Wedad J. Elmaghraby

Wedad J. Elmaghraby is a Professor of Management Science at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to joining the Smith School, she was on the faculty of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and NYU Stern School of Business in the Operations Management group. Her current research interests are (1) the design of competitive procurement auctions in business-to-business markets and (2) pricing in markets where buyers behave strategically. Her current areas of application are e-commerce, logistics, supply chain management in the electronics industry and energy markets.

Fearless Idea 10: Be a Savvy Bidder

With lenient return policies common, about 9 percent of purchases at brick-and-mortar stores are returned and 25 percent to 30 percent of online orders are sent back yearly in the United States. Where do these items end up? In many cases, retailers purchase the goods via online auctions and resell the merchandise. New research from Smith School professor Wedad J. Elmaghraby examines the influence of bidder experience and savvy on the process. Read more...

Wedad J. Elmaghraby

Wedad J. Elmaghraby is a Professor of Management Science at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to joining the Smith School, she was on the faculty of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and NYU Stern School of Business in the Operations Management group. Her current research interests are (1) the design of competitive procurement auctions in business-to-business markets and (2) pricing in markets where buyers behave strategically.

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