Vishal Gaur

Vishal Gaur

Associate Dean for MBA Programs
Emerson Professor of Manufacturing Management
Professor of Operations, Technology and Information Management

377 Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: 607-255-6755

Professor Gaur's research interests lie in retail operations and supply chain management, including topics such as inventory management, product variety, demand forecasting, store execution, and linking operations to financial performance. His research uses different types of data sets and models, such as aggregate publicly available firm-level or industry-level data, proprietary transaction-level data from firms, and online consumer browsing data to assess performance, improve demand forecasting, and optimize decision-making.

Gaur teaches the MBA core course in operations management and an MBA elective course in retail operations. He has received numerous awards for his research and teaching: the Johnson Faculty Research Award in 2012-13, the Clifford H. Whitcomb Faculty Fellowship in 2010-11, the Johnson Core Faculty Award three times, by the graduating classes of 2015, 2012 and 2008, the Wickham Skinner Early Career Research Accomplishments Award by Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) in 2006, and honorable mention in the George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award Competition in 2001. His co-authored paper “Hedging Inventory Risk Through Market Instruments”, published in the journal Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, received the 2008 Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Best Paper Award. He serves as a department editor for Management Science journal and an associate editor for Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management. Prof. Gaur received his Ph.D. from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, in 2001, his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 1995, and his BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1993. Before joining Johnson, he was an assistant professor at NYU Stern School of Business during 2001-07 and a visiting associate professor at Harvard Business School during 2007-08.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Accepted Papers

  • Kesavan, S.; Kushwaha, V.; Gaur, Vishal.  "Do High- and Low-Inventory Turnover Retailers Respond Differently to Demand Shocks?"  Manufacturing & Service Operations Management  (Accepted)

  • Lee, JoonKyum; Gaur, Vishal; Muthulingam, Suresh.  "Stockout-Based Substitution and Inventory Planning in Textbook Retailing"  Manufacturing & Service Operations Management  (Accepted)

  • Osadchiy, Nikolay; Gaur, Vishal; Seshadri, Sridhar.  "Systematic Risk in Supply Chain Sales"  Management Science  (Accepted)

Published Papers

Working Papers

Book Chapters

  • Gaur, Vishal, 2013, Supply Chain Management, in Core Curriculum in Operations Management, eds Roy Shapiro, Harvard Business School Publishing.

  • Alan, Yasin; Gaur, Vishal, 2011, Category and Inventory Management, in Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, John Wiley & Sons.

  • Gaur, Vishal; Kesavan, Saravanan, 2008, The Effects of Firm Size and Sales Growth Rate on Inventory Turnover Performance in the U.S. Retail Sector, in Retail Supply Chain Management, eds N. Agrawal and S. Smith, Springer.