Dr. Mohan Rao


Ph.D.   Business Administration (Major: Management Science), The University of Alabama, 1988.
M.S.    Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1983.
M.S.    Chemical Plant Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India, 1976. 
B.S.     Chemical Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 1974.
CFPIM Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management, American Production and Inventory Control Society, 1993.

Joined the faculty in 2012

  • Research Interests: Performance measurement, management and improvement, Data Analytics, Decision Support Systems, and Expert Systems.
  • Teaching Interests: Operations Management and MIS courses such as Business Intelligence & Analytics.


Dr. Mohan Rao is a Professor of Decision Sciences at TAMUCC. He is currently serving as a Vice President of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). He has over 30 years of experience in academia. He has over 70 refereed journal publications and proceedings. He teaches Operations Management and Data Analytics. He is a faculty senator at TAMUCC. He served SWDSI since 1995 in various capacities, including Track Chair, Proceedings Editor, Vice President –Finance, President and Past President.

Selected Publications

  • Rao, M., Chhabria, Gunasekaran & Mandal (2018). Improving Competitiveness through Performance Evaluation using the APC Model: A Case in Micro-Irrigation. International Journal of Production Economics, 195(1), 1-11.
  • Rao, M. P. & Mandal, P. (2011). Linking the Impact of IT Investments to Productivity and Profitability. International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, 7(2), 34-49.
  • Rao, M. P. (2006). A Performance Measurement System Using a Profit-linked Multi-factor Measurement Model. Industrial Management and Data Systems. 106(3), 362-379.
  • Rao, M. P. & Miller, D. M. (2004). Expert Systems Applications for Productivity Analysis. Industrial Management and Data Systems. 104(9), 776-785.
  • Rao, M. P. (1993). Optimal Base-Period Data for Productivity Measurement. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 13(8), 37-44.
  • Miller, D. M. & Rao, P.M. (1989). Analysis of Profit‑linked Total‑Factor Productivity Measurement Models at the Firm Level. Management Science, 35(6), 757‑767.


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