William H. Seay Centennial Professorship in Business
Professor, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management
Ph.D., University of Arizona
MBA, University of Arizona
BS, University of Mysore, India
Dr. Konana's research touches on global sourcing, e-business value assessment, supply chain management, virtual communities, design of next generation electronic brokerages, and online investing. He's led several executive seminars on creating e-business capabilities, Internet strategy, supply-chain management, B2B procurement and data warehouse for managers in chemical, healthcare, semiconductor, retail and utility industries in the U.S., Singapore and India.
Dr. Konana's research has been cited in popular media outlets like CNNFn, Fortune/eCompany Now magazine, Business2.0, InternetWeek, NetworkFusion, Line56, Ticker magazine, Bloomberg Financial Network, IDG e-business World, Economic Times (India), the Austin-American Statesman, and Upside Today.
Dr. Konana is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, the highest teaching award at the University of Texas at Austin. He's also the recipient of several research awards and grants. He received the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award ($295,438), NSF Information Technology Research grant ($499,996) (with Balasubramanian and Rajagopal), ICIS best paper runner-up award, and CBA Foundation Research Excellence Award. He's received grants from IBM, Intel and Dell. Dr. Konana received many teaching-excellence awards including the El Paso Energy Foundation Teaching Excellence award, the Trammell/CBA Foundation Teaching Excellence award, and the Elective Faculty Honor Roll from the McCombs School of Business. He has been nominated by MBA students for outstanding MBA core faculty and faculty with outstanding ability to connect business with academics. He received the “Most Challenging Class” and “Most Looked Forward to Class” awards from Management Information Systems Association (MISA), Spring 2000.
Executive Development Programs by Prabhudev Konana: