Murali Chari

Murali Chari
Associate Professor in Management

PhD, Temple University, 1997; MBA, Temple University, 1992; M.Com., University of Madras, India, 1987; BA, University of Madras, India, 1983


Murali Chari (Previous name: Raman Muralidharan) received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Temple University and his M.Com degree from the University of Madras. His research focuses on international and strategic management issues, including corporate diversification, international expansion, cross-border acquisitions, and the implications of ownership differences. He is presently working on international business and strategy issues in an emerging country context. His research has been published in premier academic and practitioner journals including the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Journal of World Business and Long Range Planning. His work on strategic control systems has earned international recognition, inspiring the development of frameworks used in performance management consulting work in the United Kingdom. He teaches the capstone policy course and the graduate international management course here at Indiana University South Bend.

Selected Publications:

Chari M., and David, P. (In Press) Sustaining superior performance in an emerging economy: An empirical test in the Indian context, Strategic Management Journal.

Chari, M., and Chang, K. (2009) Determinants of the share of equity sought in cross-border acquisitions, Journal of International Business Studies,V40:1277-1297.

Chari, M., Devaraj, S., and David, P. (2008) Research Note: The impact of information technology investments and diversification strategies on firm performance, Management Science , V54 (1): 224-234. (MgmtScience2008.pdf )

Chari, M., Devaraj, S., and David, P. (2007) International diversification and firm performance: Role of information technology investments, Journal of World Business , V42 (2): 184-197. (jwb.pdf)

David, P., Yoshikawa, T., Chari, M., and Rasheed, A. (2006) Strategic investments in Japanese corporations: Do foreign portfolio owners foster underinvestment or appropriate investment? Strategic Management Journal, Volume 27 (6): 591-600. (SMJ2006.pdf)

Muralidharan, R. (1997) Strategic control for fast-moving markets: Updating the strategy and monitoring performance, Long Range Planning , Volume (30)1: 64-73. (LRP97.pdf)