College of Business and Innovation

Faculty Research Detail - T.S. Ragu-Nathan, Ph.D.

Faculty Detail                      

Name: T. S. Ragu-Nathan, Ph.D.
E-mail: traguna@utnet.utoledo.edu
Office: ST 4041
Phone: 419-530-2420

Biographical Sketch 
University of Pittsburgh, PhD, Management Information Systems, 1985
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana., MBA, Production, Finance and International Management, 1976
Madras University, India., B.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1966
Madras University, India., B.E., Physics 1963

Dr. T. S. Ragu-Nathan is Professor of Information, Operations and Technology Management in the College of Business and Innovation at the University of Toledo, Ohio. He earned his Doctoral Degree in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh. His earlier degrees include, Bachelor of Physics, Bachelor of Engineering, Diploma in Plastics Engineering, and Masters in Business Administration. He has extensive Industrial experience before moving into academics. He has published in high quality journals in the areas of Information Systems, Quality Management, and Manufacturing Management.

Dr. Ragu-Nathan had involved in many research and consulting projects. He has developed database systems, given extensive end-user computer training, developed strategic information plans for organizations, and conducted systems analysis and development for various projects. He has lectured internationally in the areas of information systems, supply chain management, and e-commerce. He had worked in industry for thirteen years at various top management positions and has extensive experience in the areas of manufacturing an information systems. He had been invited to give lectures internationally. He has visited Spain, India, and Australia to give lectures.

Research Interests

Information Systems Strategic Planning, Systems Analysis and Design, End-user Training in Information Systems, Focused training in Information Systems for executives
 

Current Research in Progress

• Jitpaiboon, Thawatchai, Vonderembse, Mark A., and Ragu-Nathan, T.S., “Mediating Effects of Information System Integration on Supply Chain Integration,” Midwest Proceedings of the Decisions Science Institute, 2005. Best Refereed Paper Award.

• Xiao Li, Anand S. Kunnathur, T. S. Raghunathan, Thawatchai Jitpaiboon, “The Impacts of Learning Capability, Supportive Leadership on the Power in IOS Context,” National Proceedings of the Decisions Science Institute, 2004.

• Suhong Li, T. S. Ragu-Nathan, S. Subba Rao, Bhanu S. Ragu-Nathan, “An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Contextual Factors on the Performance of Supply Chain,” National Proceedings of the Decisions Science Institute, 2004.

• James A. Pope, Bhanu S. Ragu-Nathan, T. S. Ragu-Nathan, S. Subba Rao, “Emergence of the "Chain Master" in Supply Chain Functionality,” National Proceedings of the Decisions Science Institute, 2004.

• Yoo, Dong Kyoon, Vonderembse, Mark A., and Ragu-Nathan, T.S., “Knowledge Management to Support Distributed Cognition in Knowledge-Intensive and Computer-Mediated Work: Manufacturing Perspective,” National Proceedings of the Decisions Science Institute, 2004. (R)

 

Selected Publications

Journals

•  Nahm, Abraham Y., Vonderembse, Mark A., Rao, S. Subba, and Ragu-Nathan, T.S., “Time-Based Manufacturing Improves Performance – Results from a Survey,” International Journal of Production Economics, accepted May 2005.

•  Tu, Qiang, Vonderembse, Mark A., Ragu-Nathan, T.S., and Sharkey, Thomas W., “Absorptive Capacity: Enhancing the Assimilation of Technology and Practice,” Journal of Operations Management, accepted May 2005.

•  Rondeau, Patrick J., Ragu-Nathan, T.S., and Vonderembse, Mark A., “How Involvement, IS Management Effectiveness, and End-User Computing impact IS Performance in Manufacturing Firms,” Information and Management, accepted February 2005.

•  Suhong Li, S. Bhanu Ragu-Nathan, Subba Rao, T.S Ragu-Nathan, “The impact of supply chain management practices on competitive advantage and organizational performance”, OMEGA International Journal of Management Science, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2006. pp. 107-124.

•  Suhong Li, Ragu-Nathan, T. S., Bhanu Ragu-Nathan, Subba Rao, “Development and Validation of Measurement Instrument for Studying Supply Chain Management Practices,” Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 23, No. 6, 2005. pp. 618-641.

•  Ragu-Nathan, T.S., Vonderembse, Mark A., Rondeau, Patrick J., and Cao, Mei, “Level of End-User Computing Moderates the Impact of Time-Based Product Development Practices on Performance,” International Journal of Product Development, Vol. 1, No. 3/4, 2005, pp. 280-300.

•  Ragu-Nathan, Bhanu, Charles H. Apigian, T.S. Ragu-Nathan, and Qiang Tu , “A Path Analytical Study of the Effect of Top Management Support for Information Systems,” OMEGA International Journal of Management Science, Vol. 32, No. 6, 2004, pp. 459-471.

