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Jan 01, 2007

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Gilvan Souza, associate professor of operations management, received his PhD from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His primary research areas are in technology management and supply chain management, including production planning, remanufacturing, reverse logistics, and closed–loop supply chain design.

Joydeep Srivastava, associate professor of marketing, received his PhD from the University of Arizona. His research interests include managerial and consumer decision making, bargaining and auctions, marketing distribution channels, pricing, and behavioral (experimental) economics. His recent work examines how consumers react and respond to price-matching guarantees.

Kathryn Bartol, Robert H. Smith Professor of Management and Organization, received her PhD from Michigan State University. She is a past president of the Academy of Management and past dean of the Fellows of the Academy of Management. Her research focuses on support, empowerment, and social exchange; rewards, retention, and creativity; networks and influence; and information technology impacts on management and organizations.

Paul Tesluk, associate professor of management and organization and associate director of the Center for Human Capital, Innovation and Technology, received his PhD from Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on Iisues impacting work team effectiveness including the development of managerial talent and human capital through the use of work experiences, and implications for organizations and career development.

Rebecca Hamilton, assistant professor of marketing, received her PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on aspects of group decision making, such as the strategies people use to influence others’ choices and the mental models people use to identify whether the process used to make a choice was fair or unfair.

Rosellina Ferraro, assistant professor of marketing, received her PhD from Duke University. Her research focuses on consumer behavior, and specifically, the effects of nonconscious social influence on choice and preference and the effects of external threats on consumption behavior.

New Book on Operations Research Honors Saul Gass

A new book, Perspectives in Operations Research: Papers in Honor of Saul Gass’ 80th Birthday, edited by Francis Alt, associate professor of management science and statistics, Michael Fu, professor of management science, and Bruce Golden, France-Merrick Professor of Management Science, was published by Festschrift as part of its Research /Computer Science Interfaces series. Papers were contributed by a bevy of distinguished scholars in operations research, including Thomas Magnanti, Richard Larson, Karla Hoffman, Randy Robinson, and Al Blumenstein.

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