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  • 1. AJAY DAS Associate Professor 31 D, Chicopee Drive Zicklin School of Business, Department of Management Princeton Baruch College, Box B9-240 NJ 08540 - 1711 City University of New York Ph: (609) 430-9318 One Bernard Baruch Way New York, NY 10010 ajay_das@baruch.cuny.edu (646) 312-646 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EDUCATION Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan Ph.D. in Production and Operations Management 1998 Minor in International Business Doctoral Dissertation Grant Awards: National Association of Purchasing Management and Center for International Business Education and Research First Prize Winner - 1997 APICS Foundation George and Marion Plossl Doctoral Fellowship Award University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa Master of Business Administration, 1992 „Certificate of Merit‟ - University of Northern Iowa for exceptional academic merit in the M.B.A. program. „Day Dugan‟ Scholarship - University of Northern Iowa for outstanding all-round performance. Undergraduate degree in economics and business management, 1977, University of Lucknow, India RESEARCH INTERESTS Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Technology, and Quality. GRANTS AND AWARDS Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Senior Research Fellowship, 2005 Zicklin Summer Research Award, 2005 Baruch College Faculty Scholarship and Creative Achievement Award, 2005 Zicklin Summer Research Award, 2004
  • 2. GRANTS AND AWARDS (contd.) 2002 Reviewer of the Year Excellence Award, Journal of Operations Management, 2002. Eugene M. Lang Research Fellowship – 2001 Zicklin Fellow In Management 2000 & 2001 – Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College The 1999 APICS E&R Foundation and Supply Chain Council Research Award for research in supply chain management Skirball Foundation Internationalization Grant 1999 – Weissman Center for International Business, Baruch College PSC City University of New York Faculty Research Development Award, 1999 Zicklin Fellow In Management 1999 – Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College First Prize -1997 APICS Foundation George and Marion Plossl Doctoral Fellowship Award National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) Doctoral Dissertation Award - 1996 Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) federal grant for pre-dissertation research in international manufacturing flexibility, 1995-96. „John H. Hoagland‟ C.P.M. Scholarship - National Association of Purchasing Management, U.S.A., 1995 & 1996 „Day Dugan‟ Graduate Research Scholarship at the University of Northern Iowa. 1992. „Certificate of Merit‟ for exceptional academic merit in the M.B.A. program - University of Northern Iowa, 1992. RESEARCH PERFORMANCE Refereed Publications Ajay Das and Jayanth Jayaram, “A socio-technical perspective on manufacturing system synergies”, International Journal of Production Research, forthcoming. Ajay Das, Ram Narasimhan and Srinivas Talluri, “Supplier integration: Finding an optimal configuration”, Journal of Operations Management, forthcoming. 2
  • 3. Refereed Publications (contd.) Ajay Das, “ Research opportunities in offshoring”, Decision Line, 35(5), Oct. 2004, 7-19 (invited contribution). Ajay Das (with R. Narasimhan and S. Talluri- equal contributors), “Exploring flexibility and execution competencies of manufacturing firms”, Journal of Operations Management, 22(1), 2004, 91-106. Ajay Das, “E-Provider evaluation: An exploratory study”, International Journal of Technology Management, 28(1), 2004, 46-60. Ajay Das and Jayanth Jayaram, “The relative importance of contingency variables for advanced manufacturing technology”, International Journal of Production Research, 41(18), 2003, 4429-4452. Ajay Das, “Towards Theory Building in Manufacturing Flexibility”, International Journal of Production Research, 39(18), Dec 2001, 4153-4178. Ajay Das and Ram Narasimhan, “Process-Technology Fit and its Implications for Manufacturing Performance”, Journal of Operations Management, 19(5), Oct 2001, 521-540. Ram Narasimhan and Ajay Das, “The Impact of Purchasing Integration and Practices on Manufacturing Performance”, Journal of Operations Management, 19(5), Oct 2001, 593-609. Ajay Das, R.B. Handfield, Roger Calantone, and S. Ghosh, “A Contingent View of Quality Management - The Impact of International Competition on Quality”, Decision Sciences, 31(3), Summer 2000, 649- 690. Ajay Das and Ram Narasimhan, “An Examination of Purchasing Competence and its Relationship with Manufacturing Performance”, The Journal of Supply Chain Management, 36(2), 2000, 17-28. Ram Narasimhan and Ajay Das, “An Empirical Examination of Sourcing‟s Role in Developing Manufacturing Flexibilities”, International Journal of Production Research, 38(4), 2000, 875-893. Ram Narasimhan and Ajay Das, “An Empirical Investigation of the Contribution of Strategic Sourcing to Manufacturing Flexibilities and Performance”, Decision Sciences, 30(3), Summer 1999, 683 – 718. Ram Narasimhan and Ajay Das, “Manufacturing Agility and Supply Chain Management”, Production and Inventory Management Journal, 40(1), 1999; pp. 4 -10. Reprinted: The Journal of Enterprise Resource Management, 3, 2000, 11 – 17. Cecil Bozarth, Robert B. Handfield and Ajay Das, „Stages of Global Sourcing Strategy Evolution: An Exploratory Study‟, Journal of Operations Management, 16 (2,3), 1998, pp. 241-255. Ajay Das and Robert B. Handfield, „A Meta-analysis of Purchasing Dissertation Abstracts‟, Journal of Operations Management, 15, 1997, pp. 101-121 3
