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Vijay Kannan

Vijay Kannan

Vernon and MaRee Buehler Endowed Professor; Head, Department of Management; and Executive Director of International Programs

Department(s):
  • Global Learning Experiences
  • Management Department


Educational Background

Ph. D., Production & Operations Management, Michigan State University
Minor: Information Systems, Statistics
MBA, Finance, Decision Science, Indiana University
BS, Management Sciences, London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London, U.K


Biography

Vijay R. Kannan is Vernon and MaRee Buehler Endowed Professor, Head of the Management Department, and Executive Director of International Programs. Prior to joining the faculty at USU in 2000 he was on the faculty of the College of Business, James Madison University, and an instructor at the Broad College of Business, Michigan State University. Professor Kannan has also been a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow where he was a Fulbright Scholar, the National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam, the University of Science and Technology, Lille, France, and Kasetsart University, Thailand. Prior to his academic career, he worked in program administration for the Greater London Council, and on the technical staff of the Office of the Dean of Academic Computing, Indiana University. He has also served as an examiner for the Shingo Prize.

 

Professor Kannan teaches classes in operations and supply chain management. He has also developed and led several undergraduate and graduate Global Learning Experiences that have taken students to countries in Asia, South America, and Europe. He is the author of more than forty articles on supply chain management, cellular manufacturing, and manufacturing strategy in journals including Decision Sciences, the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and the Academy of Management Journal of Learning and Education. Professor Kannan is also the editor of two books on International Business and Strategic Management and has authored an electronic textbook on operations management. He is the former Editor of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education and currently serves on the Board of the Decision Sciences Institute.

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Professional Interactions

Research Area(s)

Supply chain and quality management and cellular manufacturing.

Related Huntsman News Articles

Teaching & Research (The Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2015)
More Than 100 Students Travel to Six Countries on Global Learning Experiences in Spring 2013 (The Huntsman Post - April 2013)
Huntsman Professors Have Written Some Books You Should Know About (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2012)

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • Fawcett, S., Ellram, L., Fugate, B., Kannan, V., Bernardes, E., (2018). Operations and Supply Chain Management Enhancing Competitiveness and Value. MyEducator.com *
    • Kannan, V., (2013). Strategic Management in the 21st Century, Volume 2 - Corporate Strategy. Praeger *
    • Kannan, V., (2011). International Business in the 21st Century, Volume 2 - Going Global: Implementing International Business Operations. Praeger *

