Yonghua Ji

Associate Professor, Department of Accounting and Business Analytics

Contact

Associate Professor, Department of Accounting and Business Analytics
Phone
(780) 492-0006
Address
3-30E Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6

Overview

About

Hobbies

  • Sports: swimming, table tennis
  • Traveling

Life in Edmonton

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Research

Research Interests

  • Economics of Information Systems
  • Dynamic Optimization of Software Development
  • Information Systems Performance Analysis and Optimization

Teaching

Teaching Interests

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Information Systems Security and Auditing
  • Programming Languages: VB.NET, Java, C/C++

Courses Taught

    • MIS/ACCT 437 - Accounting Information Systems, University of Alberta
    • MIS 418/618 - Introduction to E-commerce, University of Alberta
    • MIS 311 - Management Information Systems, University of Alberta
    • MIS 412 - Managerial Support Systems, University of Alberta
    • BA 4318 - Programming in Visual Basic, UT, Dallas
    • IS 320 - Fundamentals of Application Programming, University of Washington

    Courses

    ACCTG 437 - Accounting Information Systems

    An introduction to the field of computerized accounting information systems in organizations: basic transaction processing, record updating and maintenance, and financial and managerial reporting functions. Concentrates on the scope of accounting information systems in organizations; impacts of computerized accounting information systems on the role of the professional accountants; design issues for accounting information systems: security, accuracy, integrity, recovery, and operational control issues relating to accounting information systems; and impacts of computerized accounting information systems on the auditing processes in organizations. Prerequisites: ACCTG 311, 322, MIS 311. Credit may be granted for only one of ACCTG 437 or MIS 437.

    Fall Term 2020
    MIS 418 - Electronic Commerce

    An examination of the development of electronic commerce in business across a number of different sectors. Using a process modelling approach, traditional vs. electronic business transactions are discussed in business-to-business and business-to-consumer modes; strategies for e-commerce are developed with a focus on the appropriate technical architecture to support business in an electronic marketplace. In particular, requirements of payment systems, and issues of security and privacy are discussed as key considerations in implementation. The course uses software development tools in the implementation of these electronic commerce strategies. Prerequisite: MIS 311.

    Fall Term 2020
    MIS 437 - Accounting Information Systems

    An introduction to the field of computerized accounting information systems in organizations from the perspective of the information system professional. Accounting information systems are typically the foundation for many other information systems in organizations. Concentrates on the design of accounting information systems in organizations and integration of accounting information systems with other functional area and management information systems as well as commonalities in the system development process for accounting and other functional area information systems. Prerequisites: ACCTG 311, 322, MIS 311. Credit may be granted for only one of ACCTG 437 or MIS 437.

    Fall Term 2020
    MIS 618 - Electronic Commerce

    An examination of the development of electronic commerce in business across a number of different sectors. Using a process modelling approach, traditional vs. electronic business transactions are discussed in business-to-business and business-to-consumer modes; strategies for e-commerce are developed with a focus on the appropriate technical architecture to support business in an electronic marketplace. In particular, requirements of payment systems, and issues of security and privacy are discussed as key considerations in implementation. The course uses software development tools in the implementation of these electronic commerce strategies.

    Fall Term 2020

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    Scholarly Activities

    Research - Conference Presentations

    “Optimal Timing of Dynamic Requirement Reviews for Software Development Process”, December 2006, WITS 2006, Milwaukie, Wisconsin.

    "Dynamic Development of Software Product Line", May 2006, International Conference on Management Sciences: Optimization Models and Applications in honor of Dr. Suresh P. Sethi, Dallas

    "Optimal Software Development: A Control Theoretic Approach", November 2005, INFORMS 2005, San Francisco (Invited talk)

    "An Integrated Planning Model of Systems Development and Release", December 2003, WITS 2003, Seattle, Washington

    "Real Options and Software Upgrades: An Economic Analysis", December 2002, ICIS 2002, Barcelona, Spain

    "Optimal Software Development and Debugging Policies: A Control Theoretic Approach", December 2002, WITS 2002, Barcelona, Spain


    Research - Peer-Reviewed Journals

    Y. Ji, S. Kumar, V. Mookerjee, S. Sethi, and D. Yeh. Forthcoming. Optimal Enhancement and Lifetime of Software Systems: A Control Theoretic Analysis. Production and Operations Management Forthcoming.

    K. Dogan, Y. Ji, V. Mookerjee, and S. Radhakrishnan. Forthcoming. Managing the Versions of a Software Product under Variable and Endogenous Demand. Information Systems Research Forthcoming.

    Y. Tan, Y. Ji, and V. Mookerjee. 2006. Analyzing Document Duplication Effects on Joint Policies for Browser and Proxy Caching. INFORMS Journal on Computing 18(4) 506-522.

    Y. Ji, V. Mookerjee, and S. Sethi. 2005. Optimal Software Development: A Control Theoretic Approach. Information Systems Research 16(3) 292-306, 2005.


    Research - Refereed Conference Proceedings

    Y. Ji, M. Fan and Y. Tan. 2006. Optimal Timing of Dynamic Requirement Reviews for Software Development Process. Proceedings of WITS 2006.

    Y. Ji, S. Kumar, S. Sethi, and D. Yeh. 2006. Dynamic Optimization of Software Enhancement Effort. Proceedings of WITS 2006.

    D. Liu, Y. Ji and V. Mookerjee. 2005. Information Security Investment with Different Information Types: A Two-Firm Analysis. Proceedings of AMCIS 2005.

    Y. Ji, V. Mookerjee, and S. Sethi. 2003. An Integrated Planning Model of Systems Development and Release. Proceedings of WITS 2003. (Best paper nominee)

    Y. Ji, V. Mookerjee, and S. Radhakrishnan. 2002. Real Options and Software Upgrades: An Economic Analysis. Proceedings of ICIS 2002.

    Y. Ji and V. Mookerjee. Optimal Software Development and Debugging Policies: A Control Theoretic Approach. Proceedings of WITS 2002. (Best paper nominee)


    Research - Working Papers

    “Time and Materials versus Fixed Price Contracts for Software Maintenance Outsourcing: an Agency Theoretic Analysis”, with S. Radhakrishnan

    “Knowledge Sharing and Investment Decisions in Information Security”, with Dengpan Liu and Vijay Mookerjee