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Mohammad Rahman

Mohammad Rahman

Associate Professor of Management

Education

Ph.D., Management Information Systems, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. 2008
MBA, Management Information Systems, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. 2004
BS, Computer Science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. 2002

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Professor Mohammad Saifur Rahman is an Associate Professor of Management at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. He was named one of the World's Top 40 Business School Professors Under 40 by Poets and Quants in 2017. His research primarily focuses on:

  • Digital Business
  • Big Data
  • Omni-channel Retailing
  • Technology Usage
  • Retail and Web Analytics
  • Consumer Behavior and Decision Making

Professor Rahman has published in major journals including Management Science, Information Systems Research, and MIT Sloan Management Review. His papers have been accepted in several leading conferences, e.g., Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), and Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST). Also, his research has been supported by multiple major Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants.

The Krannert School of Management selected Professor Rahman as the recipient of the Jay N. Ross Young Faculty Scholar Award in 2015.

Prior to joining Krannert as a faculty in 2014, Professor Rahman was an Associate Professor at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. While at Haskayne, he received the Dean's Award for Outstanding New Scholar in 2010 and the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research Achievement in 2014. 

In 2013, Professor Rahman co-chaired the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) and, in 2014, served as the president of INFORMS eBusiness Society.  He is currently serving as an associate editor of Management Science and Information Systems Research (ISR) and served as the lead organizer for Krannert-Walmart Data Dive, what is believed to be the first data dive on a college campus, as well as the Dawn or Doom Data Dive in cooperation with Cisco.

Professor Rahman's teaching interests mainly lie in:

  • Data-Driven Decisions in Digital Business
  • Web Data Analytics
  • Digital Transformations and Markets
  • Data Management and Business Analytics

Professor Rahman has been recognized as a Krannert Outstanding and Distinguished Teacher at both undergraduate and master's levels (2015-present).  While teaching as a doctoral student in 2006 and 2007, he received the Certificate for Distinguished Teaching – the highest recognition at Krannert for excellence in teaching by a doctoral student.

Journal Articles

  • Kannan, K., Rahman, M., and Tawarmalani, M. (2016). Economic and Policy Implications of Restricted Patch Distribution. Management Science, vol. 62 (11) 3161-3182.
  • Gong, F., Nault, B., and Rahman, M. (2016). An Internet-Enabled Move to the Market in Logistics. Information Systems Research, vol. 27 (2), 440-452
  • Herrmann, P., Kundisch, D., and Rahman, M. (2015). Beating Irrationality: Does Delegating to IT Alleviate the Sunk Cost Effect?. Management Science, vol. 61 (4), 831-850.
  • Ackura, M.T., Ozdemir, Z., and Rahman, M. (2015). Online Intermediary as a Channel for Selling Quality Differentiated Services. Decision Sciences, vol. 46 (1), 37-62.
  • Brynjolfsson, E., Hu, Y., and Rahman, M. (2013). Competing in the Age of Omnichannel Retailing. MIT Sloan Management Review, vol. 54 (4) 23-29.
  • De, P., Hu, Y., and Rahman, M. (2013). Product-Oriented Web Technologies and Product Returns: An Exploratory Study. Information Systems Research, vol. 24 (4) 998-1010.
  • De, P., Hu, Y., and Rahman, M. (2010). Technology Usage and Online Sales: An Empirical Study. Management Science, vol. 56 (11) 1930-1045.
  • Brynjolfsson, E., Hu, Y., and Rahman, M. (2009). Battle of the Retail Channels: How Product Selection and Geography Drive Cross-channel Competition. Management Science, vol. 55 (11) 1755-1765.

