Chair of Technology and Strategy at the Los Angeles Times and at UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, US
Uday Karmarkar is the Los Angeles Times Chair of Technology and Strategy at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, US, where he teaches courses on technology management, operations strategy and management issues in the new economy. He is the founder and director of the school’s Business and Information Technologies Project (BIT). Professor Karmarkar has been the faculty director for several executive education programs and has organized and taught many programs for executives in the US, Europe and Asia. He holds a PhD in management science from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Professor Karmarkar’s research interests are in information-intensive industries, competitive analysis, intelligent management systems and operations and technology strategy for manufacturing and service firms. He has published over 70 articles and research papers. In addition, he was a founding editor of two operations and technology journals and held the positions of associate editor and advisory editor of several other journals.
Dr. Karmarkar has undertaken consulting and research projects on e-business strategy, manufacturing strategy, business process redesign, supply chain management, industrial marketing, and technology management for a wide array of companies in the US, Europe, and Asia, including Becton Dickinson, Aditya Birla Group, American Cimflex, Deere and Company, Eastman Kodak, Ford, GM, WW Grainger, Hindustan Lever, IBM, Singapore IDA, Thomson Publishing, USG and Xerox.