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Harihara P. Natarajan

Harihara P. Natarajan

Associate Professor, Management; and Academic Director, Global Executive MBA

Research Interests

Planning, coordination, and execution in IT-enabled supply chains; design and configuration of infrastructure and service networks; assortment planning, inventory management, and pricing; and mathematical programming and discrete optimization

Featured Publications

  • Less is More: Harnessing Product Substitution Information to Rationalize SKUs at Intcomex (with P. Bernales, Y. Guan, P. Souza, M. X. A. Tajes), Interfaces, forthcoming.

    Leadership, Dominance, and Preeminence in a Channel Structure with a Common Retailer (with F. Fang, H. Gurnani), Decision Sciences, forthcoming.

    Review of “Operations Planning — Mixed Integer Optimization Models”. Interfaces, 46(1), 109-110, 2016.

    Designing Fee Tables for Retail Delivery Services by Third-party Logistics Providers (with A. Balakrishnan). IIE Transactions 46(12), 1261-1278, 2014.

    Optimal Integrated Procurement Planning for Multi-division firms, (with A. Balakrishnan). Production and Operations Management 23(10), 1795-1810, 2014.

    Optimal Configuration of a Service Delivery Network: An Application to a Financial Services Provider (with G. A. Meester, A. Mehrotra, and M. J. Seifert). Production and Operations Management 19(6), 725-741, 2010.

    Joint Dynamic Pricing of Multiple Perishable Products under Consumer Choice (with Y. Akcay and S. H. Xu). Management Science 56(8), 1345-1361, 2010.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Management, Miami Herbert Business School, 2011 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Management, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2004 - 2011
  • Instructor, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2003 - 2004
  • Visiting Researcher, University of Texas, 2002 - 2003
  • Instructor, Pennsylvania State University, 1997 - 2002


  • Operations and supply chain management
  • Design, analysis, and implementation of decision support systems
  • Mathematical programming and combinatorial methods


  • Ph.D., Management Science and Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2004
  • M.S., Business Administration, Pennsylvania State University, 2003
  • B.Tech., Naval Architecture, Indian Institute of Technology, 1996

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper in IIE Transactions Scheduling and Logistics, 2016
  • UM CIBER International Business Research Grant, 2012
  • James W. McLamore Research Grant in Business and Social Sciences, 2006, 2010
  • Penn State Alumni Association Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2002
  • Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) Graduate Research Award, 2002
Harihara P. Natarajan


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