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Associate Professor, Chairperson – Office of Examinations & Chairperson – Operations and Decision Science Area


Operations and Decision Sciences


B.E, MTech, MBA, PhD

Date of Joining:

3rd Jun 2014


Prof. Vasanth Kamath is an Associate Professor in Operations and Decision Sciences at the T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), a constituent institute of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India. He engages courses in Simulation and System Dynamics Modeling, Operations management, Supply chain management, Project management, Managerial Statistics and Operations research. His is also the Co-chairperson- Office of the controller of examinations at TAPMI. 

He was earlier associated with Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, Manipal as an Assistant Professor of Management. He also has industrial experience as a Manager in Project/ Maintenance Planning at Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai.

He is a member of the System Dynamics Society, and International Association of Engineers, London, UK. His methodological research focusses on methods and techniques for dealing with dynamically complex policy issues. His applied research interests include (but are not limited to) model-based policy support related to business, energy, and environmental, and public policy in general.


  • System Dynamics, Operations Management, Project Management, Operations Research, Managerial Statistics, and Supply Chain Management.


  • Applied System Dynamics, Event and Tourism Management, Knowledge and Innovation Management in Manufacturing.


  • Kungwalsong K., Mendonza A., Kamath V., Pazhani S., Saucedo JAM., “An Application of Interactive Fuzzy Optimization Model for Redesigning Supply Chain for Resilience”, Annals of Operations Research, ABDC A, [Scopus indexed, SNIP: 1.795, 83rd Percentile] DOI: 10.1007/s10479-022-04542-5
  • Kamath V., Ribeiro MA., Woosnam KM., Mallya J., Kamath G., “Determinants of Visitors’ Loyalty to Religious Sacred Event Places: A Multigroup Measurement Invariance Model”, Journal of Travel Research, ABDC A*, [Scopus indexed, SNIP: 3.604, 99th Percentile] DOI: 10.1177/00472875211057600
  • Payini V., Bolar K., Mallya J., Kamath V. (2021), “Modeling hedonic motive–based segments of wine festival visitors using decision tree approach”, International Journal of Wine Business Research, ABDC B, [Scopus indexed, SNIP: 0.618, 66th Percentile] DOI: 10.1108/IJWBR-01-2021-0001
  • Kamath V., Biju S., Pai A., Pai R.R., “Employee perceptions towards KM and innovation practices in Indian manufacturing: An ISM-SEM based approach”, Accepted for publication in International Journal of Business Excellence, Inderscience Publishers, [Scopus indexed, SNIP: 0.531, Q2], DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2021.10037067
  • Salma Halioui, Kamath V., Woosnam, K., (2020) “Assessing Tunisian tourism development policy parameters using Participatory Systems Mapping”, Accepted for publication in Tourism Analysis, Cognizant Communication Corporation, [ABDC A] DOI: 10.3727/108354220X16072745285710
  • Melkonyan, A., Gruchmann, T., Lohmar, F., Kamath V., Spinler, S., (2020) “Sustainability assessment of last-mile logistics and distribution strategies: the case of local food networks”, International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier Publications, ABDC A, [Scopus indexed, SNIP: 2.714, 98th Percentile] DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2020.107746
  • Melkonyan, A., Koch, J., Munteanu, V., Kamath V., Lohmar, F., Schmidt, J.A., (2020) “Integrated Urban Planning Policies for Sustainable Mobility Transformation in Metropolitan Areas: A System Dynamics Approach ”, Sustainable cities and society, Elsevier Publications [Scopus indexed, SNIP: 2.470, 98th Percentile], DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2020.102358
  • Payini, V., Mallya, J., Kamath, V., Valsaraj, B.P., Ramaprasad, B.S., (2020) “The impact of cultural festivals on subjective well-being of the visitors: Case study of Alva’s Virasat, a National cultural festival in India”, Accepted for publication in Event Management Journal, Cognizant Communication Corporation, ABDC-A.
  • Kamath, V., Biju, S., (2020) “A system dynamics-based approach towards sustainability of a rural milk dairy venture”, Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, Inderscience Publications, ABDC-B.
  • Kamath G., Hebbar S., Mathew A.O., Kamath V., (2020) “Attitude towards online shopping and its influence on purchase intentions: An urban Indian perspective “, International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, Inderscience Publishers, Scopus indexed Q2 (66 percentile), DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2020.107961
  • Kamath V., Biju S., Kamath G., (2019) “A Participatory Systems Mapping (PSM) based approach towards analysis of business sustainability of a rural Indian milk dairies”, Cogent Economics and Finance, Taylor and Francis Publications, ABDC – B category, DOI: 10.1080/23322039.2019.1622172
  • Prabhu R., Kamath V., Joshi H.G., (2019) “An integrated dataset on current adoption practices, readiness and willingness to use m-commerce amongst women fish vendors in Karnataka state, India”, Data-in-brief, Elsevier Publications, Scopus indexed Q2 (67 percentile), DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.103887
  • Melkonyan A., Gottschalk D., Kamath V., (2017) “Sustainability assessments and their implementation possibilities within the business models of companies”, Sustainable Production and Consumption, [Scopus indexed, SNIP: 1.037, 89th Percentile] DOI:
  • Kamath V., Rodrigues L.L.R., Desai P., (2016) “The significance of Knowledge management on innovation in the Indian manufacturing sector: An empirical analysis”, International Journal of Business Excellence, Inderscience Publishers, ABDC – C, DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2016.074842
  • Book Chapters

