Vish Krishnan

Jacobs Family Chair in Management and Engineering Leadership

Professor of Innovation, Technology & Operations

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Info

Rady School of Management
Otterson Hall, Room 3S144
9500 Gilman Drive #0553
La Jolla, CA 92093-0553
Phone: (858) 8221991­
Fax: (858) 5340745­
E-mail: vkrishnan@ucsd.edu

Research Areas

Innovation
New Product Development
Operations Management
Science & Technology
Commercialization

Industry Areas

Life Sciences
Technology
Automotive
Services
Vish Krishnan

Professor Vish Krishnan is a Chaired Professor and the Faculty Director of Rady’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, CIID. One of the Rady School’s founding faculty bringing deep start-up/business experience in California and Texas, Professor Krishnan has developed unparalleled expertise in researching and teaching innovation, entrepreneurship, and product management. He has led Rady School’s signature core course series, Lab to Market, which allows Rady students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in entrepreneurship by developing their own businesses. In addition, Professor Krishnan also serves as the Associate Director for the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur, a joint venture between the Rady School and the Jacobs School of Engineering – where he holds a joint appointment. In his research, Professor Krishnan works on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of innovative operations and ventures, and collaborates closely with the School of Medicine through grants from the National Institute of Health and the State of California. He has been a founding member of start-up teams and is an advisor to a number of startup teams and major international companies. Professor Krishnan received his doctoral degree from MIT and serves in the editorial positions of elite academic journals in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, and product/operations management. He has been named the Most Valuable Professor by Rady Students 4 times during the last decade and has been invited to teach at MIT and Harvard University.

Working Papers

Managing Projects with Present-Biased Agents (with K. Ramachandran and Y. Wu).

Distributed Development and Product Line Decision Making (with R. Bala and W. Zhu).

Designing Product Lines with Higher Aggregate Environmental Quality (with Paul Lacourbe).


Published Papers

Wu, Yaozhong, K. Ramachandran, and V. Krishnan, “Managing Cost Salience and Procrastination in Projects: Compensation and Team Composition”,  Production and Operations Management, Forthcoming, April 2013.

V. Krishnan, "Operations Management Opportunities in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship”,  Production and Operations Management, Forthcoming, March 2013 (Published online).

Bardhan, I. V. Krishnan, and  S. Lin, "Team Dispersion, Information Technology, and Project Performance", Production and Operations Management, Forthcoming, August 2012 (Published online).

Erat, S. and V. Krishnan, "Managing Delegated Search Over Design Spaces", Management Science, Sep. 2011.

Krishnan, V. and K. Ramachandran, "Integrated Product Architecture and Pricing for Managing Sequential Innovation", Management Science, Aug 2011.

Bhaskaran, S. and V. Krishnan, "Effort, Revenue, and Cost-Sharing in Contractual New Product Development", Management Science, Vol. 55, (7), July 2009, 1152-1169.

Ramachandran, K. and V. Krishnan, “Design Architecture and Introduction Timing for Rapidly Improving Industrial Products,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Winter 2008 vol. 10 no. 1149-171.

Bardhan, I. V. Krishnan and S. Lin, "Project Performance and the Enabling Role of Information Technology: An Exploratory Study on the Role of Alignment," Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Vol. 9, No. 3, (2007).

Krishnan, V. and W. Zhu, “Designing a Family of Development-Intensive Products,” Management Science, Vol. 52, No. 6, (June 2006 Lead article) pp 813-825.

Krishnan, V. and C. Loch, "A Retrospective Look at Production and Operations Management Articles on New Product Development," Production and Operations Management, Vol. 14, Issue 4, (2005), 433-441.

Krishnan, V. and C. Loch, "Introduction to the Special issue: Management of Product Innovation," Production and Operations Management, Editorial Article, 2005.

Sawhney, M., S. Balasubramanian and V. Krishnan, “Creating Growth with Services,” Sloan Management Review, Vol. 45, No. 2, (Winter 2004), 34-43.

Krishnan, V. and S. Bhattacharya, “Technology Selection and Commitment: The Role of Uncertainty and Design Flexibility,” Management Science, Vol. 48, No. 3, (March 2002), 313-327.

Bhattacharya, S., V. Krishnan, and V. Mahajan, “Capturing the Effect of Technology Improvements on Product Positioning and Introduction Sequence Decision Making,” European Journal of Operations Research, Vol. 149, (2003) 102-130.

Krishnan, V. and S. Gupta, “Appropriateness and Impact of Platform-Based Product Development,” Management Science, Vol. 47, No. 1, (January 2001), 52-68.

Krishnan, V. and K. Ulrich, “Product Development Decisions: A Review of the Literature,” Management Science, Vol. 47, No. 1, (January 2001), 1-21.

Gupta, S. and V. Krishnan, “Integrated Component and Supplier Selection For a Product Family,” Production and Operations Management, Vol. 8, No. 2, (1999), 163-181.

Krishnan, V., R. Singh, and D. Tirupati, “A Model-Based Approach For Developing a Family of Technology-Based Products,” INFORMS Journal on Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, (1999), 132-156.

Krishnan, V., “Modeling Ordered Decision Making in Product Development,” European Journal of Operations Research, Vol. 111, No. 2, (December 1998), 351-368.

Bhattacharya, S., V. Krishnan, and V. Mahajan, “Managing New Product Definition in Highly Dynamic Environments,” Management Science, Vol. 44, No. 11, (Nov. 1998 Part 2 of 2), S50-S64.

Gupta, S. and V. Krishnan, “Product Family-Based Assembly Sequence Design Methodology,” IIE Transactions, 30, (1998), 933-945.

Krishnan, V., S. D. Eppinger, and D. E. Whitney, “Simplifying Iterations in Cross-Functional Design Decision Making,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, vol. 119, (No. 4, December 1997), 485-493.

Krishnan, V., S. D. Eppinger, and D. E. Whitney, “A Model-Based Framework for Overlapping Product Development Activities,” Management Science, vol. 43, (No. 4 April 1997), 437-451.

Kalyanaram, G. and V. Krishnan, “Deliberate Product Definition: Customizing the Product Definition Process,” Journal of Marketing Research, April 1997, Vol. XXXIV, 276.

Krishnan, V., “Managing the Simultaneous Execution of Coupled Tasks in Concurrent Product Development,” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 43, No. 2, May 1996, 210-217.

Krishnan, V., S. D. Eppinger, and D. E. Whitney, “Accelerating Product Development by the Exchange of Preliminary Information,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, vol. 117, (December 1995), 491-498.