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Faculty Profile

Ravi N Mantena
Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: 585.275.1079
Office: 3-314 Carol Simon Hall

Bio

Professor Mantena studies economics of digital and information-rich products. Prior to pursuing his PhD in information systems, Mantena worked as a sales manager for a consumer goods multinational firm and founded an aquaculture company in India.

Teaching Interests

Quantitative Modeling Business Analytics Management of Information Technology Digital Product Strategy

Research Interests

His research explores how the increasing information technology content in products alters competition, strategy and market structure. Recent research has focused on issues of pricing, product design and entry in converging digital markets, and also on price and demand evolution in network industries. In addition, he also has research interests in measuring decision performance, revenue management and information economics.

Professional History

Clinical Associate Professor
Simon Business School, University of Rochester
July 2014 -
Visiting Assitant Professor of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences
New York University, Stern School of Business
2011 - 2014

Education

New York University - 2004
Ph D
Information Systems
New York University - 2001
M.Phil.
Information Systems
Indian Institute of Management - 1993
MBA
Marketing & Finance
Birla Institute of Technology and Science - 1991
B.Engg. (Hons)
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Publications

Leadership Training In An MBA Program Using Peer-led Team Learning
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: American Journal of Business Education (AJBE)
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Visw anathan, S. 2007
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Exclusive Licensing in
2012
Co-opetition Between Differentiated Platforms in Two-Sided Markets
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Journal of Management Information Systems
Volume: 29
Issue: 2
2012
Literature survey: Mathematical models in the analysis of durable goods with emphasis on information systems and operations management issues
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Decision Support Systems
Volume: 53
Issue: 2
2012
Competition and Strategic Partnership between Intermediary Platforms in the Presence of Heterogeneous Technologies
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2011
Literature Survey: Mathematical Models in the Analysis of Durable Goods with Applications to IS Research
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2010
Platform-based information goods: The economics of exclusivity
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Decision Support Systems
Volume: 50
Issue: 1
2009
CIST 2009: Conference on Information Systems and Technology
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
2008
Diagnosing decision quality
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Decision Support Systems
Volume: 45
Issue: 1
2007
Competing Across Boundaries: Technological Scope and Inter-Industry Convergence
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
2007
Exclusive Licensing in Complementary Network Industries
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
2007
Exclusive Licensing in the Video Gaming Industry
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
2005
Product scope and bilateral entry deterrence in converging technology industries
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
2004
Competing in markets with digital convergence
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
2002
Competing in Markets with Digital Convergence: Product Differentiation, Platform Scope and Equilibrium Structure
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
2002
CONVERGING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES: AN OPPORTUNITY OR A THREAT?
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: AMCIS 2002 Proceedings
2002
Market Expansion or Margin Erosion: The Double-Edged Sword of Digital Convergence
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: ICIS 2002 Proceedings
2002
Product scope and entry deterrence in technology markets
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
1999
On technology markets that tip: Increasing returns, competition, and discontinuous shifts in consumer valuation
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding

Current Research Programs

A Concept Inventory for Operations Management and Spreadsheet Modeling’
A concept inventory is a test of the material, typically qualitative which attempts to judge whether the student has grasped the material closer to the way an expert understands it rather than in the more "algorithmic way" that students do in the first (few) course(s).
Competing with complements
Co-opetition in the technology industry
Competition in network markets with value discontinuities
Conformance-based B2B Pricing and the Role of Purchasing Intermediaries in the Healthcare Supply Chain
Pricing in the healthcare industry based on the conformance level of buyers.
Peer-led Workshops for Teaching Management Science
Technololgy-based Scope Expansion and Cross-boundary Competition
The Value of IT in Healthcare
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