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Vidyanand (VC) Choudhary
  • Title: Associate Professor, Information Systems and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
  • Office Phone: 949.824.5120
  • Fax: 949.725.2830
  • Office Location: SB1 3201
  • Email: veecee@uci.edu
  • Key Research/Interest Areas:
    • Economics of Information Systems
    • Versioning and Product Line Design for Information Goods (such as software)
    • Business Impact of Analytics
    • Use of Recommender Systems and Search tools
    • Impact of Technology on Corporate Governance
    • Economics of Software as a Service
    • Electronic Marketplaces and Information Intermediaries
  • Education:
    • PhD, Purdue University
    • MS, Purdue University
    • Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Brief Bio


Vidyanand (“V.C.”) Choudhary is a professor of information systems and also serves as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, and is an authority on versioning, pricing, quality, and competitive strategy for technology products. His research interests are in the economics of information systems; business impact of analytics; use of recommender systems and search tools; impact of technology on corporate governance; marketing strategy and pricing of cloud and saas products; and pricing and product line design of information goods.


His research has been published in such journals as Management Science, Information Systems Research, and the Journal of Management Information Systems.


He currently teaches courses on business analytics and data mining; and global business strategy.

Publications

News

  • Research paper accepted for publication in Information Systems Research:  Designing Promotion Ladders to Mitigate Turnover of IT Professionals.
  • Research paper accepted for publication in Information Systems Research: Patching the Cloud: Impact of SaaS on Patching Strategy and the Timing of Software Release.
  • Nominated for Best Paper Award at the China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM 2015)
  • Serving on the advisory board for Theory in Economics of Information Systems Workshop.


Awards

  • Nominated for Best Paper Award at the China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM 2015): Choudhary, V. and M. Xin. IT Investment under Competition: The Role of Implementation Uncertainty.
  • Best Completed Research Paper Award at the 22nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2001.
  • Best Paper Award at the 10th Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS), Brisbane, Australia, December 2000.
  • Nominated for Best Paper Award in the Internet and the Digital Economy Track at the 34th Hawaii International Conference of Systems and Sciences (HICSS), Hawaii, January 2001.

 

Selected Publications

  • MacCrory, F., Choudhary, V., Pinsonneault, A. Designing Promotion Ladders to Mitigate Turnover of IT Professionals. Information Systems Research, Forthcoming.
  • Choudhary, V., Zhang, Z.  (2015). Research Note: Patching the Cloud: Impact of SaaS on Patching Strategy and the Timing of Software Release. Information Systems Research, 26(4), 845-858.
  • Choudhary, V., Vithayathil, J. (2013). The Impact of Cloud Computing: Should the IT Department Be Organized as a Cost Center or a Profit Center? Journal of Management Information Systems, 30(2), 67-100.
  • Hui, W., Yoo, B., Choudhary, V., Tam, K.-Y. (2012). Sell by bundle or unit?: Pure bundling versus mixed bundling of information goods. Decision Support Systems, 53(3), 517-525.
  • Yoo, B., Choudhary, V., Mukhopadhyay, T. (2011). A Study of Sourcing Channels for Electronic Business Transactions. Journal of Management Information Systems, 28(2).
  • Choudhary, V., (2010), “Use of Pricing Schemes for Differentiating Information Goods,” Information Systems Research, 21(1), 78-92.
  • Choudhary, V. and R. K. Tyagi, (2009), “Economic Incentives to Adopt Electronic Payment Schemes under Competition,” Decision Support Systems, 46(2), 552-561.
  • Bhargava, H. K. and V. Choudhary, (2008), “Research Note: When is Versioning Optimal for Information Goods?” Management Science, Vol. 54, No. 5, May, pp. 1029-1035.
  • Choudhary, V., (2007) “Comparison of Software Quality under Perpetual Licensing and Software as a Service,” Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 24, No.2, pp. 141-165.
  • Yoo, B., V. Choudhary, and T. Mukhopadhyay, (2007) “Electronic B2B Marketplaces with Different Ownership Structures,” Management Science, Vol. 53, No. 6, pp. 952-961.
  • Hosanagar, K., R. Krishnan, J. Chuang, and V. Choudhary, (2005) “Pricing Caching Services with Multiple Levels of QoS,” Management Science, Vol. 51, No. 12, pp. 1844-1859.
  • Choudhary, V., A. Ghose, T. Mukhopadhyay, and U. Rajan, (2005) “Personalized Pricing and Quality Differentiation,” Management Science, Vol. 51, No. 7, pp 1120-1130.
  • Bhargava, H., and V. Choudhary, ( 2004) “Economics of an Information Intermediary with Aggregation Benefits,” Information Systems Research , Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 22-36, March.
  • Yoo, B., V. Choudhary, and T. Mukhopadhyay, ( 2002) “A model of Neutral B2B Intermediaries,” Journal of Management Information Systems , Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 43-68, Winter.
  • Bhargava, H., and V. Choudhary, ( 2001) “Information Goods and Vertical Differentiation”, Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 85-102, Fall.
  • Bhargava, H., V. Choudhary, and R. Krishnan, (2000) “Pricing and Product Design: Intermediary Strategies in an Electronic Market”, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 37-56, Fall.
  • Choudhary, V., K. Tomak, and A. Chaturvedi, (1998) “Economic Benefits of Software Renting”, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 277-305.