Rajiv D. Banker


Temple University,

Rajiv D. Banker is the Merves Chair and Director of the Center for Accounting and Information Technology at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Previously, Dr. Banker has served as the Anderson Chair and Dean at the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Riverside, the Ashbel Smith Chair in Accounting and Information Management, Director of Accounting and Information Management Programs, Director of Center for Practice and Research in Software Management and Director of Center for Excellence in Asian Management at the University of Texas at Dallas (with joint appointments in the accounting and information management, and information systems and operations management areas), Professor of Accounting and Management at Carnegie Mellon University (with joint appointments in the schools of public policy and management, and industrial administration) and the Arthur Andersen Chair in Accounting and Information Systems at the University of Minnesota (with joint appointments in accounting, information systems and operations management departments). 

 Dr. Banker received a Bachelor of Science degree with Highest Honors from the University of Bombay concentrating in Mathematics and Economics. He received several academic awards, including those for standing first at the Bachelor of Science examination at the University of Bombay. He received a Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard University concentrating in Planning and Control Systems. 

He qualified as a Cost Accountant and as a Chartered Accountant, securing several awards including those for standing first and third respectively at national examinations of the two institutes. 

 Dr. Banker is internationally recognized as a leader in interdisciplinary research in management. He has received numerous awards for his research, including awards for Notable Contribution to the Management Accounting Literature and Notable Contribution to the Governmental Accounting Literature by the American Accounting Association, and best paper awards at international conferences in information systems and in accounting. He has published more than 150 articles in prestigious research journals including Management Science, Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Communications of ACM, IEEE Transactions in Software Engineering, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Econometrica. 

 His research articles are cited over 150 times each year by other researchers in a wide range of disciplines. One of his papers is ranked fourth highest in citations in the 50-year history of Management Science. He is recognized by the Institute for Scientific Information (Web of Science) as one of only 243 most highly cited researchers in economics and business worldwide that have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology. 

 Dr. Banker’s research interests range from analytical modeling to statistical analysis of data collected from different companies to address complex or emerging problems of importance to managers. His research on information systems explores issues of technology enabled competitive strategy, investments in information technology, software productivity and quality metrics, and management of software development and maintenance. His research in accounting addresses questions pertaining to performance measurement, incentive compensation, strategic cost management and public accounting industry analysis. His research in management science includes the development of new analytical methods for productivity and efficiency evaluation. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Financial Executives Research Foundation, the Institute of Management Accountants, and several leading corporations.