Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1989
MBA, Indian Institute of Management, 1979
Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, 1977
Business intelligence capability antecedents, Knowledge management capability assessment, decision-making support for knowledge intensive business processes, application of knowledge based systems
Kulkarni, Robles, and Popovic, “How does management support affect business intelligence capability? Mediating roles of user involvement and decision-making culture”, working paper.
Weber, Kulkarni, and Riggins, “Breadth and Depth: The Impact of ICT on Outreach Capabilities of Microfinance Institutions”, working paper.
Freeze and Kulkarni, "Knowledge Capability Assessment and its Influence on Individual Outcomes”, working paper.
Arizona State University: 1988-present. Previous Appointments: eComplete Solutions, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Asian Paints (India), Crompton Greaves (India)
Career and Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
W. P. Carey Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, 2014
School of Accountancy Outstanding Teaching Award, 1997
W. P. Carey Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, 1996
Outstanding Faculty Award, MBA IS Track, 1996
Decision and Information Systems Department Outstanding Teaching Award, 1995
Nominated for WP Carey Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014.
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)
Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
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
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.
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CIS 503 - DecisionMaking w/DataAnalytics
Presents frameworks and approaches to equip students to recognize patterns in data and models, recommend actions and implement organizational changes. Students learn multiple concepts to improve decision making in organizations including the curation of data repositories for cross-functional analytics, recognition of decision biases, recommendation and communication of business process changes, and the establishment of iterative processes for decision analytics. Readings address decision-making dilemmas and challenges facing managers in analytics-rich business environments. Students get an immersive experience in analyzing the individual biases inherent in decision making, the informational requirements and the data analytics governance requirements to ensure effective deployment and continuous renewal of analytics culture at the enterprise level.
CIS 512 - Business Intelligence
Understanding how organizations make use of Business Intelligence (BI) to gain a sustainable competitive advantage. Builds the foundations for evidence-based managerial decision making. Covers technologies for data warehousing and data mining from a managerial perspective. Covers contemporary topics such as real-time BI, business analytics, and business performance management with the help of case studies, audio-video content, guest speakers, online forums to generate creative thinking and discussion.
CIS 591 - Seminar
A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.