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Dr. Bryon Balint



BalintDr. Bryon Balint

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

Email: Dr. Bryon Balint

 

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. - Carnegie Mellon University, Industrial Administration (Information Systems), 2010
  • M.S. - Carnegie Mellon University, Industrial Administration (Information Systems), 2007
  • M.B.A. - Georgia State University (Information Systems), 2001
  • B.A. -  University of North Carolina (Economics and Psychology), Chapel Hill, 1995
  • IBM Consultant Certification, 1998
  • SAP ABAP/4 Developer Certification, 1995 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Professor of Information Systems Management, Belmont University
  • SAP Technical Consultant, Hitachi Consulting, 2004 - 2005
  • SAP Technical Manager, Morrison Homes, 2001 - 2004
  • Senior SAP Consultant, IBM Corporation, 1995 - 2001

 

 

PRESENTATION OF REFEREED PAPERS

  • Balint, B. P. (2010). Difficulties in Enterprise Systems Implementation: The Case of Millicent Homes. Workshop on Enterprise Systems Research in MIS, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Balint, B. P. (2009). Process Standardization in Services Outsourcing: From Implementation to Performance Improvement. INFORMS, San Diego, California.
  • Balint, B. P., Forman, C., Slaughter, S., Hyder, E., & Paulk, M. (2008). Process Innovation and Performance in IT and Business Services Outsourcing: Does Fit Matter? Sloan Industry Studies Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Balint, B. P., Forman, C., Slaughter, S., Paulk, M., & Hyder, E. (2008). Process Innovation and Performance in IT and Business Services Outsourcing: Does Fit Matter? Conference on Global Delivery of Services, New York, New York.
  • Balint, B. P., Forman, C., Slaughter, S., Hyder, E., & Paulk, M. (2008). What is the Business Value of Process Improvement in IT and Business Services Offshoring? Workshop on Information Systems and Economics, Paris, France.
  • Balint, B. P., Forman, C., Slaughter, S., Hyder, E., & Paulk, M. (2008). Process Standardization and Performance in IT and Business Process Outsourcing: A Field Study. Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Balint, B. P., Forman, C., Slaughter, S., Hyder, E., & Paulk, M. (2008). Performance in Offshore Delivery of IT and Business Services - Implications for Innovation in Human Resource and Work Practices. Academy of Management Annual meeting, Anaheim, California.
  • Balint, B. P., Forman, C., Slaughter, S., Hyder, E., & Paulk, M. (2007). Standardization as Innovation: Decisions and Outcomes in the Implementation of a Process Improvement Framework for Service Providers. International Conference on Outsourcing of Information Services, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Balint, B. P., Forman, C., Slaughter, S., Hyder, E., & Paulk, M. (2007). Knowledge Transfer and Quality Practices in the Implementation of an Outsourcing Capability Model. International Symposium on Information Systems, Hyderabad, India.
  • Balint, B. P., Forman, C., Slaughter, S., Hyder, E., & Paulk, M. (2007). Knowledge Transfer and Quality Practices in the Implementation of an Outsourcing Capability Model. Sloan Industry Studies Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Balint, B. P., Forman, C., Slaughter, S., Hyder, E., & Paulk, M. (2006). Knowledge Transfer and Quality Practices in the Implementation of a Capability Model for Outsourcing. INFORMS, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Balint received a B.A. with distinction from the University of North Carolina in 1995 and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Information Systems from Georgia State University in 2001.  He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business, specializing in Information Systems, in 2010.

Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Balint worked for more than 10 years as a consultant to companies implementing enterprise software systems such as SAP.  His duties included custom development as well as the management of development and technical resources.  His client list included IBM, Lockheed Martin, Coca-Cola Enterprises, UCB Chemical, Getrag Automotive, and others.  He developed and taught courses on SAP's proprietary programming language, ABAP/4.His research interests include an examination of process standardization in the context of business services off shoring, adoption and impact of process and technological innovations, and organizational impacts of Information Systems.

Dr. Balint was selected to participate in two doctoral consortia in Information Systems.  His research has been presented at the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), Sloan Industry Studies, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the Academy of Management (AOM).

Dr. Balint has served as a deacon and a Bible study teacher at churches in Atlanta and Pittsburgh.  In Pittsburgh, Dr. Balint instituted a program in which Deacons visited elderly and homebound members of the church. 






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