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Ranjan Kini

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RANJAN B. KINI

 

School of Business & Economics                                                                             1032 Spruce Drive

Indiana University Northwest                                                                             Schererville, IN 46375

Gary, IN 46408

Off: (219) 980-6906                                                                                           Res: (219) 322-4313

Fax: (219) 980-6916

Email: rkini@iun.edu                                                                                              rkini@jorsm.com

URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~bnwrbk

 

EDUCATION

1985                                        Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Operations Management and Management Information Systems

1981                                        Master of Business Administration

Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Illinois

1976                                        Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal, India

 

CERTIFICATION

1991                                        Certified in Production and Inventory Management

 American Production and Inventory Control Society, Falls Church, VA, 1991.

EXPERIENCE  

Teaching:

8/90 - Present                          Associate Professor, School of Business and Economics,

Indiana University Northwest, Gary, Indiana, USA.

(90-95 - Assistant Professor)

5/01 – 7/01                              Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Business,

                                                Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

5/00 - 7/00                               Visiting Professor, Joint Ph.D. program of Bangkok University, Bangkok, Thailand and University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA.

                                                Currently serving on a dissertation committee.

1/98 - 5/98                               On Sabbatical Leave - received Rotary International Grant ($10,000) - Visiting Professor, International MBA Program, Graduate School, Bangkok University, Bangkok, Thailand.

8/85 - 8/90                               Assistant Professor, ISOM Department,

Bryan School of Business and Economics,

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro,

Greensboro, North Carolina.

8/82 - 8/85                               Part-time Instructor, ISQS Department,

College of Business Administration,

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

8/81 - 5/82                               Instructor, Management Department, College of Business, Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Illinois.

Work:

8/81 - 5/82                               Small Business Institute Director,

Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Illinois - supporting area small businesses by providing management expertise.

12/76 - 8/78                             Production Engineer, Engineering Projects Limited,

Ardiya Housing Project, KUWAIT

COURSES TAUGHT

 Last five years

  • Management Information Systems (Ph.D. Level: Last taught - 2000)
  • Business Telecommunications & Electronic Commerce (Senior & Graduate Level: 2002)
  • Coordinator, Computing Skills for Management (Graduate Level: Last taught - 2000)
  • Management Information Systems (Junior & Graduate Level: Last taught - 2002)
  • Decision Support and Expert Systems (Senior & Graduate Level: Last taught - 2002)

Occasionally

  • Production/Operations Management (Junior & Graduate Level: Last taught - 1998)
  • Total Quality Management (Graduate Level: Last taught - 1994)
  • Computer-based Decision Support Tools (Senior Level: Last taught - 1993)
  • Micro Computers for Business (Senior Level: Last taught - 1990)
  • Database Programming (Senior Level: Last taught - 1990)
  • Introduction to Business Information Systems (Sophomore Level: Last taught - 1989)
  • Basic Programming (Sophomore Level: Last taught - 1986)
  • Management Science/Operations Research (Senior Level: Last taught - 1985)
  • Business Statistics (Sophomore Level: Last taught - 1983)
  • Business Strategy and Policy (Senior Level: Last taught - 1982)
  • Small Business Management (Senior Level: Last taught - 1982)

 

RESEARCH AND INTERESTS

 

Specialization and interest in Information Systems applications in Operations Management, Strategic Information Systems, Information Systems Outsourcing, Decision Support Systems, Knowledge Systems.  Currently working on Electronic Commerce and Technology Management issues.

COMPUTING PROFICIENCY IN

 

Hardware:      PCs, Networked Workstations, Servers, and Handhelds.

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, NT Server 4.0/98/95, DOS, and VAX/VMS

Languages:     HTML, SQL, BASIC, COBOL, FORTRAN, and competency in Visual programming languages such as VB, VJ, and VC.  Also have worked with simulation languages GPSS, CSMP, DYNAMO, and SIMSCRIPT.

