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Dr. Rupak Rauniar

Dr. Rupak Rauniar

Dr. Rupak Rauniar

Professor of Supply Chain Management - Assistant Chair for the GMSC departmentGeneral Business, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management


Dr. Rupak Rauniar is Professor of Supply Chain Management in Marilyn Davies College of Business at the University of Houston-Downtown. Prior to joining University of Houston-Downtown, Dr. Rauniar served as a faculty member in the area of operations and supply chain management at University of Houston- Victoria (2010-17), University of St. Thomas (2006-10), and Jackson State University (2002-06).

He has several years of industry experience, both domestically and internationally, as Management Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Systems Manager with East Consultant, and Product Manager with Novell Inc.

Degrees Earned

Ph.D. in Manufacturing Management and Engineering, University of Toledo

MBA in Strategic Management, University of Toledo

B.Engg in Computer Science and Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology

Courses Taught

Logistics Management, Purchasing and Supply Management, Operations Management, Project Management, Leadership and Change Management, Leadership and Strategy, Capstone Courses in Business Strategy, etc.

Experience Qualifications

Dr. Rauniar has over 5 year of consulting and project management experience. He has been a certified project management professional member (PMP) since 2002.

His research interests are primarily in absorptive capacity and technology transfer, new product development and project management, e-commerce and information systems, and knowledge integration.

His significant research publications have appeared in the Decision Sciences Journal, International Journal Of Production Research, International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Journal of e-commerce Research, International Journal of Electronic Business, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, OilPro, etc.

More Information

Dr. Rauniar was the recipient of 2013 University of Houston-Victoria Research and Scholarly Award and Saint Edith Stein Excellence in Research Award in 2010 from the University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX).

He also received Bloomberg Businessweek Teaching Awards in 2014 and 2016 at University of Houston-Victoria.