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Kiron Ravindran’s research and teaching interests in Management of Information Systems comes from his engineering and management education, industry experience, training in quantitative methods and a keen interest in emerging technologies.

Kiron holds a PhD from the University of California, Irvine, during which he focused on Sourcing Strategy, Information Technology Management, Governance and Contract Design, Organizational Social Network Analysis, and Economics of Information Systems. He is an Assistant Professor in the Systems Information area and teaches in the International and Global MBA programs.

His industry experience includes working in the manufacturing and Information Technology sectors. Working for a large automotive manufacturer, he managed sourcing from suppliers and sub-contractors. In the Information Technology industry, he played the roles of a vendor and a sourcing strategy consultant. As a result, he became interested in the problems associated with inter-firm trade relationships. Trained as an applied economist, he uses economics as a lens to examine issues of business value in organizational IT decision making.


Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Information Systems, University of California, Irvine, 2010
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (International Business), S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, 1999
  • Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, Kerala University, 1995

Professional Background

  • Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd. 2002-2003
  • Aptech Worldwide (now Hexaware), 1999-2002
  • Ashok Leyland 1996-1997