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Mohammad Saifur Rahman

Professor of Management
Daniels School Chair in Management
Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business
Purdue University

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Professor Rahman in classMy research seeks to understand and provide insights related to three related issues:
  • Measuring and quantifying the impact of digital transformations led by the Internet and related technologies; in particular, the Internet’s impact on various industries and markets and how the local market structure plays a role in this transformation.

  • The economic value of digital traces (or digital footprints), especially in driving consumer behavior and improving decision-making.

  • The impact of Information Technology (IT) on a firm’s business and operational practices.
I have partnered with many different companies and government agencies, e.g., Walmart, Cisco,, and Industry Canada, in various capacities.  I love the challenge of finding ways to reap technological dividends in the fast moving Internet world!

Selected Awards & Honors

  • CICP Faculty Commercialization Award, Purdue University, 2020.
  • INFORMS ISS Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award, 2018.

  • The World’s Top 40 Business School Professors Under 40, Poets and Quants, 2017.

  • Jay N. Ross Yong Faculty Scholar Award, Krannert School of Management.

  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Achievement, Haskayne School of Business.

  • Leadership Fellow, Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business (CCAL).

  • Fellow, Center for the Digital Economy (CDE@).

  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding New Scholar, Haskayne School of Business.

Recent Updates

  • Our work on the implications of preferentially treating more resourceful platform complementors won the Best PhD student paper award at the 2020 Toronto Fintech Conference.

  • Our work on shared prosperity (or lack thereof) in the sharing economy presented at Platform Symposium and SCECR 2018.

  • Our work on the competitive dynamics between FinTech revolution (peer-to-peer lending) and local financial institutions (banks, credit unions, etc.) presented at WISE 2016 in Ireland.

  • Presented our paper on crowd-driven competitive intelligence at 2016 NBER Summer Institute.

  • Gave a talk at the Modeling & Machine Learning Association, Walmart Technology.

  • Organized the inaugural Krannert-Walmart Data Dive.

  • Keynote Speaker, 2015 International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT).