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Prabhudev Konana

Prabhudev Konana

William H. Seay Centennial Professorship in Business
Chair, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management

  • PhD, University of Arizona
  • MBA, University of Arizona
  • B.S., University of Mysore, India

Dr. Konana's research interests are in global sourcing, e-business value assessment, supply chain management, virtual communities, design of next generation electronic brokerages, and online investing. He has conducted 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 is cited in popular media including CNNFn, Fortune/eCompany Now magazine, Business2.0, InternetWeek, NetworkFusion, Line56, Ticker magazine, Bloomberg Financial Network, IDG e-business World, Economic Times (India), 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, and the recipient of several research awards and grants. He received the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award , NSF Information Technology Research grant along with Professors Balasubramanian and Rajagopal, ICIS best paper runner up award, and CBA Foundation Research Excellence Award. He has also received grants from IBM, Intel and Dell. Dr. Konana has received many teaching excellence awards including El Paso Energy Foundation Teaching Excellence award, Trammell/CBA Foundation Teaching Excellence award and 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.