Subodha Kumar

Subodha Kumar

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Statistics, Operations, and Data Science

      • Paul R. Anderson Professor


Subodha Kumar is the Paul R. Anderson Distinguished Chair Professor of Statistics, Operations, and Data Science and the Founding Director of the Center for Business Analytics and Disruptive Technologies at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. He has a secondary appointment in Information Systems. He also serves as the Concentration Director for Ph.D. Program in Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Prof. Kumar has been awarded a Changjiang Scholars Chair Professorship by the China’s Ministry of Education. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Indian School of Business (ISB), and he previously served on the faculty of University of Washington and Texas A&M University.

Prof. Kumar has received numerous other research and teaching awards and has published more than 225 papers in reputed journals and refereed conferences. In 2019, he was elected to become a Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Fellow. He was ranked #1 worldwide for publishing in Information Systems Research. In addition, he has authored books, book chapters, Harvard Business School cases, and Ivey Business School cases. He is routinely cited in different media outlets including NBC, CBS, Fox, Business Week, and New York Post.

He is the Deputy Editor of Production and Operations Management Journal and the Founding Executive Editor of Management and Business Review (MBR), among other editorial boards. He was the conference chair for POMS 2018 and DSI 2018, and he has co-chaired several other conferences.

Research Interests

  • Social media analytics
  • Healthcare analytics
  • Retail analytics
  • Supply chain management
  • Electronic commerce
  • Web advertisement
  • Cybersecurity
  • Econometric modeling
  • Project management
  • Scheduling
  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Web pricing
  • Database management

Courses Taught




BA 9183

Directed Study in Business


BA 9783

Research Project II


BA 9812

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the New Economy


BA 9883

Research Project III


BA 9883

Directed Reading/Study


MSOM 5806

Managing Operations in the Enterprise


MSOM 9101

Continuous and Nonlinear Optimization Methods


MSOM 9102

Linear and Discrete Optimization


SCM 5101

Supply Chain Analytics


Selected Publications


  • Kumar, S. & Mallipeddi, R.R. (2022). Impact of cybersecurity on operations and supply chain management: Emerging trends and future research directions. Production and Operations Management, 31(12), 4488-4500. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/poms.13859.

  • Kumar, S. & Tang, C.S. (2022). Expanding the boundaries of the discipline: The 30th‐anniversary issue ofProduction and Operations Management. Production and Operations Management, 31(12), 4257-4261. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/poms.13846.

  • Kumar, N., Qiu, L., & Kumar, S. (2022). A Hashtag Is Worth a Thousand Words: An Empirical Investigation of Social Media Strategies in Trademarking Hashtags. Information Systems Research, 33(4), 1403-1427. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/isre.2022.1107.

  • Gupta, S., Parra, C.M., & Kumar, S. (2022). Emerging research problems in different business domains: An analytics perspective. Production and Operations Management, 31(10), 3647-3650. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/poms.13875.

  • Fan, W., Zong, Y., & Kumar, S. (2022). Optimal treatment of chronic kidney disease with uncertainty in obtaining a transplantable kidney: an MDP based approach. Annals of Operations Research, 316(1), 269-302. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10479-020-03779-2.

  • Gao, H., Kumar, S., Tan, Y.R., & Zhao, H. (2022). Socialize More, Pay Less: Randomized Field Experiments on Social Pricing. Information Systems Research, 33(3), 935-953. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/isre.2021.1089.

  • Kumar, S., Singhal, J., & Singhal, K. (2022). A Programmed Method for Generating New Product Ideas from an Existing Product Line. Decision Sciences, 53(4), 771-776. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/deci.12492.

  • Kumar, S. (2022). A Brief History of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Management and Business Review, 2(1), 67-72. Retrieved from

  • Kumar, S., Qiu, L., Sen, A., & Sinha, A.P. (2022). Putting analytics into action in care coordination research: Emerging issues and potential solutions. Production and Operations Management, 31(6), 2714-2738. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/poms.13771.

  • Li, B. & Kumar, S. (2022). Managing Software‐as‐a‐Service: Pricing and operations. Production and Operations Management, 31(6), 2588-2608. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/poms.13729.

  • Gour, A., Aggarwal, S., & Kumar, S. (2022). Lending ears to unheard voices: An empirical analysis of user‐generated content on social media. Production and Operations Management, 31(6), 2457-2476. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/poms.13732.

  • Qiu, L., Kumar, S., Sen, A., & Sinha, A.P. (2022). Impact of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program on hospital readmission and mortality: An economic analysis. Production and Operations Management, 31(5), 2341-2360. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/poms.13724.

  • Delasay, M., Jain, A., & Kumar, S. (2022). Impacts of the COVID‐19 pandemic on grocery retail operations: An analytical model. Production and Operations Management, 31(5), 2237-2255. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/poms.13717.

  • Stekelorum, R., Gupta, S., Laguir, I., Kumar, S., & Kumar, S. (2022). Pouring cement down one of your oil wells: Relationship between the supply chain disruption orientation and performance. Production and Operations Management, 31(5), 2084-2106. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/poms.13708.

