Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

 
The Operations, Information and Decisions Department (formerly Operations and Information Management) is a world leader in the education and research of operations management, information systems, and judgment and decision making. We seek to improve the quality and productivity of enterprises through the training of our students and a better understanding of operational strategies, product development and innovation, information systems and technology, rigorous data analytics, and individual and managerial decision making.

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Submissions from 2009

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Dynamic Pricing Without Knowing the Demand Function: Risk Bounds and Near-Optimal Algorithms, Omar Besbes and Assaf Zeevi

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What the GDP Gets Wrong (Why Managers Should Care), Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders

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Purchasing, Pricing, and Quick Response in the Presence of Strategic Consumers, Gerard. P. Cachon and Robert Swinney

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Economic Analysis of Simulation Selection Problems, Stephen. E. Chick and Noah Gans

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Blockbuster Culture's Next Rise or Fall: The Impact of Recommender Systems on Sales Diversity, Daniel M Fleder and kartik Hosanagar

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An Empirical Analysis of Search Engine Advertising: Sponsored Search in Electronic Markets, Anindya Ghose and Sha Yang

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Group Cooperation Under Uncertainty, Min Gong, Joanne Baron, and Howard Kunreuther

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On Controlled Linear Diffusions With Delay in a Model of Optimal Advertising Under Uncertainty With Memory Effects, Fausto Gozzi, Carlo Marinelli, and Sergei Savin

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Peer-Induced Fairness in Games, Teck-Hua Ho and Xuanming Su

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Impact of Workload on Service Time and Patient Safety: An Econometric Analysis of Hospital Operations, Diwas S. KC and Christian Terwiesch

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Introducing the Fair and Logical Trade Project, Steven. O. Kimbrough, Andrew. J.I Jones, and David. M. Eyers

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Learning to Collude Tacitly on Production Levels by Oligopolistic Agents, Steven. O. Kimbrough and Frederic H. Murphy

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The Consumer's Rent vs. Buy Decision in the Rentailer, George Knox and Jehoshua Eliashberg

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Bayesian Analysis of Deterministic and Stochastic Prisoner's Dilemma Games, Howard Kunreuther, Gabriel Silvasi, Eric. T. Bradlow, and Dylan. S. Small

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Modeling Expert Opinions on Food Healthfulness: A Nutrition Metric, Jolie M. Martin, John Beshears, Katherine L. Milkman, Max H. Bazerman, and Lisa A. Sutherland

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Mental Accounting and Small Windfalls: Evidence From an Online Grocer, Katherine L. Milkman and John Beshears

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How Can Decision Making Be Improved?, Katherine L. Milkman, Dolly Chugh, and Max H. Bazerman

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Highbrow Films Gather Dust: Time-Inconsistent Preferences and Online DVD Rentals, Katherine L. Milkman, Todd Rogers, and Max H. Bazerman

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Competing Retailers and Inventory: An Empirical Investigation of General Motors' Dealerships in Isolated U.S. Markets, Marcelo Olivares and Gerard. P. Cachon

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Integrated Workforce Capacity and Inventory Management Under Labour Supply Uncertainty, Mehmet F. Pac, Osman Alp, and Tarkan Tan

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Convexity Bias in Eurodollar Futures Prices: A Dimension-Free HJM Criterion, Vladimir Pozdnyakov and John M. Steele

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Direct Risk Aversion Evidence From Risky Prospects Valued Below Their Worst Outcome, Uri Simonsohn

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Consumer Returns Policies and Supply Chain Performance, Xuanming Su

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On the Value of Commitment and Availability Guarantees When Selling to Strategic Consumers, Xuanming Su and Fuqiang Zhang

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Long-Term Contracts Under the Threat of Supplier Default, Robert Swinney and Serguei Netessine

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Joining Longer Queues: Information Externalities in Queue Choice, Senthil K. Veeraraghavan and Laurens Debo

Submissions from 2008

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On the Effects of Consumer Search and Firm Entry in a Multiproduct Competitive Market, Gerard. P. Cachon, Christian Terwiesch, and Yi Xu

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A Theoretical Framework for Goal-Based Choice and For Prescriptive Analysis, Kurt A. Carlson, Chris Janiszewski, Ralph L. Keeney, David H. Krantz, Howard Kunreuther, Mary F. Luce, Joseph E. Russo, Stijn M. J. Osselaer, and Detlof V. Winterfeldt

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Blinded by Anger or Feeling the Love: How Emotions Influence Advice Taking, Francesca Gino and Maurice. E. Schweitzer

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An Algorithm for the Generalized Quadratic Assignment Problem, Peter M. Hahn, Bum-jin Kim, Guignard-Spielberg Monique, John MacGregor Smith, and Yi-Rong Zhu

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Modeling social interactions: Identification, empirical methods and policy implications, Wesley R. Hartmann, Puneet Manchanda, Harikesh Nair, Matthew Bothner, Peter Dodds, David Godes, kartik Hosanagar, and Catherine Tucker

