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Ranjani Krishnan

Ernest W. & Robert W. Schaberg Endowed Chair in Accounting
Department: Accounting and Information Systems
North Business Building
632 Bogue St Rm N207
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 353-4687
Curriculum Vitae
  • Biography
    Ranjani Krishnan received her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993 and her PhD in 1998. She teaches management accounting and operational management at the MBA, Executive MBA, Executive, and PhD programs. Ranjani's research has been published in journals such as The Academy of management JournalContemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Strategic Management Journal, and The Accounting Review. She is the recipient of the 2015 Best Paper Award of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Health Care Management Division),  2013 Best Paper Award of the Journal of Management Accounting Research,  2012 Greatest Impact on Managerial Accounting Practice Award, the 2006 Notable Contribution to the Accounting Research Award, the 2005 Notable Contribution to the Management Accounting Literature Award, and the 1999 McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting Ethics. She is also the recipient of the Teacher-Scholar Award from Michigan State University (2003),  2018 Beal University Professor Award (Michigan State University), the Withrow Emerging Scholar (2006), the Withrow Teacher-Scholar Award (2012) from the Broad College, the outstanding faculty research award from the Accounting and Information Systems Department (2002, 2014), the faculty excellence in teaching award from the Accounting and Information Systems Department, and the Executive MBA Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award ( 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017). She was a visiting professor at Harvard Business School (2008-09), editor of The Accounting Review (2008-2011) and  Editor in Chief of the Journal of Management Accounting Research (2013-2015). She is currently an associate editor of Accounting, Organizations, and Society, and Management Science.
  • Courses
    • PIM 812: Management Accounting
    • ACC 843: Operational Management Accounting
    • ACC 841: Strategic Management Accounting
    • ACC 950: Seminar in Economics Based Research in Management Accounting
  • Media Mentions

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Krishnan: Humor and Vulnerability Inspire Learning 
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