  • Zhao, W., Liu, Q.B., Guo, X., Wu, T., & Kumar, S. (2022). Quid pro quo in online medical consultation? Investigating the effects of small monetary gifts from patients. PRODUCTION and OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, 31(4), 1698-1718. 10.1111/poms.13639

  • Stauffer, J.M., Vanajakumari, M., Kumar, S., & Mangapora, T. (2022). Achieving equitable food security: How can food bank mobile pantries fill this humanitarian need. PRODUCTION and OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, 31(4), 1802-1821. 10.1111/poms.13663

  • Petryk, M., Rivera, M., Bhattacharya, S., Qiu, L., & Kumar, S. (2022). How Network Embeddedness Affects Real-Time Performance Feedback: An Empirical Investigation. INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH. 10.1287/isre.2022.1110

  • Chuang, H.H., Oliva, R., & Kumar, S. (2022). Group‐level information decay and inventory inspection: An empirical‐analytical approach. Journal of Operations Management, 68(2), 130-152. Wiley. doi: 10.1002/joom.1167.

  • Choi, T., Kumar, S., Yue, X., & Chan, H. (2022). Disruptive Technologies and Operations Management in the Industry 4.0 Era and Beyond. Production and Operations Management, 31(1), 9-31. doi: 10.1111/poms.13622.

  • Mallipeddi, R.R., Kumar, S., Sriskandarajah, C., & Zhu, Y. (2022). A Framework for Analyzing Influencer Marketing in Social Networks: Selection and Scheduling of Influencers. Management Science, 68(1), 75-104. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/mnsc.2020.3899.

  • Kumar, S. & Qiu, L. (2021). Social Media Analytics and Practical Applications The Change to the Competition Landscape. CRC Press.

  • Saha, R.L., Singha, S., & Kumar, S. (2021). Does Congestion Always Hurt? Managing Discount Under Congestion in a Game-Theoretic Setting. Information Systems Research, 32(4), 1347-1367. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/isre.2021.1040.

  • Chen, R., Kumar, S., Singhal, J., & Singhal, K. (2021). Note: The value and cost of the customer’s waiting time. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 23(6), 1539-1542. doi: 10.1287/msom.2020.0914.

  • Vedantam, A., Demirezen, E., & Kumar, S. (2021). Trade-In or Sell in My P2P Marketplace: A Game Theoretic Analysis of Profit and Environmental Impact. Production and Operations Management, 30(11), 3923-3942. doi: 10.1111/poms.13558.

  • Chen, W., Lu, Y., Qiu, L., & Kumar, S. (2021). Designing Personalized Treatment Plans for Breast Cancer. Information Systems Research, 32(3), 932-949. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/isre.2021.1002.

  • Timoumi, A., Singh, N., & Kumar, S. (2021). Is Your Retailer a Friend or Foe: When Should the Manufacturer Allow Its Retailer to Refurbish? Production and Operations Management, 30(9), 2814-2839. doi: 10.1111/poms.13548.

  • Kistler, J., Janakiraman, R., Kumar, S., & Tiwari, V. (2021). The Effect of Operational Process Changes on Preoperative Patient Flow: Evidence from Field Research. Production and Operations Management, 30(6), 1647-1667. doi: 10.1111/poms.13301.

  • Rivera, M., Qiu, L., Kumar, S., & Petrucci, T. (2021). Are Traditional Performance Reviews Outdated? An Empirical Analysis on Continuous, Real-Time Feedback in the Workplace. Information Systems Research, 32(2), 517-540. doi: 10.1287/isre.2020.0979.

  • Chang, X., Huang, Y., Li, M., Bo, X., & Kumar, S. (2021). Efficient Detection of Environmental Violators: A Big Data Approach. Production and Operations Management, 30(5), 1246-1270. doi: 10.1111/poms.13272.

  • Youn, S., Heim, G., Kumar, S., & Sriskandarajah, C. (2021). Examining the Impacts of Clinical Practice Variation on Operational Performance. Production and Operations Management, 30(4), 839-863. doi: 10.1111/poms.13256.

  • Mallipeddi, R., Janakiraman, R., Kumar, S., & Gupta, S. (2021). The effects of social media content created by human brands on engagement: Evidence from indian general election 2014. Information Systems Research, 32(1), 212-237. doi: 10.1287/isre.2020.0961.

  • Chen, M., Pang, M., & Kumar, S. (2021). Do you have a room for us in your it? an economic analysis of shared it services and implications for it industries. MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems, 45(1), 225-268. doi: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/15573.

  • Stauffer, J. & Kumar, S. (2021). Impact of Incorporating Returns into Pre-Disaster Deployments for Rapid-Onset Predictable Disasters. Production and Operations Management, 30(2), 451-474. doi: 10.1111/poms.13204.

  • Kumar, S. (2021). How Analytics Allowed the FCC to Save $7.3 Billion by Auctioning Underused Television Spectrum. Management and Business Review, 1.

  • Pei, J., Yan, P., Kumar, S., & Liu, X. (2021). How to React to Internal and External Sharing in B2C and C2C. Production and Operations Management, 30(1), 145-170. doi: 10.1111/poms.13189.

