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Mohan Tatikonda

Kelley School of Business

Expert Bio

Mohan Tatikonda is a professor of operations management at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business whose research focuses on how firms can most effectively design, develop, introduce and improve products, services and organizational processes. His research addresses managing development projects in global environments, fostering technology transfer in the supply chain, behavioral decision-making by supply chain managers, six-sigma program and project effectiveness, and the consumer privacy implications of RFID technology and other advanced technologies. Tatikonda has been published in scholarly journals including Management Science, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management and the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

Areas of Expertise

International trade, Lean Six Sigma, complex new product and service development, startup firms, supply chain management, global competition, corporate strategy, international manufacturing competitiveness, entrepreneurship, incubators, health care delivery, life sciences.

Other Information

Professor Tatikonda’s research awards include Best Paper of the Year in the Journal of Operations Management, Chan K. Hahn Prize for Best Operations Management Paper at Academy of Management, and the award for Best Dissertation from the Production and Operations Management Society. He has received research awards and grants from organizations including CIBER, Marketing Science Institute and the Center for Enterprise Leadership. Tatikonda serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Operations Management and the Decision Sciences Journal. He is a senior editor of the Production and Operations Management Journal and serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He has consulted for The World Bank, SAP and other organizations. Other research has involved intensive collaboration with leading companies including GE, IBM, Motorola, RCA and Agfa. Tatikonda is an award-winning teacher. At the Kelley School, he has received the Eli Lilly Award for MBA Teaching Excellence, which is awarded by the students to the top MBA faculty member, and the Schuyler F. Otteson Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. He teaches the core operations management course in the MBA program as well as MBA courses on supply chain management. He has taught elective courses on product innovation to MBA and Executive MBA students, and has taught Ph.D. seminars on operations strategy and innovation at universities in the United States and abroad.

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