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Priyank Arora - University of Massachusetts Amherst. Amherst, MA, US

Priyank Arora Priyank Arora

Assistant Professor of Operations & Information Management | University of Massachusetts Amherst


Priyank Apora works to improve systems to reach social and environmental goals, such as good health, reduced poverty, clean water and energy

Expertise (5)

Operations Analysis

Socially reponsible operations

Heath care operations

Sustainable Operations

Nonprofit Operations


Priyank Arora is interested in advancing the understanding of operational decision-making within and across organizations in the presence of social and environmental considerations and goals.

In his recent research, he has used analytical and empirical techniques to study problems involving the social and environmental dimensions of resource-allocation strategies in nonprofit organizations, quality-of-life outcomes in organ transplantation, and shareholder value effects of appointing corporate sustainability executives.

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Education (3)

Georgia Institute of Technology: Ph.D., Business

Indian School of Business: MBA, Management

University of Delhi: Bachelor of Engineering

Publications (2)

Covid-19 Pandemic Disrupts Nonprofit Operations

Isenberg School of Management

Priyank Arora


Priyank Arora describes work he and colleagues have been doing during the Covid-19 pandemic: "As we move into fall, this pandemic has underscored the need to ensure an equitable access to affordable and high quality child care in order to facilitate a safe and robust reopening of the U.S. economy. It is a particularly important problem to solve because many low-income families are unable to utilize the government-issued subsidy vouchers due to inadequate supply of high quality child care options in their localities...."

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Improving Societal Outcomes in the Organ Donation Value Chain

Production and Operations Management

Priyank Arora and Ravi Subramanian


"In the context of the mismatch between organ demand and supply, a statistic worth noting is that across the donor service areas in the United States, the average (median) percentage of eligible potential donors from whom no organs are recovered is 28.3% (29%) ..."

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