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Professor Angappa Gunasekaran
Professor Associate


Dr. Angappa Gunasekaran is a Professor and the Chairperson of the department of Decision and Information sciences at the Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.  Dr. Gunasekaran has held academic positions at Brunel University (UK), Monash University (Australia), the University of Vaasa (Finland), the University of Madras (India) and the University of Toronto, Laval University, and Concordia University (Canada). He is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in operations management and management science. Dr. Gunasekaran has received Thomas J. Higginson Award for Excellence in Teaching (2001-2002) within the Charlton College of Business. He has over 200 articles published in 40 different peer-reviewed journals that include Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Production Research, Production and Inventory Management Journal, European Journal of Operational Research and Computers & Industrial engineering. He has presented about 50 papers and published about 50 articles in conferences and given a number of invited more talks in about 20 countries. He has received an Outstanding Paper Award from Managerial Auditing Journal for the year 2002.

Dr. Gunasekaran is on the Editorial Board of over 20 journals which include journal of Operation Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Management Decision, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, International Journal of Systems Science, Technovation and Computers in Industry: An International Journal. Dr. Gunasekaran is involved with several national and international collaborative projects that are funded by both private and government agencies. He has organized several international workshops and conferences in the emerging areas of operations management and information systems.  Dr. Gunasekaran edits several journals in operations management and information systems. He was a keynote/invited speaker at several international conferences and workshops. Dr. Gunasekaran has consulted companies and been a visiting professor at several universities around the globe. He is currently interested in researching benchmarking, agile manufacturing, management information systems, e-commerce (B2B), information technology/systems evaluation, performance measures and metrics in new economy, technology management, logistics, supply chain management and total quality management. He actively serves on several university committees. Dr. Gunasekaran is also the Director of Business Innovation Research Center (BIRC) at UMass Dartmouth. Further information about BIRC can be obtained from: