Professor Kendall has published over 90 research articles, a leading textbook, Systems Analysis and Design, (eighth edition, 2011); Project Planning and Requirements Analysis for IT Systems Development, (second edition, 2002) and two edited research volumes on emerging information technologies and systems development. He has published numerous times in journals such as MIS Quarterly (2 papers), Management Science (3 papers), Decision Sciences (3 papers), and Operations Research. He has worked with more than 39 co-authors over the course of his career. Ken's Systems Analysis and Design text has recently been translated into Chinese, Spanish, and Indonesian.
In 1995, Dr. Kendall was awarded the Silver Core by IFIP (the International Federation for Information Processing) and in 2001 he became a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute. Hhe was listed as one of the top 60 researchers in MIS in an article published in Socio Economic Planning Sciences (Vol. 25, No. 3, 1991). This study counted the number of times an author published in the top MIS journals in the 1980s.