•  Apigian, Charles H., T.S. Ragu-Nathan , Bhanu Ragu-Nathan , and Anand Kunnathur, “Internet Technology: The Strategic Imperative,” Journal of Electronic Commerce, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2004, pp. 123-145.

•  Bhanu S. Ragu-Nathan, Charles H. Apigian, T.S. Ragu-Nathan, Qiang Tu, “A Path Analytic Study of the Effect of Top Management Support for IS,” OMEGA International Journal of Management Science, Vol., No. 6, 2004, pp. 459-471.

• Tu, Qiang, Vonderembse, Mark A., and Ragu-Nathan, T.S. “Manufacturing Practices: Antecedents to Mass Customization” Production Planning and Control: Special Issue on Mass Customization, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2004, pp. 373-380.

•  Tu, Qiang, Vonderembse, Mark A., Ragu-Nathan, T.S., and Ragu-Nathan, Bhanu, “Measuring Modularity-based Manufacturing Practices and Their Impact on Mass Customization Capability – A Customer Driven Perspective,” Decision Sciences, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2004, pp. 147-168.

•  Doll, William J.; Ziaodong Deng; Raghunathan, T. S.; Torkzadeh, Gholamreza; Weidong Xia, “The Meaning and Measurement of User Satisfaction: A Multigroup Invariance Analysis of the End-User Computing Satisfaction Instrument.” Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2004, pp. 227-63.

• Rondeau, Patrick J., Ragu-Nathan, T.S., and Vonderembse, Mark A., “The Information Systems Environment of Time-Based Competitors,” OMEGA: International Journal of Management Sciences, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2003, pp. 253-269.

• B. Ragu-Nathan, S. Subba Rao, T. S. Ragu-Nathan, and Jim Pope “Strategic Management of Supply Chains in Organizations: A Framework and Four Case Scenarios,” published as a referred research report by the APICS Educational & Research Foundation. This was the result of work on APICS E&R Grant #99-18, a joint grant with the Supply Chain Council for $9,000.

•  Patrick Rondeau, T. S. Ragu-Nathan, Mark Vonderembse, “Investigating the Level of end-User Development and Involvement Among Time-Based Competitors,” Decision Sciences, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2002, pp. 133-148.

•  Abraham Y. Nahm, S. Subba Rao, Luis E Solis-Galvan, and T. S. Ragu-Nathan, “The Q-sort Method: Assessing Reliability and Construct Validity,” Journal of Applied Statistics, Vol. 1, 2002, pp. 114-125.

•  Qiang Tu, Bhanu Ragu-Nathan, and T. S. Ragu-Nathan, “Organizational Commitment in the IS Workplace: An Empirical Investigation of its Antecedents and Implications,” Advanced Topics in Information Resources Management, Vol. 1, Idea Group Publications, 2002, pp. 352-374.

•  A. S. Kunnathur, T. S. Ragu-Nathan, S. Ariss. “Adoption of Modern Technology in Small Manufacturing firms: A Study of Issues and Concerns,” International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, Vol. 3, No. 4/5, 2001, pp. 456-468.

•  B. Raghunathan, T. S. Rahunathan, Qiang Tu, Zhengzhong Shi. “Information Management Strategy: Its Dimensions and Measurement”. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Vol. 10, 2001, pp. 265-289.

•  S. Subba Rao, T. S. Raghunathan, and L. E. Solis. “Best Quality Management Practices in Small and Medium Enterprises: International Study,” International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, Vol. 3, No. 4/5, 2001, pp. 416-443.

•  B. Ragu-Nathan, T. S. Ragu-Nathan, Qiang Tu. “A Path analytic Study of the Organizational Commitment of IS Managers,” Information Resource Management Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2001, pp. 27-36.

•  Louis E. Solis, S. S. Rao, T. S. Ragu-Nathan, “The Best Quality Management Practices in Small and Medium Enterprises: An International Study,” International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, Vol. 3, No. 4/5, 2001, pp.416-443.

•  Qiang Tu, Mark Vonderembse, T. S. Ragu-Nathan. “The Impact of Time Based Manufacturing practices on Mass customization and Value to Customer,” Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2001, pp. 201-217.

•  Patrick Rondeau, Mark Vonderembse, T. S. Ragu-Nathan. “Exploring Work Systems Practices for Time-Based Manufacturers: Their Impact on Competitive Capabilities,” Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 18, No. 5, 2000, pp. 509-529.

• T. S. Ragu-Nathan, Luis E. Solis and S. Subba Rao. “A Regional Study of Quality Management Infrastructure Practices in USA and Mexico”, International Journal of Quality and Reliability, Vol. 17, No. 6, 2000, p. 597-613.
 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 6/26/15