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Duhadway, S., Carnovale, S., Kannan, V., (2018). Organizational Communication and Individual Behavior: Implications for Supply Chain Risk Management. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 54:4
        • Jajja, S., Kannan, V., Brah, S., Hassan, S., (2017). Linkages between firm innovation strategy, suppliers, product innovation, and business performance: Insights from resource dependence theory. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 37:8
        • Jajja, S., Kannan, V., Brah, S., Hassan, S., (2016). Supply Chain Strategy and the Role of Suppliers: Evidence from the Indian Sub-Continent. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 23:7
        • Brah, S., Jajja, S., Hassan, S., Kannan, V., (2014). An Examination of Product Innovation and Buyer-Supply Relationships in Pakistani Firms. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 63:8
        • Lutz, H., Birou, L., Kannan, V., (2014). Analysis of Higher Educational Offerings in Operations Management. International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 5:4
        • Raymond, B., Kannan, V., (2014). Best Practices in Faculty Mentoring. Journal of Management Education, 38:6
        • Stephens, A.A, Atwater, J., Kannan, V., (2013). From Tulip Bulbs to Sub-prime Mortgages Examining the Sub-Prime Crisis: The Case for a Systemic Approach. The Learning Organization, 20:1, 65-84.
        • Tan, K., Kannan, V., Hsu, C., Leong, G., (2010). Supply Chain Information and Relational Alignment: Mediators of EDI on Firm Performance. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 40:5
        • Kannan, V., Tan, K., (2010). Supply Chain Integration: Cluster Analysis of the Impact of Span of Integration. Supply Chain Management , 15:3
        • Laosirihongthong, T., Tan, K., Kannan, V., (2010). The Impact of Competitive Strategy on Operations Practices. International Journal of Production Research , 48:10
        • Hsu, C., Tan, K.C, Kannan, V., Leong, G.K, (2009). Supply Chain Management Practices as a Mediator of the Relationship between Operations Capability and Firm Performance. International Journal of Production Research , 47:3
        • Kannan, V., (2008). Business Schools in India: Paradoxes, Challenges, Opportunities’. Metamorphosis, 6:2 *
        • Hsu, C., Kannan, V., Tan, K., Leong, G.K, (2008). Information Sharing, Buyer-Supplier Relationships, and Firm Performance: A Multi-Region Analysis. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 38:4
        • Atwater, J., Kannan, V., Stephens, A.A, (2008). Cultivating Systemic Thinking in the Next Generation of Business Leaders. Academy of Management: Learning & Education, 7:1, 9-25.
        • Kannan, V., Atwater, J., Stephens, A.A, (2007). Managing Dynamic Complexity: Opportunities for Systems Thinking in Graduate Management Education. International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2:1
        • Kannan, V., Tan, K.C, (2007). The Impact of Operational Quality: A Supply Chain View. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 12:2
        • Tan, K.C, Kannan, V., Narasimhan, R., (2007). The Impact of Operations Capability on Firm Performance. International Journal of Production Research, 45:21
        • Kannan, V., Tan, K.C, (2006). Buyer-Supplier Relationships: The Impact of Supplier Selection and Buyer-Supplier Engagement on Relationship and Firm Performance. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 36:10
        • Hsu, C.C, Kannan, V., Leong, G.K, Tan, K.C, (2006). Supplier Selection Construct: Instrument Development and Validation. International Journal of Logistics Management, 17:2
        • Kannan, V., Atwater, J., Stephens, A.A, Managing Dynamic Complexity: Opportunities for Systems Thinking in Graduate Management Education. International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education
        • Kannan, V.R, Tan, K.C, (2005). Just in Time, Total Quality Management, and Supply Chain Management: Understanding Their Linkages and Impact on Business Performance. OMEGA: International Journal of Management Science, 33:2
        • Tan, K.C, Kannan, V., Jayaram, J., Narasimhan, R.N, (2004). Acquisition of Operations Capability: A Model and Test Across U.S. And European Firms. International Journal of Production Research, 42:4
        • Kannan, V.R, Jensen, J.B, (2004). Learning and Labor Scheduling in a Dual Resource Constrained Cellular Shop. International Journal of Production Research, 42:7
        • Kannan, V., Tan, K.C, (2004). Supplier Alliances: Differences in Attitudes to Supplier and Quality Management of Adopters and Non-Adopters. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 9:4
        • Jayaram, J., Kannan, V.R, Tan, K.C, (2004). The Influence of Initiators on Supply Chain Value Creation. International Journal of Production Research, 42:20
        • Ghosh, S., Handfield, R.B, Kannan, V.R, Tan, K.C, (2003). A Structural Model Analysis Of The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Framework. International Journal of Management Decision Making, 4:4
        • Kannan, V.R, Tan, K.C, (2003). Attitudes of U.S. and European Managers to Supplier Selection and Assessment and Implications for Business Performance. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 10:5
        • Kannan, V.R, Tan, K.C, (2002). Quality Management, Supply Chain Management, and Just in Time: A Model of Their Impact on Business Performance. Supply Chain Management Forum, 3:2
        • Kannan, V.R, Tan, K.C, (2002). Supplier Selection and Assessment: Their Impact on Business Performance. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 38:4
        • Kannan, V.R, Tan, K.C, Handfield, R.B, Ghosh, S., (2000). Quality in the Boardroom and on the Shop Floor: A Survey of Contemporary Quality Practice. Production and Inventory Management Journal, 41:4
        • Tan, K.C, Kannan, V.R, Handfield, R.B, Ghosh, S., (2000). Quality, Manufacturing Strategy, and Global Competition: An Empirical Analysis. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 7:3
        • Public or Trade Journal

