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Mishra, Anant

Academic Unit:Information Systems and Operations Management
Position:Assistant Professor
Phone:703-993-1771
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 146
Office Hours:Tuesday 3:00 - 4:00 PM & By Appointment
Research Interests:
  • Project Management
  • New Product Development
  • Distributed Work 
  • Work Design
  • Crowdsourcing/Innovation Contests
  • Empirical Research
Education:
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, University of Minnesota, 2009
  • M.S. in Statistics, University of Minnesota, 2009
  • B.Tech. in Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 2001
Profile:

Anant Mishra is an Assistant Professor in the Information Systems and Operations Management Department at the School of Business, George Mason University. He completed his doctoral degree in Operations Management from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. His other degrees include a Master’s degree in Statistics from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Anant has designed and taught Executive MBA, MBA and Undergraduate level courses in Project Management, Operations Management, and Business Statistics. His current research interests derive from contemporary real world issues in the areas of project management, new product development, open innovation, and offshoring. His research has been published in Production and Operations Management and Journal of Operations Management.

Anant's recognitions include the School of Business Outstanding MBA Faculty Award, School of Business Research Award, POMS Applied Research Competition Finalist, INFORMS Technology Management Section Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention in the Elwood Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Competition, and Outstanding Ph.D. Student Teaching Award.

Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., Anant acquired valuable experience in software development working for Tata Consultancy Services – a premier Indian IT consulting firm.

Research and Awards:

Published an article titled, “The Influence of National Wealth and Culture on Effort and Success in Online Crowdsourcing Contests” (coauthored with Cheryl Druehl and Jesse Bockstedt) in the Journal of Operations Management in 2015. 

Received a Teaching Award from George Mason University School of Business.

Presented the paper titled, “Problem-Solving Effort and Success in Innovation Contests: The Role of National Wealth and Culture” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California in 2014 (with coauthors Cheryl Druehl and Jesse Bockstedt).

Received a Research Award from the Production and Operations Management Society in 2014.

Published an article titled, “Problem-Solving Effort and Success in Innovation Contests: The Role of National Wealth and Culture” (coauthored with Cheryl Druehl and Jesse Bockstedt) in the Journal of Operations Management in 2015.

Published an article titled, “Managing Risks in Federal Government Information Technology Projects: Does Process Maturity Matter?” in Production & Operations Management in 2014 (with colleagues Sidhartha Das and James Murray). 

Presented the paper titled, “Does Process Maturity Mitigate Risk? An Empirical Analysis of Federal Information Technology Projects” (with Sidhartha Das) at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2013. 

Presented the paper titled, “Incentives and Competition in Unblind Innovation Contests” (with coauthor) at the POMS Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado in 2013 (with Cheryl Druehl).
 
Presented the paper titled, “The Architecture of Multi-Partner Alliances in R&D Projects: Scale, Ambidexterity and Integration” at the POMS Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado in 2013 and at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona in 2012 (with coauthors Aravind Chandrasekaran, Alan MacCormack).

Presented the paper titled, “Implications of Heterogeneous Submission Behavior in Unblind Online Crowdsourcing Contests” at the Darden & Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2013 (with coauthors Cheryl Druehl and Jesse Bockstedt).

Presented the paper titled “Prize Amount and Entry Behavior in Innovation Contests” (with coauthors Cheryl Druehl and Jesse Bockstedt) at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona in 2012. 

Presented the paper titled “The Architecture of Multi-partner Alliances in R&D Projects: Scale, Ambidexterity and Integration” at that same meeting (with coauthors Aravind Chandrasekaran, Alan MacCormack).

Published the article titled, “Structure, Context, and Psychological Safety: An Empirical Analysis of R&D Projects in High Technology Organizations,” in Production & Operations Management in 2012. 

Had the presentation titled “Structure, Context, and Psychological Safety: An Empirical Analysis of R&D Projects in High Technology Organizations” published in the proceedings from Production & Operations Management in December 2012 (with coauthor Aravind Chandrasekaran).

Had the presentation titled “Structure, Context, and Psychological Safety: An Empirical Analysis of R&D Projects in High Technology Organizations” published in the proceedings from Production & Operations Management.

Presented the paper titled “Does Process Maturity Mitigate Risk? An Empirical Analysis of Federal IT Programs” (with coauthor Sidhartha Das and Jim Murray) at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2011. 

Awarded a Research Award from George Mason University School of Business in 2012.

Presented the paper titled “Do Participation Strategy and Experience Impact the Likelihood of Winning in Unblind Innovation Contests” (with coauthor Jesse Bockstedt and Cheryl Druehl) at the University of Utah Product-Service Innovation Conference in Snowbird, Utah in 2012 and at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2011. 

Presented the paper titled “Heterogenous Entry Behavior and its Implications for Winning in Unblind Innovation Contests” at the POMS Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois in 2012 (with Jesse Bockstedt, and Cheryl Druehl).

Presented the paper titled “The Architecture of Partnering Alliances in R&D Projects: The Role of Partnering Size, Focus and Integration on Quality” (with coauthors) at the same conference.  

Presented (with Sidhartha Das) the paper titled “Risk Management in Complex Information Technology (IT) Programs: The Role of Process Maturity” at INFORMS in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2011. 

Presented the paper titled “Participation Strategy & Likelihood of Winning in Unblinded Innovation Contests: An Empirical Study” (with Jesse Bockstedt and Cheryl Dreuhl) at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina in October 2011. 

Selected for the Editorial Review Board from Production and Operations Management Journal in 2011.

Received an Honorable Mention for the Elwood Buffa Dissertation Competition from the Decision Sciences Institute. 

Presented the paper titled “Team Design, Work Design, and Psychological Safety: An Empirical Analysis of R&D Projects” at the Decision Sciences Institute in San Diego, California. 

Published an article titled, “The Development and Application of a Process Model for R&D Project Management in a High Technology Firm: A Field Study” (with coauthors) in the Journal Of Operations Management in July 2011.

Received the 2010 INFORMS Technology Management Section Best Dissertation Award. 

Presented the paper titled “The Architecture of Partnering Alliances in R&D Projects: The Role of Partnering Size, Focus and Integration on Quality” at the POMS Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada.

Presented the paper titled “Managing Client-Vendor Conflict in Distributed Project Organizations” at the POMS Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada and at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Presented the paper titled “Efficiency of Projects Within and Across Firm and Country Boundaries: A Comparative Evaluation Using Stochastic Frontier Analysis” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. 

Awarded the 2010 INFORMS Technology Management Section Best Dissertation Award.