  • De La Torre, G., Gruchmann, T., Kamath, V., Melkonyan, A., & Krumme, K. (2019). A System Dynamics-Based Simulation Model to Analyze Consumers’ Behavior Based on Participatory Systems Mapping–A “Last Mile” Perspective. In Innovative Logistics Services and Sustainable Lifestyles (pp. 165-194). Springer, Cham.
  • Teaching Cases

  • “Manipal Power Laundry: Washing Out of Business”, Amol Dhaigude, Vasanth Kamath VP, Sayan Mukherjee, Dhairya Patel, Anmol Marwah, Kiran R and Palak Sethi, Product Number: 9B20E004,
  • “Namratha Oil Refineries Pvt. Ltd.: Tackling Oil Giveaway”, Amol Dhaigude, Vasanth Kamath VP, and Arun Sasi, Product Number: 9B19E022,
  • “DVMS Power Electronics Private Limited: Capacity Analysis”, Kedar P. Joshi, Vasanth Kamath VP, and Mohnish Gulve, Product Number: 9B17D025,

Conferences and Workshops

    International Conferences:

  • Kamath V., Kamath B.G., Mathias K., Rao D.S., (2021), “Integration of ISM and System Dynamics to portray the antecedents and consequences of implementation of IoT in manufacturing firms”, International Conference on Maintenance and Intelligent Asset Management, December 12-15, 2021, Federation University, Ballarat Victoria, Australia
  • Pai, S.M., Siddalingaswamy, P.C., Kamath, V., (2019), “Machine Learning Approach for Formulating and Improvising Existing Local and Federal Government Policy”, 6th International Conference on Advanced Data Analysis, Business Analytics and Intelligence, April 6 -7,2019, Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad.
  • Kamath V., Biju, S., (2016), “A System Dynamics based strategic planning model for a rural milk dairy in India”, 34th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July 17-21, 2016, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Kamath V., Asish Oommen Mathew, Rodrigues L.L.R., (2013), “Indian Sparrows on the brink of extinction: Population dynamics combined with ecological changes”; 1st Minamata International Symposium on Environment and Energy Technology, December 4-6, 2013, Kumamoto, Japan.
  • Kamath B.G., Kamath V., Rodrigues L.L.R., (2013), “The dynamics of social and ecosystem for the sustainable development of mankind: A system dynamics perspective”; 1st Minamata International Symposium on Environment and Energy Technology, December 4-6, 2013, Kumamoto, Japan.
  • Kamath V., Asish Oommen Mathew, Rodrigues L.L.R., Desai P., (2013), “Saving the big cats from extinction – A systems approach to study India’s environmental initiatives to protect the Bengal tigers”; 1st Minamata International Symposium on Environment and Energy Technology, December 4-6, 2013, Kumamoto, Japan.
  • Kamath B.G., Kamath V., Garg A., Prachi, (2013), “TQM implementation, performance, and firm profitability: A causal approach”; ASCENT-2013, A Scholarly Conference on Emerging Technologies for Information Systems & Business Management, April 11-12, 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Rodrigues, L.L.R, Motlagh, F., Ramesh, D., Kamath V., (2012), “System Dynamics Model for Remanufacturing in Closed Loop Supply Chains “; 30th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July 22-26, 2012, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
  • Rodrigues, L.L.R, Motlagh, F., Hebbar, S., Kamath V., (2012), “System Dynamics based perspective to reliability centered maintenance”; 30th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July 22-26, 2012, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
  • Kamath V., Rodrigues L.L.R., Desai P., (2011), “The role of top management in using Knowledge management as a tool for innovation – A System dynamics perspective”; The 2011 International conference of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, World Congress on Engineering (WCE-2011), July 2011, Imperial College – London.
  • Kamath V., Rodrigues L.L.R., Desai P., (2010), “Achieving increased market standing by using knowledge management as a tool for innovation – a causal approach”; 2010 International Conference on Management Science and Information Engineering, December 2010, Zhengzhou- China.
  • Patel R., Rodrigues L.L.R., Kamath V., (2010), “Optimizing Safety Stock in Manufacturing Supply Chain Management: A System Dynamics Approach”; 2010 12th International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation, Cambridge University, London.
  • Kamath V., Rodrigues L.L.R., Desai P., (2009), “The effect of a good HR in promoting KM & Innovation in a manufacturing sector – A System Dynamics Approach”; Third UKSim European Symposium on Computer Modeling and Simulation, November 2009, Athens- Greece.


  • Director’s commendation for contribution in Research for the year 2020.
  • Best Teacher Award in Management Discipline at Manipal University for the year 2012.

Media Coverage

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