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Market-Based Solutions to Vital Economic Issues


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Market-Based Solutions to Vital Economic Issues

Saravanan Kesavan

Associate Professor and Sarah Graham Kenan Scholar, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Saravan Kesavan conducts research on supply chain management for retailers, with emphasis on benchmarking operational performance and management of retail store labor. He uses publicly available financial data as well as proprietary archival data from retailers in his research.

His research has appeared in Management Science and M&SOM. He is a senior editor at POMS and an ad hoc reviewer at Management ScienceM&SOM and POMS.

Dr. Kesavan teaches business statistics for undergraduate business students and retail operations for MBA students.

He worked for several years at i2 Technologies, where he helped clients deal with supply chain management issues.

He received his doctorate in technology and operations management from Harvard Business School. He also has master’s and bachelor degrees in engineering from University of Massachusetts at Amherst and IIT Madras, India, respectively