Conference Proceedings

  • M. Alyakoob and A. Mahalingam (2017). Geography and the Rise of FinTech: Evidence from Peer to Peer Lending. Ontario, Canada.
  • M. Alyakoob, M. Rahman, and Z. Wei (2017). To Prepay or Default? The Impact of Local Financial Market Competition in Online Debt Crowdfunding. Seattle, WA.
  • M. Alyakoob and Z. Wei (2017). Where You Live Matters: The Impact of Local Financial Market Competition on a Borrower’s Debt Management Strategies. Stanford, CA.
  • M. Alyakoob, M. Rahman, and Z. Wei (2017). Where You Live Matters: The Impact of Local Financial Market Competition on a Borrower's Debt Management Strategies. Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making, Boulder, CO.
  • Alyakoob, M., Rahman, M and Wei, Z. (2016). To Prepay or Default? The Role of Local Financial Market Competition in Online Peer-to-Peer Lending. Workshop on Information Systems Economics, (WISE) Dublin, Ireland.
  • Gutt, D., Herrmann, P. and Rahman, M. (2016). Crowd-Driven Competitive Intelligence: Understanding the Relationship between Local Market Structure and Online Rating Distributions. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.
  • Havakhor, T., Rahman, M. and Sertia, P. (2016). Choice of IT Governance Mode in Multi Business Firms: The Effect of Technology Embeddedness. Conference on Information Systems and Technology, (CIST) Nashville, TN.
  • Herrmann, P. and Rahman, M. (2014). What is the Relationship Between Market Structure and Digitized Customer Experience?. INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Herrmann, P. and Rahman, M. (2014). The Hunt for Quality in a Market: Exploring the Relationship Between Local Market Structure and Digitized Customer Experience. Workshop on Information Systems Economics, (WISE) Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Herrmann, P. and Rahman, M. (2014). Exploring the Relationship Between Local Market Structure and Digitized Customer Experience. Conference on Information Systems and Technology, (CIST) San Francisco, CA.
  • T. Chen, Y. Hu, M. Rahman, and J. Sun (2014). The Effect of Sister-Sister Presence and Market Competition on Product Assortment: Evidence from Book Retailing. POMS 25th Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Herrmann, P., Kundisch, D., and Rahman, M. (2013). Does it Pay Off to Bid Aggressively? An Empirical Study. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Hawaii.
  • Jabr, W. and Rahman, M. (2013). Dynamics of the Market for Information: An Analysis of the Online Word-of-Mouth. International Conference on Information Systems, Milan, (ICIS) Italy.
  • Havakhor, T., Rahman, M., and Setia, P. (2013). Impact of Technology Clusters on Centralization of IT Governance. INFORMS Annual Meeting2013 (co-author presented), Minneapolis, MN.
  • Nault, B. and Rahman, M. (2013). Reach Versus Competition in Channels with Internet and Traditional Retailers. Theory in Economics of Information Systems, Monterey, CA.
  • Rahman, M. (2013). Digital Economy and Technology Adoption. 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economic Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • Jabr, W. and Rahman, M. (2013). Dynamics of the Market for Information: An Analysis of the Online Word-of-Mouth. Ninth Symposium on Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce Research (SCECR), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Herrmann, P., Kundisch, D., and Rahman, M. (2012). Does it Pay Off to Bid Aggressively? An Empirical Study. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Jabr, W. and Rahman, M. (2012). The Role of Online Reviews in Mitigating Product Uncertainties. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Herrmann, P., Kundisch, D., and Rahman, M. (2012). Does it Pay Off to Bid Aggressively? An Empirical Study. International Conference on Information systems (ICIS), Orlando, FL.
  • Herrmann, P., Kundisch, D., and Rahman, M. (2012). To Bid or Not to Bid Aggressively? An Empirical Study. Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE), Orlando, FL.
  • Chen, T. Hu, Y., Rahman, M., and Sun, J. (2012). The Effect of Store Coordination and Market Competition on Product Assortment: Evidence from Book Retailing. INFORMS MSOM (Manufacturing and Service Operations Management) Conference, Columbia University.
  • Herrmann, P., Kundisch, D., and Rahman, M. (2011). The Impact of Delegating Decision Making to IT on the Sunk Cost Effect. Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE), Shanghai, China.
  • Herrmann, P., Kundisch, D., and Rahman, M. (2011). Sunk Cost Effect: The Impact of Delegating Decision Making to IT. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2011, Charlotte, NC.
  • Gong, F., Nault, B., and Rahman, M. (2011). IT, Logistics Outsourcing and Industry-Level Productivity. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2011, Charlotte, NC.
  • Herrmann, P., Kundisch, D., and Rahman, M. (2011). Sunk Cost Effect: The Impact of Delegating Decision Making to IT. Seventh Symposium on Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce Research (SCECR), Rio de Janeiro,.
  • De, P., Hu, Y., and Rahman, M. (2010). Product Returns: An empirical Investigation of the Effect of Advanced Web Technologies. Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), Austin, TX.
  • De, P., Hu, Y., and Rahman, M. (2010). An Empirical Investigation of the Effect of Advanced Web Technologies on Product Returns. Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE), St. Louis, MO.
  • Kannan, K., Rahman, M., and Tawarmalani, M. (2010). Software Maintenance and Piracy: Economic and Policy Implications of Patch Development Resources. University of Alberta Workshop on Information Systems Security, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB,.
  • Ackura, M.T. Ozdemir, Z., and Rahman, M. (2009). When and How Should Service Providers Adopt Internet Infomediaries?. CORS/INFORMS International Meeting 2009, Toronto, Canada.
  • Ackura, M.T., Ozdemir, Z., and Rahman, M. (2009). Advance Selling of Services Through Infomediaries. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2009, San Diego, CA.
  • Ackura, M.T., Ozdemir, Z., and Rahman, M. (2009). Advance Selling Battle on Infomediaries: How Quality Differentiation Determines Price Premiums. Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), San Diego, CA.
  • Ackura, M.T., Ozdemir, Z., and Rahman, M. (2009). Strategic Adoption of Internet Agents. INFORMS Marketing Science Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • De, P., Hu, Y., and Rahman, M. (2008). Website Features and Online Shopping: How Technology Usage Impacts Consumer Demand. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2008, Washington D.C..
  • De, P., Hu, Y., and Rahman, M. (2008). Website Features and Online Shopping: How Technology Usage Impacts Consumer Demand. Big Ten Information Systems Symposium, University of Notre Dame, IN.
  • Kannan, K., Tawarmalani, M. and Rahman, M. (2007). The Countervailing Incentive of Restricted Patch Distribution: Economic and Policy Implications. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Brynjolfsson, E., Hu, Y., and Rahman, M. (2007). Battle of the Retail Channels: How Internet Selection and Local Retailer Proximity Drive Cross-Channel Competition. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • De, P., Hu, Y., and Rahman, M. (2007). The Impact of Technology Usage on Consumer Demand. Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Rahman, M. (2006). The Impact of the Internet on the Sales Distribution: The Role of Product Attributes, 200. Big Ten Information Systems Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.
  • Martin, N., Paul, S., and Rahman, M. (2003). Data Mining, Group Memory, Group Decision Making: A Theoretical Framework. Proceedings of the 9th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Tampa, FL.

