Sampath Rajagopalan

Professor of Data Sciences and Operations
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PhD, MS, Carnegie Mellon University; MBA, Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad; BTech, Indian Institute of Technology - Madras

Raj Rajagopalan's research covers capacity and technology acquisition, supply chain management, and product variety. He has published in journals such as Management Science, Production and Operations Management, and Operations Research. He served as a Department Editor at IIE Transactions and as Associate Editor at Management Science and Operations Research. At Marshall, he was Chair of the IOM Department from 2000-04 and the Founding Academic Director of the MS program and Center for Global Supply Chain Management. He has taught courses in operations and supply chain management in various MBA programs. He has consulted for Johnson and Johnson, Fidelity Investments, and Hewlett Packard.
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Hailong Cui, Guangwen Kong, Sampath Rajagopalan () "Impact of Sequential Diagnostic Decisions on Product Returns: A Structural Estimation Model ,".
Xuejing Cao, Sampath Rajagopalan, Chunyang Tong () "Impact of Vertical Integration in a Referral-based Healthcare System ,".
Sampath Rajagopalan () "Impact of Task Specialization and Compensation on Worker Productivity ,".
Sampath Rajagopalan, Chunyang Tong () "“Payment Models to Coordinate Healthcare Providers: Extension to Risk-Averse Providers” ,"  Operations Research Letters  49, 326-332.
Sampath Rajagopalan, Chunyang Tong () "Payment Models to Coordinate Healthcare Providers with Partial Attribution of Outcome Costs ,"  Manufacturing & Service Operations Management  Published online Jan 2021.
Hailong Cui, Sampath Rajagopalan, Amy Ward () "Impact of Task-Level Worker Specialization, Workload, and Product Personalization on Consumer Returns ,"  Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (Published Online)  23.
Hailong Cui, Sampath Rajagopalan, Amy Ward () "Predicting Product Return Volume Using Machine Learning Methods ,"  European Journal of Operational Research, Special Issue on Business Analytics  281, 612-627.
Guangwen Kong, Sampath Rajagopalan, Chunyang Tong () "Pricing Diagnosis-Based Services When Customers Exhibit Sunk Cost Bias ,"  Production and Operations Management  27, 1303-1319.
Guangwen Kong, Sampath Rajagopalan, Hao Zhang () "Contract Design by Service Providers with Private Effort ,"  Management Science  Published Online June 13, 2017.
Guangwen Kong, Sampath Rajagopalan, Hao Zhang () "Information Leakage in Supply Chains ,"  Information Exchange in Supply Chain Management, 15.
Chunyang Tong, Sampath Rajagopalan () "Pricing and Operational Performance in Discretionary Services ,"  Production and Operations Management  23, 689-703.
Vasiliki Kostami, Sampath Rajagopalan () "Speed Quality Tradeoffs in a Dynamic Model ,"  Manufacturing and Service Operations Management  16, 104-118.
Guangwen Kong, Sampath Rajagopalan, Hao Zhang () "Revenue Sharing and Information Leakage in a Supply Chain ,"  Management Science  59, 556-572.
Sampath Rajagopalan () "Impact of Variety and Distribution System Characteristics on Inventory Levels at US Retailers ,"  Manufacturing and Service Operations Management  15, 191-204.
Sampath Rajagopalan, Nan Xia () "Product Variety, Pricing and Differentiation in a Supply Chain ,"  European Journal of Operational Research  217, 84-93.
Nan Xia, Sampath Rajagopalan () "A Competitive Model of Customization with Lead Time Effects ,"  Decision Sciences  40, 727-58.
Sampath Rajagopalan () "Capacity Planning: Issues and Models ,"  Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science.
Nan Xia, Sampath Rajagopalan () "Standard versus custom products: variety, lead time and price competition ,"  Marketing Science  28, 887-900.
Mahesh Nagarajan, Sampath Rajagopalan () "A multi-period model of inventory competition ,"  Operations Research  57, 785-90.
Mahesh Nagarajan, Sampath Rajagopalan () "Inventory Models for Substitutable Products: Optimal Policies and Heuristics ,"  Management Science  54.
Mahesh Nagarajan, Sampath Rajagopalan () "Coordination Issues in vendor managed inventory systems ,"  Production and Operations Management  17, 200-210.
