StMU Faculty Ajaya Swain
Departments
Education
  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2014
  • M.B.A., Texas Tech University, 2012
  • M.S., University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 2010
  • B.Tech., Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology (India), 1993
Courses
  • Business intelligence
  • Operations management
Research Interests
  • Six Sigma
  • Social media in operations management
  • Sustainable operations and supply chain
Biography

Ajaya K. Swain, Ph.D., joined the Greehey School of Business faculty in 2014. He has a doctorate in Operations Management and an M.B.A. in Business Statistics from Texas Tech University. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Swain has worked in manufacturing operations and supply chain in various capacities. He has published his research in the European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) annual meeting proceedings, and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) proceedings.

Swain currently teaches courses in Operations Management and Business Intelligence. He is an active member of DSI and a reviewer for several academic journals.

Publications

Li, Y., Lin, Z., Xu, L., and Swain, A., 2015. “Do the Electronic Books Reinforce the Dynamics of Book Supply Chain Market?” – A Theoretical Analysis. European Journal of Operational Research. Doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2015.01.048, In press.

A.K. Swain, M.M. Sundaram, and K.P. Rajurkar, 2012. “Use of coated microtools in advanced manufacturing: An exploratory study in electrochemical machining (ECM) context”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 14: 150-159.

Swain, A., and Cao, Q., 2014. “Strategic Alignment and Sustainability Performance: An Operations Management Perspective”, Decision sciences institute (DSI) Annual meeting proceedings, November 22-25, Tampa, Florida.

Swain, A., and Cao, Q., 2014. “Impact of Online Firm Generated Content (FGC) on Supply Chain Performance: An Empirical Analysis”, 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) proceedings, January 6-9, Big Island, Hawaii.

Swain, A., “Six Sigma success: A view through authentic leadership and behavioral integrity theoretical lenses”, Decision sciences institute (DSI) Annual meeting proceedings, November 16-19, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland.

Swain, A., and Cao, Q., 2013. “Exploring the Impact of Social Media on Supply Chain Performance: A Sentiment Analysis”, Decision sciences institute (DSI) Annual meeting proceedings, November 16-19, Baltimore, Maryland.

A.K. Swain, M.M. Sundaram, and K.P. Rajurkar, 2011. “Study of coated tools in electrochemical machining (ECM)”, North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) proceedings, June 13-17, Oregon state university, Corvallis, Oregon.

Sundaram M.M., Swain A.K., and Rajurkar, K.P., 2009. “Preparation of Coated Micro Tools for Micromachining Applications”, 2nd IPROMS International Researchers Symposium, July 22-24, Ischia, Italy.

Swain, A. K. “Preparation of coated microtools for electrochemical machining applications”, Master’s thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. One of the top ten downloaded student papers in University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2172 full text downloads between August 2010 and January 2015).

Conference Presentations

Swain, A., and Cao, Q., 2014. “Strategic Alignment and Sustainability Performance: An Operations Management Perspective”, Decision sciences institute (DSI) Annual meeting proceedings, November 22-25, Tampa, Florida.

Swain, A., and Cao, Q., 2014. “Impact of Online Firm Generated Content (FGC) on Supply Chain Performance: An Empirical Analysis”, 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) proceedings, January 6-9, Big Island, Hawaii.

Swain, A., “Six Sigma success: A view through authentic leadership and behavioral integrity theoretical lenses”, Decision sciences institute (DSI) Annual meeting (Track: Quality related practices, including Six Sigma), November 16-19, Baltimore, Maryland.

Swain, A., and Cao, Q., 2013. “Exploring the Impact of Social Media on Supply Chain Performance: A Sentiment Analysis”, Decision sciences institute (DSI) Annual meeting (Track: Inter- or intra-organization collaboration in supply chain II), November 16-19, Baltimore, Maryland.

Swain, A. “Top Leadership and Quality Improvement Initiatives: A Theoretical Study in Six Sigma Context”, Decision sciences institute (DSI) Annual meeting (Track: New talent showcase), November 16-19, Baltimore, Maryland.

P. Rajurkar and A.K. Swain, 2011. “Experimental investigation of performance of Electrochemical machining by coated electrodes for applications in aerospace and aircraft industry”, Aeronautics and Space Science Section (NASA), Nebraska Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, April 15, Nebraska Wesleyan Campus, Lincoln, Nebraska.

A.K. Swain, M.M. Sundaram, and K.P. Rajurkar, 2010. “Developing coated tools for micro electrochemical machining process”, Aeronautics and Space Science Section (NASA), Nebraska Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, April 23, Nebraska Wesleyan Campus, Lincoln, Nebraska.