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 2005

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Detecting Regime Shifts: The Causes of Under- And Overreaction, Cade Massey and George Wu

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Revenue Management Games: Horizontal and Vertical Competition, Serguei Netessine and Robert. A. Shumsky

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Rent-Seeking for a Risky Rent A Model and Experimental Investigation, Ayse Onculer and Rachel Croson

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Principles for User Design of Customized Products, Taylor Randall, Christian Terwiesch, and Karl Ulrich

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Capacity Management in Rental Businesses With Two Customer Bases, Sergei Savin, Morris A. Cohen, Noah Gans, and Ziv Katalan

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Optimal Product Launch Times in a Duopoly: Balancing Life-Cycle Revenues With Product Cost, Sergei Savin and Christian Terwiesch

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Online Haggling at a Name-Your-Own-Price Retailer: Theory and Application, Christian Terwiesch, Sergei Savin, and Il-Horn Hann

Submissions from 2004

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The Objective Method: Probabilistic Combinatorial Optimization and Local Weak Convergence, David Aldous and John M. Steele

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Designing a Better Shopbot, Alan. L. Montgomery, kartik Hosanagar, Ramayya Krishnan, and Karen. B. Clay

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The Copy-Exactly Ramp-Up Strategy: Trading-Off Learning With Process Change, Christian Terwiesch and Yi Xu

Submissions from 2003

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Computing Productivity: Firm-Level Evidence, Erik Brynjolfsson and Lorin M. Hitt

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Measuring Imputed Cost in the Semiconductor Equipment Supply Chain, Morris A. Cohen, Teck H. Ho, and Christian Terwiesch

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An Empirical Study of Service Differentiation for Weapon System Service Parts, Vinayak Deshpande and Morris A. Cohen

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A Threshold Inventory Rationing Policy for Service-Differentiated Demand Classes, Vinayak Deshpande, Morris A. Cohen, and Karen Donohue

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Novel Technique for Ultra-Sensitive Determination of Trace Elements in Organic Scintillators, Zelimir Djurcic, D. Glasgow, Lin-wen hu, R.D. McKeown, Andreas Piepke, Robert Swinney, and B. Tipton

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Demand and Supply Dynamics for Sequentially Released Products in International Markets: The Case of Motion Pictures, Anita Elberse and Jehoshua Eliashberg

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Telephone Call Centers: Tutorial, Review, and Research Prospects, Noah Gans, Ger Koole, and Avishai Mandelbaum

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Understanding Under - and Over - Reaction, Cade Massey and George Wu

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Centralized and Competitive Inventory Models With Demand Substitution, Serguei Netessine and Nils Rudi

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Costly Bidding in Online Markets for IT Services, Eli. M. Snir and Lorin. M. Hitt

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Nondifferentiability of the Time Constants of First-Passage Percolation, John M. Steele and Yu Zhang

Submissions from 2002

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Information Technology, Workplace Organization, and the Demand for Skilled Labor: Firm-Level Evidence, Timothy F. Bresnahan, Erik Brynjolfsson, and Lorin M. Hitt

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Swift Neighbors and Persistent Strangers: A Cross‐Cultural Investigation of Trust and Reciprocity in Social Exchange, Nancy. R. Buchan, Rachel Croson, and Robyn. M. Dawes

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Competition and Outsourcing with Scale Economies, Gerard. P. Cachon and Patrick T. Harker

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Price Dispersion and Differentiation in Online Travel: An Empirical Investigation, Eric. K. Clemons, ll-Horn Hann, and Lorin. M. Hitt

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Structuring the New Product Development Pipeline, Ming Ding and Jehoshua Eliashberg

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On Adaptive Emergence of Trust Behavior in the Game of Stag Hunt, Christina H Fang, Steven. O. Kimbrough, Stefano Pace, Annapurna Valluri, and Zhiqiang Zheng

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Customer Loyalty and Supplier Quality Competition, Noah Gans

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Managing Learning and Turnover in Employee Staffing, Noah Gans and Yong-Pin Zhou

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Do Better Customers Utilize Electronic Distribution Channels? The Case of PC Banking, Lorin. M. Hitt and Frances. X. Frei

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ERP Investment: Business Impact and Productivity Measures, Lorin M. Hitt, Dongjun Wu, and Xiaoge Zhou

