Uday Kulkarni

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4606

Biography

Professor Uday Kulkarni: I received my B.Tech. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 1976, my MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta in 1979, and my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 1989. I have over 30 years of research, teaching, and industry experience in business analytics, knowledge management, database management. I was the founding Director of ASU's Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) degree program launched in 2005. I was also the founding Director of ASU's Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program launched in 2013.

Teaching: I am fortunate to have been recognized for teaching excellence on numerous occasions - as the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Teaching award of the W. P. Carey School of Business (1996 and 2014) and the Outstanding Teacher Award in Information System (1997, 1999, 2018). The 2000 Business Week rankings listed my MBA e-Business course as one of the best electives in the MBA program. I was nominated for WP Carey Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. I have had the opportunity to teach a variety of courses at ASU at executive, graduate, and undergraduate levels in Decision-making with Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, IT and Strategy, e-Business, Object-Oriented Modeling and Programming, Database Systems, Client/Server and Network Systems, etc. I have led and participated in major curriculum design projects. I regularly get invited to teach Executive MBA elective courses by international universities from India, Vietnam, and Peru.

Industry: I have advised companies in the IT infrastructure, healthcare, semiconductor manufacturing, solar power, transportation, financial services, and hospitality industry sectors on business analytics strategy and technology. During Internet bubble of 2000-2001, I served as the Vice President of Research and Development of a start-up firm, leading its technology development. I conduct presentations and executive seminars on Business Analytics and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for audiences all over the world.

Research: My research spans multiple areas including understanding consumer brand engagement via online platforms, identifying antecedents of business analytics capability of firms, assessing knowledge management capability of organizations, and analyzing knowledge-intensive business processes. My prior research contributions have been in the areas of decision-making support using data and knowledge based systems, application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and knowledge based systems to various eBusiness and manufacturing processes. My publications have appeared in MIS and IEEE journals such as Journal of AIS, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Journal of MIS, Decision Support Systems, and European Journal of Operations Research. I served as Associate Editor for the International Journal of Knowledge Management and chaired SIGDSA, an international special interest group in decision support and analytics, where I am now a board member.

Personal: My wife, Sarita, and I have been married for over three decades, and we have three daughters and a grandson. I thoroughly enjoy outdoors and photography. But, when I am not working or doing household chores or partying, you can find me tinkering with something that needs to be fixed (or doesn't) or engrossed in an intricate woodworking project in my workshop.

 

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1989
  • M.B.A. Indian Institute of Management 1979
  • B.S. Indian Institute of Technology 1977

Research Interests

  • Consumer Brand Engagement via Online Platforms
  • Business Intelligence Capability Antecedents
  • Knowledge Management Capability Assessment
  • Decision-Making Support for Knowledge Intensive Business Processes
  • Application of Knowledge Based Systems

Publications

  • Kulkarni, Robles, and Popovič, “Business Intelligence Capability: The Effect of Top Management and the Mediating Roles of User Participation and Analytical Decision-Making Orientation”, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, (18, 7) 2017.
  • Phillips-Wren, Iyer, Kulkarni and Ariyachandra, “Business Analytics in the Context of Big Data: A Roadmap for Research”, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, (37), 2015.
  • Wixom, Ariyachandra, Douglas, Goul, Iyer, Kulkarni, Mooney, Turetken, and Wren, “The Current State of Business Intelligence in Academia: The Arrival of Big Data”, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, (34), 2014.
  • Supyuenyong, Islam,and Kulkarni, "Influence of SME Characteristics on Knowledge Management Processes: Case Studies of Enterprise Resource Planning Service Providers," Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2009, pp. 63-80.
  • Freeze and Kulkarni, "Knowledge Management Capability Assessment: Validating Distinct Knowledge Assets" International Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2008, pp. 40-61.
  • Freeze and Kulkarni, "Knowledge Management Capability: Defining Knowledge Assets," Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 11, No 6, 2007, pp. 94-109.
  • Kulkarni, Ravindran, and Freeze, "A Knowledge Management Success Model: Theoretical Development and Empirical Validation," Journal of Management Information Systems. Vol. 23, No. 3, Winter 2007, 309-347.
  • Rothenberger, Dooley, Kulkarni and Nada, "Strategies for Software Reuse: A Principle Component Analysis of Reuse Practices," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. 29, No. 9, September 2003, 825-837.

 

Research Activity

  • Riggins, Kulkarni, Weber, “Reconfiguring service systems exchanged competences from ICT-enabled service innovations:  experience from the microfinance industry in Cambodia”, targeted for JAIS.
  • Ajjan, Kulkarni, Deokar, “How Does Brand Momentum in the Context of Online Platforms Impact Sales?”

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 512Business Intelligence
CIS 591Seminar
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 512Business Intelligence
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 503DecisionMaking w/DataAnalytics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 591Seminar
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 512Business Intelligence
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 503DecisionMaking w/DataAnalytics
CIS 512Business Intelligence
TGM 530Big Data in the Glbl Econ
CIS 591Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 512Business Intelligence
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 512Business Intelligence
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 512Business Intelligence
CIS 591Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 512Business Intelligence
CIS 591Seminar
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 512Intelligent Dec Sys/Knowl Mgmt
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 512Intelligent Dec Sys/Knowl Mgmt
CIS 515Business Analytics Strategy
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 512Intelligent Dec Sys/Knowl Mgmt
CIS 591Seminar
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 512Intelligent Dec Sys/Knowl Mgmt

Service

  • Founding Faculty Director, Online Master of Science in Business Analytics Program, Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business, 2014 – present.
  • Founding Faculty Co-Director, Master of Science in Business Analytics Program, Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business, 2013 – 2014.
  • Founding Faculty Director, Master of Science in Information Management Program, Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business, 2005 – 2010.
  • Director, Master of Science in Decision and Information Systems Program, Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business, 1996 – 2000.
  • Vice Chair AIS SIG on Decision Support Systems (SIGDSS)
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Knowledge Management (three-year term 2005 - present)

Industry Positions

  • Vice President of Research and Development, eComplete Solutions Inc., 2000-2001
  • Finance/Corporate Planning Executive, Asian Paints (India) Ltd., Bombay, 1981-1984
  • Finance Executive, Crompton Greaves Ltd., Bombay, 1979-1981