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Functional Courses Faculty

Frans de Roon

De roon

Finance for Managers

Currently Frans de Roon is Director of the Finance LAB at TIAS. He holds a chair in Finance (Investments) at Tilburg University. He is associated scholar of the European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM). Previously, Frans was vice dean of research at Tilburg School of Economics and Management, and until 2010 he was a member of the board of Netspar, as Director of Partner Contacts. From 1996-2000 he was affiliated with RSM Erasmus University, where he was also the director of the Rotterdam Institute of Financial Management. He consults on business valuation and investments, and is currently on the supervisory board of Tahal International.

Frans' work has been published in leading academic journals, such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Management Science. He earned his Ph.D. at Tilburg University.

Karthik Kannan

karthik kannan

Technology Management

Professor Kannan’s research focuses on the "design for instincts," an idea he proposed and explores in his blog. Specifically, he studies how different aspects of information technology may be used to exploit human instincts and biases in order to nudge/manipulate behavior. He works on three primary research streams: pricing using auctions of information goods, pricing of data networks, and economics of information security. He currently serves/has served as an Associate Editor for Management Science, Information Systems Research, and MIS Quarterly. He is a member of AIS and INFORMS. He is also a CERIAS Fellow and Krannert's Faculty Fellow.

At Purdue, Professor Kannan teaches the IS course in the MBA programs (in the regular, weekend, and Exec Ed MBA). He has also been a visiting faculty member at GISMA and ISB. Previously, he taught the undergraduate core course as well as a database course. Dr. Kannan earned his Ph.D. in Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University.

Ananth Iyer


Management of Manufacturing and Service Operations

Professor Iyer is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management and the Director of DCMME (Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises)and GSCMI (the Global Supply Chain Management Initiative) at the Krannert School of Management. He is also the Director of Purdue NExT, a University wide modular online interactive course for global distribution.

Previously, he was Purdue University Faculty Scholar from 1999-2004. His teaching and research interests are operations and supply chain management. Professor Iyer's research currently focuses on analysis of supply chains including the impact of promotions on logistics systems in the grocery industry, and analysis of the impact of competitors on operational management models and the role of supply contracts. His other topics of study include inventory management in the fashion industry, effect of supplier contracts, and use of empirical data sets in operations management model building.

He has four books ranging from a textbook on Managing Supply chains to trade books on Toyota Supply Chains, Supply Chains on the Silk Road and Orchestrating Supply Chain Opportunities.  Dr. Iyer's Ph.D. is in Industrial and Systems Engineering, from Georgia Tech.

He blogs about Global Supply Chain Management.

Nicolas Kfuri

KfuriMarketing Management

Dr. Kfuri works as a consultant and trainer for the private as well as the public sector. Among others, he has worked with the Argentinean, Canadian and Mexican Government, Audi, BNP Paribas, Cadbury Schweppes, Ernst & Young, Georgsmarienhütte, KPMG, Nestlé, Phillip Morris and Volkswagen. His earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina.