Suvrat Dhanorkar

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Assistant Professor of Supply Chain & Information Systems

Office Address 466 Business Building, University Park, PA 16802
Phone Number 814-863-3077
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I obtained my PhD from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and my MBA from the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.


Environmental Supply Chains and Operations, Environmental IS


Ph D, Business Administration (Econometrics), University of Minnesota, 2015

MBA, Business Administration, University of Notre Dame, 2010

Courses Taught

SCM 405 – Manufacturing and Services Strategies (3)
Investigates manufacturing and services strategies in supply chain networks.

Selected Publications

Dhanorkar S., Kim Y., Linderman K. W., "An Empirical Investigation of Transaction Dynamics in Online Surplus Networks: A Complex Adaptive Systems Perspective." Journal of Operations Management, 2018.
Dhanorkar S., "Environmental Benefits of Internet-enabled C2C Closed Loop Surplus Chains: A Quasi-Experimental Study of Craigslist." Management Science, 2018.
Dhanorkar S., Siemsen E., Linderman K. W., "Promoting Change from the Outside: Directing Managerial Attention in the Implementation of Environmental Improvements." Management Science, 2017.
Dhanorkar S., Donohue K. L., Linderman K. W., "Repurposing materials and waste through online exchanges: overcoming the last hurdle." Production and Operations Management Journal, 2015, doi:10.1111/poms.12345.
Su H., Dhanorkar S., Linderman K. W., "A Competitive Advantage from the Implementation Timing of ISO Management Standards." Journal of Operations Management, doi:10.1016/j.jom.2015.03.004.

Research Impact and Media Mentions

"Craigslist, other online exchanges, may be good for the environment", PSU News, Web
"Timing of regulatory stick and supportive carrot may keep businesses focused", PSU News, Web
"Fostering Online Platforms to Reuse Materials and Reduce Waste", Discovery @ Carlson, Discovery @ Carlson
"Be a Part of the Reuse Revolution", Minnesota Daily, Newspaper
"ND Sustainability Research: Corporate walk needs to catch up to talk", Notre Dame News, University Media