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Doctor of Business Administration

Arun Pillutla

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Main Campus
Ambrose Hall, AH412
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


What is your favorite spot on campus?

The Beehive! It has Starbucks!

Dr. Pillutla's research interests include domestic and international joint ventures, competition and competitive advantage, total quality management, and organizational learning. He speaks three languages: English, Hindi, and Telugu, and has taught classes in China, India, France, and Ecuador.

Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, Dr. Pillutla worked for Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), a multinational company with global headquarters in Switzerland. At ABB he was responsible for international business development and execution (export and import) of electrical engineering projects in South Asia.

Read Dr. Pillutla's CV (pdf)

Education and Training

PhD, Washington State University
Strategic Management and Organization Theory

MS, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India

BA, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Management
  • Organization Behavior and Theory
  • Strategic Management and Policy
  • Dissertation Design and Development
  • Developing Strategy for Competitiveness

Community Service

Board of Directors, RIA Federal Credit Union
Secretary, Midwest Academy of Management