  • 4. Refereed Publications (contd.) Ajay Das, “A Research Framework for Investigating the Contribution of Strategic Sourcing to Manufacturing Flexibility”, in A. Chikan‟s (ed.), Emerging Issues in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, IFPMM Publications, 1, Budapest, 1997. Ajay Das and Robert B. Handfield, „JIT in Global Sourcing‟, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 27(3/4), 1997, 244 - 260. S. Tamer Cavusgil and Ajay Das, „Methodological Issues and Developments in Empirical Cross-Cultural Research‟, Management International Review, 37(1), 1st Quarter, 1997, 71 - 96. S. Tamer Cavusgil and Ajay Das, „Methodology Issues in Cross-Cultural Research: A Primer‟, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, vol. 15(5), Aug., 1997. M.B. Sarkar, Ajay Das, S. Tamer Cavusgil, and Preet S. Aulakh, "The Effect of Partner Compatibility on Collaborative Project Performance: The Mediating Roles of Trust-based Norms and Commitment," in William M. Pride and G. Tomas M. Hult, eds., Enhancing Knowledge Development in Marketing, American Marketing Association, (8), 1997, 332-33. Mark Pagell, Ajay Das, Sime Curkovic and Liane Easton, „Motivating the Purchasing Professional‟, International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, 32(3), Summer, 1996, 27-34. Ajay Das and Allen Jedlicka, „Social Impact Analysis on Technology Transfer‟, Journal of Technology Transfer, Winter-Spring, 1993, 49-54. Under Review Ajay Das and A. Nair, “The effects of buyer-supplier relationship development on the use of in-house manufacturing related technologies”, Decision Sciences, revised and re-submitted, Sept. 2005. Ajay Das “Reading The Tea Leaves –Evaluating Prospective e-Providers”, Journal of Supply Chain Management, under first revision, Sept. 2005. Work-in-Progress „How sourcing strategy is made: A process perspective‟ – Draft completed „The notion of fit in supply chain management: confronting theory with data‟ – Draft completed 4
  • 5. Work-in-Progress (contd.) „Worker disconnects in quality management‟ – Analysis completed „A methodology for evaluating global supply chain effectiveness‟ – Data collected, analysis completed „A DEA approach to equifinality – parallel sourcing strategies to high performance‟ – Analysis completed „E-sourcing criteria and firm performance” – Data collected „Offshoring and quality: The impact of culture‟ – Data collection stage „Purchasing technology investments and firm performance‟ – Design stage Refereed Proceedings Ajay Das, “Customer satisfaction in services: Measurement and action”, Proceedings of the International Summit on Service Excellence, New Delhi, Jan 20th, 2006. J. Jayaram, V. Kannan, K.C. Tan and Ajay Das, „Value creation within the supply chain: An empirical analysis‟, Proceedings of the 35th DSI Annual Meeting 2004, Boston, MA, Nov 20-23rd, 2004. Ajay Das, George Schneller, Al Booke, „E-provider evaluation: An exploratory study,‟ Proceedings of the 34rd DSI Annual Meeting 2003, Washington DC, Nov 22-26th, 2003, submission# 488, 1-6. Ajay Das, „Evaluating E-commerce applications in supply chain management‟, 14th Annual North American Research Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Management, Tempe, AZ, March 20-22, 2003, 33-55. Ajay Das, „Developing decision aids for marketing e-commerce applications‟, Proceedings of the International Conference on Marketing of Technology Oriented Products and Services in the Global Environment’, Academy of Marketing Science, Bangalore, Dec. 27-28th, 2002, 160-169. Ajay Das, Robert Handfield and Cecil Bozarth, “Profiles in Supply Chain Management: An Empirical Examination”, Proceedings of the 33rd DSI Annual Meeting 2002, San Diego, Nov. 23-26th, 2002, 575- 580. Ajay Das, Robert Handfield and Cecil Bozarth, „The Notion of Customized Supply Chain Management‟, Proceedings of the 13th Annual North American Research and Teaching Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Dallas, TX, March 21-23rd, 2002, 111-130. Ajay Das and Jayanth Jayaram, „Technology Synergies and Manufacturing Performance‟, Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, Nov. 17-20, 2001, 237 –239. 5
