Rajiv Banker

Distinguished Academic Fellow 2009-2010

Rajiv Banker
Merves chair in accounting and information technology
Fox School of Business, Temple University

Rajiv Banker’s research interests range from analytical modelling to statistical analysis of data collected from different companies to address complex or emerging problems of importance to managers. His research on information systems explores issues of technology enabled competitive strategy, investments in information technology, software productivity and quality metrics, and management of software development and maintenance.

His research in accounting addresses questions pertaining to performance measurement, incentive compensation, strategic cost management and public accounting industry analysis. His research in management science includes the development of new analytical methods for productivity and efficiency evaluation. His research has been supported by the national science foundation, the financial executives research foundation, the institute of management accountants, and several leading corporations.

Rajiv D Banker is the Merves Chair and director of the centre for accounting and information technology at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He received several academic awards, including those for standing first at the Bachelor of Science examination at the University of Bombay. He received a doctorate in business administration from Harvard university concentrating in planning and control systems.

Banker is internationally recognised as a leader in interdisciplinary research in management. He has received numerous awards for his research, including awards for notable contribution to the management accounting literature and notable contribution to the governmental accounting literature by the American accounting association, and best paper awards at international conferences in information systems and in accounting. He has published more than 150 articles in prestigious research journals including Management Science, Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Communications of ACM, IEEE Transactions in Software Engineering, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Econometrica.

Banker received a bachelor of science degree with highest honours from the University of Bombay concentrating in Mathematics and Economics.