Research In Progress

  • Rahman M., Kar W. & Nault B. Physical Stores in the Age of Omnichannel Retailing.
  • Jabr, W. and Rahman, M. Efficiency of the Market for Information: An Analysis of the Featured Reviews in Online Word-of-Mouth.
  • Herrmann, P., Kundisch, D., and Rahman, M. The Impact of IT Usage on the Evolution of a Decision Bias: An Empirical Study.
  • Havakhor, T., Rahman, M., and Setia, P. Choice of IT Governance Mode: The effect of IT Infrastructure Agglomeration.

Other Publications

  • De, P., Hu, Y., and Rahman, M. Do All Product-Oriented Web Technologies Reduce Product Returns?, ISB Insight 10 (1).
  • Rahman, M. Digital Economy and Technology Adoption: A Research Commentary, Industry Canada, Government of Canada.

Working Papers

  • Chen, T., Sun, J., Rahman, M., and Hu, Y. The Effects of Sister-Store Presence and Market Competition on Product Assortment: Evidence from Book Retailing.
  • T. Havakhor and P. Setia Choice of IT Governance Mode: The Effects of IT Infrastructure Agglomeration.
  • Rahman M., Alyakoob M. & Wei Z. Where You Live Matters: The Impact of Local Financial Market Competition in Managing Online Peer-To-Peer Loans.
  • Nault, B., and Rahman, M. Proximity to a Traditional Physical Store: The Effects of Mitigating Online Disutility Costs.
  • Gutt, D., Herrmann, P., and Rahman, M. Crowd-Driven Competitive Intelligence: Understanding the Relationship between Local Market Structure and Online Rating Distributions.
  • De, P., Hu, Y., and Rahman, M Digital Traces and the Future of AI-Assisted Shopping.

Contact

mrahman@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 49-44464
Office: KRAN 458

Quick links

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Area(s) of Expertise

Digital Business; Big Data; Omni-channel Retailing; Technology Usage; Retail and Web Analytics; Consumer Behavior and Decision Making