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Where You Live Still Matters

Mohammad Rahman

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Soft Labor Market Globally

Charlene Sullivan

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Herbert Moskowitz, Director

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Computer scoring for personnel selection

Mike Campion

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Awards for Innovation in Teaching

Chad Allred

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Richard Makadok

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Quality, Competition, and Risk-Taking

Lin Nan

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Optimizing complex processes

Mohit Tawarmalani

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Management Department

Featured Research

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Hedging Bets

Ideally, hedge fund managers would maximize returns for their investors. In practice, however, portfolio managers are likely to take excessive levels of risk to boost their own paycheck, indicates new research from Chengdong Yin and Xiaoyan Zhang from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.

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Karthik Kannan

Following Instincts

The obvious strategy for a clothing retailer is to have as much product on the sales floor as possible to yield high sales. For women, however, that turns out to be a counterproductive strategy, says Purdue researcher Karthik Kannan, a professor of management information systems.

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Drivers Improve When Knowingly Monitored

Having a backseat driver cautioning your every turn, stop and traffic maneuver may be annoying, but research from associate professor Ting Zhu and professor Charles Weinberg shows that people’s driving techniques may actually improve when they know their insurance company is watching.

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On the Clock

We not only live in a 24-7 world, but also work in one. From health care and manufacturing to retailing and information technology, someone is on the clock every hour of every day. Research by Purdue’s Ellen Ernst Kossek examines how that presents a growing challenge for employees, employers and those whose manage the work schedules of others.

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In the news

Krannert PhD student named a 2016 ISBM Doctoral Support Awards Competition winner
Krannert doctoral candidate Wanqing Zhang was among the winners of the 26th annual Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM) Doctoral Support Award Competition, which is sponsored by the Smeal College of Business at Penn State.

Newly launched philanthropic component to Back a Boiler already impacting Purdue students
The Pave the Way program, which launched this fall as a philanthropic component to complement Purdue’s Back a Boiler income share agreement initiative, has already impacted seven undergraduate students. “Receiving funding from the new Pave the Way program allows me to keep pursuing my dreams toward the career I want,” said Amy Wroblewski, a senior studying management and strategy and organizational management from Lafayette, Indiana. “After graduation, I hope to pay it forward by donating to Purdue to help future Boilermakers pursue their career aspirations.”

Augmented reality platform could help students discover STEM concepts through interactive experimentation
Explore! Interactive, a Purdue-related startup, is developing a platform that uses augmented reality to help K-12 students more effectively learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM subjects, and increase standardized test scores through an engaging, interactive application. Explore! Interactive was founded by Wesley Virt, a recent graduate from Wabash College. Additional team members include Chris Palermo, a senior in Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, and Zhe Zeng, a graduate student, Sam Rosser, a junior, and Jack Allen, a senior, all in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.


  • Sep 25
    Anita Hill to speak on equality, equity
    The talk, titled “Reimagining Equality: Inclusive Communities in Post-Obama America,” will take place in Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse on Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.
  • Sep 27
    Faculty Coffee Hour
    Krannert Drawing Room
  • Sep 27
    GenderSpeak Presentation
    GenderSpeak will be held September 27 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in Fowler Hall. The presentation will discuss gender differences in the workplace.
  • Sep 28
    Leadership Speaker Series
    The 17th Annual Krannert Leadership Speakers Series event is set for September 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. This year we will feature a moderated panel discussion on leadership featuring three of Krannert’s most successful alumnae.
  • Sep 28
    Literary Reading Series with Kaveh Akbar
    (Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program at Purdue). Free and opened to the public in Krannert Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sep 29
    DCMME 30th Anniversary Manufacturing Conference
    Topic: The Future of Manufacturing Bringing together industry representatives, faculty, and students for focused conference discussions by leading executives on the topic of "The Future of Manufacturing"
  • Sep 29
    Krannert Executive Forum - Cheryl Grace, Nielsen
    The Krannert Executive Forum features top-level executives and community leaders sharing their experiences with students and is free and open to the public as seating permits.
  • Oct 11
    Faculty Coffee Hour
    Krannert Drawing Room
  • Oct 19
    Literary Reading Series with Maurice Manning
    (Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program at Purdue). Free and opened to the public in Krannert Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct 24
    Faculty Search Committee Workshop
    ADVANCE-Purdue and the Office of Vice President for Ethics and Compliance hold a joint interactive workshop on search and screen procedures.
  • Oct 25
    Faculty Coffee Hour
    Krannert Drawing Room
  • Nov 2
    A Toast to Herman Krannert
    To honor Herman Krannert, we will hold our 4th annual event to pay tribute to the man who has made a clear and significant impact in our lives. At several locations around the world, Krannert alumni will gather with each other and honor the man that started it all. We hope that our alumni will join us this year and for many years to come.
  • Nov 2
    Literary Reading Series with Deborah Reed
    (Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program at Purdue). Free and opened to the public in Krannert Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov 8
    Faculty Coffee Hour
    Krannert Drawing Room
  • Nov 22
    Faculty Coffee Hour
    Krannert Drawing Room
  • Dec 6
    Faculty Coffee Hour
    Krannert Drawing Room

Contact the Management Department:

Management Department Head:
Ananth Iyer
Assistant Department Head:
Meara Habashi
Assistant to the Department Head:
Mary Schultz

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