Dwaipayan Roy

Dwaipayan Roy

PhD Candidate
Supply Chain & Operations


  • B. Tech 2009
    Electrical Engineering National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India
  • MBA 2012
    Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras, India
  • PhD Expected May 2021
    Supply Chain & Operations Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota


  • Public Sector Operations and Procurement
  • Socially Responsible Operations
  • Project and Program Management
  • Operations Management in Emerging Economies
  • Empirical Operations Management


Dwaipayan (or Dwai) is a PhD candidate in the Supply Chain and Operations department at The Carlson School of Management. He is co-advised by Kingshuk Sinha and Anant Mishra. His research covers two areas: public sector operations and procurement, and global healthcare supply chains enabled by non-profit organizations.

He is particularly interested in studying the mechanisms through which government agencies establish and manage their sourcing relationships with small businesses, examining the implications of legislative provisions that promote the participation of small businesses in the public sector procurement process. He also studies the processes through which non-profit organizations source medical equipment, funds and surgical expertise from developed countries to establish global supply chains for reducing healthcare disparities in emerging economies. Methodologically, he combines econometrics, causal inference techniques and field research for generating data-driven insights that inform real-life challenges in public sector and non-profit supply chains.

Dwai is a recipient of The Carlson School of Management Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award (2019-2020), PhD Student Teaching Excellence Award (2018-2019) and the Kristy Cua Doctoral Student Excellence Award (2018). He is also a part of the INFORMS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ambassador program under which he is working towards increasing awareness and the engagement levels of the LGBTQ community within INFORMS.

Published and In-Progress Papers

  • Taxing the Taxpayers: An Empirical Investigation of the Drivers of Baseline Changes in U.S. Federal Government Technology Programs. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. Forthcoming.
  • Small Business Preference Programs (Revise and Resubmit)
  • Small Contractor Firm Growth (Preparing Manuscript)
  • NPO-enabled Surgical Care Supply Chains (Data collected, analysis in progress)

Prior to joining the PhD program, Dwai worked with The Royal Bank of Scotland for three years as a project manager. Dwai holds an MBA from IIT Madras and a B.Tech in electrical engineering from NIT (formerly REC) Kurukshetra in India.

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