As a scholar in the area of Decision Sciences my program of research follows along with my doctoral concentration of the Management of Innovation and Information Systems. This area of inquiry has led to studies concerning large systems in important areas of our society: enterprise-wide organizational information systems, community-wide disaster response and recovery, transportation networks, electronic government, and electronic medical records.
While these varied contexts span institutions of our society - commercial, community, government, and healthcare - they share the common thread of all being shaped and re-shaped by ongoing developments of information technology. Resultantly, theoretical perspectives such as Technology Adoption, Diffusion of Innovations, Task-Technology Fit, and Information System Success are helpful in understanding phenomena in these areas.
Secondary research areas include the Scholarship of Education including student learning style research and online pedagogy.
I also conduct service-learning projects with community partners. If your interest extends to philanthropic and not-for-profit organizations, please contact me for undergraduate research opportunities.
Refereed Journal Publications
Jia, L., Cumbie, B.A., Sankar, C.S., & Yu, J. (2014). The role of a sustainability informatics Framework in transportation systems, International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector, 6(2), pages numbers forthcoming, in press.
Cumbie, B.A. & Sankar, C.S. (2012), Choice of governance mechanisms to promote information sharing via boundary objects in the disaster recovery process, Information Systems Frontiers, 14(5), 1079-1094. doi: 10.1007/s10796-011-9338-5
Cumbie, B.A. & Sankar, C.S. (2010). The need for effective network interconnectivity among multiple partners in a disaster-embattled region: A content analysis of an exploratory focus group study, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 18(3), 155-164. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-5973.2010.00612.x
Cumbie, B.A., Cegielski, C.G., & Sankar, C.S. (2009). An exploratory Delphi study among small business executives on adoption of disaster recovery practices, Journal of Information System Security, 5(1), 61-87.
Cumbie, B.A., Jourdan, S.Z., Peachey, T., Dugo, T.M., & Craighead, C.W. (2005). Enterprise resource planning research: Where are we now and where should we go from here?, Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application, 7(2), 21-36.