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Dr. Anshuman Khare

Dr. Anshuman Khare

Professor, Operations Management

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Dr. Anshuman Khare is Professor of Operations Management at the Faculty of Business. He holds a D. Phil from the University of Allahabad (India). He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree before going on to get his Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Operations Research (OR), also from the University of Allahabad (India). He currently teaches operations management, supply chain management, innovation and technology management, sustainable development, and quantitative analysis.

Earlier in his academic career, Dr. Khare worked as a Research Scientist "A" (Management) for the University Grants Commission, India at the Motilal Nehru Institute of Research and Business Administration (MONIRBA), University of Allahabad (India).

Dr. Khare joined Athabasca University in January 2000 after finishing his term as a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung at the Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany where his research focused on changing operations management strategies due to increasing awareness about climate change and the emergence of regulations to mitigate climate change in the European Union (with special focus on automobile industry). He continues to work on similar themes in different industries in Canada and around the globe. Dr. Khare has availed of two fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, in 1998-2000 and 2007-2008.

Dr. Khare completed his first post-doctoral research at Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan on Japanese Government's Monbusho Scholarship (1995-97) as a Monbusho Scholar. The main theme of his research was Just-in-Time business philosophy and responsible manufacturing. Sub-themes included cutting waste and increasing efficiency and resource use in the automobile industry.

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Research interests

  • Operations Management (JIT, Supply Chain Management, Services Management, Logistics, Technology and Innovation Management, etc.); business disruptions due to emerging digital technology;
  • Impact of environmental / climate change regulations on technology, innovation and corporate strategy; achieving environmental efficiencies through the use of emerging digital technologies;
  • Sustainable Cities and Smart Cities;
  • Digital disruption and transformation;
  • Education and technology;
  • Sustainable Development (public policies, regulations and strategic developments due to climate change regulations and initiatives; ecopreneurship; sustainable cities – energy, transportation & housing; Smart Cities; etc.);
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).


  1. Industry sectors: automobile, aviation (airports and airlines), energy (alternative and renewable), manufacturing, services, sustainable cities and smart cities (public policy), etc.
  2. Regions of the world: Japan, Germany, Canada & India.
  3. Focus of Research: Practice-oriented research aimed at changing / influencing business practices, feeding into strategic developments, public policy and providing a different perspective to ongoing debates / discussions.

Educational credentials

  • B.Sc.
  • M.B.A.
  • D.Phil
  • Post-doc (Monbusho Scholar - Japan)
  • Post-doc (Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung - Germany)

Professional affiliations

  • Member of the Society for Global Business and Economic Development (since 2007)
  • Member of International Society for Standardization Studies, Japan (since 2010)
  • Member of The Japan Society for Production Management (JSPM), Japan (since 2011)
  • Life Member of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Allahabad, India (since 1997)
  • Life Member of the Monbusho Students Association of India (MOSAI), New Delhi, India (since 1997)