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Past Research Seminars

The following is a list of past Research Seminars. For more information about upcoming Research Seminars, please visit The Boeing Center's website.





Speaker Topic
Rene Caldentey
Professor of Operations Management
University of Chicago
"Insider Trading with Incomplete Information"
Roman Kapuscinski
Professor of Technology and Operations
University of Michigan
"Strategic Behavior of Suppliers in the Face of Production Disruptions"
Gerry Tsoukalas
Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions
University of Pennsylvania
"A Signaling Theory of In-Kind Finance"
Bin Hu
Assistant Professor of Operations
University of North Carolina
"Optimal Procurement Mechanisms for Assembly"
Mor Armony
Professor of Operations Management
New York University
"Critical Care in Hospitals:  When to Introduce a Step Down Unit"
Tolga Tezcan
Associate Professor of Management Science & Operations
London Business School
"Yardstick Competition for Service Systems"
Laurens Debo
Associate Professor of Operations Management
Dartmouth College
"Design and Pricing of Discretionary Service Lines"
Shi Chen
Assistant Professor of Operations Management
University of Washington
"Incentive Alignment and Coordinaton of Project-based Supply Chains"







Nikolaos Trichakis, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Technology & Operations Management Unit, Harvard Business School


“Operationalizing Financial Covenants"

Onur Boyabatli, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University


"Capacity Management in Agricultural Commodity Processing and Application in the Palm Industry"


George Shanthikumar, Krannerty School of Management, Purdue University

"Supply and Demand Functions in Inventory Models"


Aydin Alptekinoglu, Assistant Professor Of Operations Management at SMU Cox School of Business


“When to Carry Eccentric Products?  Optimal Retail Assortment under Consumer Returns”


Jing-Sheng Song, Professor of Operations Management at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University


 “A New Accounting Framework for Supply Chain Inventory Finance”



Leon Yang Chu, Associate Professor of Information & Operations Management at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business


“Bundled Procurement for (Free) Technology Acquisition & Future Competition”

Owen Wu, Assistant Professor of Operations & Management Science at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.


“Curtailing Intermittent Generation in Electrical System”



Professor Roels, Assistant professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management

“Coordinating Risk Pooling Capacity Investments in Joint Ventures”

Xin Chen, Department of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engieneering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Coordinated Pricing & Inventory Management with Deterministic Demand & Costly Price Adjustment”


Harry Groenevelt, Associate Professor of Operations Management at the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester

“Inventory Models with Continuous Time Holding & Backorder Costs”

Gürhan Kök, Kevin H. Shang, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Evaluation of Supply Chains with Inventory Record Inaccuracy and Implications on IT Investments”

Jiri Chod, Assistant Professor in Operations and Strategic Management Department at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College

“Strategic IPOs & Product Market Competition”

Harish Krishnan, Assistant Professor in Operations and Logistics at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada

“Strategic IPOs & Product Market Competition”

Terry Taylor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

“Does a Manufacturer Benefit from Selling to a Better-Forecasting Retailer?”

Wallace J. Hopp, Herrick Professor of Manufacturing, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“The Impact of Discussion, Awareness, & Collaboration Network Position on Research Performance of Engineering School Faculty”


Christopher S. Tang, Carter Professor of Business Adminstration, UCLA Anderson School

“Managing Time-Based Contracts with Delayed Payments”

Jeremie Gallien, Associate Professor in the Operations Management Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management

“Implementing & Evaluating a New Inventory Distribution Control System for Zara”

Manu Goval, Assistant Professor in the Department of Decision, Operations and Information Technologies at the Robert H. Smith School, University of Maryland

“Strategic Information Management Under Leakage in a Supply Chain”

Tunay Tunca, Associate Professor of OIT at Graduate School of Business at Stanford University

“Recent Findings in Theory & Practice of Online Procurement Auctions”