News at Smith

Jan 01, 2008

Research by Steve Heston

Seasonality in the economy is an old idea. It is expected that retail sales go up in November for Christmas, or that snow tires sell better in October than in May.

Jan 01, 2008

Research by Chrysanthos Dellarocas

Online feedback mechanisms have become an important tool for electronic businesses and for consumers who use them to evaluate potential trading partners and gauge the relative risk of dealing with people whom they may never meet in person. So the reliability of online feedback is crucial. But getting a true picture from online feedback is not always as easy.

Jan 01, 2008

The American economy was built on manufacturing. Today the noise of the factories has died down to be replaced by the steady hum of computers. As our industrial economy has evolved into a knowledge-based economy, most of the new jobs created have been service jobs, not manufacturing jobs. But this doesn’t mean service workers in the traditional sense of burger-flippers and grocery checkers.

Jan 01, 2008

Larry Bodin, professor emeritus of management science, and Michael Fu,professor of management science, were both elected as INFORMS (The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Fellows.

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