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Behavioral Operations

Mission Statement
The department seeks papers that further our understanding of operations by explicitly accounting for empirically observed human tendencies and influences, such as decision biases, cognitive limitations, individual preferences, and social institutions. Behavioral issues naturally arise in any operational context where human judgment or management of human operations is critical. Behavioral influences can surface from a variety of sources including customers, workers, and managers. Possible contexts include (but are not limited to) manufacturing and service processes, supply chain management, procurement, revenue management, product development, and technology management.

The department is especially interested in papers that uncover human regularities that are unique to operations settings or that manifest themselves in novel ways in this new environment. Papers must be well written with a clear statement of their contribution to both theory and practice. We encourage a broad range of methodologies including laboratory experiments, field studies, systems dynamics, and analytical models of human behavior. The chosen methodology should be well motivated and executed with the highest rigor.

Departmental Editor
Professor Elena Katok
University of Texas at Dallas
ekatok@utdallas.edu

Senior Editors
Elliot Bendoly, Emory University
Kay-Yut Chen, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
Jan C. Fransoo, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Ernan Haruvy, University of Texas at Dallas
Amnon Rapoport, University of Arizona
Paat Rusmevichientong, University of Southern California
Rachna Shah, University of Minnesota
John Sterman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Xuanming Su, University of Pennsylvania
Yaozhong Wu, National University of Singapore