Dinesh Davè, PhD

Department Chair & Professor

  • Ph.D., Gujarat University (India)
  • M.S., West Virginia College of Graduate Studies (Became Marshall University Graduate College effective July 1, 1997)
  • M.S., Gujarat University (India)
  • B.S., Gujarat University (India)
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Dr. Dinesh S. Davè is the Department Chair & Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems & Supply Chain Management in the John A. Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. He served as the Director of Supply Chain, the Director of Center for Business Research, and held the Beroth Oil Four Brothers Professorship. His teaching and research activities have been in the areas of Supply Chain/Operations Management, Quantitative Methods & Techniques, Analytical Models, Business Statistics, Lean Six-Sigma Quality Management, and Information Technology.

Dr. Davè has published articles in such journals as International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, International Journal of Services Technology and Management, Computers & Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Productivity & Quality Management, Journal of Applied Business Research, Information & Management, Communication of the ACM, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Journal of Health Marketing Quarterly, Service Marketing Quarterly, Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, Tourism Economics, International The IUP Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Management & Social Sciences, and others. Additionally, Dr. Davè has presented his research at regional, national, and international professional conferences. He has also completed several funded research projects. He received the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award at the university level and Outstanding Research Award and an Outstanding Service Award in the College of Business. He has been recognized as an Outstanding MBA Faculty for multiple times by MBA student.

Dr. Davè has been providing leadership to many professional organizations. He served a President of Southeastern Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research & the Management Sciences (SE InfORMS) and Council Member of Southeast Decision Science Institute (SE DSI). Dr. Davè is currently serving on the Board of Advisors of the Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T), Director-at-Large of the Foothill Chapter of APICS, and Board of Director of North Carolina League of Transportation & Logistics (NC LTL). Dr. Davè has reviewed articles for journals and he served as a co-editor of International Journal of Electronic Marketing & Retailing.

Recent Publications

"Intercultural and Gender Differences Between Consumers in India and the United States: Implications for Consumer Awareness of Material Flow in Supply Chains," International Journal of Management & Social Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-8. (Dinesh Dave, Michael Dotson, and James Stoddard)

"Organizational Maturity Significantly Enhances Six Sigma Implementation Success," The IUP Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. XIII, No. 1, March 2016, pp. 7-19. (Sam Formby and Dinesh Dave)

"Skills Necessary for Incoming Supply Chain Professionals," Book Chapter in Supply Chain Management for the Curious: Why Study Supply Chain Management, First Edition, September 2015, Kindle Edition (Sarah Miller, Michael J. Dotson, and Dinesh Dave)

"Desired Skills and Competencies of Prospective Supply Chain Managers: An Empirical Investigation of U. S. Supply Chain Executives," International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2015, pp. 55 - 66 (Michael J. Dotson, Dinesh Dave, Sarah Miller)

"Factors Impacting Future Wedding Trends of the American Millennial Generation," International Journal of Management & Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 1, July 2015, pp. 1 - 10 (Alexandra N. Smith, Michael J. Dotson, Dotson, J. Dana Clark, and Dinesh Dave)

"How Operations Management Topics Support US Students' Career Goals," The IUP Journal of Operations Management, Vol. XIII, No. 3, August 2014 (Beth E. Ellington, Samuel K. Formby, Dinesh S. Dave, Sarah E. Miller)

"A Neural Network and Cluster Analytic Approach in Tourism Research in the United States," International Journal of Management & Social Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 1, July 2014, pp. 1-12 (Michael Dotson, Dinesh Dave, J. Dana Clark, and Ajay Aggarwal)

"An Empirical Analysis of Nurse Retention: What Keeps RNs in Nursing?" The Journal of Nursing Administration, Vol. 44, No. 2, February 2014, pp. 111-116 (Michael Dotson, Dinesh Dave, Joseph Cazier, Trent Spaulding)

"Internal Marketing for Six Sigma Success: A Conceptual Framework," International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 77 – 93 (Sam Formby and Dinesh Dave)

"Millennials' Perceptions of Spectator Sports," Services Marketing Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2013, pp. 215-230 (Michael Dotson, J. Dana Clark, Michelle Suber, and Dinesh Dave)

"Comparison of the Factors Influencing a Nurse's Choice to Work in a Rural or in an Urban Environment," International Journal of Management and Social Sciences, Vol. 2, No., 2, 2013, pp. 1 – 8 (Dinesh Dave, Michael Dotson, Joseph Cazier, and Mary McLeod)

"Nurse Retention in Rural United States: A Cluster Analytic Approach," International Journal of Healthcare Management, Vol. 6, No. 3, August 2013, pp. 184-191 (Michael Dotson, Dinesh Dave, Joseph Cazier, and Mary McLeod)

"Addressing the Nurses Shortage: A Critical Issue," Health Marketing Quarterly, Vol. 29, Issue 4, 2012, pp. 311-328 (Michael Dotson, Dinesh Dave, Joseph Cazier)

"An Innovative Approach for Software Pricing in the United States Using Neural Networks," Journal of the Indian Society for Probability and Statistics, Vol. 13, 2012, pp. 30-38 (Ajay Aggarwal and Dinesh Dave)

"Effects of the Framing of Product Information on Consumer Preferences: An Experimental Comparison of Wines from Different Regions in the United States," International Journal of Management, Vol. 29, No. 3, Part 1, 2012, pp. 64-74 (Michael Dotson, J. Dana Clark, Dinesh Dave, Kelly Morris)

"Using Music Tempo and Picture Distance to Predict Attitude Towards Advertised Brands," International Journal of Management Practices, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2012, pp. 89 – 106 (Larry Shi, Michael Dotson, Dinesh Dave)

"The Determinants of Nurses' Attraction to Working in Rural Areas: An Empirical Study in the United States," International Journal of Management, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2011, pp. 399-411 (Michael Dotson, Dinesh Dave, Joseph Cazier, Michael Lischke, Larry Freeman, Kay Herr)

"The Impact of Intrinsic Motivation on Satisfaction with Extrinsic Rewards in a Nursing Environment," Journal of Management and Marketing in Healthcare, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011, pp. 101-107 (Dinesh Dave, Michael Dotson, Joseph Cazier, Sudhir Chawla, Tom Badgette).

Title: Department Chair, Professor
Department: Department of CIS & Supply Chain Management

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Phone: (828) 262-6239

Fax: (828) 262-6190

Office address
2103 Peacock Hall