Ajit Sharma

Ajit Sharma


Assistant Professor of Information Systems Management






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

Ajit Sharma

Academic Programs

  • Information systems management


Business analytics

Technology, innovation and entrepreneurship

AI and robotics for business

Electric and autonomous mobility



PhD in Technology and Operations, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

MBA , 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 Foundry and Forge Technology, India

Research and teaching interests

Business Analytics




Sharma, A., Zhang, Z., & Rai, R. (2021). The interpretive model of manufacturing: a theoretical framework and research agenda for machine learning in manufacturing. International Journal of Production Research, 59(16), 4960-4994.

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

Mithas, S., Hofacker, C. F., Bilgihan, A., Dogru, T., Bogicevic, V., & Sharma, A. (2020). Information technology and Baumol's cost disease in healthcare services: a research agenda. Journal of Service Management.

Sharma, A., Zanotti, P., & Musunur, L. P. (2019). Enabling the electric future of mobility: Robotic automation for electric vehicle battery assembly. IEEE Access, 7, 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)

Courses taught by Ajit Sharma

Fall Term 2023 (future)

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021