Ramakrishnan  Ramanathan Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan

Professor Ram Ramanathan is the Director of Business and Management Research Institute, in the University of Bedfordshire Business School, Luton, UK. He has worked and taught in a number of countries, including the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Oman and India. His research interests include multi-criteria decision making, operations management, supply chains, sustainability, data envelopment analysis and the analytic hierarchy process. He has more than 200 research articles to his credit.


Professor Ram Ramanathan is the Director of Business and Management Research Institute, in the Business School of the University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK. In the past, he has worked and taught in a number of countries, including the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Oman and India. He has taught basic and advanced courses on Operations Management, Production Systems Management, Supply Chain Management, Optimization Theory, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), Management Science, Business Statistics, Simulation, Energy and Environment, Energy and Environmental Economics, Energy and Transport Economics, and others.

Ram has successfully completed a number of research projects across the world. He is on the editorial boards of several journals and in the technical/advisory committees of several international conferences in his field. He is an advisory board member of an innovative new online resource, The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management.  He has been nominated in 2015 for an award at the Asian Professional Awards conducted by Britain's inspirational Asian professionals, and for the British Indian Awards in 2016. He is a member of ESRC Peer Review College in the UK and reviews applications submitted to the Newton Fund. He has produced five books, 125 research publications in journals and more than 154 conference presentations. His research articles have appeared in many prestigious internationally refereed journals including Omega, Journal of Business Ethics, Tourism Economics, International Journal of Production Economics, Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Transport Policy, and, Transportation Research.

More details about Professor Ramanathan are available at the following links.

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Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Professor Ramanathan's research interests include operations management, supply chains, environmental sustainability, economic and policy analysis of issues in the energy, environment, transport and other infrastructure sectors. He works extensively on modelling using techniques such as optimisation, decision analysis, data envelopment analysis and the analytic hierarchy process.  

Personal Interests

    Reading non fiction, Carnatic music, British and Indian history



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Journal of Cleaner Production

Environmental regulations, innovation and firm performance

Published: Jul 01, 2017 by Journal of Cleaner Production
Authors: R Ramanathan, Q He, A Black, A Ghobadian, D Gallear
Subjects: Business & Management

This paper examines the relationships between environmental regulations, firms' innovation and private sustainability benefits using nine case studies of UK and Chinese firms. It aims to unravel the mechanisms by which a firm's environmental behaviour in improving its private benefits of sustainability is influenced by its relationship with the government, which primarily enacts regulations to maximise public sustainability benefits in the interests of society as a whole.

Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Environmental pressures and performance: An analysis

Published: Apr 30, 2017 by Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Authors: Wantao Yu, Ramakrishnan Ramanathan, Prithwiraj Nath
Subjects: Business & Management

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between environmental pressures (ie environmental regulation and stakeholder pressures) and performance considering the mediating role of environmental innovation strategy and the moderating role of marketing capability. Both primary data collected from 121 UK-based manufacturing firms and secondary data on financial performance of the firms is used to test the proposed relationships.