FACULTY

Bharat S. Thakkar, PhD

Adjunct Faculty


College of Business

Professor Thakkar teaches Competitive Strategy Management and the MBA capstone course. His areas of research and expertise include operations management, leadership, organizational systems theory, organizational behavior, supply chain management, total quality management and statistics.

Degrees

  • MS, Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringIllinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 
  • PhD, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 

Publications

  • "Development and Use of Explosive Forming for Commercial Applications," The First International Conference of the Center for High Energy/Forming, Estes Park, Colorado, June 19-23, 1967. (Co-author)
  • "Orthogonal cutting of Plexiglas and Teflon," M. S. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 1967. Advisor: Professor S. Kalpakjian.
  • "Biaxial Behavior of Thin Wall Drawn and Ironed Steel Cylinders," presented at the conference sponsored by American Society for Metals, Cleveland, Ohio, October 18-22, 1970. (Coauthor)
  • "Influence of Cold Working on Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Glassy Polymers," Ph. D. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 1976. Advisor: L. J. Broutman.
  • "Impact Strength of Polymers 2: The Effect of Cold Working and Residual Stress in Polycarbonates," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 20, No. 11, July 1980. (Coauthor)
  • "Influence of Residual Stresses and Orientation on the Properties of Amorphous Polymers," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 20, No. 18, December 1980. (Coauthor)
  • "Impact Strength of Polymers 3: The Effect of Annealing on Cold Worked Polycarbonates," Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 21, No. 2, 1981. (Coauthor)
  • "Reliability Aspects of No.10A Remote Switching Systems," Physical Design symposium, BTL-HO, Pages 1-9 through 1-19, November 29-30, 1978.
  • "Physical design of Remote Switching System," The Bell System Technical Journal, Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1984. (Coauthor)
  • "Residual Stresses in Polymers," Chapter in Plasics Product Design Handbook, Part B, Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, 1983.
  • "Thermal Puzzle," Mechanical Engineering (ASME), Vol. 109, No. 10, October 1986.
  • “Specifications for OEM Products Robustness” 15th Lucent Conference on Electronic Testing, 1998. (Co-author) • “New Media Performance: A Survey Study”, The Business Review Cambridge, Vol 11, Num 2, December 2008, pp 55-65. (Co-author)
  • Changing Role of Indian IT Industry with Globalization, International Business Conference, January 2-4, 2009. (Co-author)
  • The Intersectionality of Human Resources and Innovation, Asia Pacific International Conference On Changing Business Practices in Current Scenario, December 29-30, 2010, SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbia, India. (Co-author)
  • Influence of NAFTA on Current US Economy, Perspectives on Global Development and Technology,10, pp 143-155, 2011. (Co-author) 
  • Book title: Globalization / Book 2 (ISBN 980-953-307-439-4), Chapter title: The Marshall Plan: Global Strategy and Foreign Humanitarian Aid Authors: Angela R. Payne, DBA and Bharat S. Thakkar, Ph. D.
  • Book title: Globalization / Book 1 (ISBN 980-953-307-403-5), Chapter title: The Impact of Globalization on Cross-Cultural Communication. Authors: Lowell Matthews, DBA and Bharat S. Thakkar, Ph. D.
  • Book title: Globalization / Book 2 (ISBN 980-953-307-439-4), Chapter title: Money Laundering Among Globalized Business World. Authors: Hitesh Patel, Consultant and Bharat S. Thakkar, Ph. D.
  • Angela R. Payne and Bharat S. Thakkar: “The Hypocrisy of Affirmative Action: Race and the Labor Market”, International Journal of Innovation in Business, Vol 1, No 6, December 2012.

Presentations

  • Influence of NAFTA on Current US Economy, GSA Conference, May 2010, University of ILLINOIS, Urbana, IL.
  • Chaired a plenary session on Knowledge Management During Turbulence, 14th Nirma International Conference on Management, Managing in Turbulent Times: Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Learnings, Nirma University, January 6-8, 2011, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Chaired a panel discussion session on “Financialization, Crisis and Development, GSA Conference, May 20-22, 2011, Chicago, IL.
  • Quentin E. Jackson and Bharat S. Thakkar: “Graduate Business Faculty and Researchers: Change Agents in the Social Economic Ascendancy Triad”. Panel on Education in the Global Classroom, GSA Conference, May 20-22, 2011, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.
  • Steven K. Sands and Bharat S. Thakkar: “The Failure of Market Economies During the Global Crisis”. (Dr. Sands graduated with DBA, Schaumburg Campus in 2009), Panel on Financialization, Crisis and Development, GSA Conference, May 20-22, 2011, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.
  • Lowell C. Matthews and Bharat S. Thakkar: “Nationality and the Global Crisis: A Comparative Analysis of India, Philippines and the U.S”. (Mr. Matthews is currently a DBA student), Panel on Financialization, Crisis and Development, GSA Conference, May 20-22, 2011, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.
  • Arica Ostreicher and Bharat S. Thakkar: “Relationship of Cultural Aspects and Economic Growth: Case of Developing Nations”. (Ms. Ostreicher is currently a DBA student), Panel on National Identities, Global Existence, GSA Conference, May 20-22, 2011, Loyola University, Chicago, IL. 

Memberships

  • Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Packaging Division (EEPD), ASME Chairman, Education Task Force, Electrical  Electronics Member of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Chairman, T1E1.8 Subcommittee

Honors

  • Indian Hill Affirmative Action Advisory Committee Certificate, Distinguished Service as IHAAAC Member, AT&T Bell Labs, 5/87. Managed diversity projects. 
  • Alva C. Todd Professorship, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1997. Honored as outstanding lecturer. 
  • "Outstanding Contribution Award" from the Asian Americans for Affirmative Action, AT&T Bell Labs, May 1987. 
  • A plaque for making a presentation on "Role Models and Networking" at Dept 55136/55146 AA Meeting, November 1987. 
  • A plaque for community service presented by Federation of Indian Assoc. (FIA), 1988.

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