  • 6. Refereed Proceedings (contd.) Ajay Das, „Lack-Of-Fit In Quality Perceptions and Quality Performance‟, Proceedings of the International Conference on Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Coimbatore, India, Aug 6-8, 2001. Ajay Das, „How Sourcing Strategy is Made: A Process View‟, Proceedings of the 12th Annual North American Research Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Management, Memphis, March 22-24, 2001. Ajay Das, K. Sengupta and S. Curkovic, 2000, „A Theoretical Framework for Investigating Employee Disconnect and it‟s Relationship with Quality Performance‟, Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Orlando, Nov. 18-21, 2000, 1369 –1371. Ajay Das and Ram Narasimhan, 1999, „Process-Technology Fit and its Implications for Manufacturing Performance‟, Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, Nov. 20-23, 1999. Ram Narasimhan and Ajay Das, „An Empirical Investigation of Purchasing Integration and its Impact on Manufacturing Performance‟, Proceedings of the Second Annual North American Research Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Management, New Orleans, 1999. Ajay Das, Robert Handfield, Roger Calantone and Soumen Ghosh, „TQM Dynamics: An Empirical Investigation of TQM Practice and Performance‟, Decision Sciences Annual Proceedings, San Diego, 1997. Ram Narasimhan and Ajay Das, „An Examination Of The Impact Of Strategic Sourcing On Manufacturing Flexibility‟, Decision Sciences Annual Conference Proceedings, Orlando, 1996. Ajay Das, Robert Handfield and Cecil Bozarth, „Strategic Type and Global Sourcing: An Integrative Analysis‟, NAPM Annual Academic Conference, 1996 Ajay Das, „Strategic Type and Global Sourcing: A Conceptual Analysis‟, Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference Proceedings, 1995. Ajay Das and Sime Curkovic, „Purchasing Performance Measurement Systems‟, Topic Table Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, 1995. Presentations Ajay Das, “Customer satisfaction in services: Measurement and action”, International Summit on Service Excellence, New Delhi, Jan 20th, 2006. Ajay Das, “Supply chain management technology investments and firm performance”, 36th DSI Annual 6
  • 7. Meeting 2005, San Francisco, Nov 22nd, 2005. Presentations (contd.) Ajay Das, “A theoretical basis for value-partitioning”, 35th DSI Annual Meeting 2004, Boston, MA, Nov 22, 2004. Ajay Das, “Offshoring – A Strategic Analysis”, Schindler Corp., New Jersey, May 5th, 2004. Ajay Das, “Dimensionalizations of Fit in Supply Chain Management”, 2004 NEDSI Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, March 26th, 2004. Ajay Das, “E-provider evaluation: An exploratory study”, 34rd DSI Annual Meeting 2003, Washington DC, Nov 24th, 2003. Ajay Das, “Offshoring: A critical perspective”, National Association of Purchasing Management, New Jersey, Inc., Nov. 12th, 2003. Ajay Das, „Evaluating E-commerce applications in supply chain management‟, 14th Annual North American Research Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Management, Tempe, AZ, March 22, 2003. Ajay Das, „Developing decision aids for marketing e-commerce applications‟, International Conference on Marketing of Technology Oriented Products and Services in the Global Environment, Academy of Marketing Science, Bangalore, Dec. 27th, 2002. Ajay Das, Robert Handfield and Cecil Bozarth, “Profiles in Supply Chain Management: An Empirical Examination”, DSI Annual Meeting 2002, San Diego, Nov 23-26th, 2002. Ajay Das, „The Notion of Customized Supply Chain Management‟, 13th Annual North American Research and Teaching Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Dallas, TX, March 21-23rd, 2002. Ajay Das, „Technology Synergies and Manufacturing Performance‟, 32nd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, Nov. 19, 2001. Ajay Das, „Lack-Of-Fit In Quality Perceptions and Quality Performance‟, International Conference on Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Coimbatore, India, Aug 6-8, 2001. Ajay Das, „How Sourcing Strategy is Made: A Process View‟, Proceedings of the 12th Annual North American Research Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Management, Memphis, March 22-24, 2001. Ajay Das, „A Theoretical Framework for Investigating Employee Disconnect and it‟s Relationship with Quality Performance‟, 31st Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Orlando, Nov. 21, 2000. 7
  • 8. Presentations (contd.) Ajay Das, „A Transaction Cost Perspective on Value-partitioning: An Empirical Examination‟, The Third Worldwide Research Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, London, ON, Canada, May 24-27, 2000. Ajay Das, „Process-Technology Fit and its Implications for Manufacturing Performance‟, 30th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, Nov. 20-23, 1999. Ajay Das, „ Investment Decision Criteria used by Successful Companies‟, Institute of Industrial Engineers Meeting, Fairfield, NJ, April 22, 1999. Ajay Das, Robert Handfield, Roger Calantone and Soumen Ghosh, „TQM Dynamics: An Empirical Investigation of TQM Practice and Performance‟, Decision Sciences Annual Meeting, San Diego, 1997. Ajay Das, „An Investigation of the Cultural Aspects of Global Supply Chain Alliances‟, Production and Operations Management Society Annual Conference, 1996 Ajay Das, „Strategic Sourcing and Manufacturing Strategy‟, Second International Summer School on Advanced Purchasing Research (invited presenter), Salzburg, Austria, 1996. Ajay Das, „An International TA‟s Perspective on Teaching in the U.S.