Wayne State University

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Toni Somers

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Chair, Department of Management and Information Systems
Professor of Information Systems Management
313-577-8598 (Phone)
Information Systems Management
Office Location
300.4 Prentis
Degrees and Certifications
  • MBA, Bowling Green State University, 1992
  • Ph.D., University of Toledo, 1982
  • BA, University of Toledo, 1977
Research Interests
  • Manufacturing Strategy
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Information Systems
Teaching Interests
  • Quantitative Methods
Professional Memberships
  • Association for Information Systems
  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • INFORMS - The Institute of Management Science
  • Production and Operations Management Society
Recent Publications
  • Liozu, S., Hinterhuber, A., and Somers, T. (Accepted 8/20/2013, published 2014). "Organizational design and pricing capabilities for superior firm performance," Management Decision, 52(1), pp. 54-78.
  • Gorla, N. and Somers, T. (April 2014, Accepted 12/31/2013). "Impact of IT Outsourcing on Information Systems Success," Information and Management, 51(3), pp 320-335.
  • Karimi, J., Somers, T., Bhattercherjee, A. (2008) "The Impact of Scope of ERP Implementation on Net-Enabled Execution Strategy: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis," International Journal of Electronic Commerce.
  • Karimi, J., Somers, T., Bhattercherjee, A. (Fall 2007). "The Role of IS Resources in ERP Capability Building and Business Process Outcomes: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 221-260.
  • Karimi, J., Somers, T., Bhattercherjee, A. (Summer 2007). "The Impact of ERP Implementation on Business Process Outcomes: A Factor-Based Study," Journal of  Management Information Systems, Vol. 24, No.1, pp.103-137.
  • Ragowsky, A., Somers, T.,  and Adams D. (August 2005). "Assessing Value Provided by ERP Applications through Organizational Activities," Communication of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 16, No.18, pp. 381-406.
Faculty Expertise
Statistics, Manufacturing Management, Management Information Systems, Total Quality Management, IT Security