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The Los Angeles Times Professor of Management and Policy
KARMARKAR has several re-search studies going on, but the
most ambitious — and the one most likely to have the biggest
impact — takes a look at how today’s information technology
is changing business management.
who has held the Times Chair since arriving at UCLA’s
Anderson School in 1994, says his Business and Information Technologies
Project, which has research partners in five countries and is expected
to expand to 20 within a few years, has the potential to affect
business practices worldwide.
as industrialization changed society and industry decades ago, “the
way businesses work is changing again,” he explains. “Companies
even now report that they are becoming flatter in terms of organization.
Many more tasks and whole processes are being outsourced. Employees
are less anchored to desks or cubicles. That changes the way companies