Software:        Microsoft Office 2000, FrontPage 2000, EXSYSP and EXSYS-Windows, SPSS for Windows, SAS for Windows.  Also have worked with Lotus, dBase for windows, Harvard Graphics for Windows, INGRES, SEED, S1032, and ORACLE

DISSERTATION

Integrating Hierarchically Significant Part Numbers to Bill of Materials Processing: Includes a unique part numbering scheme that due to its inherent properties enhances the data processing function of the bill of materials processing.

 

RESEARCH  

 

Monograph

EDI: The Binding Web of Quick Response Philosophy, published by American Production and Inventory Control Society, Falls Church, VA, September 1992.

Refereed Journal Articles

 

14.       Forthcoming, Information Systems Management, “Peer-to-Peer Computing: A Technology Reborn”, New York, NY.

 

13.       Forthcoming, Teaching Business Ethics, “Shaping of Moral Intensity Regarding Software Piracy: A Comparison Between Thailand and U.S. Students,” The Netherlands.(Jointly with Dr. H. V. Ramakrishna and Dr. B. S. Vijayraman)

12.       Under Review, Behaviour & Information Technology, “An Exploratory Study of Moral Intensity Regarding Software Piracy of Students in Thailand,” England. (Jointly with Dr. H. V. Ramakrishna and Dr. B. S. Vijayraman)

11.       “Information Technologies in Manufacturing for performance: The Challenge for Thai Manufacturers”  Information Management & Computer Security, Bradford, England, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2002, pp.41-48.

 

10.       Forthcoming, International Journal of Management, “Human Motivational theories and Successful Total Quality Initiatives”, Dorset, England. (Jointly with Dr. Charles Hobson)

9.         “Shaping of Moral Intensity Regarding Software Piracy in University Students: Immediate Community Effects”, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Oklahoma City, OK, Vol. XXXXI, No. 4, 2001, pp. 47-51.  (Jointly with Dr. H. V. Ramakrishna and Dr. B. S. Vijayraman)

 

8.         “An Empirical Study of Software Piracy and Moral Intensity Among University Students”, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Oklahoma City, OK Vol. XXXX, No. 3, 2000, pp. 62-72.   (Jointly with Dr. B. S. Vijayraman, and Dr. Anna R. Rominger)

7.         “IS Outsourcing Evaluation Strategy - A Precursor to IS Outsourcing”, International Journal of Management, Dorset, England. Vol. 17, No.1, 2000, pp. 99-109.

6.         “IS Outsourcing - Beyond the 'Bandwagon'”, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Milton Keynes, England, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1996, pp. 48-52.  (Jointly with Ms. Nancy Griffioen Reitveld)

5.         “Challenges for EDI to be a Global Competitive Tool”, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Milton Keynes, England, Vol. 8, No. 3/4, 1995, pp. 243-252.

4.         “Is Price-Quantity-Discount Dead in Just-in-Time Environment?” International Journal of Operations and Production Management, MCB University Press, Yorkshire, England, Vol. 15, No. 9, 1995, pp. 261-270.  (Jointly with Dr. Omprakash Gupta).

3.         “A Data Tree Structure for Hierarchical Structure Processing”, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Exeter, England, Vol. 26, No. 3, 1994, pp. 551-564.  

2.         “Strategic Information Systems: A Misunderstood Concept?”  Information Systems Management, New York, NY, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1993, pp. 42-45.

1.         “Part Identification & Group Technology:  A New Approach”, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Dearborn, MI, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1991, pp. 134-145.  (Jointly with Dr. Charles Mosier and Dr. Larry Taube)

Refereed Proceedings Articles

 

  1. “mCommerce and eCommerce in Thailand – A value space analysis”, The Seventh Asia-  Pacific Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 2002, Bangkok, Thailand.  (Jointly with Mr. Somboon Tharnthiraporn)
  1. “Making Total Quality Initiatives Successful in Thailand – The Motivation Theory Effect”, The Seventh Asia-Pacific Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 2002, Bangkok, Thailand. (Jointly with Dr. Charles Hobson)

18.       “An Empirical Study of Ethical Attitudes of University Students Towards Software Piracy”, Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, 2001, San Francisco, CA. (Jointly with Dr. H. V. Ramakrishna and Dr. B. S. Vijayraman)

 

17.       “An Empirical Study of the IS Outsourcing Evaluation Strategy of Thailand IS Executives”, Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, 2001, San Francisco, CA.

