ResearchCurrent research interests are mainly in managerial accounting. I am working on several projects.
- I am studying control issues in inter-organizational settings. In particular, I focus on retail channel design --the allocation of retail stocking decisions to the manufacturer / retailer and the use of accounting information for belief revision and contracting in a channel .
- I am working on an analytical analysis of activity-based pricing. Under actitivy-based pricing firms unbundle their products and services and price them separately. In particular, I study the impact of activity-based pricing on product market competition and supplier-customer fit. I also study activity-based pricing in a monopoly and its impact on supply chain welfare.
- I am doing a field study on the use of a Balanced Scorecard as a control device in a franchise setting.
- Cambridge Hospital Community Health Network Click here to download the Exhibits for Cambridge Hospital Case.
- Hamptonshire Express Spreadsheets Click here to download the Hamptonshire Express Case Spreadsheets.
- Click here to download the Technical Note on "The Economics of Incentive Alignment."
- Phd in Business, Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, June 1995
- MA in Economics, Economics Department Stanford University, June 1994
- MS in Statistics, Statistics Department Stanford University, June 1993
- MBA, IIMA, India, March 1990
- Chartered Accountancy, Madras, India, May 1988
- Bachelors in Commerce, University of Madras, May 1988
- September 1994 to present - Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School. I have taught Financial Reporting and Control (a first-year required course), Measuring and Driving Corporate Performance (a second-year elective), Management Control and Performance Measurement (a doctoral course), and severeal executive education courses.
- March 1985 to May 1988 - Audit Assistant with J. Gowrikanthan & Co., Chartered Accountants, Madras.