• Sessional Instructor

    Supply Chain Management Department
    181 Freedman Crescent
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V4

    T: 204-474-8104
    F: 204-474-7545
    alok.dua@umanitoba.ca

Biography

Alok Dua has been an Instructor in the Asper School of Business since 2002. His research is in the field of application of Fuzzy numbers in the area of Operations. He has published two scholarly articles in ASAC Conference proceedings:

  • Appadoo, S. S., Dua, A., Sharma, V.N. (2009). On Fuzzy Economic Order Quantity Using Possibilistic Approach. Presented at the Administrative Association of Canada Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
  • Appadoo, S. S., Sharma, V.N., Dua, A. (2010). A Possibilistic Approach to the Economic Production Quantity Model with Finite Replenishment Rate. Presented at the Administrative Association of Canada Conference, Regina.

He has various teaching interests that span the area of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, and Finance. He has won seven teaching awards at the Asper School of Business since 2002. Out of all the awards that he has won, his favorite is the golden shovel award that he has won four times since 2006. This is an award given to the most popular professor, as voted on by the graduating class of the Asper School of Business.

In addition to this, he has won the Associates Achievement Award for teaching in August 2007 and 2009. He has also won the best teacher award from the Beta Gamma Sigma society in 2009.

Alok Dua got his initial training in chemical engineering and practiced engineering at the Indian Oil Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, from Oct 1995 – Dec 2001.

Mr. Dua also has a Master in Business Management and a Master of Science.

Research Interests

Fuzzy and heuristic modeling in operation management area

Teaching Interests

Strategic Management, International Business, Management Theory; Management Science; Operations and Supply Chain Management; Corporate Finance and International Finance.


Alok Dua has industrial work experience from over seven years in a Fortune 500 company (the Indian Oil Corporation) where he was Senior Production Engineer in charge of two petroleum refinery units worth a capitalized cost of over one billion dollars. He directly managed the efforts of a team of eight engineers and eleven technical operators.  

His interest in teaching and training started in the year 2000 when he started giving seminars on the safe handling of hydrogen gas in petroleum refineries. He has been teaching regularly at the Asper School since 2002. He has won seven teaching awards and taught more than twenty different courses in the field of Management, which has given him a good overall rounded knowledge of most aspects of business.

Other Personal Information

His early childhood and all of schooling until grade 12 was done in Delhi. He lived in a one-bedroom house with his Mom, Dad, and sister for most of his childhood. His parents, having only limited resources, decided to spend their money on private school education for their children rather than on other comforts. Because of that, even today Alok feels he doesn’t need much to live. 

He left Delhi in 1987 at the age of 18 to go to Calcutta, India to study chemical engineering. From 1987 until 2007, he only had one dream - to go back to Delhi and settle there. After 2007, that dream died a prolonged, natural death as Alok realized that it was romanticizing good old days. 

He has been living in Winnipeg since May 2001. Alok feels comfortable calling Winnipeg his home, as this is the city where he has lived the longest period of time. 

He used to like to brag about a 4.5/4.5 GPA (maybe still wants to, ha ha). 

His goals in life keep shifting as Alok grows. He is really proud of losing 68 pounds in the year 2000, the silver lining to an otherwise very dark year. For the first time in over a decade, he reached a weight of less than 200 pounds, which makes him happy every time he thinks about it. Though he is still far from the dream of visible abs, he is hopeful for summer 2021.

Alok has been supporting World Vision Canada for more than 18 years now, as well as other charities on-and-off. Lately, Alok has a goal of somehow financing and working with his own hands to plant a forest in an area where there is too much heat and pollution, hopefully after retiring.