Hello! I am an Assistant Professor of Operations and Information Management at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. I conduct interdisciplinary empirical research to discover ways in which businesses can create social value and improve environmental sustainability.

I particularly enjoy hands-on field-work driven empirical projects where I can engage with stakeholders to identify research questions rooted in local context. I completed my PhD in Management Science and Operations at London Business School and postdoc from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Previously, I worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C.

Research Projects

Disruptions, Resilience and Performance of Emerging Market Entrepreneurs: Evidence from Uganda, (with S.J. Anderson and K. Ramdas). Minor Revision at Management Science.

    • 2nd Place, POMS College for Supply Chain Management Best Student Paper Competition, 2019

    • Accepted at MSOM Supply Chain SIG, 2018

Timely After-Sales Service and Technology Adoption: Evidence from the Off-Grid Solar Market in Uganda, (with K. Ramdas). Minor Revision at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

    • Finalist, MSOM Best Student Paper Competition, 2019

    • Accepted at Wharton Workshop for Empirical Research in Operations Management, 2019

Business Model Innovation to Reduce Environmental Pollution - The Case of Lead Acid Batteries in Bangladesh, (with E. Plambeck). Work in Progress.

Indirect Marketing Through Service Technicians - Impact on Adoption of Solar Home Systems in East Africa, (with K. Ramdas). Work in Progress.

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs By Managing Operational Constraints, (with K. Ramdas). Work in Progress.

Featured Research

Why small businesses should prepare for the worst. London Business School Review, March 2019.

Wheeler Institute grant recipient, 2019. Video on research vision.

Contact Information


LinkedIn: Amrita Kundu