Anant Mishra is an assistant professor in the information systems and operations management area at the School of Management, George Mason University. He completed his doctoral degree in operations management from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. His other degrees include a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (India).
Mishra’s current research interests derive for contemporary real world issues in the areas of new product development and globally distributed technology projects. In particular, his ongoing research efforts are directed toward addressing some the key challenges that have emerged from the increasing globalization of information technology and product development projects.
One set of challenges relates to the choice of the type of project organization (e.g., Insourcing, Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Offshore-Outsourcing) that is appropriate for a particular type of project work and scope. The other set of challenges relates to the identification of actionable strategies for improving project performance, given the type of project organization. To address these challenges, Mishra carries out empirical inquiries using a comprehensive, multi-country, multi-industry dataset of information technology and product development projects.
Mishra’s research has been published in the Journal of Operations Management. His recognitions include the INFORMS Technology Management Section Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention in the Elwood Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Competition, and Outstanding PhD Student Teaching Award.
Prior to pursuing a PhD, Mishra acquired valuable experience in software development working for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)—a premier information technology consulting firm in the world.