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Managing Demand and Sales Dynamics in New Product Diffusion Under Supply Constraint, Teck Hua Ho, Sergei Savin, and Christian Terwiesch

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Computers Play the Beer Game: Can Artificial Agents Manage Supply Chains?, Steven. O. Kimbrough, D J. Wu, and Fang Zhong

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Flexible Service Capacity: Optimal Investment and the Impact of Demand Correlation, Serguei Netessine, Gregory Dobson, and Robert A. Shumsky

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Convexity Bias in the Pricing of Eurodollar Swaps, Vladimir Pozdnyakov and John M. Steele

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Minimal Spanning Trees for Graphs With Random Edge Lengths, John M. Steele

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The Bohnenblust–Spitzer Algorithm and its Applications, John M. Steele

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Redefining Event Variables for Efficient Modeling of Continuous-Time Batch Processing, Siqun Wang and Monique Guignard

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Cooperative Agent Systems: Artificial Agents Play the Ultimatum Game, Fang Zhong, Steven. O. Kimbrough, and D.J. Wu

Submissions from 2001

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Feedback in Voluntary Contribution Mechanisms: An Experiment in Team Production, Rachel Croson

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Implementing and Evaluating SilverScreener: A Marketing Management Support System for Movie Exhibitors, Jehoshua Eliashberg, Sanjeev Swami, Charles B. Weinberg, and Berend Wierenga

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Vertical Scope Revisited: Transaction Costs vs Capabilities & Profit Opportunities in Mortgage Banking, Michael G. Jacobides and Lorin M. Hitt

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Selecting R&D Projects at BMW: A Case Study of Adopting Mathematical Programming Models, Christoph. H. Loch, Michael. T. Christian, Christian Terwiesch, and Michael Urbschat

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Parallel and Sequential Testing of Design Alternatives, Christoph H. Loch, Christian Terwiesch, and Stefan Thomke

Submissions from 2000

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Beyond Computation: Information Technology, Organizational Transformation and Business Performance, Erik Brynjolfsson and Lorin M. Hitt

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An Analysis of Several New Product Performance Metrics, Morris A. Cohen, Jehoshua Eliashberg, and Teck Hua Ho

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Experimental Results on Bargaining Under Alternatives Property Rights Regimes, Rachel Croson and John S. Johnstone

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On Pattern-Directed Search of Archives and Collections, Garett Dworman, Steven. O. Kimbrough, and Chuck Patch

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MOVIEMOD: An Implementable Decision-Support System for Prerelease Market Evaluation of Motion Pictures, Jehoshua Eliashberg, Jedid-Jah Jonker, and Mohanbir S. Sawhney

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Open-Layered Networks: the Growing Importance of Market Coordination, Petros Kavassalis, Joseph P. Bailey, and Thomas Y. Lee

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On Lean Messaging With Unfolding and Unwrapping for Electronic Commerce, Steven. O. Kimbrough and Yao-Hua Tan

Submissions from 1999

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MOTC: An Interactive Aid for Multidimensional Hypothesis Generatio, Krishnamohan Balachandran, Jan Buzydlowski, Garett Dworman, Steven. O. Kimbrough, Tate Shafer, and William J. Vachula

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The Economics of Yield-Driven Processes, Roger E. Bohn and Christian Terwiesch

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Competitive and Cooperative Inventory Management in a Two-Echelon Supply Chain With Lost Sales, Gerard. P. Cachon

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Gender and Culture: International Experimental Evidence From Trust Games, Rachel Croson and Nancy Buchan

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Information Technology and Firm Boundaries: Evidence from Panel Data, Lorin. M. Hitt

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Accelerating the Process of Engineering Change Orders: Capacity and Congestion Effects, Christoph H. Loch and Christian Terwiesch

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The Effect of Incomplete Information in a Threshold Public Goods Experiment, Melanie B. Marks and Rachel Croson

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Managing the Process of Engineering Change Orders: The Case of the Climate Control System in Automobile Development, Christian Terwiesch and Christoph H. Loch

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Measuring the Effectiveness of Overlapping Development Activities, Christian Terwiesch and Christoph H. Loch

Submissions from 1998

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Beyond the Productivity Paradox: Computers are the Catalyst for Bigger Changes, Erik Brynjolfsson and Lorin M. Hitt

