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Dr. Ram Misra


Professor | Information Management & Business Analytics | Feliciano School of Business

Email: misrar@mail.montclair.edu

Telephone: 9736555336

Office: Feliciano School of Business, 469

Biography

Ram B. Misra is a Professor in the Department of Information and Operations Management at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Dr. Misra has published in both operations management and MIS areas. He has published in IEEE Transactions, International Journal of Management Science, International Journal of Production Research, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Journal of Information Technology Research, Journal of IT Cases and Applications, Journal of Information Technology and Applications among others. Dr. Misra has over 24 years of industry experience ( at Bell Labs and Bell Communications Research - which was renamed Telcordia Technologies) out of which the last 15 years were in various management positions. Prior to joining Montclair, Dr. Misra was an executive director at Telcordia Technologies (Bell Communications Research).

Areas of Expertise

Business Systems Analysis
Operations Management
Outsourcing
Technology Management
Business Analyitcs

Education

  • MBA, General Management, 2000, Columbia School of Business, Columbia University
  • Ph D, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, 1973, Texas A&M University
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1968, Indian Institute of Technology

Refereed Publications

  • Ravinder H., Misra R., (2016). Forecasting When Trend and Seasonality Are Present: What Should Operations Management Textbooks Teach?. Philadelphia, PA. Journal of the Academy of Business Education.
  • Misra R., Ravinder H., Peterson R., (2016). An Integrated Approach to Teaching of Operations Management in a Business School. Taylor & Francis Online. Journal of Education for Business.91 (4). (pp. 236-242).
  • Ravinder H., Misra R., (2016). The Treatment Of Six Sigma In Introductory Operations Management Textbooks: Clearing Up The Confusion. Clute Institute. American Journal of Business Education.9 (2). (pp. 101-111).
  • Mamonov S., Misra R., Jain R., (2015). Business analytics in practice and in education: A competency-based perspective. Chicago, IL. Information Systems Education Journal.13 (1). (pp. 4-13).
  • Ravinder H., Misra R., Su H., (2015). Quantifying the Risk of Intellectual Property Loss in Analytics Outsourcing. Hershey, Pennsylvania. Information Resources Management Journal / IGI Global.28 (1). (pp. 20).
  • Ravinder H., Misra R., (2014). ABC Analysis for Inventory Management: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Classroom. Littleton, CO. American Journal of Business Education.7 (3). (pp. 9).
  • Misra R., Sharma R., Kakkar H., (2011). A Case Based Study of the Relationship Between Innovation, and Organizational Structure and Architecture. . Journal of Academy of Business and Economics.11 (4). (pp. 198-203).
  • Allyn M., Misra R., (2009). Motivation of Open Source Developers: Do License Type and Status Hierarchy Matter?. . International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes .1 (4). (pp. 65-81).
  • Subramanian R., Singh T., Misra R., Jayachandran C., (2008). Infosys Technologies Limited: The Global Talent Program. Singapore. Asian Case Research Journal.12 (2). (pp. 249-273).
  • Misra R., Mukherjee A., Peterson R., (2008). Value creation in virtual communities: The case of a healthcare website. . International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing.2 (4). (pp. 321-337).
  • Misra R., (2008). The Use of Outsourcing As a Business Strategy: a case study. New York, NY. Journal of Information Technology Research.1 (4). (pp. 11-24).
  • Peterson R., Berenson M., Misra R., Radosevich D., (2008). An Evaluation of Factors Regarding Students’ Assessment of Faculty in a Business School. . Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.6 (2). (pp. 375-402).
  • Peterson R., Berenson M., Misra R., (2007). What is "Normal" in Faculty Norming Reports?. . Journal of Applied Business and Economics (Special Edition: Issues in Higher Education), .7 (4). (pp. 65-74).
  • Misra R., (2007). A "Modest Proposal" for Making the Standardized Normal Distribution Tables in Business Statistics Texts to an Upper Tail Format. . Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education .5 (1). (pp. 223-228).
  • Misra R., Mital D., Srinivasan S., (2006). The Use of Web Services Technology in the Design of Complex Software Interfaces: An Educational Perspective. . Information Technology Journal .5 (6). (pp. 1127-1131).
  • Misra R., Peterson R., (2006). Managing a Mobile Computing Initiative in a Business School. . I-manager's Journal on Management.1 (1). (pp. 38-43).
  • Misra R., (2006). Evolution of the Philosophy of Investments in IT Projects. . Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology.3(61) (pp. 399-409 ).
  • Misra R., Srinivasan S., Mital D., (2006). Outsourcing of Healthcare services: Issues and A Framework for Success. . Journal of Information Technology and Applications.1 (2). (pp. 79-88).
  • Misra R., (2004). Global IT Outsourcing: Metrics for Success of Client and Service Provider. . Special Issue of the Journal of Information Technology Cases and Applications (JITCA).6 (3). (pp. 21-34).

Published Books

  • Petkov D., Petkova O., Andrew T., Misra R., (2012). The work system method as an approach for teaching and researching information systems. (pp. 413-424). New York.. Integrated Series in Information Systems Vol. 29, Information Systems Theory: Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society, Edited by Dwivedi, Y.K, Wade, M.R. and Schneberger, S.L.; Springer .
  • Misra R., Petkov D., Petkova O., (2009). Research Directions on Incorporating Work System Method Ideas in Systems Analysis and Design. (pp. Ch.8; 131-140). Hersey, PA. Handbook of Research on Contemporary Theoretical Models in Information Systems, The IGI Global Publications.
  • Misra R., (2008). The Use of Outsourcing As a Business Strategy: a case study. (pp. Ch. IX, 167-179). Hersey, PA. Business Science Reference, Outsourcing and Offshoring of Professional Services - Businesss Optimization in a Global Economy, Ed. Amar Gupta; IGI Global .