 

16.       "Applicability of human motivational theories to Knowledge Management", Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2000. (Jointly with Dr. Charles Hobson)

15.       "Human Motivational theories and Successful Total Quality Initiatives", Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2000, (Jointly with Dr. Charles Hobson)

 

14.       Workshop on "Fraud and Computer Crime Have No Boundaries" International Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Athens, Greece, July 1999.  (Jointly with B. S. Vijayraman, Susan D. Haugen, Robert Behling, Saleh B. Khumwala, Khi Thai)

13.       "Information Technologies and Productivity:  The Next Challenge for Thai Manufacturers?" International Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Athens, Greece, July, 1999.

12.       "Software Piracy and Ethics in an University Environment", Fifteenth Annual Conference of the International Association of Management, Montreal, Canada, August 1997.

 

11.       “Applicability of Human Motivational Concepts in the Success and Failure of Total Quality Initiatives”, Fourteenth Annual Conference of the International Association of Management, Toronto, Canada, August 1996.

10        “Role of EDI in Small and Medium Size Companies in India or Developing Nations”, Global Conference on Small & Medium Industry & Business, Bangalore, India, January 1996.

9.         “Information Technologies and Productivity: The Next Frontier for Indian Manufacturers”, Global Conference on Small & Medium Industry & Business, Bangalore, India, January 1996.

8.         “Barriers to Setting up IT Businesses in India”, Global Conference on Small & Medium Industry & Business, Bangalore, India, January 1996.  (Jointly with Dr. Bindiganavale S. Vijayraman and Dr. Hindupur V. Ramakrishna)

7.         "Outsourcing - Beyond the 'Fad'", Western Decision Sciences Institute 23rd Annual Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, March-April, 1994.  (Jointly with Ms. Nancy Griffioen Reitveld)

6.         "Beyond Customer Satisfaction", Midwest Decision Sciences Institute 24th Annual Meeting, Lansing, MI, April 1993.

5.         "EDI is not a Global Competitive Tool", ORSA/TIMS Annual Conference, Anahiem, CA, November 1991.

4.         "A study of underlying attributes affecting the success and development of Strategic Information Systems", Proceedings, DSI Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, November 1988.  (Jointly with Dr. Anne Steele and late Dr. Gwen Loy)

3.         "Location Planning in JIT and MRP Environment", ORSA/TIMS Annual Conference, Denver, CO, October 1988.

2.         "Application of Hierarchically Significant Part Numbering to Group Technology", Southeast TIMS, Proceedings, Myrtle Beach, SC, October 1987.  (Jointly with Dr. Paul Kudzrall)

1.         "Bi-Directional Linking: Associative Memory Database Management Technique", American Institute of Decision Sciences Proceedings, Toronto, 1984.  (Jointly Dr. Paul Kudzrall)

Non-refereed Articles

9.         Book Review on “Process Innovation: Reengineering Work through Information Technology” by Davenport, T. H., APICS Textile & Apparel SIG Newsletter, Second Quarter, 1994.

8.         “Mass Customization: The Next Evolutionary Step of Quick Response Philosophy”, APICS Textile & Apparel SIG Newsletter, Fourth Quarter, 1993.

7.         " IS Outsourcing: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, Northwest Indiana Business Conditions, Volume 2, Number 2, 1994.  (Jointly with Mr. Barry Markus.)

6.         Book Review, “Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution”, by Hammer, M. & Champy, J.  APICS Textile & Apparel SIG Newsletter, Third Quarter 1993.

5.         “Total Quality Management: Is it for You?”  Northwest Indiana Business Conditions, Volume 1, Number 3, 1993.