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Service Adoption and Pricing of Content Delivery Network (CDN) Services, kartik Hosanagar, John Chuang, Ramayya Krishnan, and Michael D. Smith

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On a Feasible–Infeasible Two-Population (FI-2Pop) Genetic Algorithm for Constrained Optimization: Distance Tracing and no Free Lunch, Steven. O. Kimbrough, Ming Lu, Gary J. Koehler, and David H. Wood

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Neural Antecedents of the Endowment Effect, Brian Knutson, G Elliott Wimmer, Scott Rick, Nick G. Hollon, Drazen Prelec, and George Loewenstein

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Reducing Losses from Catastrophic Risks Through Long-Term Insurance and Mitigation, Howard Kunreuther

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Self-Selection and Information Role of Online Product Reviews, Xinxin Li and Lorin. M. Hitt

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Optimal Distributed Dynamic Advertising, Carlo Marinelli and Sergei Savin

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Harnessing Our Inner Angels and Demons: What We Have Learned About Want/Should Conflicts and How That Knowledge Can Help Us Reduce Short-Sighted Decision Making, Katherine L. Milkman, Todd Rogers, and Max H. Bazerman

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Self-Protection and Insurance With Interdependencies, Alexander Muermann and Howard Kunreuther

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Structural Estimation of the Newsvendor Model: An Application to Reserving Operating Room Time, Marcelo Olivares, Christian Terwiesch, and Lydia Cassorla

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The Tree of Experience in the Forest of Information: Overweighing Experienced Relative to Observed Information, Uri Simonsohn, Niklas Karlsson, George Loewenstein, and Dan Ariely

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Friends of Victims: Personal Experience and Prosocial Behavior, Deborah A. Small and Uri Simonsohn

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Bounded Rationality in Newsvendor Models, Xuanming Su

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Strategic Customer Behavior, Commitment, and Supply Chain Performance, Xuanming Su and Fuqiang Zhang

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Innovation Contests, Open Innovation, and Multiagent Problem Solving, Christian Terwiesch and Yi Xu

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Cost Convergence in the US Airline Industry: An Analysis of Unit Costs 1995–2006, Gerassimos Tsoukalas, Peter Belobaba, and William Swelbar

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Now or Later: A Simple Policy for Effective Dual Sourcing in Capacitated Systems, Senthil K. Veeraraghavan and Alan Scheller-Wolf

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Customized Bundle Pricing for Information Goods: A Nonlinear Mixed-Integer Programming Approach, Shin-yi Wu, Lorin. M. Hitt, Pei-yu Chen, and G. Anand Anandalingan

Submissions from 2007

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A Level-2 Reformulation–Linearization Technique Bound for the Quadratic Assignment Problem, Warren P. Adams, Monique Guignard, Peter M. Hahn, and William L. Hightower

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The Strategic Perils of Delayed Differentiation, Krishnan. A. Anand and Karan Girotra

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Category Management and Coordination in Retail Assortment Planning in the Presence of Basket Shopping Consumers, Gerard. P. Cachon and Gurhan Kok

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Implementation of the Newsvendor Model with Clearance Pricing: How to (and How Not to) Estimate a Salvage Value, Gerard. P. Cachon and Gurhan Kok

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In Search of the Bullwhip Effect, Gerard. P. Cachon, Taylor Randall, and Glen M. Schmidt

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Obtaining Fast Service in a Queueing System Via Performance-Based Allocation of Demand, Gerard. P. Cachon and Fuqiang Zhang

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Theories of Commitment, Altruism and Reciprocity: Evidence From Linear Public Goods Games, Rachel Croson

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From Story Line to Box Office: A New Approach for Green-Lighting Movie Scripts, Jehoshua Eliashberg, Sam K. Hui, and Z. John Zhang

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Estimating CLV Using Aggregated Data: The Tuscan Lifestyles Case Revisited, Peter S. Fader, Bruce G. S Hardie, and Kinshuk Jerath

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Simple Models of Discrete Choice and Their Performance in Bandit Experiments, Noah Gans, George Knox, and Rachel Croson

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Call-Routing Schemes for Call-Center Outsourcing, Noah Gans and Yong-Pin Zhou

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Valuing R&D Projects in a Portfolio: Evidence From the Pharmaceutical Industry, Karan Girotra, Christian Terwiesch, and Karl Ulrich

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Strategic Technology Choice and Capacity Investment Under Demand Uncertainty, Manu Goyal and Serguie Netessine

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Modeling Interdependent Risks, Geoffrey Heal and Howard Kunreuther

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Broadband Adoption and Content Consumption, Lorin M. Hitt and Prasanna B Tambe

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Performance Contracting in After-Sales Service Supply Chains, Sang-Hyun Kim, Morris A. Cohen, and Serguei Netessine

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Goals and Plans in Decision Making, David H. Krantz and Howard Kunreuther

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Constraint-Based Ontology Induction From Online Customer Reviews, Thomas Lee

