Ram Ranganathan is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at the McCombs School of Business. He received his PhD from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Strategic Management. His research focuses on firms’ strategies in settings of technological change, looking at both factors that affect firms’ responses during technological change and factors that enable them to control the evolution of technologies.
Before joining the Wharton School, Ram was a Management Consultant with Deloitte’s Southern California practice for more than six years, where he consulted for a variety of large multinational corporations and state governments, providing expertise on technology strategy, vendor selection, M&A due diligence as well as technology integration and execution issues. Prior to his consulting career with Deloitte, Ram worked as a software engineer with Siemens, developing communication software for their telecom exchanges.
Ram also has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore India where he was a recipient of the Director’s Merit List Award. His undergraduate training is in Computer Science and Engineering where he graduated with Distinction and was placed in the top 5% of his cohort.