K.P.K. Nair

Professor Emeritus

PhD (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)

Business Administration, Faculty of

Tilley Hall 316


1 506 458 7319

Kunhiraman P.K. Nair, Professor and Dean Emeritus, joined the Faculty of Business Administration in 1972 and officially retired in 1999. He was Dean of the Faculty from 1983 to 1989. Upon retirement, the University conferred him with the lifetime rank of Professor Emeritus in Business Administration and Dean Emeritus. He remains an active researcher and a respected contributor to the Faculty's endeavours.

Dr. Nair's many accomplishments were well summarized at Encaenia 1999, when his current rank was conferred. "As an intellect, he is formidable. As an educator, he is regarded highly by his students and colleagues alike. Kunhiraman Nair has left his mark at UNB, having made substantial contributions to the development of courses in the bachelor of business administration program. As Dean of the faculty from 1983 to 1989, Dr. Nair also played a pivotal role in developing the MBA program. A consistently productive researcher, he is well known for his contributions in the areas of quality control, location theory and multi-objective programming, to name only a few. His papers have been published in well-respected journals and are cited widely. Dr. Nair has received several research grants and in 1977 was awarded the prestigious Canada Council Leave Fellowship."

He has produced over 50 refereed journal articles or book chapters and he has presented papers in conferences throughout the world. His research as appeared in publications such as: the Canadian Journal of Operational Research and Information Processing, Discrete Applied Mathematics, the European Journal of Operational Research, INFOR, the Journal of Industrial Engineering, the Journal of the Operational Research Society of America, the Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Management Science, Networks, and OMEGA. Dr. Nair is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Production & Operations Management.

He continues to conduct research in the areas of decision processes, network theory, game theory, and combinatorics.