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Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Rajan Kamath

Associate Professor
Professional Summary
Rajan Kamath
Experienced at designing and implementing strategic solutions for CEOs, Dr. Kamath is a listed speaker for YPO and Vistage International
Contact Information
E-mail:
Office:
513 Carl H. Lindner Hall
Phone:
513-556-7132
Fax:
513-556-5499
Teaching Interest
  • Corporate Strategy, International Competitiveness, Strategic Alliances, Service Strategy
Research Interest
  • Strategic Positioning, Technology Management, Breakthroughs by Design, Change by Design
History

Institution:
College of Business Administration, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Title:
Associate Professor


Institution:
Carl H. Lindner College of Business
Title:
Leader of Task Force to Re-Design Full-Time MBA Capstone
End Date:
2017-08-31


Institution:
Executive Education, UC College of Business
Title:
Academic Director
End Date:
2007-12-31


Institution:
Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) MBA Program
Title:
Academic Director
End Date:
2004-12-31


Institution:
College of Business Administration's Task Force
Title:
Chairperson
End Date:
2001-12-31


Institution:
College of Business Administration's Task Force
Title:
Member
End Date:
1998-12-31


Institution:
College of Business Administration's Task Force
Title:
Member
End Date:
1995-12-31


Institution:
College of Business Administration, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Title:
Assistant Professor
End Date:
1995-12-31


Institution:
School of Business Administration, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA.
Title:
Assistant Professor
End Date:
1989-12-31


Institution:
School of Business Administration, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Title:
Assistant Professor
End Date:
1987-12-31


Institution:
University of Michigan School of Business, Ann Arbor
Title:
Research and Teaching Assistant
End Date:
1984-12-31


Institution:
BEL, Bangalore, India
Title:
Executive, Projects & Planning Department
End Date:
1980-12-31


Institution:
The Metal Box Company of India, Calcutta, India
Title:
Production manager
End Date:
1976-12-31


Awards | Honors

Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Nominated for 2008 Graduate EXCEL Award


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Nominated for 2008 Ronald J. Dornoff Fellow of Teaching Excellence Award


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Nominated for the 2007 Graduate EXCEL Award


Organization:
Cincy Magazine
Name:
"Best of the Best" Educators Award
Year Received:
2015


Organization:
Cincy Magazine
Name:
"Best of the Best" Educators Award
Year Received:
2015


Organization:
Michael L. Dean
Name:
Nominated for the Michel L. Dean EXCEL Graduate Award
Year Received:
2011


Organization:
Michael L. Dean
Name:
Nominated for the Michel L. Dean EXCEL Undergraduate Award
Year Received:
2011


Organization:
Executive Education at Mendoza School of Business, University of Notre Dame
Name:
2009 Most Inspired Educator Award
Year Received:
2009


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Nominated for 2007 Distinguished Teaching Professor Award
Year Received:
2007


Name:
Graduate EXCEL Award for exceptional dedication and outstanding contribution to graduate teaching
Year Received:
2000


Name:
University of Cincinnati MBA Association’s Awards for Teaching Excellence
Year Received:
1999


Name:
University of Cincinnati MBA Association’s Awards for Teaching Excellence
Year Received:
1999


Name:
University of Cincinnati MBA Association’s Awards for Teaching Excellence
Year Received:
1998


Name:
Nominated for the 1997 Ronald Dornoff Fellow for Teaching Excellence
Year Received:
1997


Name:
University of Cincinnati MBA Association’s Award for Teaching Excellence
Year Received:
1996


Name:
Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of significant contribution to research excellence at the University of Cincinnati
Year Received:
1995


Name:
Shingo Prize in recognition of outstanding contribution to the body of knowledge in the field of manufacturing excellence
Year Received:
1995


Organization:
Technology and Innovation Management Division
Name:
Runner-Up Best Paper Award
Year Received:
1994


Organization:
Technology and Innovation Management Division
Name:
First Prize, Best Paper Award
Year Received:
1993


Organization:
National Association of Purchasing Management
Name:
Doctoral Fellowship Grant
Year Received:
1987


Organization:
University of Michigan
Name:
Dykstra Award for Excellence in Teaching
Year Received:
1984


Organization:
Academy of Management
Name:
Student Fellow at the Doctoral Consortium
Year Received:
1983


Education

Institution:
University of Michigan
Location:
USA
Major:
Corporate Strategy (Business Administration)
Completed:
1988
Degree:
Ph D


Institution:
Indian Institute of Management
Location:
Bangalore, India
Major:
Finance
Completed:
1978
Degree:
MBA


Institution:
Indian Institute of Technology
Location:
Kanpur, India
Major:
Mechanical Engineering
Completed:
1975
Degree:
Other


Published Contributions

Rajan Kamath, Ratee Apana,  (). Strategy in the US Healthcare Industry: A Leader's Guide. , .


Rajan Kamath, J. Liker, S. Wasti,  (1998). Supplier involvement in design : a comparative survey of automotive suppliers in the USA, UK and Japan. International Journal of Quality Science, 214-238.


J. Hartley, B. Zirger, Rajan Kamath,  (1997). Managing the buyer-supplier interface for on-time performance in new product development. Journal of Operations Management, 57-70.


