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Professor Manus (Johnny) Rungtusanatham

phone: (614) 292-0680
fax: (614) 292-1272
address: 636 Fisher Hall
Fisher College of Business
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

M. Johnny Rungtusanatham is Professor of Management Sciences at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University.  Prior to this, he spent five years with the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, where he was Associate Professor of Operations Management, Academic Co-Director of the Joseph M. Juran Center for Leadership in Quality, and Ph.D. Coordinator for the Operations and Management Sciences Department.  Before joining the Carlson School, he spent eight years with the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University at Tempe Campus, where he was Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Academic Director (with Executive Education) for the Chevron Advanced Certificate Program in Supply Chain Management, and founding Faculty Director for the W. P. Carey MBA – Online Program.  He began his career at the School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught, for three years, the undergraduate core course in operations management and the undergraduate and the MBA electives in quality management.

At the Carlson School of Management, Rungtusanatham taught in the Full-Time, Part-Time, and Global Executive MBA Programs.  While at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Rungtusanatham was selected in Spring 2000 by the Fulltime MBA students at the W. P. Carey School of Business to be the first winner of the John Teets Outstanding Graduate Professor Award.  In that same year, he received the distinction of Foreign Professor of High Qualification from the Università di Padova, Italy.

With respect to research, Rungtusanatham has articles which have appeared or are appearing in a number of prestigious academic and practitioner journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Decision Sciences (DS), Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE), Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management (JOM), Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Production and Operations Management (POM), Production Planning and Control (PPC), Sloan Management Review, Engineering Management Journal, Business Horizons, and Quality Progress.  His co-authors and he received the Citation of Excellence in 2011 from Emerald Management Reviews for their 2007 article in the DS journal.  His research has won the 2004 Best Paper Award from the PPC journal, the 2004 Best Paper Award from DSJIE, and the 2005 E. Grosvenor Plowman Best Paper Award from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Conference.  His research has also been recognized as a finalist for the 2005 JOM Best Paper Award and as a finalist for the 2008 Chan K. Hahn Best Paper Award from the Operations Management Division of the Academy of Management.  The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota recognized Rungtusanatham with the 2007 Annual Faculty Research Award.

With respect to teaching, Rungtusanatham has co-authored two introductory textbooks in operations management: Operations Management: Contemporary Concetps and Cases (McGraw-Hill Irwin) and Fondamenti di Operations Management (Libraria Projecto: Padua, Italy).  He has also co-authored two teaching cases: one with the Institute for Supply Management and one with the University of Virginia Darden Business Publishing.

Professionally, Rungtusanatham serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the APICS Educational & Research Foundation, Inc.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Decision Sciences Institute as an At-Large Vice President and as Treasurer of the Business Process Management Section of INFORMS.  He is Co-Department Editor for the Operations Strategy and Flexibility Department of the POM journal; an Associate Editor for the DS and the JOM journals; and an Area Editor for the Operations Management Research journal.

Rungtusanatham has presented research and taught at the Darla Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina (USA); the Mays Business School of Texas A&M University (USA); the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University (USA); the College of Business and Behavioral Science of Clemson University (USA); the National University of Singapore Business School; York University Schulich School of Business (Canada); Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario (Canada); South China University of Technology; China Europe International Business School; Motorola University (China); Chinese University of Hong Kong; Università di Padova (Italy); C. U. O. A. (Italy); the American Graduate School of International Management's Program in Guadalajara (Mexico); Instituto de Empresa Business School (Spain); National Taiwan University; and National Chengchi University (Taiwan).

He has conducted research with, consulted with, and provided executive training for Arizona Public Services, CHS, Chevron Corporation, Deere & Company,, E-Source, Honeywell, Intel, LG Electronics, Medtronics, ON Semiconductor, Phelps Dodge, Seaquist Closures, United Technologies, and Zytec.

Rungtusanatham is a native of Bangkok, Thailand. He is multi-lingual and speaks Thai, Mandarin and Cantonese.