Vishal Agrawal



Curriculum Vitae



Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor

Operations & Information Management


McDonough School of Business

Georgetown University

37th & O Streets

Washington, D. C. 20057



Research Interests

Sustainable Operations, New Product Development, Supply Chain Management and Effect of Consumer Behavior on Operations.


Journal Articles

1.  Agrawal, V. and M. Ferguson, 2007, “Bid-Response Models for Customized Pricing,” Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management 6(3), 212-228.

2.  Agrawal, V., M. Ferguson, L. B. Toktay, and V. Thomas, 2012, “Is Leasing Greener than Selling?Management Science, 58(3), 523-533.

3.  Agrawal, V. and S. Ulku, 2013, “The Role of Modular Upgradability as a Green Design StrategyManufacturing and Service Operations Management, 15(4), 640-648.

4.  Agrawal, V., A. Atasu, and K. van Ittersum, 2015, “Remanufacturing, Third-Party Competition and Consumers’ Perceived Value of New ProductsManagement Science, 61(1), 60-72.

5.  Agrawal, V., S. Kavadias, and L. B. Toktay, 2016, “The Limits of Planned Obsolescence for Conspicuous Durable GoodsManufacturing and Service Operations Management, 18(2), 216-226.

6.  Agrawal, V., M. Ferguson and G. Souza, 2016, “Trade-in Rebates for Price Discrimination and Product RecoveryIEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 63(3), 326-339.

7.  Agrawal, V., A. Atasu, and S. Ulku, 2016, “Modular Upgradability in Consumer Electronics: Economic and Environmental Implications,” Journal of Industrial Ecology, 20(5), 1018-1024.

8.  Agrawal, V., I. Bellos, 2017, “The Potential of Servicizing as a Green Business ModelManagement Science, 63(5), 1545-1562.

9. Agrawal, V., A. Atasu, and L. N. Wassenhove, 2017, “New Opportunities for Operations Management Research in Sustainability,” forthcoming in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.

10. Alev, I., V. Agrawal, and A. Atasu, 2018, “Extended Producer Responsibility for Durable Products,” forthcoming in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.

11. Agrawal, V. and D. Lee, “The Effect of Sourcing Policies on a Supplier’s Sustainable Practices,” forthcoming in Production and Operations Management.

12. Agrawal, V. and N. Oraiopoulos, “The Role of Decision Rights in Co-Development Initiatives,” forthcoming in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.


Papers under Review and Working Papers

13. Agrawal, V., A. Atasu and S. Ulku, “Leasing, Modularity and the Circular Economy,” invited for second-round review at Management Science.

14. Gao, F., S. Cui and V. Agrawal, ``The Effect of Multi-Channel and Omni-Channel Retailing on Physical Stores,’’ under revision for resubmission to Management Science.

 15. Agrawal, V., L. B. Toktay, and S. Yucel, ``Non-ownership Business Models for Solar Energy,’’ working paper in preparation.

16. Agrawal, V. and S. Yucel, ``Electricity Demand-Response Programs: What is the Right Baseline?,’’ working paper in preparation.


Book Chapters

1. Agrawal, V., and D. Lee, 2016, “Responsible SourcingEnvironmentally Responsible Supply Chains: Opportunities and Challenges, Atasu, A. (Ed.) Springer Publishing, 71-87.

2. Agrawal, V., and I. Bellos, 2016, “Servicizing in Supply Chains and Environmental ImplicationsEnvironmentally Responsible Supply Chains: Opportunities and Challenges, Atasu, A. (Ed.) Springer Publishing, 109-127.

3. Agrawal, V. and L. B. Toktay, 2010, “Interdisciplinarity in Closed-Loop Supply Chain Management ResearchClosed Loop Supply Chains: New Developments to Improve the Sustainability of Business Practices, Ferguson, M. and G. Souza (Eds.), Taylor and Francis Publishing, 197-214.