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Kaushik Sengupta - Hofstra University. Hempstead, NY, US

Kaushik Sengupta

Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Associate Dean for Graduate Education | Hofstra University


Kaushik Sengupta specializes in supply chain management analysis.



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Dr. Sengupta is Chair, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship and Professor at the Zarb School of Business. Dr. Sengupta is also Associate Dean, Business Graduate Education and Executive Director of the Online MBA Program. Dr. Sengupta's teaching and research are in the areas of operations management and supply chain management. He is involved with teaching and curriculum development for the BBA, MBA and Executive MBA programs.

Dr. Sengupta’s current focus areas of research are in the analysis of supply chain management trends and practices, and analysis of industry wide similarities and differences in supply chain practices. Other related research areas of interest include quality management, supply chain security, healthcare operations, distance learning, and cross-functional research with interfaces between Operations/Supply Chain and other areas of business. His research has appeared in Operations Research, Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, International Journal of Human Resources Management, International Journal of Management, Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, among others. His research has won Best Paper Awards at the Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute (ISDSI) conference, and the North East Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) conference.

Dr. Sengupta has previously taught at Indiana University, Michigan State University and Bucknell University. Immediately before joining the Hofstra faculty, Dr. Sengupta worked in the supply chain management industry at i2 Technologies, Inc., as Director of supply chain management solutions.

Dr. Sengupta earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Business Administration at Indiana University. He has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, India.

Industry Expertise (2)



Areas of Expertise (9)

High-tech Industry

Quality Management

Business Processes

Supply Chain Management

Operations Management

Distance Learning

Project Management


Auto Industry

Accomplishments (2)

David J. Levine Best Paper in Education (professional)

Awarded at Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Meeting.

Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute (ISDSI) Award (professional)

Kaushik Sengupta, an associate professor of management at Hofstra, received second place recognition for his paper "Forecasting Requirements and Their Effects on Supply Chain Collaboration Structures: Insights from Six Case Studies" at the Third Annual Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute Conference in January 2009.

Education (3)

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business: Ph.D., Operations Management 1997

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business: M.S., Business Management 1994

Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow: PGDM, Operations Management 1991

Affiliations (1)

  • Vice President of Marketing for the Decision Sciences Institute.

Media Appearances (4)

74% of LI manufacturers added employees during the height of COVID-19

Newsday  print


Kaushik Sengupta, chair and professor of management and entrepreneurship in the Zarb School of Business, was featured in a Newsday article about job growth in the manufacturing industry on Long Island during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article reported on a symposium held to examine the preliminary results of the 2020 Hofstra-Long Island Manufacturing Supply Chain Index.

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Plan Ahead to Avoid Supply Chain Woes

Newsday  online


“A lot of this isn’t in your control, so you need a backup plan,” says Kaushik Sengupta, chair of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at Hofstra University in Hempstead, which offers an undergraduate program in supply-chain management. Small businesses that don’t have manufacturing capability in-house are increasingly outsourcing to suppliers, many of whom are abroad. “Usually they go to whoever the lower-cost producers are,” explains Sengupta. Small businesses might look into getting an insurance policy that covers disruptions, but they should also conduct an “A, B, C inventory analysis,” he suggests.

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UK regulators review Henry Schein dental acquisition

Newsday  online


Kaushik Sengupta, chairman of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at Hofstra University, said Henry Schein's strategy is to grow the company through mergers and acquisitions. "The culture of the company is built on that," he said. "They've always been a U.S.-focused operation, but of late they've been branching into Europe, China and East Asia."

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MTA Suggests Telecommuting if LIRR Decides to Strike

ABC7-NY  tv


Online MBA Director Kaushik Sengupta discusses telecommuting on the eve of a possible Long Island Rail Road strike

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Articles (5)

Entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives among Asian multinationals: A cross-country analysis

International Journal of Commerce and Management

2015 The purpose of this paper was to analyze the level of innovation and entrepreneurial culture among Asian multinationals, especially as they face intense competition from large global companies. Past practices and the sense that Asian companies are followers rather than innovators have resulted in the persistent belief that these companies are not sufficiently innovative and do not support or promote an entrepreneurial culture. However, given the rapid development in Asian economies in recent years, it is useful to analyze whether such traditional views and practices are changing and whether employees in these organizations view innovation as a necessary tool.

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Factors That Affect Students’ Capacity to Fulfill the Role of Online Learner

Journal of Education for Business

2015 Because most undergraduate students are digital natives, it is widely believed that they will succeed in online courses. But factors other than technology also affect students’ ability to fulfill the role of online learner. Self-reported data from a sample of more than 200 undergraduates across multiple online courses indicate that students generally view themselves as having attributes that equip them for online learning. Additionally, course-level factors affect students’ online learning experiences. Specifically, students in qualitative (vs. quantitative) courses and in introductory (vs. advanced) classes reported more positive perceptions of their online learning and various aspects of their coursework.

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Human Resources Roles: Ideal versus Practiced: a Cross-Country Comparison Among Organizations in Asia

The International Journal of Human Resource Management

2011 Human capital and its associated principles of talent management are sound platforms on which to leverage a company's fundamental resources to attain corporate goals. Unfortunately, the importance of human resource management (HRM) within organizations is often overlooked. The fundamental problem observed by many ...

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An Analysis of Industry Expectations and Teaching of Quality Management Courses

California Journal of Operations Management

2008 In this paper, we explore the differences between faculty teaching and industry expectations in the area of Quality Management. Using Juran’s Management System, we examine the various areas and issues in Quality Management. The results show significant differences between the academics and the industry, and point to the need for revising Quality Management curriculum in order to satisfy industry expectations of graduating students.

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Role Conflict, Role Balance and Affect: A Model of Well-being of the Working Student

Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management

2007 A conceptual model of the working college students’ well-being was developed and tested. This study extends existing research and investigated the process by which role-balance, role-conflict and affect are associated with a student’s well-being. Data were obtained from a sample of 320 full-time college students (18-23 years old) who ...

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