Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


Vikram R. Bhargava is an assistant professor of strategic management and public policy at the George Washington University School of Business. He holds a joint Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Ethics & Legal Studies (Wharton) and Philosophy (School of Arts and Sciences). His research centers around the distinctive ethics and policy issues that technology gives rise to in organizational contexts. He also is co-editor of the Journal of Business Ethics‘s section on technology & business ethics.

Professor Bhargava is interested in topics including technology addiction, mass social media outrage, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, the future of work, and other topics related to digital technology policy and ethics. His research has been published by the Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, and the Oxford University Press. He also has written for popular audiences at the San Francisco Chronicle, Al Jazeera, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and Newsweek.

He has won the Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty of the Year award, V.I.P. Professor Award, Career Influencer Award, and was a finalist for a university-wide Professor of the Year award. He has spoken at institutions including Harvard Business School, Stanford Law School, and the University of Oxford, among other institutions. He delivers annual visiting lectures on digital technology policy and ethics to graduate students at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and Thayer School of Engineering, and has taught courses at Wharton on multiple occasions. In a past career, he taught mathematics in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii through the Teach for America program.