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Moniker Maladies When Names Sabotage Success, Leif D. Nelson and Joseph P. Simmons

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Product Line Design and Production Technology, Serguei Netessine and Terry A. Taylor

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Research Note—User Design of Customized Products, Taylor Randall, Christian Terwiesch, and Karl Ulrich

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What Can Be Learned from Classical Inventory Models? A Cross-Industry Exploratory Investigation, Sergey Rumyantsev and Serguei Netessine

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Intertemporal Pricing With Strategic Customer Behavior, Xuanming Su

Submissions from 2006

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When Online Reviews Meet Hyperdifferentiation: A Study of the Craft Beer Industry, Eric K. Clemons, Guodong G. Gao, and Lorin M. Hitt

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Achieving Breakthrough Service Delivery Through Dynamic Asset Deployment Strategies, Morris. A. Cohen, Narendra Agrawal, and Vipul Agrawal

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Behavioral Causes of the Bullwhip Effect and the Observed Value of Inventory Information, Rachel Croson and karen Donohue

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Are Medical Treatments for Individuals and Groups Like Single-Play and Multiple-Play Gambles?, Michael. L. Dekay, John C. Hershey, Mark. D. Spranca, Peter. A. Ubel, and David. A. Asch

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The Motion Picture Industry: Critical Issues in Practice, Current Research, and New Research Directions, Jehoshua Eliashberg and Anita Elberse

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Managing Patient Service in a Diagnostic Medical Facility, Linda V. Green, Sergei Savin, and Ben Wang

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Supermodularity and Tipping, Geoffrey Heal and Howard Kunreuther

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Building an Effective Representation for Dynamic Networks, Swandra Hill, Deepak Agarwal, Robert Bell, and Chris Volinsky

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Network-Based Marketing: Identifying Likely Adopters Via Consumer Networks, Swandra Hill, Foster Provost, and Chris Volinsky

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Looking Beyond TRIA: A Clinical Examination of Potential Terrorism Loss Sharing, Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan

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Dynamic Pricing of Inventory/Capacity With Infrequent Price Changes, Serguei Netessine

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Inventory Competition and Incentives to Back-Order, Serguei Netessine, Nils Rudi, and Yunzeng Wang

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Revenue Management Through Dynamic Cross Selling in E-Commerce Retailing, Serguei Netessine, Sergei Savin, and Wenqiang Xiao

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An Empirical Examination of the Decision to Invest in Fulfillment Capabilities: A Study of Internet Retailers, Taylor Randall, Serguei Netessine, and Nils Rudi

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Promises and Lies: Restoring Violated Trust, Maurice E. Schweitzer, John C. Hershey, and Eric T. Bradlow

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The Impact of Social Comparisons on Nonprofit Fund Raising, Jen Shang and Rachel Croson

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New Yorkers Commute More Everywhere: Contrast Effects in the Field, Uri Simonsohn

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Biases in Casino Betting: The Hot Hand and the Gambler’s Fallacy, James Sundali and Rachel Croson

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Hybridizing Discrete- and Continuous-Time Models For Batch Sizing and Scheduling Problems, Siqun Wang and Monique Guignard

Submissions from 2005

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Toward Intelligent Assistance for a Data Mining Process: An Ontology-Based Approach for Cost-Sensitive Classification, Abraham Bernstein, Shawndra Hill, and Foster Provost

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Local Residential Sorting and Public Goods Provision: A Classroom Demonstration, Keith Brouhle, Jay Corrigan, Rachel Croson, Martin Farnham, Selhan Garip, Luba Habodaszova, laurie T. Johnson, Martin Johnson, and David Reiley

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Statistical Analysis of a Telephone Call Center, Lawrence D. Brown, Noah Gans, Avishai Mandelbaum, Anat Sakov, Haipeng Shen, Sergey Zeltyn, and Linda Zhao

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Supply Chain Coordination With Revenue-Sharing Contracts: Strengths and Limitations, Gerard. P. Cachon and Martin A. Lariviere

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Retail Assortment Planning in the Presence of Consumer Search, Gerard. P. Cachon, Christian Terwiesch, and Yi Xu

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Reciprocity, Matching and Conditional Cooperation in Two Public Goods Games, Rachel Croson, Enrique Fatas, and Tibor Neugebauer

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Bundling With Customer Self-Selection: A Simple Approach to Bundling Low-Marginal-Cost Goods, Lorin. M. Hitt and Pei-yu Chen

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Pricing and Resource Allocation in Caching Services With Multiple Levels of Quality of Service, kartik Hosanagar, Ramayya Krishnan, John Chuang, and Vidyanand Choudhary

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Query Driven Conceptual Browsing : A Semi-Automated Approach for Building and Exploring Concepts on the Web, Kinshuk Jerath and Venu Balaji Padmanabhan

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Simple Reinforcement Learning Agents: Pareto Beats Nash in an Algorithmic Game Theory Study, Steven. O. Kimbrough and Ming Lu