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Darla Moore School of Business


Kartik Kalaignanam

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Department of Marketing
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-4440
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 467
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

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Kartik Kalaignanam


Kartik Kalaignanam is an associate professor of marketing at the Darla Moore School of Business. His research program focuses on two substantive themes.  The first theme examines the impact of emerging marketing organizational forms/practices on firm performance.  In this domain,  his research has examined the impact of new product alliances, CRM outsourcing, NPD outsourcing and product recalls on metrics such as product quality and stock market performance.  The second stream of research investigates the influence of marketing within the organization.  Specifically, this stream examines the impact of CMO tenure and CMO compensation mix on performance metrics.


Kalaignanam's research has been recognized for its quality and impact beginning with his dissertation which was honored by both the Product Development and Management Association as well as the Institute for the Study of Business Markets.  His research focused on alliances.  "Asymmetric New Product Development Alliances: Win-Win or Win-Lose Partnerships," which was published in Management Science, was a finalist for the ISMS Long Term Impact Award in 2015.  More recently, his research has focused on the performance effects of learning after product recalls, timing of product recall decisions and product development outsourcing.  His research has appeared in the Journal of Marketing, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and others.  Kartik's research has also been recognized as the 'Best Paper in the Conference' and 'Best in the Track' at the AMA Marketing Conferences.  His research on product recalls has also received noteworthy attention in leading news publications such as CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Yahoo! News.

He teaches marketing management to undergraduates, the pricing analytics elective to full-time MBA and Professional MBA students and a seminar on marketing strategy to Ph.D. students.


  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2007 
  • M.S., Marketing, Texas A&M University, 2002 
  • P.G.D.M. (MBA), K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai, 1997 
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Mumbai, 1994