University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Larry E. Shirland, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor

Contact Information
Office: 234 Kalkin
Phone:
E-Mail: Larry.Shirland@uvm.edu

Dr. Shirland retired from the School of Business in July 2011. He came to UVM in 1976 after four years at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. His main teaching areas are Production and Operations Management, Operations Research, and Quality Assurance. Dr. Shirland earned his Ph.D. from Oregon State University in 1972. Before joining UVM he taught for four years at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He also spent four years with the Eastman Kodak company as a development engineer and contract analyst.

Dr. Shirland's textbook, Statistical Quality Control: With Microcomputer Applications, was published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 1993. His publications have appeared in numerous academic journals including Decision Sciences, Industrial Engineering, MIS Quarterly, Engineering Management Journal, Interfaces, OMEGA, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Business Research, and Journal of Systems Management.

Suggested topics for comment:
Production systems/quality control.

Affiliations:
American Society for Engineering Management; The Institute for Management Science; Decision Sciences Institute; American Society for Quality.

Publication History

Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Iacovou, C. L.; zz-Shirland, L. E.; Thompson, R. L. - "A Comparison of Pairs, Triads and Quads in Multi-Attribute Decision Making" (Refereed) - International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences - 2010 - v. 1, no. 4, pp. 1-24 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Shirland, L. E. - "A Comparison of Evaluation Techniques for Decision Analysis Involving Large Attribute Sets" (Refereed) - Journal of Applied Business Research - 2006 - v. 22, no. 2, pp. 25-38 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • Iacovou, C. L.; Thompson, R. L.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Job Selection Preferences of Business Students" (Refereed) - Journal of Applied Business Research, - 2004 - v. 20, no. 1, pp. 87-98
  • zz-Shirland, L. E.; zz-Jesse, R. R.; Thompson, R. L.; Lacovou, C. L. - "Determining Attribute Weights Using Mathematical Programming" (Refereed) - OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science - 2003 - v. 31, no. 6, pp. 423-437 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Shirland, L. E.; zz-Manock, J. - "Collaborative Teaching of Integrated Product Development: A Case Study" (Refereed) - IEEE Transactions on Education - 2000 - v. 43, no. 3, pp. 343-348 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Shirland, L. E.; Thompson, R. - "The Revolutionary Growth of Internet Business and its Management Implications" (Refereed) - Industrial Management, - 2000 - v. 42, no. 2, pp. 26-33
  • zz-Shirland, L. E.; zz-Jesse, R. R. - "Assessing a State's Political Climate for Business Development and Growth" (Refereed) - Business Journal - 1999 - v. 14, no. 1 & 2, pp. 15-20
  • zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Acceptance Sampling Plan Design With Specified Producer's and Consumer's Risk Using A Microcomputer" (Refereed) - Industrial Engineering - 1997 - v. 19, no. 6, pp. 27-33
  • zz-Kraushaar, J. M.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Using Issue/Impact/Probability (I2P) Analysis to Facilitate Large and Diverse Group Meetings" (Refereed) - Engineering Management Journal - 1994 - v. 6, no. 4, pp. 36-46
  • zz-Kraushaar, J. M.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "A Prototyping Method for Application Development by End Users and Information System Specialists" (Refereed) - MIS Quarterly - 1985 - v. 9, no. 3, pp. 189-197 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • Polczynski, J. J.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Considering Dogmatic Thinking When Developing Training Strategy For Microcomputer Use By Managers" (Refereed) - The Journal of Data Education - 1985 - v. 25, no. 3, pp. 11-13
  • zz-Kraushaar, J. M.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Prototyping Information Systems on Microcomputers: A Design Philosophy for Engineering Management" (Refereed) - Engineering Management International - 1985 - v. 3, no. 2, pp. 73-84