J. Hartley, J. Meredith, D. McCutcheon , Rajan Kamath,  (1997). Suppliers’ contribution to product development : An exploratory study. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management , 258-267.


Rajan Kamath, R. Apana,  (1996). Adapting Japanese best-practice management models for use in emerging Southeast Asian economies. The Association of Japanese Business Studies Best Paper Proceedings edited by M. Wakabayashi and A. Bird. 9th Annual Meeting, 211-222.


J. Liker, Rajan Kamath, S. Wasti, M. Nagamachi,  (1996). Suppliers’ involvement in product development : Are there still large U.S.-Japan differences?. Research Policy, 59-89.


Rajan Kamath, J. Liker, S. Wasti, M. Nagamachi,  (1994). The supplier role in product development : Are there still large U.S. and Japan differences?. Academy of Management, 54th Annual Meeting, 340-344.


Rajan Kamath, J. Liker,  (1994). A second look at Japanese product development. Harvard Business Review, .


Rajan Kamath,  (1993). Increasing suppliers’ innovative activities : The use of strategic signaling to enhance the effectiveness of governance mechanisms. Academy of Management, 53rd Annual Meeting, 342-346.


Rajan Kamath,  (1993). Southeast Asia is calling to Cincinnati Businesses. The Greater Cincinnati Business Record, special supplement on Business in the International Marketplace, 20.


Rajan Kamath, Ratee Apana, D. Mansour-Cole,  (1993). Functional Perspectives on Innovation: The Correlates of Innovation in the Marketing and Manufacturing Functions. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 293-299.


Rajan Kamath,  (1992). News from the trenches. CBA Portfolio, publication of the College of Business Administration, University of Cincinnati, .


Rajan Kamath,  (1991). On the cutting edge. CBA Portfolio, publication of the College of Business Administration, University of Cincinnati, .


Rajan Kamath, R. Cole, M. Flynn,  (1988). Participant’s Report : The Automotive Supplier Innovation Project, Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation. University of Michigan, .


R. Cole, M. Flynn, Rajan Kamath,  (1985). Participant’s Report on a Survey of the North American Automotive Supplier Industry. Center for Social and Economic Issues, Industrial Technology Institute, .


Rajan Kamath, R. Wilson,  (1983). Characteristics of the U.S. Automotive Supplier Industry. Working Paper Series No. 10, Joint U.S.-Japan Automotive Study, .



Accepted Contributions



Research in progress

Title:
A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Ethical Decision Making

Description:
In the last decade questionable ethical decisions by managers – the collapse of Enron in USA, the use of melamine in Chinese milk products, and the theft of medical records in India - have captured world wide headlines and our imaginations. How have these incidents influenced ethical perspectives in these countries? This study documents existing ethical perspectives of business students in three nations China, India and the US and attempts to compare and contrast the ethical orientations.

Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Presentations

Title:
Cultural Diversity - Source of Competitive Advantage in City-Regions
Year:
2017


Title:
Multi-Cluster Advantage: The Locus of Innovation in City Regions
Organization:
The International Foundation for Production Research
Location:
Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Year:
2017


Title:
Innovation in the Public Sector: Best-kept secrets of emerging economies
Organization:
International Academy Of Business And Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD)
Location:
Orlando, Florida
Year:
2011


Location:
Boston
Year:
2009


Title:
Strategies for Adopting Best Practice Supplier Management: Case Studies of Adaptations in Thailand and South Korea
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Year:
1996


Title:
Involving parts suppliers in automotive product development : US, UK, & Japan
Location:
New Orleans
Year:
1995


Title:
Managing Suppliers for Fast Product Development
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Vancouver, B.C.
Year:
1995


Title:
Managing suppliers for fast product development
Location:
Vancouver B.C., Canada
Year:
1995


Title:
“Industrial New Product Development: A Case Study in the Management of the Strategic Relationship between Buyer and Seller
Location:
Melbourne, Australia
Year:
1995


Title:
Adapting Japanese Best Practice Supplier Management Models in Emerging South East Asian Economies
Organization:
Assocation of Japenese Business Studies
Location:
Nagoya, Japan
Year:
1994


Title:
The supplier role in product development : Are there still large U.S. and Japan differences?
Location:
Dallas, TX
Year:
1994


Title:
Governance structure and strategic grouping : An empirical test in the life insurance industry
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Year:
1993


Title:
Increasing suppliers’ innovative activities : The use of strategic signaling to enhance the effectiveness of governance mechanisms
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Year:
1993


Title:
Suppliers’ role in new product development : A comparison of best practice in Thailand, South Korea and Japan
Location:
Ann Arbor, MI
Year:
1993


Title:
Transaction costs and technology-driven alliances in multi-national corporations
Location:
Miami, FL
Year:
1991


Title:
Market forces, buyer-supplier relationships and dependence : A theoretical model for managing the innovative activities of suppliers
Location:
San Francisco
Year:
1989


Title:
Competitive trends in the automotive industry : The labor relations perspective.
Location:
Chicago
Year:
1987


Title:
The management of supplier innovation
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Year:
1987


Title:
OEM-Supplier relationships in the automobile industry : Will the Japanese model work for U.S. OEMs?
Location:
Chicago
Year:
1986