Karthik Iyer


Karthik Iyer

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Karthik Iyer



Ph.D. (Marketing), Oklahoma State University; Masters (International Business), Banaras Hindu University; B.S. (Engineering), Bangalore University;

Teaching Interests

Supply Chain Management, Cross Functional Operations, Distribution and Logistics, Business-to-business Marketing, and Global Marketing.

Research Interests

Long before Covid-19 taught the world about supply chain disruptions, Karthik had been studying supply chain resilience and lean. What resources and capabilities, collaborative activities, alliances, and organizational learning practices allow a company's supply chain to survive disruptions, stressors, and black swan events to deliver performance outcomes? His latest project takes a look at disaster response supply chains, relief organizations and service providers -- maybe the most critical supply chains of all -- to figure out what they need to keep relief supplies flowing quickly and effectively.

Hobbies & Interests
Karthik loves traveling and the outdoors. Nature enthusiast, loves going on safaris, and has a special interest in big cats. Other interests include historic places.  Reads primarily nonfiction – nature, space, history and current global issues.

Professional Accomplishments

Karthik Iyer specializes in supply chain strategies, interfirm relationships, strategic alliances, supply chain capabilities, and organizational learning. He has published in marketing and management journals including, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, Transportation Journal, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Information & Management, International Journal of Production Economics, European Management Journal and the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. His research projects have been awarded Summer Fellowships in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2017. Karthik won the 2010 University Book & Supply Outstanding Junior Faculty award. He has been a reviewer for the International Journal of Production Economics, European Journal of Marketing, Transportation Research part E: Logistics & Transportation Review, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, International Journal of Information Management, Journal of Business Logistics, and various conferences including the American Marketing Association (AMA). As a doctoral candidate, Karthik was a Fellow at the national AMA Doctoral Consortium. He is a professional member of the AMA, the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and has been the advisor for the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) and the American Marketing Association (AMA).