  • zz-Shirland, L. E.; Polczynski, J. J. - "Dynamic Management Communication Exchange: A Mathematical Model of Information Flow Through the Johari Window" (Refereed) - Journal of Management Studies, - 1984 - v. 1, no. 1, pp. 21-27
  • zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Computerized Dressage Scheduling" (Refereed) - Interfaces: A TIMS ORSA Journal - 1983 - v. 13, pp. 75 - 81 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • Polczynski, J. J.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Determining Readiness of Hospital Administrators to Accept Management By Objectives" (Refereed) - Hospital Administration - 1983 - v. 20, no. 3 & 4, pp. 138-147
  • zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Service Technician Scheduling With Timing Constraints and Stochastic Demand" (Refereed) - International Journal On Policy And Information - 1983 - v. 7, no. 1, pp. 69-78
  • Parke, E.; Schermerhorn, J. J.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "An Empirical Evaluation of Repeatable Testing as a Technique for Improving Management Education" (Refereed) - Academy of Management Journal - 1981 - v. 24, no. 2, pp. 432-438
  • zz-Shirland, L. E.; Schermerhorn, J. R. - "Hospital Administrator Felt Needs for Interorganizational Cooperation and Actual Cooperative Outcomes by Their Hospitals" (Refereed) - Decision Sciences - 1981 - v. 12, no. 3, pp. 486-501 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Shirland, L. E.; Polczynski, J. J. - "Student Dogmatism in Business Administration: Concern for Open Mindedness in Decision Making, Course Success and Satisfaction" (Refereed) - Management Education and Development Journal - 1981 - v. 12, no. 2, pp. 116-132 [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Shirland, L. E.; zz-Gatti, J. F. - "An Application of a Multi-Tour Routing Problem" (Refereed) - Proceedings: 1980 Spring Annual Conference - American Institute of Industrial Engineers - 1980 - no. April, pp. 329-334
  • Polczynski, J. J.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Expectancy Theory and Contract Grading Combined as an Effective Motivational Force for College Students" (Refereed) - Journal of Educational Research - 1977 - v. 70, no. 5, pp. 238-241 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • Singer, R. M.; Polczynski, J. J.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Motivating Students: Contract Grading and the Case Brief", " (Refereed) - Business Law Review - 1977 - v. 10, no. 2, pp. 14-24
  • Saniga, E.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Quality Control In Practice: A Survey" (Refereed) - Quality Progress - 1977 - v. 10, no. 5, pp. 30-33 [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Shirland, L. E.; Inoue, M. |. - "Market Share Prediction Using Single Factor Information Channel ModelS" (Refereed) - Journal of the Market Research Society - 1974 - v. 16, no. 1, pp. 33-41
  • zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Market Share Prediction Using Single-Factor Information Channel Models - A Reply" (Refereed) - Journal of the Market Research Society - 1974 - v. 16, no. 3 , pp. 252-253
  • zz-Shirland, L. E. - "State Diagrams for Queuing" (Refereed) - Journal of Systems Management - 1974 - v. 25, no. 6, pp. 40-43
  • zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Applying Information Theory to Man Machine Systems" (Refereed) - Journal of Systems Management - 1973 - v. 24, no. 7, pp. 38-41
Book, Textbook-New
  • zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Statistical Quality Control: With Microcomputer Applications" (Refereed) - Statistical Quality Control: With Microcomputer Applications - 1993 - pp. Textbook ,
Conference Proceeding
  • zz-Shirland, L. E. - "An Investigation of Judgment-Based Comparisons to Elicit Preferences in Large Attribute Set Evaluations" (Refereed) - Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) - 2007 [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Kraushaar, J. M.; zz-Shirland, L. E.; Chittenden, N. B.; Rohr, R. E. - "Assessment and Assurance of Learning" - Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT) - 2007 [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • Thompson, R. L.; Iacovou, C. L.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Job Selection Attributes: Priorities for Information Systems Students" (Refereed) - Proceedings, ISOneWorld Conference - 2003 - v. April,
