Kingshuk K. Sinha of the Carlson School of Management's Operations and Management Science Department has been appointed the school's new Mosaic Company Professorship for Excellence in Corporate Responsibility. The position, the first corporate-sponsored term professorship as a result of the school's current strategic initiatives for faculty funding, was made possible by a $250,000 gift from The Mosaic Company.
"Being mindful of the impact of our activities on the long term health of our shareholders, the environment, customers, employees and communities is how business must be conducted in the 21st century. Mosaic is proud to partner with the Carlson School in developing business practices that drive profit while eliminating those that run contrary to the public good,", said Chris Lambe, Director of Social Responsibility, Mosaic.
"KK's work on global supply chains supports the idea that sustainability and efficiency are not at odds, and in fact have to be considered together. His work also ties squarely with Mosaic's interests in sustainable business practices," said Sri Zaheer, Associate Dean of Faculty and Research.
Sinha's current research topics include process and technology integration and innovations and disruptions (e.g., recalls) in the health care supply chain. His work has also focused on health care supply chain design for underserved communities in developing and developed countries. Sinha earned a PhD in management and M.S. in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a B.Tech (Honors) in petroleum engineering from the Indian School of Mines.
Sinha currently serves as senior editor for both Production and Operations Management and Decision Sciences. His latest article, "Product Recalls in the Medical Device Industry: An Empirical Exploration of the Sources and Financial Consequences," was recently accepted for publication in Management Science.