        • Kannan, V., (2016). Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education: Editor’s Update. Decision Line, 47:5 *
        • Kannan, V., (2015). Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education: Editor’s Update. Decision Line, 46:5 *
        • Kannan, V., (2014). Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education: Editor’s Update. Decision Line, 45:5 *
        • Kannan, V., (2013). Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education: Editor’s Update. Decision Line, 44:5 *
        • Kannan, V., (2012). Looking Forward as Editor. Decision Line, 43:2 *
        • Kannan, V., (2010). Supply Chain Integration: The Exception Rather than the Rule. CEVA Logistics3 *
        • Kannan, V., (2008). Business Schools in India: Current Challenges, Future Opportunities. Decision Line, 38:2 *
        • Kannan, V., Atwater, J., Stephens, A.A, (2007). Systems Thinking: Opportunities and Challenges in the Graduate Classroom . Decision Line, 38:2 *
        • Atwater, J.B, Kannan, V.R, Stephens, A.S, (2005). Teaching Systemic Thinking: Educating the Next Generation of Business Leaders. The Systems Thinker, 16:5 *
        • Kannan, V.R, (2002). Resource Manager. OR/MS Today, 29:1 *
        • Kannan, V.R, (2001). Managing the Supplier Base: Trends and Opportunities in Outsourcing. APICS: The Performance Advantage, 11:11 *

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Literary Journal

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - MultiMedia

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Publications - Technical Reports

              * Has not been peer reviewed

              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

                  * Has not been peer reviewed

                  Scheduled Teaching

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Spring 2018

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Fall 2017

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Fall 2017

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2017

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2017

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2017

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Spring 2017

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Spring 2017

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Spring 2017

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Fall 2016

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Fall 2016

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2016

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2016

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2016

                  MGT 6870 - Global Strategic Thinking, Spring 2016

                  MGT 6870 - Global Strategic Thinking, Fall 2015

                  MGT 6870 - Global Strategic Thinking, Fall 2015

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Fall 2015

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Fall 2015

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Spring 2015

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Spring 2015

                  MGT 6870 - Global Strategic Thinking, Fall 2014

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Fall 2014

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Fall 2014

                  HONR 4900 - Senior Thesis/Project, Fall 2014

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2014

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2014

                  MGT 6870 - Global Strategic Thinking, Spring 2014

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Spring 2014

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Spring 2014

                  MGT 4720 - Production Planning and Control, Spring 2014

                  MGT 6870 - Global Strategic Thinking, Fall 2013

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Fall 2013

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Fall 2013

                  MGT 6710 - Essentials of Operations Management, Summer 2013

                  BUS 2000 - Foundations for International Program, Summer 2013

                  MGT 4800 - Independent Research and Readings, Summer 2013

                  MGT 4800 - Independent Research and Readings, Summer 2013

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2013

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2013

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2013

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2013

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2013

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2013

                  BUS 2000 - Foundations for International Program, Spring 2013

                  MGT 6870 - Global Strategic Thinking, Spring 2013

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Spring 2013

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Spring 2013

                  MGT 6870 - Global Strategic Thinking, Fall 2012

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Fall 2012

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Value Chains, Fall 2012

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Fall 2012

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Fall 2012

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Fall 2012

                  MGT 6710 - Essentials of Operations Management, Summer 2012

                  BUS 2000 - Foundations for International Program, Summer 2012

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2012

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2012

                  MGT 3700 - Operations Management, Summer 2012

                  BUS 2000 - Foundations for International Program, Spring 2012

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Supply Chains, Spring 2012

                  MGT 4790 - Managing Global Supply Chains, Spring 2012

                  MGT 2160 - Student Applied Leadership Training, Spring 2012

                  APEC,MGT 4790,6040 - Agribusiness Production and Supply Chain Management, Fall 2011

