Dr. Pradip Shukla

Dr. Pradip Shukla

Associate Professor
The George L. Argyros College of Business and Economics
Expertise: Operations Management; Production Management; Supply Chain Management;
Office Location: Beckman Hall 307C
Phone: (714) 997-6817
California State University, Long Beach, Bachelor of Arts
California State University, Long Beach, Bachelor of Science
University of California, Los Angeles, Master of Education
California State University, Long Beach, Master of Business Admin.
University of Southern California, Master of Science
University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D.


Dr. Shukla received a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Southern California and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and he has a total of seven college degrees.  He joined Chapman University in 1985 as an Associate Professor of  Management. Dr. Shukla has previously worked in faculty and administrative positions at California State University campuses, Brandman University/Univ. of Massachusetts Global, USC, and at California community colleges.  He has edited two published textbooks and has presented/published several papers.  His research focuses upon the application of managerial and strategic decision-making tools and he has served as a Sam Walton SIFE Fellow. In 2007, Dr. Shukla received the Chapman University Alumni Top Faculty Award; only one award given in the entire year campuswide to the one faculty member with most votes selected by the alumni association.

Dr. Shukla is currently one of the most senior faculty members at Chapman University across the entire campus and has worked with the highest administrators at Chapman University.  He is a co-founder of the APIDA Faculty and Staff Forum at Chapman University, a founding Advisory Board Member of the Asian Pacific Institute at Chapman Univerisity.  He was invited to serve as the Keynote Speaker for the APIDA Graduation Ceremony in 2023.  He has served in leadership roles in the Soutern California Indian Community with groups such as India@75 Executive Committee that put on major ticketed events at the Cerritis Performing Arts Center and IASH- Indo American Senior Heritage Group.

In 2009 and 2010, Dr. Shukla was appointed to the position of Vice Chancellor for Entrepreneurship at Chapman University; the objective of this position was to create entrepreneurial opportunities and values across the entire campus.  From 2002 to 2010, he served as Director of the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics within the Argyros School of Business and Economics. He was previously in charge of the Entrepreneurship programs at Brandman University/ University of Massachusetts Global, CSU Long Beach and CSU Northridge.  He has served as the faculty advisor to Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity (and served as faculty advisor from founding for fifteen years), Students in Free Enterprise, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, South Asian Students Association, and the International Student Association at Chapman University. Dr. Shukla has taught as a professor for over 60 full time equivalent years. He mentored two students who won the highest Chapman University Student Award--- the Chapman University Cheverton Trophy.

Dr. Shukla has helped Chapman University students to win individual and team regional, national, and global awards/finalist rankings in Entrepreneurship & Business Plan Contests. The entrepreneurship program at Chapman University in 2008 was ranked # 6 among undergraduate programs nationally by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine out of 2300 programs surveyed.  In 2008, Chapman University received the 1st Place National Innovative Pedagogy Award from the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In 2009, Chapman University finished 2nd Place for the Model MBA Program in Entrepreneurship nationally as evaluated by USASBE.

Dr. Shukla received the 1st Place Best Faculty Advisor Award from Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization in 2006 out of all global chapters.  In 2008, he was selected to receive an Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Teaching Award from the ACTON Foundation for Entrepreneneurship  Excellence to recognize the best entrepreneurship instructors nationally. He has served as a Curriculum Study Guide Developer and test writer for the “Economics and Entrepreneurship” section of the United States Academic Decathlon.  Dr. Shukla served as a business reviewer for the Advanced Technology Program of the United States Department of Commerce where he reviewed business plans for federal funding support.  Dr. Shukla has consulted with entrepreneurial firms at all stages--- business plan, inception, growth, succession planning, going public, and  liquidation.

