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'' Dr. Vinod Kumar - Short Bio

 

 

 

 

Dr. Vinod Kumar, a graduate of University of California, Berkeley is former Director of the Sprott School of Business and the current head of the Manufacturing Systems Centre at Carleton University. He is a professor of Technology and Operations Management.

Before joining academia in the early eighties, Dr. Kumar worked for manufacturing industries for over 15 years in India, the U.S. and Canada in various line and staff management positions. He is a registered professional engineer and a member of a number of professional organizations.

During the last twenty five years, Dr. Kumar has consulted the Department of Industry Canada, Department of Defence, Canada Post Corporation, Public Service Commission, Conference Board and Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa. In August 1992, he coordinated and delivered a faculty workshop in New Delhi, India on Technology Management. This CIDA funded workshop was sponsored by the Canadian Consortium of Management Schools with the sole purpose of initiating the emerging discipline of Technology Management in MBA programs across India.

Dr. Kumar's research interests are in the areas of enterprise system adoption and implementation, e-commerce technology strategy, supply chain management, the improvement of production and operation systems, manufacturing flexibility, technology transfer, quality in R&D, and innovation management in defence and the high tech sector.

Dr. Kumar has published over 300 articles in refereed journals and proceedings. He has won several Best Paper Awards in prestigious conferences. Dr. Kumar has also obtained the Scholarly Achievement Award of Carleton University for the academic years 1985-86 and 1987-88; Research Achievement Award for the years 1993, 2001 and 2007; and Carleton Graduate Mentoring Award for the year 2010-11. Dr. Kumar has served for several years on the editorial board of International Journals, the Board of Governors and the Senate for Carleton University and on the Board of the Ontario Network of e-Commerce.