                  BUS 3700 - Operations Management Fundamentals, Fall 2011

                  BUS 3700 - Operations Management Fundamentals, Fall 2011

                  BUS 3700 - Operations Management Fundamentals, Fall 2011

                  MGT 4790 - Supply Chain Management, Fall 2011

                  MGT 6710 - ESSTL OPERATIONS MGT, Summer 2011

                  BUS 2000 - FONDATIONS FOR INT'L PROGRAM, Summer 2011

                  MGT 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Summer 2011

                  MGT 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Summer 2011

                  MGT 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Summer 2011

                  BUS 2000 - FOUNDATIONS FOR INT'L PROGRAM, Spring 2011

                  MGT 4720 - PRODUCTION PLANNING, Spring 2011

                  MGT 4790 - SUPPLY CHAIN MGMT, Spring 2011

                  MGT 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Fall 2010

                  MGT 6720 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Fall 2010

                  MGT 4790 - SUPPLY CHAIN MGMT, Fall 2010

                  MGT 6710 - ESSTL OPERATIONS MGT, Summer 2010

                  MGT 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Summer 2010

                  MGT 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Summer 2010

                  MGT 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Summer 2010

                  MGT 6720 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Spring 2010

                  BUS 2000 - ORIENT SUMR PRGRM TURK EUROPE, Spring 2010

                  MGT 4720 - PRODUCTION PLANNING, Spring 2010

                  MGT 4790 - SUPPLY CHAIN MGMT, Spring 2010

                  APEC 6040 - AGRIBUS PROD AND SUPPLY CHAIN, Fall 2009

                  MGT 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Fall 2009

                  MGT 4790 - SUPPLY CHAIN MGMT, Fall 2009

                  BA 6710 - ESSTL OPERATIONS MGT, Summer 2009

                  BA 6720 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Summer 2009

                  BA 4720 - PRODUCTION PLANNING, Spring 2009

                  BA 4790 - SUPPLY CHAIN MGMT, Spring 2009

                  ECON 6040 - AGRIBUS PROD AND SUPPLY CHAIN, Fall 2008

                  BA 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Fall 2008

                  BA 4790 - SUPPLY CHAIN MGMT, Fall 2008

                  BA 6710 - ESSTL OPERATIONS MGT, Summer 2008

                  BA 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Summer 2008

                  BA 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Summer 2008

                  BA 6720 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Summer 2008

                  BA 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Spring 2008

                  BA 4790 - SUPPLY CHAIN MGMT, Spring 2008

                  BA 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT , Fall 2007

                  BA 6720 - OPERATIONS MGMT , Fall 2007

                  BA 4720 - PRODUCTION PLANNING , Fall 2007

                  BA 6710 - ESSTL OPERATIONS MGT, Summer 2007

                  BA 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Fall 2006

                  BA 4720 - PRODUCTION PLANNING, Fall 2006

                  BA 6710 - ESSTL OPERATIONS MGT, Summer 2006

                  BA 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Spring 2006

                  BA 6720 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Spring 2006

                  BA 4790 - SUPPLY CHAIN MGMT, Spring 2006

                  BA 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Fall 2005

                  BA 4720 - PRODUCTION PLANNING, Fall 2005

                  BA 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Spring 2005

                  BA 4790 - SUPPLY CHAIN MGMT, Spring 2005

                  BA 3700 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Fall 2004

                  BA 6720 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Fall 2004

                  BA 4720 - PRODUCTION PLANNING, Fall 2004

                  BA 4790 - OP/SUPPLY CHAIN STRAT, Spring 2004

                  BA 6720 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Spring 2004

                  BA 3700 - PRODUCTION/OPERATION, Spring 2004

                  BA 4720 - PRODUCTION PLANNING, Fall 2003

                  BA 3700 - PRODUCTION/OPERATION, Fall 2003

                  BA 4790 - OP/SUPPLY CHAIN STRAT, Spring 2003

                  BA 6720 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Spring 2003

                  BA 6720 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Spring 2003

                  BA 3700 - PRODUCTION/OPERATION, Spring 2003

                  BA 4720 - PRODUCTION PLANNING, Fall 2002

                  BA 4720 - PRODUCTION PLANNING, Fall 2002

                  BA 3700 - PRODUCTION/OPERATION, Fall 2002

                  BA 4790 - OP/SUPPLY CHAIN STRAT, Spring 2002

                  BA 3700 - PRODUCTION/OPERATION, Spring 2002

                  BA 6720 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Fall 2001

                  BA 4720 - PRODUCTION PLANNING, Fall 2001

                  BA 3700 - PRODUCTION/OPERATION, Fall 2001

                  BA 4790 - OP/SUPPLY CHAIN STRAT, Spring 2001

                  BA 6720 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Spring 2001

                  BA 6720 - OPERATIONS MGMT, Spring 2001

                  BA 3700 - PRODUCTION/OPERATION, Spring 2001

                  BA 4720 - PRODUCTION PLANNING, Fall 2000

                  BA 3700 - PRODUCTION/OPERATION, Fall 2000

                  BA 3700 - , Spring 2000

                  BA 4790 - , Spring 2000