes a Six Sigma based framework to deploy high product reliability commitment in distributed subcontractor manufacturing processes. The study aims to expand the Six Sigma tools in applications, where products are designed and developed under the fast time-to-market requirement. The reliability deployment is driven by two incentives: the(More)
PURPOSE Little has been published about the application profiles and development patterns of open source software (OSS) in health and medical informatics. This study explores these issues with an analysis of health and medical informatics related OSS projects on SourceForge, a large repository of open source projects. METHODOLOGY A search was conducted on(More)
As the number of open source software (OSS) projects in healthcare grows rapidly, researchers are faced with the challenge of understanding and explaining the success of the open source phenomenon. This article proposes a research framework that examines the roles of project sponsorship, license type, development status and technological complements in the(More)
The rapid growth of the consumer-to-consumer online auction market demands research into its market structure and future trends. We propose that online reputation is becoming an important indicator of online traders' business capacity in the auction market. Based on the data sampled from eBay.com, we find that seller reputation, rather than buyer(More)
A two player, Manufacturer Retailer, System Dynamics (SD) model is used to understand the effect of various changes in inventory policies in meeting different objectives in supply chains. Depending upon the definition of the objective function policies could be specifically formulated to achieve them. While information visibility is a desirable feature to(More)
This article uses Bourdieu‘s theory of practice (BTOP) to understand immigrants‘ acculturation. It synthesizes research findings by discussing acculturation as: (1) equalization of immigrants‘ and natives‘ development (convergence); (2) language and social practices related to economic, cultural, social and symbolic capitals; and (3) relationships among(More)
This chapter discusses the growth of open source software projects in healthcare. It proposes a research framework that examines the roles of project sponsorship, license type, development status and technological complements in the success of open source health information technology (HIT) projects, and it develops a systematic method for classifying(More)