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Assistant Professor


Operations and Decision Sciences


Ph.D. (IIM Indore, 2024); B. Tech (HBTU Kanpur, 2018).

Date of Joining:

3rd June 2024


  • Dr. Umang Varshney is an accomplished scholar specializing in operations management, with a keen focus on integrating blockchain technology within supply chain contexts. During Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, Dr. Varshney explores innovative strategies for luxury brands in the second-hand market, aiming to enhance sustainability and profitability. His academic prowess is evidenced by his forthcoming and in-review publications in high-impact journals. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur, and has professional experience as an Engineer in AVL’s Technical R&D Center. Dr. Varshney is actively involved in academic and professional communities, contributing to conferences and workshops focused on blockchain’s implications for luxury brands and e-commerce. His research interests extend to game theory, structural equation modeling, behavioural operations and the strategic use of blockchain for digital transformation in business applications.


  • Operation Research, Blockchain in Business Application, Operation Management, Supply Chain Management


  • Supply chain management, Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Game Theory, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), Behavioral Operations


  • Varshney, U., Karamchandani, A., Kundu, T., & Kapoor, R. (2024). “To Enter or Not to Enter: Strategies for Luxury brands Using Blockchain Technology to Navigate the Second-Hand Market.”  Forthcoming in Transportation Research Part-E Journal Category: ABDC A*, ABS 3

Conferences and Workshops

  • POMS2023 International Conference- Paris, France, “Combating Luxury Counterfeits with Blockchain Solution”
  • SCORAI-ERSCP-WUR Conference 2023- Wageninigen University, Netherlands, “Are blockchain sustainability solutions profitable?”
  • POMS India International Conference 2022- IIMK, “Does the firm benefit from blockchain implementation?”
  • SOM 2022: 25th Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, “Can blockchain save luxury brands from counterfeits?”
  • IMT & POMS India chapter- ICESCO (2022), “Determining firm’s growth leading dimension of blockchain empowered Information Management System”
  • 5th edition of the International QCA Paper Development Workshop (Dec 2021), Online
  • The Strategic Use of Intellectual Property Rights by Firms (Dec 2023), IIT Indore


  • IIT-JEE (2014): ALL INDIA RANK 17043
  • Uttar Pradesh State Engineering Entrance Exam (UPSEE-2014): ALL INDIA RANK 648
  • International Mathematic Olympiad (IMO): District rank 1, Meerut (2010)

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