4.         “QR 1992 Conference”, APICS Textile & Apparel SIG Newsletter, Fourth Quarter 1992.

3.         Working Paper, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, "Bill of Materials Processing: A Hierarchically Significant Part Numbering", August 1987.  (Jointly with Dr. Paul Kudzrall)

2.         Invited paper to Conference on New Developments and Integrative Opportunities in Information Systems & Operations Management,  "Information Encoding/Decoding: A Technique for Data Management and its Applications", School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, April, 1986.  (Jointly with Dr. Paul Kudzrall)

1.         Working Paper, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, "A Part Numbering Identification System: Bill of Material Processing and Product Structure Encoding/Decoding", September 1985.  (Jointly with Dr. Robert Britney and Dr. Paul Kudzrall)

CONSULTING

            Worked on variety of consulting projects focusing on small to medium size businesses.

SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS

 

Presented:

 

  • "Ecommerce Trends", sponsored by KENAN INSTITUTE OF ASIA, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2000.
  • "Executive PC/IT Seminar", sponsored by IUN Center for Management Development, Schererville, IN, 1999, 2000.
  • "Quick Response Technologies", Raleigh, NC; sponsored by American Production and Inventory Control Society, Falls Church, VA, and College of Textile Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1994.
  • "Quick Response Technologies", Reading, PA; sponsored by American Production and Inventory Control Society, Shuylkil Valley Chapter, 1994.
  • "Quick Response Technologies", St. Louis, MO; sponsored by American Production and Inventory Control Society, Falls Church, VA, 1993.
  • "Quick Response Technologies", Atlanta, GA; sponsored by American Production and Inventory Control Society, Falls Church, VA, 1992.
  • "Quality Means Everything”, for Center for Management Development", Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN, 1992.
  • "Quick Response Technologies", Greensboro, NC; sponsored by American Production and Inventory Control Society, Falls Church, VA, 1991.

UNIVERSITY SERVICES

  • Consultant, Indiana University, HelpNet Program, Bloomington, IN.
  • Chair, Curriculum and Assessment Committee, School of Business & Economics, Indiana University Northwest
  • Member, University Computing Committee, Indiana University Northwest
  • Member, University Teaching and Audio-Visual Committee, Indiana University Northwest
  • Member, University Technology Fee Committee, Indiana University Northwest
  • Member, Technology Transfer Liaison Council, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Member, University Affirmative Action Committee, Indiana University Northwest
  • Member, University Campus Planning Committee, Indiana University Northwest
  • Member, Graduate/Undergraduate Committee, Division of Business & Economics, Indiana University Northwest
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, Division of Business & Economics, Indiana University Northwest
  • Member, Computer Committee, Division of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest
  • Member, Bryan School of Business and Economics, Committee on Committees, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Chair, Departmental Curriculum Committee, ISOM Department, Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Member, Bryan School of Business and Economics Curriculum Committee, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro
  • Member, Departmental Curriculum Committee, ISOM Department, Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

Area Editor:   International Journal of Operations & Quantitative Management (1995-1999)

 

Adhoc Reviewer:        Journals:

§         Journal of Computers and Industrial Engineering     

§         ACM SIGBIT Data Base  

§         Management Information Systems Quarterly

                        Proceedings:

v     Proceedings of Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference

v     Proceedings of Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference

v     Proceedings of Southwest Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference

v     Proceedings of International Computer Information Systems Conference

v     Proceedings of International Association of Management Conference

 

Panel Member:

 

  • Effect of Liberalization on the Indian Economy, Technological Priorities, and Information Deployment, Decision Sciences Institutes Annual Conference, Orlando, 1996.

 

Session Chair:

  • Values and Ethics in Information Systems, Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, Orlando, 1996.
  • Global Conference on Small & Medium Industry & Business, Banglaore, India, 1996.
  • Applications in Marketing, 2nd Annual Business Research Conference, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN, October 1993.
  • Applications of Information Technology, Southeast Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, Winston-Salem, NC, February 1988.

