Uday S. Karmarkar

Distinguished Professor in Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management, L.A. Times Chair in Technology and Strategy

Phone: (310) 825-6500


Gold Hall, Room B-407


Uday Karmarkar is the founder and Director of UCLA Anderson's Business and Information Technologies Project (BIT), which studies the impact of new online information and communication technologies on business practices worldwide.

Dr. Karmarkar studies information-intensive industries, competitive analysis, intelligent management systems and operations and technology strategy for manufacturing and service firms. He has published over 70 articles and research papers. In addition, he was a founding editor of two operations and technology journals and an associate editor or advisory editor of several others.

Dr. Karmarkar teaches courses on technology management, operations strategy and management issues in the new economy.  He has been the faculty director for several executive education programs focusing on these topics and has organized and taught many  programs for executives in the United States, Europe and Asia. Before joining UCLA Anderson in 1994, he taught at the Simon School at the University of Rochester and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Karmarkar has undertaken consulting and research projects on e-business strategy, manufacturing strategy, business process redesign, supply chain management, industrial marketing and technology management for a wide array of companies in the United States, Europe and Asia, including Becton Dickinson, Aditya Birla Group, American Cimflex, Deere and Company, Eastman Kodak, Ford, GM,  LA CRA, LA MTA, WW Grainger, Hindustan Lever, IBM, Singapore IDA, Thomson Publishing, USG and Xerox. He has been an advisor to or director of several start-up companies engaged in sectors such as eCRM, ERP, IT-enabled services, online and desktop educational systems, advanced planning and scheduling systems and data mining software.


Ph.D. Management Science, Sloan School of Management 1975, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, 1968, India Institute of Technology, Bombay


Technology Management, New Product and Service Design, Service Strategy, Manufacturing Strategy, Business Processes, Industrial and High Tech Marketing, Manufacturing Management, Information Industries, Information Systems and Technology, E-Commerce


Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT-B (1997)

University Mentor, University of Rochester )1984)

Distinguished Service Award, MSOM Informs (2003)

Distinguished Service Award, IIT-B (2003)

IBM Faculty Research Award (2004)

Honorary Institute Fellow, IIT-B (2008)

  • Inneke Van Nieuwenhuyse, Nico Vandaele, Kumar Rajaram, and Uday S. Karmarkar. (June 2007). Buffer Sizing in Multi-Product Multi-Reactor Batch Processes: Impact of Allocation and Campaign Sizing Policies. European Journal of Operational Research, 179(2): 424-443. [ Link ]
  • Uday S. Karmarkar, and Uday M. Apte. (March 2007). Operations Management in the Information Economy: Information Products, Processes, and Chains. Journal of Operations Management, 25(2): 438-453. [ Link ]
  • Scott M. Carr, and Uday S. Karmarkar. (January 2005). Competition in Multi-echelon Assembly Supply Chains. Management Science, 51(1): 45-59. [ Link ]

Working Papers

Guillaume Roels, Uday S. Karmarkar, and Scott Carr. (December 2009). "Contracting for Collaborative Services." Forthcoming in Management Science.  [ Link ]

Uday S. Karmarkar, and Kumar Rajaram. (May 2008). “Aggregate Production Planning for Process Industries under Competition.” [ Link ]

Bashyam Anant, and Uday S. Karmarkar. (2005). “Service Design, Competition and Market Segmentation in Business Information Services with Data Updates." [ Link ]

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