Professor of Operations Management
MBA, PhD (Case Western University)
My research interests include project management, knowledge management, and business value of technology. I’ve served as advisor on several projects with the US Government Department of Defense and NASA and have consulted with organisations in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong.
I’m a member of the Operations and Technology Management subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, which focuses on practice-based research through partner organisations to address a wide spectrum of management challenges.
News and insights
Five members of the Cambridge Judge faculty are awarded teaching prizes for excellence across the Business School’s various programmes.
Leisurely pace of change not quick enough for many businesses in COVID-19 era. "Discontinuous" transformation rather than a leisurely pace of change will be needed at many businesses in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) era, Dr Kishore Sengupta of Cambridge Judge Business School says in a Financial Times article published today (Monday 15 June). Such transformation goes beyond speed of change "but also the direction of travel, and not through mere incremental moves," says the article, which accompanies the FT’s global ranking of Master of Finance (MFin) programmes. Finance plays a very important role in this type of transformation, because traditional linear return-on-investment benchmarks may need re-evaluation, says Kishore, Reader in Operations Management at Cambridge Judge. His research on discontinuous transformation has yielded four key insights: transformation can occur without large capital expenditures; timing on financial returns needs to be flexible; savings are crucial at a time of major change; and liquidity can be boosted by not prematurely ending existing revenue streams.…
Legal Futures | 3 December 2021
Top UK law firms, slow to automate, shift decision-making away from partners toward experienced professionals as the line blurs between client-facing and back-office roles, finds report by Kishore Sengupta, Professor of Operations Management at Cambridge Judge Business School for LexisNexis. Professor Sengupta said “progress between 2015 and 2020 had been uneven, with some firms “poised to leave behind others with muddled strategies and uneven execution.”
“Discontinuous” transformation rather than a leisurely pace of change will be needed at many businesses in the COVID-19 era, Dr Kishore Sengupta, Reader in Operations Management at Cambridge Judge Business School says in a Financial Times article. “Such radical reassessment of capabilities, operations and even the business model itself could become a routine necessity”, Dr Sengupta writes.
Dr Kishore Sengupta, Reader in Operations Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on remote working: “Give remote employees a budget and the freedom to spend it. Make it obvious that budgets can be used for equipment, for example, but not other classes of product; and that purchases must be tracked.”
Soldo, 28 April 2020
To thrive remotely, leaders need resilience
The European Business Review, 25 July 2019
Deep engagement: Where thought leadership and subject expertise meet
Forbes, 2 July 2018
Too many legal awards – too little custom satisfaction