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    • Scheduling in Production, Supply Chain and Industry 4.0 Systems by Optimal Control: Fundamentals, State-of-the-Art and Applications 

      Dolgui, Alexandre; Ivanov, Dmitry; Sethi, Suresh P.; Sokolov, Boris (Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2018-02-08)
      This paper presents a survey on the applications of optimal control to scheduling in production, supply chain and Industry 4.0 systems with a focus on the deterministic maximum principle. The first objective is to derive ...
    • A Secure Healthcare System: From Design to Implementation 

      Cankaya, Ebru Celikel; Kywe, Than
      We introduce the design and development of a comprehensive electronic health record system (EHR) that incorporates AES encryption to assure security. Our work adopts a didactic approach to introduce the formal design steps ...
    • Selling vs. Profiling: Optimizing the Offer Set in Web-Based Personalization 

      Johar, M.; Mookerjee, Vijay S.; Sarkar, Sumit
      We study the problem of optimally choosing the composition of the offer set for firms engaging in web-based personalization. A firm can offer items or links that are targeted for immediate sales based on what is already ...
    • Sequential Capacity Expansion Options 

      Bensoussan, Alain; Chevalier-Roignant, Benoit (INFORMS, 2018-10-09)
      This paper considers a firm's capacity expansion decisions under uncertainty. The firm has leeway in timing investments and in choosing how much capacity to install at each investment time. We model this problem as the ...
    • Shaping the Values of a Milk Cooperative: Theoretical and Practical Considerations 

      Mu, L.; Dawande, Milind; Mookerjee, Vijay (Wiley-Blackwell, 2019-05-22)
      Dairy cooperatives bestow upon farmers the virtues of controlling a large supply quantity of a relatively scarce product, that is, milk (e.g., higher bargaining power, fixed cost sharing, etc.). However, the cooperative ...
    • Should Sellers Prefer Auctions? A Laboratory Comparison of Auctions and Sequential Mechanisms 

      Davis, Andrew M.; Katok, Elena; Kwasnica, Anthony M.
      When bidders incur a cost to learn their valuations, bidder entry can impact auction performance. Two common selling mechanisms in this environment are an English auction and a sequential bidding process. Theoretically, ...
    • Social Connections Within Executive Teams and Management Forecasts 

      Ke, Ruihao; Li, Meng; Ling, Zhejia; Zhang, Yuan (INFORMS, 2018-03-12)
      We examine the role of teamwork within the top executive teams in generating management forecasts. Using social connections within the executive team to capture the team's interaction, cooperation, and teamwork, we find ...
    • Social Networks and the Diffusion of User-Generated Content: Evidence from YouTube 

      Susarla, Anjana; Oh, Jeong-ha (Cath); Tan, Yong
      This paper is motivated by the success of YouTube, which is attractive to content creators as well as corporations for its potential to rapidly disseminate digital content. The networked structure of interactions on YouTube ...
    • Sourcing Contract under Countervailing Incentives 

      Gan, X.; Feng, Q.; Sethi, Suresh P. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2019-05-25)
      We study a retailer’s sourcing contract when the supplier’s reservation profit (offered by his outside options) depends on his cost, which is privately known to only the supplier. An interesting discovery from our analysis ...
    • Spillovers from Good-News and Other Bankruptcies: Real Effects and Price Responses 

      Baranchuk, Nina; Rebello, Michael J.
      We model debt restructurings that could endogenously end in bankruptcy, and study spillovers to competitors’ operating decisions, profits, restructuring outcomes and security prices. We show that while bankruptcy could ...
    • Split-Award Auctions: Insights from Theory and Experiments 

      Chaturvedi, Aadhaar; Katok, Elena; Beil, Damian R. (INFORMS, 2018-03-28)
      We investigate procurement in a setting in which the buyer is bound by sourcing rules. Sourcing rules may limit the minimum and maximum amounts of business that can be awarded to a single supplier or dictate the minimum ...
    • The Stability of Social Preferences in a Low-Income Neighborhood 

      De Oliveira, A. C. M.; Eckel, C.; Croson, Rachel T. A.
      We investigate whether social preferences are stable across contexts using a field population of low-income Americans. We develop and demonstrate a simplified, visually-based experimental methodology appropriate for this ...
    • Stochastic Differential Games with a Varying Number of Players 

      Bensoussan, Alain; Frehse, J.; Grün, C.
      We consider a non zero sum stochastic differential game with a maximum n players, where the players control a diffusion in order to minimisena certain cost functional. During the game it is possible that present players ...
    • Strategic Remanufacturing under Competition 

      Ma, Zhongwen; Prasad, A.; Sethi, Suresh P. (De Gruyter, 2019-06-12)
      We investigate firms' remanufacturing strategies for the case of a duopoly. On the one hand, remanufactured products cannibalize sales of new products of the same firm thereby hurting its profits. On the other hand, they ...
    • The Strategic Value of High-Cost Customers 

      Subramanian, Upender; Raju, Jagmohan S.; Zhang, Z. John
      Many firms today manage their existing customers differentially based on profit potential, providing fewer incentives to less profitable customers and firing unprofitable customers. Although researchers and industry experts ...
    • Structural Search and Optimization in Social Networks 

      Dawande, Milind W.; Mookerjee, Vijay S.; Sriskandarajah, Chelliah; Zhu, Yunxia
      The explosive growth in the variety and size of social networks has focused attention on searching these networks for useful structures. Like the Internet or the telephone network, the ability to efficiently search large ...
    • Technical Note - an Expectation-Maximization Algorithm to Estimate the Parameters of the Markov Chain Choice Model 

      Şimşek, A. Serdar; Topaloglu, H.
      We develop an expectation-maximization algorithm to estimate the parameters of the Markov chain choice model. In this choice model, a customer arrives into the system to purchase a certain product. If this product is ...
    • Technical Note - On Optimal Policies for Inventory Systems with Batch Ordering 

      Huh, Woonghee Tim; Janakiraman, Ganesh
      We study a periodically reviewed multiechelon inventory system in series such that order quantities at every stage have to be multiples of a given stage-specific batch size. The batch sizes are nested in the sense that the ...
    • The Impact of Competitive Advantage on the Investment Timing in Stackelberg Leader–Follower Game 

      Hoe, S.; Yan, Z.; Bensoussan, Alain
      This short note clarifies how the Stackelberg leader’s competitive advantage after the follower’s entry affects the leader’s optimal market entry decision and Stackelberg strategic interactions under uncertainty. Although ...
    • The Performance Measurement Trap 

      Kuksov, Dmitri; Villas-Boas, J. M.
      This paper investigates the effect of performance measurement on the optimal effort allocation by salespeople when firms are concerned about retention of salespeople with higher abilities. It shows that introducing a ...