Carlson School of Management

Suvrat Dhanorkar

Dhanorkar,Suvrat Saurabh

PhD Candidate
Supply Chain & Operations

I am a final year PhD Candidate (expected graduation in June 2015) in Supply Chain & Operations at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. My research largely falls into two domains.

Leveraging Internet Technologies for Promoting Sharing & Reuse: I am very interested in understanding how internet-based technologies can be leveraged to promote sharing/reuse of products and capacity. My current research attempts to unpack the potential of Online Materials & Waste Exchanges (OMWEs), which are internet-based B2B platforms for promoting reuse through industrial surplus exchanges. I am also investigating other B2C, P2P and Internet Classifieds channels for promoting sharing, renting and reuse.

Examining the Effect of External Influences on Operations: Today, the operations and production functions are no more confined to the walls of the “factory”. In light of rapid changes and globalization of supply chains, my research aims to understand how external influences (e.g. regulatory and non-regulatory actions, competition) spur (as well as disrupt) operations.

For my research, I regularly collaborate with local environmental agencies and companies for data collection and research dissemination. My research is funded by the University of Minnesota Graduate Dissertation Fellowship.

Repurposing Materials & Waste Through Online Exchanges: Overcoming the Last Hurdle. With Donohue K., Linderman K. Invited for 3rd Round Review at the Production and Operations Management (POM) Journal (Special Issue on 'Socially Responsible Operations').

Promoting Change From The Outside: The Roles of Punishment and Support in the Context of Environmental Improvements. With Siemsen E., Linderman K. Invited Revision at Management Science

Deciding When to Implement Compatible Management Standards? The Early Mover Dis(Advantage)? With Su HC., Linderman K. Under 2nd Round Review at the Journal of Operations Management

Stability, Decline, Crash & Recovery: Allusions to Social Responsibility during the Economic Crisis. With Devaraj S. Under Review at Strategic Management Journal.

Mediated Online Markets for Coordinating Industrial Surplus Chains: A Quasi-Experiment. With Linderman K. Working Paper. Being Prepared for Submission to Management Science

This individual is not scheduled to teach in the last, current, or next term.

This individual has no current activities on record.

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PhD Business Administration, Expected 2015
Supply Chain & Operations
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

Master's Business Administration, 2010
University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

PG Diploma, 2008
Operations Management
SIBM, India

Bachelor's in Engineering, 2006
University of Pune, India


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