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Faculty Spotlight: Rupak Rauniar

Rupak Rauniar

Associate Professor & 2013 Partnership Professor of Management

Phone: 832-842-3052

Brazos Hall 314 (Sugar Land)

Rupak Rauniar

Dr. Rupak Rauniar is an associate professor of strategic management and operations and supply chain management in the School of Business Administration at the University of Houston-Victoria. He received his PhD in manufacturing management and engineering, and an MBA in strategic management from the University of Toledo in Ohio. He also holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from Birla Institute of Technology in India.

Prior to joining the faculty in the School of Business at UHV in 2010, Dr. Rauniar taught various business courses in both undergraduate and graduate levels at Jackson State University in Mississippi, and the University of St. Thomas in Houston. His research interests are primarily in e-commerce and information systems, new product development and project management, and knowledge integration. His significant research publications have appeared in the Decision Sciences Journal,Journal of Business and Behavioral Science,Journal of e-commerce Research, International Journal of Electronic Business, International Journal of Operations and Production Management,International Journal of Production Economics, and Journal of Information and Knowledge Management.

Dr. Rauniar was the recipient of 2013 UHV Research and Scholarly Award. He was also recognized with Saint Edith Stein Excellence in Research Award in 2010 from the University of St. Thomas and a Best Paper Award in e-commerce at Decision Sciences Annual Conference in 2009. He has also been a certified project management professional member (PMP) since 2002.

Academic Background

  • PhD - University of Toledo, Manufacturing Management and Engineering, 2005
  • MBA - University of Toledo, Strategic Management, 1998
  • B.Engg. - Birla Institute of Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, 1995

Courses Taught at UHV

  • HCAD 4355 - Organizational Change
  • MGMT 3306 - Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 4325 - Organizational Change
  • MGMT 4335 - Project Management
  • MGMT 4337 - Global Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 6300 - Selected Topics in Management (Supply Chain Management)
  • MGMT 6354 - Leadership and Organizational Change
  • MGMT 6355 - Operations Management: Creating Competitive Advantages
  • MGMT 6367 - International Operations Management

Selected Research

  • Yang, Jie, Lai, Kee-hing, Wang, Jifu, Rauniar, Rupak, (2014). Strategic Alliance Formation and the Effects on the Performance of Manufacturing Enterprises from supply chain perspective International Journal Of Production Research
  • Rauniar, Rupak, Rawski, Greg, Yang, Jie, Johnson, Ben, (2014). Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Social Media Usage: An Empirical Study on Facebook Journal of Enterprise Information Management
  • Rauniar, Rupak, Horn, D, Rawski, G, Yang, Jie, (2013). Performance Evaluation of a Centralized Web-Based Integrated Information System Across the Supply Chain International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management
  • Rauniar, R, Rawski, G, Johnson, B, Yang, Jie, (2013). Social Media User Satisfaction-Theory Development and Research Findings Journal of Internet Commerce
  • Yang, Jie, Rui, M, Rauniar, R, Ikem, F, Xie, H, (2013). Unraveling the link between knowledge management and supply chain integration: an empirical study International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications
  • Rauniar, Rupak, (2012). Organizational Structuring and Project Team Structuring in Integrated Product Development Project International Journal Of Production Economics
  • Koufteros, Xenophon, Rawski, Greg, Rauniar, Rupak, (2010). Organizational Integration for Product Development: The Effects on Glitches, On-Time Execution of Engineering Change Orders, and Market Success Decision Sciences (Journal of)
  • Chong, Hyongsong, Cates, Dewyanna, Rauniar, Rupak, (2010). Validity of DeLone and McLeans's E-commerce Model in B2C Student Loan Industry Journal of International Technology and Information Management
  • Cates, Dewyanna, Chong, Hyongsong, Rauniar, Rupak, (2009). An Empirical Analysis of DeLone and McLean's E-commerce Mode International Journal of Electronic Business
  • Rauniar, Rupak, Rawski, Greg, Crumbly, Jack, Simms, Jack, (2009). C2C Online Auction Website Journal of Electronic Commerce Research
  • Rauniar, Rupak, Rawski, Greg, (2009). Clarity of Project Target Trade-offs in NPD Project Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences
  • Rauniar, Rupak, Rawski, Greg, Paul, Hong, Doll, William, (2008). The Effect of Knowledge Glitches in Integrated Product Development International Journal Of Production Economics
  • Rauniar, Rupak, Rawski, Greg, Hong, Paul, Doll, William, (2008). The Role of Heavyweight Product Manager for Strategic Fit, Clear Project Targets, and Shared Team Mission International Journal Of Operations And Production Management
  • Rauniar, Rupak, Meacham, Jeremy, Rawski, Greg, (2007). Role of Collective Ambition, Creative Chaos and Information Redundancy in Knowledge Creation of Cross-functional Team in Integrated Product Development Journal of Information and Knowledge Management

Honors and Achievements

  • 2011: Received plaque for recognition of service to the organization; press-coverage: Indo-American News (monthly news paper of South Asian Community in Houston), Oct 2011 - Nepalese Association of Houston