Rajiv D. Banker
Accounting
Professor
  • Office LocationAlter Hall 461
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  • Titles & RolesMerves Chair

Biography

Dr. Rajiv Banker received his B.S. with Honors from the University of Bombay in 1973 with a major in Mathematics. In 1980, he received his PhD from Harvard University with a major of Planning, Accounting and Control Systems. 

Dr. Banker began his academic career at Carnegie Mellon University, and then subsequently held chaired positions at the University of Minnesota, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of California at Riverside. Dr. Banker joined the Accounting Department at the Fox School of Business and Management as a tenured Professor in 2005. He was awarded the Stanly Merves Chair in Accounting and Technology when he joined the Fox School. 

Prior to his time in academia, Dr. Banker started as a Chartered Accountant from 1973 to 1976 for C.C. Chokshi & Co., which was affiliated with Deloitte. He subsequently moved to Glaxo Ltd. and worked as a Management Auditor until 1977, at which point he transitioned into a Teaching Fellow role at Harvard University.  

Research

Dr. Banker has had a very distinguished career in accounting and management academia. His scholarly work is extensive, of the highest quality and bridges several related fields: management accounting, control systems, and operations management. His work in each of the three fields is stellar.

Dr. Banker has made significant contributions to the academic literature in three areas: Accounting, Information Systems and Management Science. He has been very productive in his research, with over 200+ articles accepted or published in academic journals.  He has published 80+ articles in Accounting journals, 50+ articles published in Information Systems journals, and 60+ articles in Management Science. Many of his articles have been published in top-tier journals A level journals, such as the Journal of Accounting and EconomicsThe Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management JournalInformation Systems ResearchMIS QuarterlyManagement ScienceOperations Research, the Journal of Operations Management, among others. The range of subjects he has covered highlights his broad, but in-depth knowledge in a variety of fields. In regards to his pipeline, he has over 75 working papers or research in progress in Accounting, Information Systems, and Management Science. Per Google Scholar, he has over 60,000 citations (11/30/2021), with over 21,500 of these coming since 2016. He has over 30 unique contributions since 2019, including several top journal articles in Information Systems Research, Management Science, and Production and Operations Management.  

Besides his academic research, Dr. Banker has done various sponsored research projects which for various companies such as the US Census and IRS, IBM, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Dayton Hudson Corporation, and Harvard Business School.  

Dr. Banker has published four books, Balanced Scorecard: Linking Strategy to Performance, Management Accounting, Accounting for Productivity Gains, Strategic Information Technology Management: Perspectives on Organizational Growth and Competitive Advantage, along with writing more than a dozen chapters for other academic books in various fields such as strategic management accounting, regulated and unregulated markets, econometrics, and efficiency analysis. 

Based on his research and knowledge, Dr. Banker has participated in well over 300 presentations around the world. They have taken place all across the United States, in China, Korea, Taiwan, India, England, Norway, Denmark, and many other locations. 

For his research work, Dr. Banker has been honored for many awards. In 2017, he was bestowed the Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award for sustained contributions to management accounting education, research, practice and service. In 2016, he was ranked as the most prolific researcher in Management Accounting, based on publications, from 6, 12, and 20-year horizons. He has also been honored for Notable Contribution to Accounting Literature Award by the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2015; ranked among the 150 most influential scholars in business and economics worldwide based on lifetime of citations by the Institution for Scientific Information in 2014; and ranked the most prolific researcher in Management Accounting for the fifth consecutive year based on publications in the top accounting research journals over the past 20 years, also in 2014.

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