George Li, Sampath Rajagopalan () "Process Improvement Investments and Learning: A Real Options Approach ,"  Production and Operations Management  17, 61-74.
Sampath Rajagopalan () "Make - to - Stock or Make - to - Order: Model and Application ,"  Management Science  48, 241-256.
Sampath Rajagopalan, J. Swaminathan () "A Coordinated Production Planning Model with Capacity Expansion and Inventory Management ,"  Management Science  47, 1562-1580.
Sampath Rajagopalan, S. Yu () "A Capacity Planning Model with Congestion Costs ,"  European Journal of Operational Research  134, 137-149.
Sampath Rajagopalan, A. Malhotra () "Have Inventories Declined in the U.S.: An Empirical Study ,"  Manufacturing and Service Operations Management  3, 14-24.
Sampath Rajagopalan () "Adoption Timing of a New Equipment with Another Innovation Anticipated ,"  IEEE Transactions in Engg. Management  46, 14-25.
Sampath Rajagopalan () "Capacity Expansion and Equipment Replacement: A Unified Approach ,"  Operations Research  46, 846-857.
G Li, Sampath Rajagopalan () "Process Improvement, Quality and Learning Effects ,"  Management Science  44, 11, 1517-1532.
Sampath Rajagopalan, M Singh, T Morton () "Capacity Expansion and Replacement with Uncertain Technological Breakthroughs ,"  Management Science  44, 12-30.
G. Li, Sampath Rajagopalan () "A Learning Curve Model with Knowledge Depreciation ,"  European Journal of Operational Research  105, 143-154.
G. Li, Sampath Rajagopalan () "The Impact of Quality on Learning: An Empirical Study ,"  Journal of Operations Management  15, 181-191.
Sampath Rajagopalan, A. Loomba () "Allocation and Routing of Mobile Computer Tomography Equipment ,"  Socio-Economic Planning Sciences  28, 229-240.
Sampath Rajagopalan, A. Soteriou () "Capacity Acquisition and Disposal with Discrete Facility Sizes ,"  Management Science  40, 903-917.
Sampath Rajagopalan () "Capacity Expansion with Alternate Technology Choices ,"  European Journal of Operational Research  77, 1-12.
Sampath Rajagopalan, K. Kumar () "Retail stocking decisions with Order and Stock Sales ,"  Journal of Operations Management.
Sampath Rajagopalan () "Flexible versus Dedicated Technology: A Capacity Expansion Model ,"  International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems  5, 129-142.
Sampath Rajagopalan, G. Hadjinicola () "Scheduling of Diagnostic Imaging Equipment among Hospitals ,"  Production and Operations Management  2, 164-176.
Richard Chase, Sampath Rajagopalan () "A Production Planning and Scheduling System at an Environmental Laboratory ,"  International Journal of Production Economics  29, 125-138.
R. Akella, Sampath Rajagopalan, M. Singh () "Part Dispatch in Random Yield Multistage Test Systems ,"  Operations Research  40, 776-789.
Sampath Rajagopalan () "A Note on an Efficient Zero-One Formulation of the Multi-level Lot-Sizing Problem ,"  Decision Sciences  23, 1023-1027.
Sampath Rajagopalan () "Deterministic Capacity Expansion under Deterioration ,"  Management Science.
Sampath Rajagopalan, S. Kekre, P. Nandakumar, T. Powell () "A Logistics Analysis at Heinz ,"  Interfaces  20, 1-13.
Sampath Rajagopalan () "Adoption timing of Improved Technology under Uncertainty ,"  Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute Conference, San Diego.
T. Morton, S. Lawrence, Sampath Rajagopalan, S. Kekre () "SCHED-STAR: Patriarch's Planning Module ,"  Journal of Mfg. and Operations Mgmt.  1, 131-181.
Sampath Rajagopalan () "Formulation and heuristic solutions for parts grouping and tool loading in flexible manufacturing systems ,"  Proceedings of the Second ORSA/TIMS Conference on Flexible Manufacturing Systems.
R. Akella, Sampath Rajagopalan, P. Kumar () "Part dispatch in multistage card lines ,"  Proceedings of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, San Francisco.