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Uday Shanker Racherla

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Uday Racherla served as the Professor of Innovation Management at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India) during 2011-2017. Prior to this, Dr. Racherla has nearly two decades of innovation management and commercialization experience in Fortune 500 Companies in USA, wherein he held many high-level executive positions. His areas of interest include - Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Technology Management, IP Management and Sustainability. He published over 130 research papers.

Biography

Dr. Uday Racherla served as the Professor of Innovation and Intellectual Property Management in the Industrial Engineering and Management Department at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India) during 2011-2017, before relocating to USA.  Prior to this, he taught briefly at the Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins University (USA).  Professor Racherla’s areas of teaching and research interest include – Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Technology Management, Intellectual Property Management and Sustainability.

Prior to 2011, Dr. Racherla had 15+ years of innovation, business management and commercialization experience in Fortune 500 Companies in USA.  During 1992-2011, Dr. Racherla held many top executive positions – including, Senior Director of Innovation at PepsiCo, Worldwide Director of R&D at S. C. Johnson, Director of R&D at New Skin Enterprises, and other senior executive positions at Unilever – and led global R&D programs.  Dr. Racherla invented, innovated, patented and launched many successful commercial products worldwide.  His business expertise includes the areas of – Personal Care, Fabric Care, Home Sanitization, Nutritious Foods, Water and Air Purification.

Dr. Racherla obtained Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from Purdue University under a Nobel Laureate, post-doctoral research experience from the Ohio State University under a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, all in USA.  

Dr. Racherla published over 130 research papers from academia and industry in prestigious journals such as Nature and Journal of American Chemical Society.  In addition, he authored a book, served as an editor of 2 books, published 3 book chapters, graduated 2 PhDs & 5 MTech students, obtained 12 patents, conducted multiple executive training programs, served as Visiting Professor at the Singapore Management University (SMU), and delivered many lectures at prestigious institutions worldwide.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Areas of Teaching & Research interest: Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Technology Management, Intellectual Property Management and Sustainability

    Areas of Innovation-Commercialization Expertise: Personal Care, Fabric Care, Home Sanitization, Nutritious Foods, Water and Air Purification.

Personal Interests

    Book Writing, Painting, Photography

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Intellectual Assets for Engineers and Scientists - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Innovation and IPRs in China and India: Myths, Realities and Opportunities

Do IPRs Promote Innovation


Published: Dec 10, 2018 by Innovation and IPRs in China and India: Myths, Realities and Opportunities
Authors: Uday Racherla
Subjects: Business & Management

Innovation can be of two kinds: technological and business model innovations. The goal of innovation is to create value through implementation. The primary role of IPRs is to protect inventions and innovations. The question is: “Do IPRs promote innovation?” Though many expect to receive a clear “Yes” or “No” answer to this question, the right answer might be, “It depends.” This research article explains this.

The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies,

Effect of ISO 14000 Certification on Sustainability: Evidence from the Indian leather industry


Published: Dec 10, 2018 by The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies,
Authors: Sandeep Gupta, Uday Racherla
Subjects: Engineering - Environmental, Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing

During the last few decades, the policy makers have developed many guidelines or standards and measurement frameworks to promote the concepts of sustainability across various industrial domains. Among them, ISO 14000 certification is the most commonly adopted by business enterprises around the world. This study shows ISO certification vis-a-vis sustainability performance of leading states of the Indian leather industry.

Innovation and IPRs in China and India: Myths, Realities and Opportunities

Introduction: China and India as Contrast Pair in Innovation and IP


Published: Dec 10, 2018 by Innovation and IPRs in China and India: Myths, Realities and Opportunities
Authors: Uday S. Racherla, K. G-H. Huang and K-C Liu

This paper contrasts the innovation landscapes of China and India and explains how the IP protection regimes differ from each other in terms of various factors, such as - human capital, science and technology infrastructure, R&D spending, scientific publications and government policy.

Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Vol. 29 Issue: 3, pp.406-415

Interdependence among dimensions of sustainability: Evidence from the Indian leather industry


Published: Dec 10, 2018 by Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Vol. 29 Issue: 3, pp.406-415
Authors: Sandeep Gupta, Uday S. Racherla
Subjects: Engineering - Environmental, Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing

This paper investigates the interdependence of the dimensions of sustainability, i.e. economic, social and environmental performance, focusing on the leading states of the Indian leather Industry.

Videos

Examples of strategic innovation for creation of sustainable value

Published: Jan 08, 2016

This paper shows how strategic innovation creates sustainable value to various stakeholders.

Technology Management and Innovation

Published: Nov 30, 2015

This talk is designed by NCTEL to provide the business perspectives on technology management and innovation to engineering college faculty and students.