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Robert St Louis

Information Systems

Office:BA 304D
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 874606
Tempe, AZ 85287-4606

Phone: 480-965-1440
Fax: 480-727-0881
Email: St.Louis@asu.edu
Robert St Louis

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Ph.D., Purdue University, 1972; M.S., Purdue University, 1968; A.B., Rockhurst College, 1966

Research Areas
Data driven forecasts, decision support systems for forecasting, document management systems, management control systems

Recent Consulting
US Department of Labor; Halliburton; Economic Litigators; Vanguard Health Systems, Sony Electronics, and others.

Current Projects
“Cognitive Feedforward and Feedback as Substitutes for Conscientiousness."  Targeted for Communications of the Association for Information Systems.  With Tam McCreeless and Michael Goul.

"The Benefits and Costs of Using Metadata to Improve Enterprise Document Search."  Submitted to Information Systems Research.   With Karen Coral, David Schuff, and Greg Schymik.

"A Framework for Encapsulating the Context and Findings of Research Studies."  Targeted for Management Information Systems Quarterly.  With Degan Kettles and Uday Kulkarni.

Academic Positions Held
Arizona State University: 1969-- 1975 and 1982 -- present

Professional Positions Held
Senior Budget Analyst, Executive Budget Office, Arizona Department of Administration, November 1981 to August 1982; Manager, Unemployment Insurance (UI) Research and Reports Section, Arizona Department of Economic Security, June 1977 to November 1981; Principal/Manager, St. Louis and Associates, Economic and Statistical Consultants, June 1975 to June 1977.

Recent Publications
“Realizing the benefits of Enterprise Performance Management Systems” Proceedings of the 3rd Business Intelligence Congress, December 15-16, 2012, Orlando, Florida.  With Jeremy Glassman.

“The Effectiveness of Shallow Hierarchies for Document Stores” Proceedings of the 18th AIS Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 9-11, 2012, Seattle, Washington.  With Karen Corral, Greg Schymik, and David Schuff.

"An Empirical Examination of the Impact of ICT Investments on Future Levels of Institutionalized Democracy and Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Societies," Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 13, No. 3 (March 2012).  With Haluk Demirkan, Michael Goul, and Dan Soper. 

“Mitigating Selective Filtering’s Polarizing Effect on Web 2.0 Content” Proceedings of the 17th AIS Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 4-7, 2011, Detroit, Michigan.  With David Schuff and Ozgur Turetken.

“Strategies for Improving the Efficacy of Fusion Question Answering Systems,” International Journal of Business Intelligence Research, Vol. 2, No. 1 (January-March, 2011), pp. 46-63.  With Jose Flores, Julie Smith David, and Gregory Schymik

“The Business Value of Green IT,” Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Winter, 2010), pp. 9-15.  With Joseph Cazier and Benjamin Shao.

“Green Business and Online Price Premiums: Will Consumers Pay More to Purchase from Environmentally Friendly Technology Companies?” Proceedings of the 16th AIS Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 12-15, 2010, Lima, Peru.  With Joseph Cazier and Ben Shao.

“Strategies for Document Management,” International Journal of Business Intelligence Research, Vol. 1, No. 1 (January 2010), pp. 64-83. With Karen Corral, David Schuff, and Gregory Schymik.








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CIS 503 - DecisionMaking w/DataAnalytics
Presents frameworks and approaches to equip students to recognize patterns in data and models, recommend actions and implement organizational changes. Students learn multiple concepts to improve decision making in organizations including the curation of data repositories for cross-functional analytics, recognition of decision biases, recommendation and communication of business process changes, and the establishment of iterative processes for decision analytics. Readings address decision-making dilemmas and challenges facing managers in analytics-rich business environments. Students get an immersive experience in analyzing the individual biases inherent in decision making, the informational requirements and the data analytics governance requirements to ensure effective deployment and continuous renewal of analytics culture at the enterprise level.

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