Aditya Saharia

Business faculty - Aditya Saharia

Information, Technology, and Operations
Joined Fordham: 1997

General Information:
140 W. 62nd Street, Room 401,
New York, NY 10023.

Phone: 212-636-6286
Email: [email protected]


  • Aditya Saharia, a professor of information systems at the Gabelli School of Business, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in IT strategy, IT project management, e-commerce and enterprise integration. He entered the field of information systems after beginning his career in theoretical physics.

    Professor Saharia's research focuses on information-systems strategy, database theory, information economics, ERP systems, and service-center management. His projects include query optimization and query reuse in data-warehousing systems, IT and business alignment, challenges in IT integration in mergers and acquisitions, incentive-compatible contracts and quality in outsourcing contracts, and the effects of ERP adoption on internal audit function.

    Professor Saharia earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Carnegie Mellon University. He did additional graduate work in operations research, economics and computer information systems at the University of Rochester. Before coming to Fordham, Professor Saharia served on the graduate faculty at the business schools of the University of Washington and University of Illinois, Chicago, supervising Ph.D. candidates at both institutions.

    Leading journals have published Professor Saharia's work. These include IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM Transactions on Database Systems, Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems and the Journal of Management Information Systems. Before he made the academic transition from physics to information systems, Professor Saharia was published in leading journals in theoretical physics, including Physical Review, Nuclear Physics and Physics Letters.

    Professor Saharia serves on the boards of several for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

    • Ph.D.: Carnegie Mellon University
    • Master's: University of Rochester
    • Information systems strategy
    • Data base theory
    • Information economics
    • ERP systems
    • Service center management
    • Jack Cooper, Evangelos Katsamakas and Aditya Saharia, "Creating Business Value Through IT Consumerization," CIO Insight, September 13, 2013.
    • "Influence of Self-Concept on Members’ Perceived Social Value of and Loyalty to Online Communities" (with Professor Y.E. Lee) Fordham working paper, (2010)
    • “ERP Systems and Internal Audit,” Issues in Information Systems, (with R. Tucker and B. Koch) Volume IX, Issues 1-2, (2008) pp.578-586
    • “ERP Systems Implementation Risk” (with “RP” Raghupathi) Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute, (2007)
    • Received the Best Paper in Information Systems Track Award
    • “Improving Data Warehouse Performance through Query Caching” (with Y. M. Babad),ACM SIGMIS Database, Vol.31, No. 3, (2000) pp. 43-63
    • "Handling Incomplete Information in Temporal Databases," (With D. Dey and T. Barron) IEEE Transactions of Data and Knowledge Engineering, Vol. 10 (1998) 297-309
    • "Optimal Control of an Appointment Based Service Center with Service Guarantee," (with Y. M. Babad and M. Dada), European Journal of Operations Research, Vol. 89 (1996) 246-248.
    • "Outsourcing Information Systems Functions: An Organizational Economics Perspective," (with Paul Alpar) Journal of Organizational Computing, Vol. 5 (1995) 197-21723.
    • "Optimal Information Systems for the Seller of a Search Good," (with T. Barron),Information Systems Research, Vol. 1 (1990) 188
    • "Incomplete Information Costs and Database Design," (with H. Mendelson), ACM Transactions on Database Systems, Vol. 11, (1986), 159-185.