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Dean's Office

Balaji Rajagopalan

407C Cornell Hall

Dr. Balaji Rajagopalan serves as the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. Dean of the Trulaske College of Business. Throughout his career, Dr. Rajagopalan’s leadership has inspired team efforts that strengthened and enhanced the reputation of programs and institutions. Global initiatives include program launches in Asia and South America. He has a strong record of building, sustaining and leveraging relationships with alumni, industry, government and business leaders. 

Dr. Rajagopalan's research agenda has evolved from studying ways to enhance technical artifacts to exploring the transformative impact of technical artifacts and innovations. He has published in several top-tier publications, including MIS QuarterlyInformation Systems ResearchDecision Support Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, and is a recipient of numerous grants, including one from National Science Foundation.


PhD in Management Information Systems, University of Memphis, 1997; MS in Management Information Systems, University of Memphis, 1992; BE in Mechanical Engineering, Andhra University, India, 1988


Setia, P., Bayus, B and Rajagopalan, B. (2020) “Impacts of Community Activities on Open-Source Software Takeoff: A Signaling Perspective”. MIS Quarterly, 44(3), 1439-1458.

Siering, M., Rajagopalan, B. and Muntermann, J. (2018) “Consumer Valuation of Helpfulness of Online Reviews:The Role of Content and Author-Related Signals” Decision Support Systems, 108,1-12.

Setia, P., Rajagopalan, B.,Calantone, R. and Sambamurthy, V. (2012) “How Peripheral Developers Contribute to Open-Source Software Development” Information Systems Research, 23:144-163.

Gu, B., Konana, P. Rajagopalan, B. and Kwon, M. (2007) “Competition among Virtual Communities and User Valuation: The Case of Investor Communities,” Information Systems Research, 18,1,68-85. [Best published paper award 2007]

Mukherji, N., Rajagopalan, B., and Tanniru, M. (2006) “A Decision Support Model for Investment in Information Technology Upgrades: Optimal Size and Timing of Leapfrogging” Decision Support Systems, 42(3), 1684-1696.