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Communication and Uncertainty in Concurrent Engineering, Christoph. H. Loch and Christian Terwiesch

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Alternative Rebate Rules in the Provision of a Threshold Public Good: An Experimental Investigation, Melanie Marks and Rachel Croson

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Planning for Product Platforms, David Robertson and Karl Ulrich

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When Product Development Performance Makes a Difference: A Statistical Analysis in the Electronics Industry, Christian Terwiesch and Christoph H. Loch

Submissions from 1997

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Does Disputing Through Agents Enhance Cooperation? Experimental Evidence, Rachel Croson and Robert. H. Mnookin

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On Automated Message Processing in Electronic Commerce and Work Support Systems: Speech Act Theory and Expressive Felicity, Steven. O. Kimbrough and Scott. A. Moore

Submissions from 1996

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Paradox Lost? Firm-Level Evidence on the Returns to Information Systems Spending, Erik Brynjolfsson and Lorin. M. Hitt

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Information in Ultimatum Games: An Experimental Study, Rachel Croson

Submissions from 1995

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Information Technology as a Factor of Production : The Role of Differences Among Firms, Erik Brynjolfsson and Lorin Hitt

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Message Management Systems at Work: Prototypes for Business Communication, Steven. O. Kimbrough and Scott A. Moore

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A Priori Bounds on the Euclidean Traveling Salesman, Timothy. L. Snyder and John M. Steele

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Equidistribution in All Dimensions of Worst-Case Point Sets for the Traveling Salesman Problem, Timothy. L. Snyder and John M. Steele

Submissions from 1994

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On the Logic of Generalized Hypertext, Michael P. Bieber and Steven. O. Kimbrough

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Sums of Squares of Edge Lengths and Spacefilling Curve Heuristics for the Traveling Salesman Problem, Jun Gao and John M. Steele

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Le Cam's Inequality and Poisson Approximations, John M. Steele

Submissions from 1993

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Equidistribution of Point Sets for the Traveling Salesman and Related Problems, Timothy. L. Snyder and John M. Steele

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Convex Hulls of Random Walks, Tomothy Law Snyder and John M. Steele

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Missing Pieces, Derandomization and Concluding Remarks, John M. Steele

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Probability and Problems in Euclidean Combinatorial Optimization, John M. Steele

Submissions from 1992

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Message Management Systems: Concepts, Motivations, and Strategic Effects, Steven. O. Kimbrough and Scott A. Moore

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A Priori Inequalities for the Euclidean Traveling Salesman, Timothy. L. Snyder and John M. Steele

Submissions from 1989

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Worst-Case Growth Rates of Some Classical Problems of Combinatorial Optimization, John M. Steele and Timothy. L. Timothy

Submissions from 1988

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Probabilistic Analysis of a Greedy Heuristic for Euclidean Matching, David Avis, Burgess Davis, and John. M. Steele

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Approximations for the Random Minimal Spanning Tree With Application to Network Provisioning, Anjani Jain and John W. Mamer

Submissions from 1982

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Long Common Subsequences and the Proximity of Two Random Strings, John M. Steele

Submissions from 1981

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Fast Sorting of Weyl Sequences Using Comparisons, Martin. H. Ellis and John M. Steele

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Complete Convergence of Short Paths and Karp's Algorithm for the TSP, John M. Steele

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Subadditive Euclidean Functionals and Nonlinear Growth in Geometric Probability, John M. Steele

Submissions from 1980

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Efron's Conjecture on Vulnerability to Bias in a Method for Balancing Sequential Trials, J. Michael Steele

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A Counterexample Related to a Criterion for a Function to be Continuous, John M. Steele

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Shortest Paths Through Pseudo-Random Points in the $d$-Cube, John M. Steele

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Optimal Strategies for Second Guessers, John M. Steele and James Zidek

Submissions from 1979

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On the Reduction of Genetics to Molecular Biology, Steven. O. Kimbrough

Submissions from 1978

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Growth Rates for Monotone Subsequence, A Del Junco and John M. Steele

Submissions from 1977

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Distinct Sums Over Subsets, Floyd Hanson, John M. Steele, and Frank Stenger

Submissions from 211

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Do Sell-Side Stock Analysts Exhibit Escalation of Commitment?, John Beshears and Katherine L. Milkman