Jayakanth Srinivasan

Research Scientist, PTSI Project
Sloan School of Management
Sociotechnical Systems Research Center

Dr. Jayakanth “JK" Srinivasan is a research scientist at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and a visiting faculty member at the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering at MDH. Over the last decade as an engaged scholar his research has focused on the transformation of knowledge-intensive organizations ranging from governmental agencies to software organizations, and more recently to public sector health care. His 2011 book, Beyond the Lean Revolution: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Enterprise Transformation (AMACOM Press), co-authored with Deborah Nightingale, offers seven principles and a roadmap that leaders can use to guide their enterprise transformation efforts. In 2010 Dr. Srinivasan was named a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery for his research on software organizations. Since 2010, he has been part of the MIT PTSI team where he leads the research on the mental health systems of care in the Army. In this role he works with graduate students, researchers, and key leaders in the Army to collaboratively evolve both the direct care delivery system and the larger Army environment within which care is provided. Dr. Srinivasan received his doctoral degree from the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering at Malardalen University, Sweden. He received his graduate degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT, and avionics engineering from Anna University, and his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Mangalore University. He is the recipient of the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Award for contributions to improving the Army’s mental health system of care.


Edoff, Petra, and Jayakanth Srinivasan. "Offshoring of complex products – a process approach." Offshoring Research Network International Conference 2012, May, 2012.

Nightingale, Deborah J., and Jayakanth Srinivasan. "Beyond the Lean Revolution: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Enterprise Transformation." New York: American Management Association, 2011.

Glover, Wiljeana, Cody Kamin, Judy Wang, Jayakanth Srinivasan, C. Robert Kenley, Deborah Nightingale, and Lean Advancement Initiative. "Continuum of Care for Post-Traumatic Stress In The US Military Enterprise." 2011.

Srinivasan, Jayakanth, and Kristina Lundqvist. "Agile in India: Findings from Three Cases, 3rd India Software Engineering Conference." Mysore, India, February, 2010.