Vishal Sachdev

Vishal Sachdev

Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration

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3030A Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-2420

vishal@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Information Systems, University of Texas at Arlington, 2007
  • Masters, International Business, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade at New Delhi, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, St. Stephens College at New Delhi, 1993

Positions Held

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2017 to present
  • Lecturer of Business Administration, Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2013-2017
  • Director, Illinois MakerLab (http://MakerLab.illinois.edu), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013 to present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2008-2013
  • Assistant Professor, Middle Tennessee State University, 2007-2008
  • B2C Project Manager, Maruti Udyog Limited, India, 2001-2002
  • International Sales Executive, Maruti Udyog Limited, 1999-2000
  • Production Planning and Logistics Coordinator, Maruti Udyog Limited, 1996-1998

Recent Publications

  • Rindfleisch, A., O'Hern, M., & Sachdev, V. (2017). The Digital Revolution, 3D Printing, and Innovation as Data. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 34 681-690.

Other Publications

Article

  • Sachdev, V. (2011). Motivations for Social Computing. IT Professional, 13 (4), 18-23.  link >
  • Sikora, R., & Sachdev, V. (2008). Learning bidding strategies with autonomous agents in environments with unstable equilibrium. Decision Support Systems, (46), 101-114.

Chapter in a Book

  • Sachdev, V., Stylianos Hatzipanagos, Steven Warburton (Ed.) (2009). Interactivity redefined for the Social Web. Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.

Conference Proceeding

  • iyengar, k., & Sachdev, V. Forthcoming. Effect of Institutional Pressures on IS Project Success. Decision Science Institute Annual Meeting.
  • iyengar, k., Sachdev, V., & Raja, M. Forthcoming. A Security comparison of Open-Source and Closed-Source Operating Systems. South West Decision Sciences Thirty-eighth Annual Conference 2007.
  • Sachdev, V. Forthcoming. Will Agile Methodologies work in Offshore Outsourcing. South West Decision Sciences Thirty-eighth Annual Conference 2007.
  • Sachdev, V., & iyengar, k. Forthcoming. A Balanced Scorecard Framework for IS Outsourcing Metrics. Decision Science Institute Annual Meeting.
  • Sikora, R., & Sachdev, V. Forthcoming. Learning Optimal Seller Strategies with Intelligent Agents: Application of Evolutionary and Reinforcement Learning. ( pp. 75-80). Workshop on Information Technology and Systems.
  • Tafti, A., Sachdev, V., & Mithas, S. Forthcoming. Positioning and Performance in Information Technology Collaboration Networks. 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings.

Presentation

  • Duncan, R., & Sachdev, V. (2017). Empowering low resource / low literacy individuals to become Makers. Construct 3D.
  • Rindfleisch, A., & Sachdev, V. (2017). Teaching the World How to 3D Print. Construct 3D.
  • Sachdev, V., & Rindfleisch, A. (2017). The Illinois Makerlab-How to setup and run an academic makerspace in a business school. PDMA Conference.
  • Sachdev, V. (2013). Additive Manufacturing. MS in Technology Management Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Sachdev, V., & Rindfleisch, A. (2013). Learning by Making at the MakerLab. 3D Printing Expo.
  • Tafti, A., Sachdev, V., & Mithas, S. (2011). Positioning and Performance in Information Technology Collaboration Networks. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Tafti, A., Sachdev, V., & Mithas, S. (2010). Positioning and Performance in Information Technology Collaboration Networks. Workshop on Information Networks.

Working Paper

  • Rahmati, P., Tafti, A., Sachdev, V., & Mithas, S. (2017). Positioning in Information Technology Collaboration Networks and Returns to R&D Investment.
  • iyengar, k., & Sachdev, V. (2011). Ambidexterity and firm performance: A Patent Citation perspective.
  • Sachdev, V., Nerur, S., & Teng, J. (2009). Why do people engage in Social Computing? A need fulfillment perspective.

