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Hora, Manpreet

Manpreet S. Hora

Associate Professor, Operations Management
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Academic Area(s):
Operational Failures— Product Recalls, Process Safety, Operational Risk
Supply Chain Management
Process Management and Performance
Sustainable Operations
PhD, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada
MBA, Griffith University, Australia
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Manpreet Singh Hora is an Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his research empirically addresses specific challenges in three areas: managing operational risk through capturing knowledge from low-frequency high-impact operational failures, building learning and innovation capabilities in supply chain management and codifying knowledge in processes and routines.

Dr. Hora has published in journals such as Management Science, Journal of Operations Management (JOM) and Production and Operations Management (POM). His research awards include the Chan Hahn Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management and his work has been covered by NPR, CNN Money and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. He served as the Chair for the AOM-OSCM division and completed his five years in 2019. He currently serves as the Service Management Special Interest Group (SIG) Chair for the MSOM Society. Dr. Hora serves as a Department Editor for JOM and a Senior Editor for the POM journal.

Dr. Hora has developed and taught Service Operations Management and Empirical Methods and has published several teaching cases. His teaching awards include the Class of 1940 W. Roane Beard Outstanding Teaching Award, the CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award and the Brady Family Award for Faculty Teaching Excellence.

Prior to joining academia, Dr. Hora worked at Deutsche Bank in various capacities in Singapore, New York, and London. His last appointment involved managing an operations team in foreign exchange derivatives in Frankfurt, Germany. He received his PhD from University of Western Ontario (Canada), MBA from Griffith University (Australia) and is a CFA charterholder from the CFA Institute.

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Published Papers

  • Argote, L. and Hora, M., 2017. “Organizational Learning and Management of Technology,” Production and Operations Management, 26 (4) 579-590.

  • Hora, M., Bapuji, H. and Roth, A. 2011. “Safety Hazard and Time to Recall: The Role of Recall Strategy, Product Defect Type, and Supply Chain Player in the U.S. Toy Industry,” Journal of Operations Management, 29 766-777.

  • Bapuji H., Hora, M. and Saeed, A. 2012. “Intentions, Intermediaries and Interaction: Examining the Emergence of Routines,” Journal of Management Studies, 49 (8) 1586-1607.

  • Hora, M. and Klassen, R. 2013. “Learning from Others’ Misfortune: Factors Influencing Knowledge Acquisition to Reduce Operational Risk,” Journal of Operations Management, 31 52-61.

  • Hora, M. and Dutta, D. 2013. “Entrepreneurial Firms and Downstream Alliance Partnerships: Impact of Portfolio Depth and Scope on Technology Innovation and Commercialization Success,” Production and Operations Management, 22 (6) 1389-1400.

  • Bellamy, M., Ghosh, S. and Hora, M. 2014. “The Role of Supply Network Structure and its Relationship with Firm Innovation,” Journal of Operations Management, 32, 357-373.

  • Hendricks, K.B., Hora, M. and Singhal, V. 2015. “An Empirical Investigation on the Appointments of Supply Chain and Operations Management Executives,” Management Science 61(7), 1562–1583.

  • Kovach, J.J., Hora, M., Manikas, A. and Patel, P.C. 2015, “Firm Performance in Dynamic Environments: The Role of Operational Slack and Operational Flexibility,” Journal of Operations Management 37, 1–12

  • Dutta, D and Hora, M., 2017. “From Invention Success to Commercialization Success: Technology Ventures and the Benefits of Upstream and Downstream Supply-Chain Alliances,” Journal of Small Business Management, 55, 216–235

  • Gaimon, C., Hora, M. and Ramachandran, K., 2017. “Towards Building Multidisciplinary Knowledge on Management of Technology: An Introduction to the Special Issue”, Production and Operations Management, 26 (4) 567-578.