‟, MSU TA/Faculty Conference, 1996. Ajay Das and Ram Narasimhan, „An Investigation of Outsourcing as a Strategy for Attaining Manufacturing Flexibility‟, Production & Operations Management Society Annual Conference, 1995. TEACHING RECORD Baruch College Design and instruction of Executive MBA, MBA and undergraduate courses in supply chain management, service operations and operations Management. Michigan State University Independently designed and taught the following senior level classes at Michigan State during regular semesters: Strategic Sourcing Operations and Production Management Business Statistics Business Strategy Budgeting for Turf-Grass Management (Adult classes) Taught sessions in Decision Support Systems and TQM in the Executive MBA program at 8
  • 9. Michigan State University TEACHING RECORD (contd.) CIL Management Training Institute, India, Instructor, 1988 - 1990 Independently designed and ran management training classes in Materials Management and Operations for company executives and management trainees. INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE CIL Ltd., India Materials Manager/Dy.Materials Manager/Senior Purchasing Officer, 1980 - 1990 Functioned as a materials manager leading the import division of CIL Ltd., a large mining and manufacturing enterprise in India. Developed and implemented global tendering and competitive bidding analysis procedures, and global contract formulation and management for procurement of engineering parts, equipment, consumables and various industrial and non-industrial goods including global logistical services. Developed and implemented MRP production planning and control systems Developed and implemented inventory planning and control systems for engineering spare parts Interacted with the World Bank and other financial bodies to develop international capital financing options. Prepared, implemented and monitored capital and revenue material and financial budgets. Led and participated in cross-functional teams both within and outside the company to achieve cost, quality and time objectives. Led purchasing and materials management re-engineering projects to improve internal productivity and innovation. Developed several supplier selection, evaluation and development modules for use in domestic and global procurement. Designed and implemented several small and medium scale supplier development programs Avery India Limited, India Marketing Representative 1978 - 1979 Developed and implemented marketing strategies for a wide range of engineering products to industrial customers. SERVICE Member – Strategic Planning Committee on Research, Baruch College, 2004-current Member – College Joint Committee on Research, Baruch College, 2004 - current. Member – Dean‟s Task Force on Research, Zicklin School of Business 2003. 9
  • 10. Member – BBA Learning Assurance Committee, Baruch College, 2004 - current. Management representative – MBA/MS Open House 2002 SERVICE (contd.) Member – College Committee on Academic Standing, Zicklin School of Business 2001-current Management Dept. representative – Transfer Orientation Program, Baruch College, 1999 & 2000. Marshall – Undergraduate Commencement, Baruch College, 2000 Professional Director – National Association of Purchasing Management, Central Michigan Chapter, Lansing, MI, 1997-98. PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES ISM (National Association of Purchasing Management) (ex-Director, NAPM-Central Michigan Inc.) Decision Sciences Institute Production & Operations Management Society APICS ASQ REVIEWER Journal of Operations Management - Member Editorial Review Board International Journal of Integrated Supply Management – Member Editorial Board Decision Sciences Production and Operations Management Journal Journal of International Marketing Academy of Management (O.M. division) Academy of Management (International Management division) Journal of Supply Chain Management International Journal of Production & Logistics Management REFERENCES Dr. Ram Narasimhan Dr. Robert B. Handfield Dept. of Marketing & Dept. of Business Management Supply Chain Management College of Management Michigan State University Campus Box 7229 East Lansing North Carolina State University MI 48824 Raleigh, NC 27695-7229 (517)-353-6381 (843)-216-1251 10
  • 11. REFERENCES (contd.) Dr. S. Tamer Cavusgil Dr. Thomas Choi The John William Byington Endowed Chair Dept. of Supply Chain Management in Global Marketing W.P. Carey School of Business Eli Broad Graduate School of Management Arizona State University, Main Campus Michigan State University PO Box 874706 East Lansing, MI 48824 Tempe, AZ 85287 (517)-353-6381 (480) 965-6135 Biographical Information: Married, with an 12 year old boy. Service volunteer in minority development and adult literacy programs. Active tennis player and cyclist. 11