  • zz-Shirland, L. E.; Thompson, R. L.; Iacovou, C. - "Determining Attribute Rankings in Group Decision Making: An Exploratory Study" (Refereed) - ISONEWORLD Conference - 2002 - v. April,
  • zz-Shirland, L. E.; Thompson, R. - "Viewing Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce as an Innovation: Issues for Management" (Refereed) - Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology - 1999 - v. 1, pp. 193 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Shirland, L. E.; zz-Jesse, R. R. - "Prioritizing Customer Requirements Using Goal Programming" (Refereed) - Annual Quality Congress - 1997 - v. 51, no. 0, pp. 297-308 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Shirland, L. E.; zz-Jesse, R. R. - "Prioritizing Strategic Issues Using Quadratic Goal Programming" (Refereed) - Innovation in Technology Management - The Key to Global Leadership. PICMET '97: Portland International Conference on Management and Technology - 1997 - pp. 528-531 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • Durham, D.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Integrated Product Development and Management: A Permeable Boundary Provides An Integrated Educational Experience" (Refereed) - Proceedings/ASEE Annual Conference - 1994 - no. June 26-29,
  • zz-Kraushaar, J. M.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Abstract: Impact/Probability: Measuring Consensus Using Goal Programming" (Refereed) - ORSA/TIMS Joint National Meeting, Technology & Innovation in a Global Economy Section - 1992
  • zz-Kraushaar, J. M.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "A Group Decision Support System for Large Group Processes" (Refereed) - Proceedings of the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Tech - 1991 - no. Oct 27-31, pp. 17 pp. [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Kraushaar, J. M.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Abstract: A Group Decision Support System for Large Group Processes" (Refereed) - Abstract: A Group Decision Support System for Large Group Processes - 1991 - no. October,
  • zz-Shirland, L. E.; zz-Kraushaar, J. M.; McIntosh, B.; Posey, P.; zz-Gurdon, M. A. - "Impact Probability: A Group Decision Support Process" (Refereed) - Proceedings of the First International Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute - 1991 - pp. 138-141
  • Bozon, G.; Polczynski, J. J.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Closed Minded Decision Making: Reduction During Management Training for Hospital Supervisors" (Refereed) - Southwest AIDS Conference - 1984
  • zz-Kraushaar, J. M.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Prototyping a Management Information System Using an Integrated Software Development Package for Micro Computers" (Refereed) - 26th International Symposium on Applications of Microcomputers/International Society for Mini and Micro Computers - 1984 - pp. 122-126
  • zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Multi Tour Scheduling With Stochastic Demand" (Refereed) - National AIDS (American Institute Of Decision Sciences) Conference - 1981 - v. 2, pp. 281-283
  • zz-Shirland, L. E. - "An Application of a Multi Tour Routing Problem" (Refereed) - AIIE (American Institute Of Industrial Engineers) Spring Annual Conference - 1980 - pp. 329-334
  • zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Multi Tour Scheduling for Service Technicians" (Refereed) - AIDS (American Institute Of Decision Sciences) Annual Conference - 1980 - pp. 157-159
  • Parke, E.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "The Prospects for Worker Centered Quality Control in a High Technology Industry: A Case Study" (Refereed) - 1st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) - 1980 - pp. 85-92
  • Parke, E.; Schermerhorn, J. R.; zz-Shirland, L. E. - "An Experiment with Repeatable Testing in an Introductory O.B. Course" (Refereed) - Thirty-ninth Annual Academy of Management Meetings - 1979 - v. Proceedings,
  • zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Cost Estimation Using Learning Curves" (Refereed) - Boston International - 1978 - v. 78, no. 5, pp. 24-30
  • zz-Shirland, L. E. - "Dynamics of the Johari Window: A Simulation" (Refereed) - 1977 Winter Simulation Conference, National Bureau of Standards - 1977 - v. 1, pp. 396-401 [Show/Hide Abstract]