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Mani Subramani

Associate Professor
Information & Decision Sciences


  • BE (Hons) 1981
    electrical engineering Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India

  • PGDM 1983
    information systems Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India

  • DBA 1997
    information systems Boston University


  • Knowledge Management
  • IT Governance

Mani Subramani is an associate professor in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. His research interests include the management of relationships between organizational groups and between organizations, knowledge management, and electronic commerce. His paper titled the "Dot Com Effect: The Impact of E-Commerce Announcements on the Market Value of Firms" won the Best Paper award at the 20th International Conference on Information Systems in December 1999. He teaches a doctoral seminar on organization theory, a course on electronic commerce in the Carlson School International Program, and one on application development.

Selected Works

"The Impact of E-Commerce Announcements on the Market Value of Firms," Mani Subramani and Eric Walden, Information Systems Research (June 2001).
"Building IT Infrastructure for Strategic Agility," Peter Weill, Mani Subramani, and Marianne Broadbent, MIT Sloan Management Review (Fall 2002).
"Safeguarding Investments in Asymmetric Interorganizational Relationships: Theory and Evidence," Mani R. Subramani and N. Venkatraman, Academy of Management Journal (February 2003).
"Situated Learning and the Situated Knowledge Web: Exploring the Ground Beneath Knowledge Management," Sarma R. Nidumolu, Mani Subramani, and Alan Aldrich, Journal of Management Information Systems (Summer 2001).
"Examining Viral Marketing--A Framework for Knowledge Sharing and Patterns of Influence," Mani Subramani and Balaji Rajagopalan, Management Information Systems Research Center Working Paper (2002).
"When the Interface Is a Face," Lee Sproull, Mani Subramani, Sara Kiesler, Janet H. Walker, and Keith Waters, Human-Computer Interaction (1996).
"The Matrix of Control: Combining Process and Structure Approaches to Managing Software Development," Sarma R. Nidumolu and Mani R. Subramani, Journal of Management Information Systems (Winter 2003).

Current Activities

Community Relationships

  • Academic Advisor, Twin Cities Knowledge Management Forum, 1998-present

Research Grants

  • Recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to examine issues related to electronic commerce, 1998