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Kavasseri Vaidianatha Ramanathan

Kavasseri Vaidianatha Ramanathan, Indian accounting educator, researcher, consultant. Fulbright scholar Calcutta, 1960-1963.


  • Ramanathan, Kavasseri Vaidianatha was born on November 26, 1932 in Trichur, Kerala, India. Came to the United States, 1966. Son of Kavasseri Viswanatha and Saraswathy (Apathira) Vaidianathan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Commerce, Calcutta University, India, 1954. Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1970.


    • Systems manager Philips India Ltd., Calcutta, 1955-1959. Professor accounting Indian Institute Management, Ahmedabad, 1963-1966. Associate professor accounting University Washington, Seattle, 1969-1979, professor accounting, since 1979, chairman executive Master of Business Administration program, 1982-1986.

      Director Russian programs, 1992-1995. Visiting scientist Battelle Memorial Institute, Seattle, 1974-1977. Visiting professor Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1979-1980.

      Visiting fellow Australian National University, Canberra, 1983, Monash University, Australia, 1983. Visiting professor New York University, New York City, 1986-1987, University Auckland, 1992.


    • Author: Management Control in Nonprofit Organizations, 1982. Editor: Accounting for Managerial Decision Making, 1974, Readings in Management Control in Nonprofit Organizations, 1982.


    Adviser Sandeepany West, Piercy, California, 1981-1982. Board directors Arsha Vidya Pitam, Los Gatos, California, since 1982. President Ragamala, Seattle.

    Founder, chairman Hindu Temple & Community Center Pacific Northwest, Seattle, since 1988. Fellow Indian Institute of Cost and Works Accountants. Member American Accounting Association, Finance Executives Institute, Institute of Management Accountants.


    • Married Rajalakshmi Ramanathan, April 22, 1959. 1 daughter, Saraswathy.
    • father: Kavasseri Viswanatha Vaidianathan
    • mother: Saraswathy (Apathira) Vaidianathan
    • spouse: Rajalakshmi Ramanathan
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    Born November 26, 1932
    • 1954
      Calcutta University
    • 1962
      Northwestern University
    • 1970
      Northwestern University
    • 1955 - 1959
      Systems manager, Philips India Limited
      Calcutta, West Bengal, India, West Bengal, India, India
    • 1963 - 1966
      professor, accounting Indian Institute Management
      Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, Gujarat, India, India
    • 1969 - 1979
      associate, professor accounting University Washington
      Seattle, Washington, United States
    • 1992 - 1995
      director, Russian programs
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