Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

G. “Anand” Anandalingam

Professor G. 'Anand' Anandalingam is the Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He was Dean of Imperial College Business School at Imperial College London from August 2013 to July 2016. Previously he was Dean of the Smith School of Business at Maryland from 2007 to 2013. Before joining Smith in 2001, Anand was at the University of Pennsylvania for nearly 15 years where he was a professor in both the Penn Engineering School and the Wharton School of Business.

Smith Researchers: Zika Exposes IT Gaps

Front-line protection of U.S. communities against disease epidemics relies on seamless information sharing between public health officials and doctors, plus the wherewithal to act on that data. But health departments have faltered in this mission by lacking guidance to effectively strategize about appropriate IT investments. And Smith School researchers say incidents like the current Zika crisis bring the issue to the forefront. Read more...

The Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business with India

Participants at the Robert H. Smith School of Business's 2016 Emerging Markets Forum agreed that India's rapid growth offered opportunities for both local and American businesses, but they disagreed about whether the Indian government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was moving quickly enough to cut red tape. This was the sixth annual Emerging Markets Forum, organized by the Smith School's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). Read more ...

How to Pursue Successful Digital Strategies

Conventional wisdom in strategy holds that companies need to choose between cost-cutting or revenue growth. Pursuing both strategies at the same time can result in incoherence — or getting stuck in the middle. But that conventional wisdom is challenged by a new study from the Smith School, which suggests that firms can pursue dual-focus or "ambidextrous" IT strategies successfully. Read more ...

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