Suresh Muthulingam

Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management
Department: Supply Chain and Information Systems
Office: 460 Business Building
Phone: 814-867-4798
Fax: 814-863-7067
Member of Faculty Since: 2014


Suresh Muthulingam received his PhD from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, in 2009, his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad, in 1993, and his BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, in 1991. From 2009 to 2014, he was an assistant professor at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Before coming to academia, Suresh worked in the industry for 12 years, in various leadership positions at IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Coopers & Lybrand.

Current Research

His research lies at the intersection of operations and sustainability, focusing on environmental and behavioral issues in operations management. He investigates how behavioral factors influence the adoption of sustainable operating practices such as energy efficiency within firms and how operational knowledge can be leveraged to enhance operational practices such as quality management within firms and supply chains.  Suresh’s research has appeared in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Energy, and Strategic Management Journal

Publication List

Suresh Muthulingam, Charles J. Corbett, Shlomo Benartzi, Bohdan Oppenheim, "Energy Efficiency in Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Firms: Order Effects and the Adoption of Process Improvement Recommendations", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2013. 15(4), 596-615.

Vered Blass, Charles J. Corbett, Magali Delmas, Suresh Muthulingam, "Top Management and the Adoption of Energy Efficiency Practices: Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Firms in the US", Energy, 2013. 60, 560-571.

Anupam Agrawal, Suresh Muthulingam, "Does Organizational Forgetting Affect Vendor Quality Performance? – An Empirical Investigation", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2015. 17(3), 350-367.

Joonkyum Lee, Vishal Gaur, Suresh Muthulingam, Gary F. Swisher, "Stockout-Based Substitution and Inventory Planning in Textbook Retailing", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2016. 18(1), 104-121.

H. Dharma Kwon, Wenxin Xu, Anupam Agrawal, Suresh Muthulingam, "Impact of Bayesian Learning and Externalities on Strategic Investment", Management Science, 2016. 62(2), 550-570.

Anupam Agrawal, Youngsoo Kim, H. Dharma Kwon, Suresh Muthulingam, "Investment in Shared Suppliers: Effect of Learning, Spillover, and Competition", Production and Operations Management, 2016. 25(4), 736-750.

Suresh Muthulingam, Anupam Agrawal, "Does Quality Knowledge Spillover at Shared Suppliers? – An Empirical Investigation", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2016. 18(4), 525-544.

Glen W.S. Dowell, Suresh Muthulingam, "Will Firms Go Green if It Pays? The Impact of Disruption, Cost, and External Factors On the Adoption of Environmental Initiatives", Strategic Management Journal, 2016. (Published Online), .

Anupam Agrawal, Suresh Muthulingam, Tharanga Rajapakshe, "How Sourcing of Interdependent Components Affects Quality in Automotive Supply Chains", Production and Operations Management, 2017. (Accepted), .


Ph.D., Decisions, Operations & Technology Management, UCLA, Anderson School of Management, 2009

M.B.A., Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, 1993

B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1991


SCM 450W, Design and Management of Supply Chains