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Vishal Sachdev

Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D., Information Systems (Operations Management), 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, University of Illinois, 2017 to present
Director, Illinois MakerLab (, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013 to present
Lecturer of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2013-2017
Visiting Assistant Professor of 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

Sachdev, V. 2011. Motivations for Social Computing. IT Professional, 13: 18-23

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

Honors and Awards

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

Teaching and Research Interests

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

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.