Honors and Awards

  • List of Excellent teachers-Spring Semester UIUC, 2015,2016,2017

Grants

  • , Offer STEM camp scholarshops for Champaign Community Family, Infosys Foundation, 2018
  • , Autodesk Grant for developing Fusion 360 workshops at the MakerLab, Autodesk, 2015-2016
  • , Caterpillar Grant to the MakerLab for supporting education, Caterpillar, Inc., 2015-2016
  • , Using Learning Analytics to Improve Learning Outcomes in Online Courses, Business Excellence Grant Competition, 2015
  • , Marketplace Literacy and 3-D Printing: Enabling Economic Development for Impoverished Communities : $ 300,000, University of Illinois Extension, 2014-2016
  • , The interaction of Modularity and 3-D Printing in After-Sales Service, Business Excellence Grant Competition, 2014-2015
  • , USD 6,900 Grant from P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation for supporting the "Making Things" course at the MakerLab, Proctor and Gamble, 2014

Teaching Interests

I currently teach or have taught Database Design, Analytics, Programming, System analysis and Design and Principles of Information systems.

Research Interests

I'm Researching the role of technology in enabling collective action, co-operative production, information sharing , sense making and collaborative work. Currently I am applying learning from this to structuring environments that enable students to learn in online /blended environments, with a focus on peer-learning, that can scale. I am also exploring the "gamification" of education to create more engaging environments. I am interested in social networks and how the network paradigm can provide a new theoretical lens. As a related topic, I am also interested in the Web 2.0 phenomenon and the new business models that are developing based on collaborative content creation and consumption.

Courses

  • IT for Networked Organizations (BADM 350) Examines the information technology and its impact on modern organizations. Topics include: (1) IT, Internet Technologies, E-Commerce and business models, (2) organizing and modeling enterprise data, (3) Network protocol and architecture, (4) development of IT systems, and (5) IT management and organization design.
  • Digital Making Seminar (BADM 357) The third industrial revolution is upon us, and you have the ability to create functional products on your desktop, by using some inexpensive and accessible tools. This course will help you get trained on many of these tools and technologies, you will also experiment and make these objects. We will explore 3D scanning, modeling and printing to rapidly prototype products. We will experiment with open hardware, micro-controllers such as Arduinos, to explore the concept of the internet of things. We will also have guest lectures in design thinking, digital making and some stories from passionate makers from the community and beyond. Business students encouraged to apply, but all majors and all years welcome. Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule.
  • Enterprise Database Management (BADM 554) Databases are important because they play a critical role in today's business environment. Almost all modern organizations use database technologies to store and manage data in every functional area of business including its operations, finance, accounting, and marketing. By understanding data modeling and being able to query databases, you possess one of the most marketable skills to help a business better manage their data and discover new opportunities through better analytics. At the end of this course you will be able to (a) Understand and help articulate the data needs of the company (requirement analysis), (b) Conceptually model the relationship of the data (data modeling), (c) Query databases to meet business requirements, (d) Understand the principles of design of data warehouses, (e) Understand the alternatives to relational databases (no SQL) with reference to storing Big Data, and (f) Explain the benefits of distributed databases 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Credit is not given for both BADM 554 and BADM 352.
  • Analytics (BADM 590) Special topics in the general area of business. Topics are selected by the instructor at the beginning of each term. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated if topics vary; unlimited credit hours for graduate and professional students.
  • Digital Marketing Cap (BADM 590) Special topics in the general area of business. Topics are selected by the instructor at the beginning of each term. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated if topics vary; unlimited credit hours for graduate and professional students.
  • Digital Marketing Cap (MBA 590) This course covers various topics from each iMBA Specialization. Group projects and individual assignments will be required. Students are required to take 2 Specialization Capstones for their iMBA degree. 0 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated if topics vary; student cannot take the same section more than once.

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3030A Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-2420

vishal@illinois.edu

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