Dr. Ravi Narayanaswamy

Professor


Faculty Ravi Narayanaswamy

"This degree program equips students with real-time skills to succeed in a broad spectrum of occupations, including management information systems, operations management, marketing, accounting and finance."


Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Management with a concentration in Information Systems – Clemson University, 2009
  • MIS – Kennesaw State University, 2003
  • MBA – Ohio University, 2002

Career Highlights:

  • Co-authoring articles published in elite journals, such as:
    • “Impact of Influence tactics in Information System Development project: A Control Loss Perspective,” with Henry, R. and Grover, V. Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol.30 (1) summer 2013.
    • “A Resource Based Perspective of Information Systems Discipline,” with Gokuhale, R. and Grover, V. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2009.
  • Winning a competitive international dissertation grant funded by the 2006 Harriet Fulbright Dissertation Grant program provided by the Business Technology Management Institute

In which online degree program do you teach?

MBA General

  • Why did you start teaching?

    The purpose of education is to learn how to think, and a professor plays an invaluable role in this learning process. In this role, I can not only motivate students to participate in class but also challenge their mind-set, encouraging them to apply logic and reason in presenting and defending their points of view.

  • What advice would you give to those considering an MBA?

    This degree program equips students with real-time skills to succeed in a broad spectrum of occupations, including management information systems, operations management, marketing, accounting and finance.

  • What qualities make someone particularly successful in business?

    Keeping updated with the growing industry trends.

  • What do you think is the biggest challenge that people business face today?

    Being competitive.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits,” by C.K. Prahalad

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