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William L. Fuerst

Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 4103
University of Kansas


Academic Areas

Information Systems

Current Activities

Professor Fuerst served as Dean of the School of Business 2000 – 2011. As Dean, he was involved with every aspect of the school and its future - development, curriculum, alumni, the Advisory Board – and how the school can better serve students, businesses and faculty.

Selected Publications

  • "Information Technology and Sustained Competitive Advantage: A Resource-Based Analysis, MIS Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 1995, pp. 487-506. With Francisco Mata and Jay Barney.
  • "An Empirical Analysis of MIS Ethics in Public Organizations, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 15, No. 6, June 1996. With David B. Paradice and Ken Udas.
  • "Information Systems Management Issues in Central America, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Vol. 6, 1997, pp. 173-202. With Francisco J. Mata.
  • "Managing Information Technology for One-to-One Customer Interaction,  Information and Management, Vol. 35, No. 1, January 1999, pp. 53-62. With John D. Wells and Joobin Choobineh.


  • Ph.D., Texas Tech (1979)
  • Master's, Northern Illinois University (1973)
  • Bachelor's, Knox College (1969)

Teaching Interests

  • Emerging information technologies
  • Management information systems
  • Strategic planning of information resources
  • Systems analysis and design

Research Interests

  • Accounting
  • Information systems
  • Emerging information technologies
  • MIS strategic planning
  • Information resource management
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Management information system

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