Dr. Shukla has served on the Board of Directors of: the Orange County Forum, Orange County Innovation, the Harvard Business School Alumni of OC Entrepreneurship Conference, the City of Orange Economic Development Committee,  Orange Chamber of Commerce, the Friends of the Villa Park Library, and the Board of Directors of the Orange County Mental Health Association.  He served on the national advisory board of StudentBusinesses.com, a social network for entrepreneurship students and investors started by Harvard University students. Dr. Shukla served on the advisory board of Advanced Predictive Analytics, Inc. which was a big data analytics firm and Dr. Shukla served on the board with Dr. Arthur Laffer who is considered one of the top economists globally.  Dr. Shukla was selected in 2019 to receive a Marquis Who’s Who in America Lifetime Achievement Award.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Facts and Fictions about the Effect of the Pandemic on U.S. Manufacturing, International Journal of Science, Engineering and Management, Vol. 10, Issue 7, July, 2023 pp. 46-48
Professor P. K. Shukla, who teaches Supply Chain Management, was featured on Marketscale.com, the Voice of B2B on UPS Negotiations. Professor Shukla predicted correctly in his July 20, 2023 video insights that a strike would be averted through last-minute negotiations when many other analysts felt a strike was unavoidable. https://marketscale.com/industries/business-services/ups-vs-teamsters-can-companies-mitigate-the-consequences-of-the-major-ups-teamsters-strike/
Indian Nonprofit Organizations Can Profit From These 5 Tips, in India@75 Celebrating 75 Years of Independence Book, published by India Empire Magazine, p.180.
Facts About Indians In America, in India@75 Celebrating 75 Years of Independence Book, published by India Empire Magazine, pp.178-179.
Entrepreneurship Myths And Realities For Indians To Consider, in India@75 Celebrating 75 Years of Independence Book, published by India Empire Magazine, p.170.
Avoiding Obsolescence As We Indians Age Everyone Needs Lifelong Professional Development, in India@75 Celebrating 75 Years of Independence Book, published by India Empire Magazine, p.165.
Shukla, P., Shukla-Belmontes, M. (January 20-21, 2022). A Review of Literature on the Automobile Industry Computer Chip Shortage. In Proceedings of 2022 IASTEM International Conference (San Diego, California) (pp.27-29).
Quoted in October 11, 2022 edition of Epoch Times to explain about causes in Asia to United States Supply Chain changes: https://www.theepochtimes.com/imports-drop-to-lowest-level-since-pandemic-started-report_4790169.h
Shukla, P. Associate Editor, Kathuria, R. Editor, et al (December, 2021). Proceedings of Global Conference on Innovations in Management and Business (July 27-28, 2021 Virtual). Published/indexed/hosted by Elsevier in Social Science Research Network (SSRN Proceedings).
How Strategic Management Course Tools Would Have Helped To Forecast Pandemic Risks, co-authored with Monica Shukla-Belmontes, Ph.D., Yatri Shukla, EMBA, and Amy Shukla, M.Ed., Academy of Business Research Journal, Fall, 2020 Special Issue on COVID-19 with John Hopkins University Guest Editor
2020's Best Coffee Cities in America Expert Opinion provided, Wallethub.com, September 23, 2020 https://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-for-coffee-lovers/23739#expert=Pradip_Shukla
Shukla, P., Shukla, Y., Shukla, M., Shukla, A. (July 31-August 2, 2019). A Conjoint Analysis of Tradeoff Preferences in Green Homebuilding Practices in the United States. In Proceedings for the Academy of Business Research Summer 2019 Conference (Niagara Falls, ON, Canada) (p.40).
“A Conjoint Analysis of Millennial Tradeoff Preferences in Increasing Sustainable Materials Use in US Homebuilding,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Sciences, Business, Economics, and Management Studies, March 25, 2018 Bangkok, Thailand
Published Paper in Referred Journal: Shukla, P., Shukla, M., Shukla, Y. (Fourth Quarter, 2018). LidSuperior X Lid: A Case on Launching A New Patented Cup Lid in the United States. Journal of Business Case Studies, 14(4), 39-46.
Expert Opinion on 2018 Best and Worst Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs, published on Wallethub.com April 26, 2018.
"Using a Tools Reflections Paper Assignment to Teach the Relevance of Applications of Operations Management," Proceedings of the 2016 International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research, August, 2016 New Orleans, LA. Co-authored with Monica Shukla, Associate Dean Brandman University
"Small Business Policy Index Traction And Movement Update 2000 to 2016," International Business and Economics Research Journal, September/October 2016 Volume 15, Number 5 pp.259-264. Co-authored with Monica Shukla, Associate Dean Brandman University
"An Analysis of Key State Policy Measure Changes That Result in Significant Increases and Decreases in State Business Policy Index Rankings,” Proceedings of the 2015 Western Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, April, 2015 Maui, Hawaii
"An Analysis of Gender and Major Differences Upon Undergraduate Student Attitudes About Community Service Learning," Contemporary Issues in Education Research, Volume 7, Number 1, pp.39-44. Co-authored with Monica Shukla, Assistant Professor, Brandman University
"Small Business Survival Index Traction and Movement in Rankings of States (2000-2013)," Journal of Business and Economics Research, Volume 12, Number 2, pp. 153-158. Co-authored with Monica Shukla, Assistant Professor, Brandman University
"Small Business Survival Index Stability and Movement in Rankings of States 2004-2010: Rigidity in Changes in State Rankings," Proceedings of Association for Global Research Annual Conference 2011, November, 2011 Newport Beach, Ca
“Jane’s Healthy Gourmet: A Case on Sustaining Entrepreneurial Growth,” Case and Teaching Notes, Journal of Business Case Studies March/April 2010, V. 6, N. 2, pp. 1-8
Published Paper in Referred Journal: How Entrepreneurial Firms Prosper while Larger Firms Crumble, International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 4, No.3 March, 2009.
“Entrepreneurial Firms Prosper While Larger Firms Crumble,” Chapman University Economic and Business Review, December, 2008 Volume 27, Number 1.