Ajit Sharma

Ajit Sharma


Assistant Professor of Technology, Information Systems and Analytics






Mike Ilitch School of Business
2771 Woodward Avenue
Room 433
Detroit, MI 48201

Academic Programs

  • Technology, Information Systems and Analytics (TISA)

Ajit Sharma


I am a researcher excited about pushing the frontiers of value generating potential of individuals, organizations and the Government by leveraging technology. To this end, I research the applications of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Advanced analytics, and open innovation.


Ph.D., Technology and Operations, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

M.B.A., Technology & Strategy, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

M.S. Industrial Management, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, India

Bachelor of Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, National Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, India


  • Business Analytics
  • Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for business
  • Electric and autonomous mobility

Research and teaching interests


  • Business Analytics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Emerging technologies
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Business Analytics
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Industry 4.0
  • Social and Mobile Worlds
  • Sustainability



Sharma, Ajit. "Artificial intelligence for sense making in survival supply chains." International Journal of Production Research. (2023): forthcoming.

Sharma, Ajit.. "Making electric vehicle batteries safer through better inspection using artificial intelligence and cobots." International Journal of Production Research (2023): 1-20.

Sharma, Ajit, and Manoj Kumar Tiwari. "Digital twin design and analytics for scaling up electric vehicle battery production using robots." International Journal of Production Research (2022): 1-35.

Sharma, Ajit, Zhibo Zhang, and Rahul Rai. "The interpretive model of manufacturing: a theoretical framework and research agenda for machine learning in manufacturing." International Journal of Production Research 59.16 (2021): 4960-4994.

Heart, Tsipi, Ragowsky, Arik, and Sharma Ajit. (2021). ”ISM Special Issue Editorial: The Business Value of Data Analytics.”, Information Systems Management, 2021. 38(3), 183-184, DOI: 10.1080/10580530.2021.1934806

Sharma, Ajit, Philip Zanotti, and Laxmi P. Musunur. "Drive through robotics: Robotic automation for last mile distribution of food and essentials during pandemics." IEEE Access 8 (2020): 127190-127219.

Mithas, Sunil, Charles F. Hofacker, Anil Bilgihan, Tarik Dogru, Vanja Bogicevic, and Ajit Sharma. "Information technology and Baumol's cost disease in healthcare services: a research agenda." Journal of Service Management 31, no. 5 (2020): 911-937.

Sharma, Ajit, Philip Zanotti, and Laxmi P. Musunur. "Enabling the electric future of mobility: robotic automation for electric vehicle battery assembly." IEEE Access 7 (2019): 170961-170991.

Prahalad, C.K. Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Wharton School Publishing, 2003. (Co-Authored chapter on Affordable Housing)

Learning in a Disruptive Customer Engagement Platform: An Empirical Analysis in the Banking Industry. Sharma, Ajit; Huang, Yan; Krishnan, Mayuram S. (Under 2nd round review at Management Science)

Success Factors of Supply Chain Centers of Excellence: An Empirical Analysis. Sharma, Ajit; Huang, Yan; Vessal, Sara; Kapuscinski, Roman; Krishnan, Mayuram S. (Under 1st round review at Management Science)


2022: Distinguished Alumni Award, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, India.

Courses taught by Ajit Sharma

Winter Term 2024 (future)

Fall Term 2023 (current)

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021