Published Proceedings

  • Misra R., (2016). Impact of Outsourcing on Innovation – An Empirical Study. Montcalir, NJ. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED). Refereed
  • Ravinder H., Misra R., (2014). Bringing Current Research on Multicriteria ABC Analysis to Practice. . Northeast Business and Economics Conference. Refereed
  • Mamonov S., Misra R., Jain R., (2014). Business analytics in practice and in education: A competency-based perspective. Baltimore, MD. ISECON 2014. Refereed
  • Allyn M., Malaga R., Misra R., (2011). Using E-Commerce to Teach Entrepreneurship in a Classroom - A Case Study. (pp. 87-93). Kanpur. Annual Global Conference on Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation (AGCETI 2010)Indian Insitute of Technology Kanpur. Refereed
  • Allyn M., Misra R., Malaga R., (2010). Wikipedia: Issues and Analysis of its Slowing Growth. (pp. 5). Oakdale, Long Island, New York. Northeast Business and Economics Association. Refereed
  • Allyn M., Misra R., Kozyreva A., (2008). The Effect of License Type and Status Hierarchy on Developer Motivation in Open Source Communities. (pp. 76-82). Oakdale, New York. Northeast Business & Economics Association. Refereed
  • Subramanian R., Misra R., Jayachandran C., (2008). Infosys Technologies Limited: The Global Talent Program. New Jersey. Eastern Academy of Management . Refereed
  • Petkov D., Misra R., Petkova O., (2008). Some Suggestions for Further Diffusion of Work System Method Ideas in Systems Analysis and Design. Phoenix. The Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research .
  • Misra R., Qureshi I., (2007). IT Outsourcing - Does Pakistan Have a Chance?. Atlantic City . Sixth Annual International Outsourcing Conference. Refereed
  • Misra R., (2007). A Statistical Analysis of the Tracking Stocks of Selected US Companies. Kyoto. 10th International Conference on Global Business and Economic Development. Refereed
  • Misra R., (2005). Implementing Functional Interfaces in the Design of a Complex Software System via Web Services Technology: Lessons Learned in the Classroom. San Francisco. 36th Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute. Refereed
  • Misra R., Peterson R., (2005). Launching a Mobile Computing Initiative in the Business School of a Public University: A Student-Centric Solution. Newport, RI. 32nd Annual Conference of the Northeast Business & Economics Association. Refereed
  • Misra R., (2005). Offshore Outsourcing and the Software Systems Development Life Cycle Methodology (SDLC): a Preliminary Impact Analysis. Washington, DC. Fourth Annual International Outsourcing Conference. Refereed
  • Chakraborty C., Jayachandran C., Misra R., (2005). Management Challenges in Times of Global Change and Uncertainty. NJ. SGBED: . Refereed
  • Misra R., (2005). Changes in IT Investments Philosophy: Moving towards Strategic Importance. Seoul, South Korea. 9th International Conference on Global Business and Economic Development. Refereed
  • Misra R., (2005). Toward an Understanding of Participating Behaviors and Technical Tools used in Virtual Communities. Seoul, South Korea. 9th International Conference on Global Business and Economic Development. Refereed
  • Misra R., (2004). .NET - Its Role in System Interoperability and Programming Web Services. New York, NY. 31th Annual Conference of Northeast Business & Economics Association. Refereed
  • Misra R., (2004). Global IT Outsourcing: Metrics for Success. Dallas. the Second Annual International Outsourcing Conference. Refereed
  • Misra R., (2004). Global Outsourcing: Where does Mexico Stand?. Guadalajara, Mexico. 8th International Conference on Global Business and Economic Development. Refereed
  • Misra R., (2003). Web Services Architecture for Deployment of Online Courses on HealthCare Systems Design, Integration and Development. Parsippany, NJ. 30th Annual Conference of Northeast Business & Economics Association. Refereed
  • Misra R., (2003). Outsourcing of Telecommunications Network Management Systems: A Case Study. New York City. Second Annual International Outsourcing Conference. Refereed
  • Misra R., (2003). The Productivity Paradox and the Value of IT Investments. Calgary, Canada . Fourth Annual Global Information Technology Management World Conference. Refereed
  • Ravinder H., Misra R., suh H. S., (). Analytics Outsourcing and the Loss of Competitive Edge - A Mathematical Modeling Framework.. Atlanta, GA. North East Decision Sciences Institute. Refereed

Other Publications

  • Misra R., (2008). Book Review of Rethinking Information Systems in Organizations: Integrating Organizational Problem Solving by John Paul Kawalek, Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, ISBN 0-415-40305-7, 2008. . International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (IJISSCM) .

Awards and Honors

  • Career Development Award , MSU (2014)
    $2500 given to take a course.
  • Invitation to Join the Advisory Board of HBTI School of Management , HBTI School of Management (2011)
    I was asked to join the advisory board of this management school and help them revise their management education curriculum.
  • Key Note Speaker, Singhania School of Management and Research, Kanpur India (2011)
    I was asked to give a key note speech at a management conference organized by the Singhania School of Management and Research on the Challenges and Opportunities of Management in India.
  • Key Note Speaker , The Kanpur Bar Asociation (2011)
    I was asked to deliver a key note speech to the Kanpur Bar Association on the cyber crime and Technology .
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honor Society (2000)
  • Sigma Xi, Research Honor Society (1975)
  • Alphas Pi Mu, Industrial Engineering Honor Society (1972)
  • National Merit Scholarship, Indian Government (1964)
    paid till 1968; was deferred for a year in 1963 as I had received the IIT Entrance Exam Merit Scholarship.
  • IIT Entrance Exam Merit Scholarship, (1963)