As a former business executive, Kenneth A. Saban has 25 years executive experience developing global business initiatives for a number of Fortune 500 corporations as AT&T, Borden's, Computer Sciences, Midland-Ross, Pass & Seymour/LeGrand, Robbins & Meyers, Vickers, and Westinghouse Electric. He has degrees from Youngstown State University (B.S.B.A.), Northwestern University (M.S.J.), and the University of Pittsburgh (Ph.D.), and has attended numerous world class seminars at Kellogg, Wharton, and the Crosby Quality College.
Saban, K. & Mawhinney, J. (2011). "The Role of Human Collaboration in Supply Chain Management", In Ephrem Eyob (Ed.) Customer-Oriented Global Supply Chains: Concepts for Effective Management. 701 E. Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1240: IGI Global.
Saban, K. & Mawhinney, J. (in press, 2010). Human Collaboration: A Key Component to Supply Chain Collaboration. Journal of Applied Marketing Theory.
Saban, K. & Luchs, R. (2010). The Benefits of Governing with a Trust-Centric Strategy. The Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics.
Saban, K., Rau, S., & Mawhinney, J. (2009). Impact of Human Collaboration on Technology Deployment. Journal of Supply Chain Management.
Saban, K. & Mawhinney, J. (2009), Virtual Manufacturing Network: Human Collaboration Tools ($23,981.00 Grant), GOV-Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Prepare the final report for the AFOSR.
Saban, K., Roberts, J., Rau, S., & Pentico, D. (2009), Cyber-Security Preparedness for Small and Medium Business ($376,000.00 Grant), Department of Justice. National study of the security practices of small and medium enterprises as well as a national computer security conference.
Saban, K. & Mawhinney, J. (2008). The Strategic Role of Human Collaboration in Supply Chain Management. International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, 3 (1), 43-57.
Saban, K., Mawhinney, J., & Rau, S. (2008), Virtual Manufacturing Network: Human Collaboration Tools ($374,912.00 Grant), GOV-Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).
Saban, K. & Rau, S. (2007), Cyber-Security: Small Business ($150,000.00 Grant), Department of Justice.
Saban, K. & Mawhinney, J. (2006), Virtual Manufacturing Network: Human Collaboration ($258,240.00 Grant), GOV-Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).
Saban, K. & Rau, S. (2005). The Functionality of the Internet as an Export Marketing Channel .International Journal of Electronic Commerce & Business Media, 15 (2), 128-135.
Saban, K., Tatar, G., Brown, P., & Lanasa, J. (2004). Survivability Planning: Making Security a Business Priority. Journal of International Business Schools Computing, 12 (1), 19-28.
Kenneth A. Saban's research interests include supply chain collaboration and the impact of technology on business performance. Receiving approximately $1.5 million in Federal Grants, he has studied the impact of human collaboration on business performance which resulted in a model to measure collaboration between supply chain partners. He has also studied methods to improve the computer security preparedness of small and medium enterprises.
Currently, Saban is developing a model to measure the economics of trust which is a critical cornerstone to building trust among various business partners. This is critical as most manufacturers are shifting a larger percentage of their work outside the boundaries of the company.