Dr. Pratim Datta
(Information Systems and Decision Sciences)

Associate Professor of Business
PhD Director, College of Business, Kent State University
Information Systems and Supply Chains
Senior Research Associate, University of Johannesburg

There are two cardinal sins from which all others spring - Impatience and Laziness 
                 Franz Kafka

What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals—and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?
          Hamlet, Act II, 2

How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him. 
                   John Locke
Dr. Pratim Datta is a two-time Farris Family Research Innovation Ward winner and an Associate Professor of IS and Supply Chains at Kent State University. Ranked among the top 100 researchers internationally, Dr. Datta has over 55 journal articles and conference proceedings with multiple best paper nominations and awards.

Pratim received the Outstanding MBA Professor Award in 2009 and he was the 2012 highlighted professor for the Executive MBA Program. He is the winner of the 2014 Annual Paul Pfeiffer teaching award and the 2017 University President's award.

Prior to joining academia in 2005, Dr. Datta worked as a senior project manager and corporate strategy consultant for IBM Global Services, SAP and Price Waterhouse Coopers. 

Dr. Datta is interested in researching Technology Management, Supply Chain Security and Corporate Strategy Decision-Making as a combination of analysis and strategy. He is particularly interested in ERP Systems and BPR (Business Process Reengineering) as an Integrated Value-Addition strategy. He has published in the Information Systems Journal (ISJ), Journal of Information Technology (JIT), European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Journal of Knowledge Management (JKM), Journal of Supply chain Management (JSCM), Communications of the ACM (CACM), among others.

Pratim has served as a keynote speaker at the Timken Co's YPR roundtable on Business Analytics at Timken. He has also been an opening and closing session speaker for the PMI (Project Management Institute) on Risk Assessment Analytics and Leadership. 

Dr. Pratim Datta teaches the in the PhD, MBA and Corporate and Healthcare Executive MBA (EMBA) programs in the Graduate School of Management. 

With over 11 sole-inventions and patent applications, Dr. Datta is an avid inventor. He and his E-Voting process invention were featured on Fox8 news in April-May 2013

Pratim also serves as the CEO of PiaDura, an Innovation and Strategy Consulting Company. He loves photography, travel and art. He also collects historical WWII firearms. He particularly enjoyed traveling and has travelled to over 32 countries in the world.

Apart from serving as a faculty and a researcher, Dr. Pratim Datta is passionate about travel, art collection, creative design, and photography. Dr. Datta has designed bookmarks and posters for the department. His solo photography has been exhibited at the Hudson Public Library. His photos have also been displayed in New York and Baltimore and was published in The Smithsonian. He lives in Hudson, Ohio.