Professors Mariko Sakakibara, Marvin Lieberman, Reza Ahmadi and Uday Karmarkar.
Professor Mariko Sakakibara
Professor Mariko Sakakibara studies the interaction between industry dynamics and firms’ strategic technology choices. Her findings inform managers how firms’ technological choices affect their innovative performance.
Professor Marvin Lieberman
Professor Marvin Lieberman will perform an audit of all UCLA courses related to biopharmaceutical technology and medical devices, and compile a listing of firms in the Los Angeles area that are involved with these technologies. His survey promises to enhance the case selection, written assignments and other materials for his 298D course, Entrepreneurial Perspectives on Biotechnology.
Professor Reza Ahmadi
In his research on fixed price and bargaining, Professor Reza Ahmadi will examine why different price mechanisms are used in B2B settings. His findings should improve our understanding of when to allow for more or fewer price negotiations during the product lifecycle, and the effects on both the seller’s and the supply chain’s total profits.
Professor Uday Karmarkar
Professor Uday Karmarkar’s research project will address how the technology-driven industrialization of the U.S. economy has affected jobs. He plans to examine the question through such mechanisms as automation, remote provision (including outsourcing and off-shoring), operations shifting (to different resources) and self-service.