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Das, Sidhartha

Academic Unit:Information Systems and Operations Management
Position:Professor, Operations Management
Phone:703-993-1790
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 136
Office Hours:Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 PM Or By Appointment, MBA 633 By Appointment
Research Interests:
  • Developing technology, innovation, and information systems strategies.
  • Global dimensions of service and manufacturing strategies.
  • Modeling for operations planning and control problems.
  • Managing service quality.
Education:
  • PhD, University of Houston
  • MBA, University of Houston
  • MS - Engineering, University of Mississippi
Profile:

Prof. Sidhartha (Sid) Das is a teaching and research faculty member in the Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) department at the School of Business, George Mason University.

Prof. Das has taught in the MBA, Executive MBA, Northrop Grumman MBA, MS in Technology Management, and the undergraduate business programs. These include courses in operations management, managerial statistics, project management, business logistics, management of service operations, and manufacturing planning and control systems. He has received awards for Teaching Excellence at Mason and other universities.

His current research interests are primarily in Technology and Innovation Strategies, Planning and Control of Operations, Management of Service Operations, MIS - Design, Planning and Strategic Issues, and Entrepreneurship Processes in Technology Services Organizations.

His papers have appeared in refereed journals including the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences, IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Journal of the Operations Research Society, Long Range Planning, International Journal of Distribution & Logistics Management, International Journal of Technology Management, Production and Inventory Management, Industrial Management and Data Systems, and in several conference proceedings.

In addition, Prof. Das has presented research papers at conferences and meetings of the Decision Sciences Institute, Production and Operations Management Society, The Institute of Management Science, Mason Entrepreneurship Research Center, and the Washington Operations Research and Management Science Council.

He has extensive training and consulting experience with Perot Systems, SWIFT, INOVA Healthcare, and the USGS. Prof. Das received his PhD and MBA in Business Administration from the University of Houston, and also has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Engineering

Research and Awards:

Presented the paper titled, “Effect of Cloud Computing on IT performance” at the DSI Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington in 2015 (with coauthors Cem Canel and Basheer Khumawala).

Published an article titled, “Risk, Process Maturity, and Project Performance: An Empirical Analysis of US Federal Government Technology Projects,” (with colleagues Anant Mishra and James Murray) in Production & Operations Management in 2016.

Presented the paper titled, “Innovation Within and Across Borders” at the Decision Sciences Institute Conference in Tampa, Florida in 2014. 


Published an article titled, “Antecedents of Innovativeness in Technology-Based Services (TBS): Peering into the Black Box of Entrepreneurial Orientation,” (coauthored with Mahesh Joshi and Nacef Mouri) in Decision Sciences 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 Anant Mishra and James Murray).

Received a Research Award for his work for conducting rigorous applied research that is relevant and innovative from the Production & Operations Management Society in May 2014.

Was also nominated for a Research Award from the Eastern Academy of Management Conference in May 2014.

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

Had the presentation titled “Technology Orientation and Product Innovativeness in Technology Services Firms” published in the proceedings from the American Marketing Association (AMA) Marketing Educators' Conference in 2012. The paper also won “Best Paper Award” at the conference (with coauthors Mahesh Joshi and Nacef Mouri). 

Had the presentation titled “Proactiveness and Innovativeness in Service Firms: Too Much of a Good Thing?” published in the proceedings from the AMA Summer Marketing Educators' Conference in 2013 (with coauthors Mahesh Joshi and Nacef Mouri).

Presented the paper titled, “Antecedents of Service Innovations - An Entrepreneurial Perspective” at the POMS Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado in 2013 (with coauthors Mahesh Joshi and Nacef Mouri).

Presented the paper titled, “TO and Innovativeness in TSFs: Perspectives from Operations, Marketing and Strategic Management” at the Academy of Management Conference in Boston, Massachusetts in 2012 (with coauthors Mahesh Joshi and Nacef Mouri).

Received the “Best Paper Award” in the Services Marketing track from the American Marketing Association (AMA) Marketing Educators' Conference in Chicago, IL.

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

Awarded a summer research grant from George Mason University Provost's Office in 2012.

Published an article titled, “Does Technology Orientation Matter In Service Oriented Organizations?” in the AMA Educators' Conference Proceedings in 2012 (with Nacef Mouri and Mahesh Joshi).

Had the presentation titled “TO and Innovativeness: Perspectives from Operations, Marketing and Strategic Management” published in the proceedings from the Academy of Management Conference in 2012 (with Nacef Mouri and Mahesh Joshi).

Had the presentation titled “Managing Technology Projects: An RBV Approach” (with coauthors Nirup Menon and Jim Hutchison), published in the proceedings of the World Conference on Production and Operations Management in 2012. 
 
Awarded the Best Paper Award in the Services Marketing track from the American Marketing Association (AMA) Marketing Educators' Conference in Chicago, IL in Aug 2012.

Named Professor of the Year for the MS in Technology Management Program at George Mason University, School of Business in 2012. 

Received the George Mason University School of Business Excellence in Service Award in 2011.

Presented (with Anant Mishra) 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 “A Study on the Entry Strategies Related with Risk Management of Turkish Companies to the Emerging Economies” (with coauthors) at the DSI Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in 2011.

Published an article (with Maheshkumar Joshi) titled, “Process Innovativeness and Firm Performance in Technology Services Firms: The Effect of External and Internal Contingencies” in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

Presented the paper titled “TSFs: Technology Orientation, Autonomy, Risk-Taking Propensity and Innovativeness” (with Maheshkumar Joshi and Nacef Mouri) at the Academy of Management Meeting in San Antonio, Texas in  2011. The paper was also published in the conference proceedings.

Published an article (with Nirup Menon) titled, “The Effect of Information Technology Investments in Healthcare: A Longitudinal Study of its Lag, Duration, and Economic Value” (with coauthors) in IEEE Transactions On Engineering Management.

Presented the paper titled “Exploring the Technology Orientation Construct in the Innovativeness Literature” at the Mason Entrepreneurship Research Conference in Fairfax, Virginia.

Received the George Mason University School of Business Award for Excellence in Service.

Published an article titled, “The Effect of Information Technology Investments in Healthcare: A Longitudinal Study of its Lag, Duration and Economic Value” (with coauthors) in the IEEE Transactions On Engineering Management.

Had the presentation titled “Process Renewal and The Internet: Linkages to Corporate Entrepreneurship and Organizational Renewal” published in the proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute.