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Dr. Ravi Narayanaswamy

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems


Dr. 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."


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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

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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