  • Huang, Y., Zhu, Y., Kumar, S., Shetty, B., & Sriskandarajah, C. (2020). A Framework for Analyzing the U.S. Coin Supply Chain. Production and Operations Management, 29(12), 2736-2759. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/poms.13168.

  • Sen, R., Choobineh, J., & Kumar, S. (2020). Determinants of Software Vulnerability Disclosure Timing. Production and Operations Management, 29(11), 2532-2552. doi: 10.1111/poms.13120.

  • Sun, H. & Kumar, S. (2020). A Manufacturer's New Product Preannouncement Decision and the Supplier's Response. Production and Operations Management, 29(10), 2289-2306. doi: 10.1111/poms.12900.

  • Kumar, S., Narayanan, S., & Salvador, F. (2020). Innovation in supply networks—A research framework and roadmap. Journal of Operations Management, 66(7-8), 754-767. doi: 10.1002/joom.1122.

  • Demirezen, E., Kumar, S., & Shetty, B. (2020). Two Is Better Than One: A Dynamic Analysis of Value Co-Creation. Production and Operations Management, 29(9), 2057-2076. doi: 10.1111/poms.12862.

  • Ketzenberg, M., Abbey, J., Heim, G., & Kumar, S. (2020). Assessing customer return behaviors through data analytics. Journal of Operations Management, 66(6), 622-645. doi: 10.1002/joom.1086.

  • Ghoshal, A., Kumar, S., & Mookerjee, V. (2020). Dilemma of Data Sharing Alliance: When Do Competing Personalizing and Non-Personalizing Firms Share Data. Production and Operations Management, 29(8), 1918-1936. doi: 10.1111/poms.12959.

  • Liu, D., Kumar, S., & Mookerjee, V. (2020). Flexible and committed advertising contracts in electronic retailing. Information Systems Research, 31(2), 323-339. doi: 10.1287/ISRE.2019.0886.

  • Kumar, S., Tan, Y.R., & Wei, L. (2020). When to Play Your Advertisement? Optimal Insertion Policy of Behavioral Advertisement. Information Systems Research, 31(2), 589-606. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/isre.2019.0904.

  • Rajapakshe, T., Kumar, S., Sen, A., & Sriskandarajah, C. (2020). Sustainability Planning for Healthcare Information Exchanges with Supplier Rebate Program. Operations Research, 68(3), 793-817. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/opre.2019.1912.

  • Stauffer, J.M., Vanajakumari, M., Kumar, S., & Mangapora, T. (2020). Achieving Equitable Food Security: How Can Food Bank Mobile Pantries Fill this Humanitarian Need.

  • Kumar, N., Venugopal, D., Qiu, L., & Kumar, S. (2019). Detecting Anomalous Online Reviewers: An Unsupervised Approach Using Mixture Models. Journal of Management Information Systems, 36(4), 1313-1346. doi: 10.1080/07421222.2019.1661089.

  • Khurana, S., Qiu, L., & Kumar, S. (2019). When a Doctor Knows, It Shows: An Empirical Analysis of Doctors’ Responses in a Q&A Forum of an Online Healthcare Portal. Information Systems Research, 30(3), 872-891. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/isre.2019.0836.

  • Kumar, A., Mehra, A., & Kumar, S. (2019). Why Do Stores Drive Online Sales? Evidence of Underlying Mechanisms from a Multichannel Retailer. Information Systems Research, 30(1), 319-338. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/isre.2018.0814.

  • Shanmugasundaram, N., Sushita, K., Kumar, S., & Ganesh, E. (2019). Genetic algorithm-based road network design for optimising the vehicle travel distance. International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems, 4(4), 355-374. doi: 10.1504/IJVICS.2019.103931.

  • Kumar, N., Qiu, L., & Kumar, S. (2018). Exit, Voice, and Response on Digital Platforms: An Empirical Investigation of Online Management Response Strategies. Information Systems Research, 29(4), 849-870. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/isre.2017.0749.

  • Kumar, S., Mookerjee, V., & Shubham, A. (2018). Research in Operations Management and Information Systems Interface. Production and Operations Management, 27(11), 1893-1905. doi: 10.1111/poms.12961.

  • Guha, S. & Kumar, S. (2018). Emergence of Big Data Research in Operations Management, Information Systems, and Healthcare: Past Contributions and Future Roadmap. Production and Operations Management, 27(9), 1724-1735. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/poms.12833.

  • Mehra, A., Kumar, S., & Raju, J. (2018). Competitive strategies for brick-and-mortar stores to counter "showrooming." Management Science, 64(7), 3076-3090. doi: 10.1287/mnsc.2017.2764.

  • Li, B. & Kumar, S. (2018). Should You Kill or Embrace Your Competitor: Cloud Service and Competition Strategy. Production and Operations Management, 27(5), 822-838. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/poms.12843.

  • Kumar, N., Venugopal, D., Qiu, L., & Kumar, S. (2018). Stranger Danger on Online Digital Platforms: An Empirical Evaluation of Detecting Review Manipulation. Journal of Management Information Systems, 35(1), 350-380. 10.1080/07421222.2018.1440758