Faculty

Hemant Bhargava
Professor of Technology Management

Research Expertise: Technology management, management information systems, economics of information technology industry, pricing and product design decisions, management decision technologies

Professor Hemant Bhargava is an expert in technology management and the information technology industry. He also studies the use of IT in clinical health care, and has previously worked on data-driven and analytical decision making in organizations.

Bhargava’s research in technology management highlights distinctive characteristics of technology goods and their impact on specific elements of operations, marketing, and competitive strategy. Competition in technology products—including information goods, online services, software, electronic gadgets, the media and entertainment industry, and alternative energy—is often driven by distinctive economic forces on both the supply side (e.g., their unique cost structures) and the demand side (e.g., the prominence of network effects as a source of value creation).

His recent work in this area examines various elements of competitive strategy for such products, including pricing strategies, revenue models, product design and product mix strategies, technological compatibility and interoperability, bundling, and supply chain considerations. He has applied this research in areas such as search advertising, telecommunication services, IT outsourcing, and entertainment and media industries.

Academic Focus

Business Analytics and Technologies

The Business Analytics and Technologies concentration aims to develop this managerial talent through a series of courses that cover methods for critical and analytical thinking, information technologies and tools for implementing these methods, and business applications that heavily employ these methods and technologies. Departing from the old approach of being the “quant skills” component of MBA education, this area is designed around a critical balance between general analytical thinking, technology, and applications.

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