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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 supply chains, Design and configuration of infrastructure and service networks, Assortment planning, inventory management, and pricing, Sourcing and procurement coordination, 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
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