Ramesh Shankar

Ramesh Shankar


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PhD, Information Systems, NYU Stern School of Business
MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Research Interest

Economics of Information Systems

Online User Behavior

Big Data Analytics

Ramesh Shankar is Associate Professor of Information Systems at the School of Business, University of Connecticut. His current research focuses on Big Data analytics, social media, strategic analysis of digital goods such as software, music and video games, and the impact of information systems on business processes and the structure of firms. His research has appeared in leading journals such as Information Systems Research, Marketing Science, and ACM Transactions. He has served as Associate Editor for MISQ and ICIS, and has served as reviewer for more than 150 manuscripts for leading Information Systems and Marketing journals including ISR, MISQ, Management Science, Marketing Science, POMS, JMIS, DSS, and ACM Transactions. He has served as a management consultant with multinational corporations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Morgan Stanley, Wipro Infotech, and ICICI Ltd, providing strategy formulation and implementation, economic analysis of contracts, financial business process re-engineering, systems design and implementation to industries such as financial services, electric utilities, oil and gas, consumer electronics, and enterprise software. He has also taught courses on Big Data, business information systems and database management systems.

Selected Publications, News & Honors

  • Ramesh Sankaranarayanan. “Innovation and the durable goods monopolist: the optimality of frequent new-version releases.” Marketing Science, November-December 2007, 26(6), 774 – 791.
  • Gediminas Adomavicius, Ramesh Sankaranarayanan, Shahana Sen, Alexander Tuzhilin. “Incorporating Contextual Information in Recommender Systems using a Multidimensional Approach.” ACM Transactions on Information Systems, January 2005, 23(1) 103-145
  • Ramesh Sankaranarayanan, Arun Sundararajan. “Electronic Markets, Search Costs and Organizational Scope.” Information Systems Research. March 2010, Vol.21, No.1.
  • Aggarwal, Rohit, Ram Gopal, Ramesh Sankaranarayanan, Param Vir Singh. "Blog, blogger, and the firm: Can negative employee posts lead to positive outcomes?" Information Systems Research 23.2 (June 2012): 306-322.
  • Amit Mehra, Ram Bala, Ramesh Sankaranarayanan. “Competitive Behavior-Based Price Discrimination for Software Upgrades.” Information Systems Research. December 2011, Vol.22, No.4.
  • Lee, Ho Cheung Brian, Jose M. Cruz, and Ramesh Shankar. "Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Issues in Supply Chain Competition: Should Greenwashing Be Regulated?" Decision Sciences (2017).