Vikram Bhakoo

Contact details

8344 5320
Room 53, Level 10
The Spot
198 Berkeley St (Building 110)

Postal address

Department of Management & Marketing
Level 10, 198 Berkeley St,
University of Melbourne,
Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia


Dr. Vikram Bhakoo is a Senior Lecturer within the Operations Management discipline in the Department of Management & Marketing at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His current stream of research focuses on technology adoption and diffusion issues, buyer/supplier relationships and health care operations. His research specifically seeks to develop a comprehensive understanding around the institutional and contextual dynamics at play when organizations are embedded in different tiers of the supply chain. He has published his work in a variety of prestigious journals such as the Journal of Operations Management, Supply Chain Management and Journal of Business Ethics amongst others. He currently serves on the editorial review boards of Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management and International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management. His research agenda continues to draw support from the Australian Research Council and the University of Melbourne. 

Dr Bhakoo holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Delhi and a Masters in Information Systems and a PhD from Monash University. Prior to embarking on an academic career, he has worked in textile manufacturing, financial services and information technology sectors in business development and supply chain management roles.

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Management, E-Business, Healthcare, Buyer/Supplier Relationships


Management, Monash University. (2009)
Masters in Information Systems, Monash University. (2003)
Masters in Economics, Panjab University. (1999)
BA(HONS) Economics, University of Delhi. (1996)

Professional Memberships

Academy of Management
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Decision Sciences Institute
European Opeations Management Association


Journal Articles

Dembek K, Singh P, Bhakoo V. (2015) "Literature Review of Shared Value: A Theoretical Concept or a Management Buzzword?", Journal of Business Ethics,

Bhakoo V, Choi T. (2013) "The iron cage exposed: Institutional pressures and heterogeneity across the healthcare supply chain ", Journal of Operations Management, vol.31 (6), pp.432 - 449.

Bhattacharya A, Singh P, Bhakoo V. (2013) "Revisiting the Outsourcing Debate: Two Sides of the Same Story", Production Planning and Control, vol.24 (4-5), pp.399 - 422.

Bhakoo V, Singh PJ, Sohal A. (2012) "Collaborative Management of Inventory in Australian Hospital Supply Chains: Practices And Issues", Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, vol.17 (2), pp.217 - 230.

Bhakoo V, Chan C. (2011) "Collaborative implementation of e-business processes within the health-care supply chain: the Monash Pharmacy Project", Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, vol.16 (3), pp.184 - 193.

Power D, Moosa S, Bhakoo V. (2007) "Adding value through outsourcing: contribution of 3PL services to customer performance", Management Research News, vol.30 (3), pp.228 - 235.


Bhakoo V. (2012) "Drivers of technology adoption within health care supply chain networks", Case Studies in Global Management: Strategy, Innovation and People Management, pp.38 - 45.

Teaching responsibilities

  • MGMT90026 - Supply Chain Management (Semester 1)
  • MGMT90202 - Foundations in Qualitative Methods (Semester 1)
  • MGMT30017 - Global Management Consulting (Semester 2)
  • MGMT30011 - Supply Chain Management (Summer Semester)