 

Discussant:

  • Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, Orlando, 1996.
  • Global Conference on Small & Medium Industry & Business, January 1996.   
  • Annual Business Research Conference, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN, 1992, 1993.
  • Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, April 1993.
  • Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, November, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1996.
  • Southeast DSI Annual Conference, Winston-Salem, NC, February 1988. 

 

Officer:

  • Steering Committee, Textile and Apparel Specific Interest Group, American Production and Inventory Control Society, Falls Church, VA, 1989-1997.
  • Treasurer, Piedmont Triad Chapter - American Production and Inventory Control Society, Greensboro, NC, 1988-90.
  • Faculty Advisor - Data Processing Management Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Student Chapter (1986-87).

 

GRANTS

  • International Travel Grant, IU, $500, to present two papers at The Seventh Asia-Pacific Decision Sciences Institute Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, 2002.   
  • International Travel Grant, IU, $800, to present a paper and workshop at the International Decision Sciences Institute Conference in Athens, Greece, 1999.   
  • University Teacher Grant, $10,000, Rotary International Foundation, to teach and conduct research at Bangkok University, Bangkok, Thailand, 1998.
  • Software Grant worth $10,000 from ILINC Corporation, Troy, New York.  They granted their product LearnLinc2.0 server and 10 client licenses, web-based synchronous distance education   software.  I have been using this software since 1998 (after receiving training from ILINC) in my classes to supplement class teaching and as a collaborative tool, 1997.
  • Research Grant-in-Aid, Indiana University Northwest, 1997.
  • Access Indiana Grant, as Director of Lake Net, to start a Volunteer Electronic Community Net of Northwest Indiana, March 1996.
  • Center for Applied Research Grant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, 1986.
  • Graduate School Research Grant, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 1985.

 

AWARDS

 

SCHOLARSHIP

  •        Recipient of Government of India Merit Scholarship, 1971-76.

 

TEACHING RECOGNITION

  • Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, Indiana University Northwest, 1996-97.
  • Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, Indiana University Northwest, 1997-98.

 

MEMBERSHIP

  • Association of Information Systems Professionals.
  • Decision Sciences Institute.
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society

COMMUNITY INTERESTS

  • Chairman, Scholarship Committee, District 6540, Rotary International, 1996-97, 1999- present.
  • Chairman (2000-2002) & Director, Lake Net, Volunteer Electronic Community Network of Northwest Indiana, IN, 1995 - . (Currently putting public kiosks around Northwest Indiana through community grant money, for access to community information through Internet.)
    •       Member, Schererville Chamber of Commerce, Schererville, 2001- current.
    • President, Indian American Association of Northwest Indiana, IN, 1999.
    • Director, Indian American Association of Northwest Indiana, IN, 1996-98.
    • Sargent-at-Arms, Rotary Club of Schererville, IN, 1996-1997.
    • Chairman, March-of-Dimes and Adopt-a-Highway, Indian American Association of  Northwest Indiana, 1993-.
    • Director, Rotary Club of Schererville, IN, 1993-96.
    • Secretary, India Association of Greensboro, NC, 1989-90.

 

RECOGNITION

  • Who's Who Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century, Cambridge, UK, 2000.
  • Who's Who Outstanding People of the 20th Century, Cambridge, UK, 2000.
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Lake Forest, IL, 1996.
  • Man Of The Year -1996, ABI, Raleigh, NC, 1996.
  • Who’s Who In The Media And Communications, New Providence, NJ, 1996.
  • International Who’s Who Of Professionals, 1995.
  • International Who’s Who Of Distinguished Leadership, 1995.
  • Men of Achievement, Cambridge, U.K., 1994.
  • Who’s Who In America, 1993.
  • Who’s Who In American Education, 1993.
  • Who’s Who In America, Midwest, 1993.
  • Who’s Who In America, South and Southwest, 1990.
  • Who’s Who In America, South and Southwest, 1989.
  • Outstanding Young Men Of America, 1984.

REFERENCES          Available upon request.