Faculty Directory

Laurens Debo

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Email

Laurens.G.Debo@tuck.dartmouth.edu

Phone

603-646-1832

Website

http://faculty.tuck.dartmouth.edu/laurens-debo/

Degree

PhD, INSEAD (France), 2002; MSc, INSEAD, 2000; MSc (operations management), Université Catholique de Louvain (Belguim), 1995; MSc (electrical engineering), Université Catholique de Louvain, 1994

Areas of Expertise

Operations management, supply chain management, operations strategy

Current Research Topics

  • Operations Management, with a special interest in the economics-operations interface, queuing games and global supply chain management.


Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School, 2015–present
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School, 2014–2015
  • Associate Professor of Operations Management, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, 2010–present
  • Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, 2008–10
  • Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003–08
  • Instructor, Operations Management and Manufacturing, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003–03

Editorial positions

  • Senior Editor, Production and Operations Management
  • Associate Editor, IIE Transactions
  • Associate Editor, Management Science
  • Associate Editor, Manufacturing Services and Operations Management (special issue on “the Environment)
  • Referee, Manufacturing Services and Operations Management, Management Science, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management


Working Papers

  • With L. Yang, "Invite Your Friend and You'll Move up in Line: Leveraging Social Ties via Operational Incentives"
  • With G. van Ryzin, “Creating Sales with Stock-Outs” (formerly titled: “Consumer Search Behavior when the Product Quality is Uncertain”) Chicago Booth Working Paper 09-25. 2013
  • With U. Rajan and S.K. Veeraraghavan, “Signaling with Prices in a Congested Environment,” Chicago Booth Working Paper, 12-13. 2013
  • With F. Tian and G. Sosics, “Green Recycling Networks” Chicago Booth Working Paper, 13-59. 2014
  • With C. Jin, S. Iravani and M. Kremer and Seyed Iravani, “Observational Learning with Large Choice Sets - Crowds, Contrarians, and Congestion.” Chicago Booth Working Paper, 15-8. 


Awards

  • NSF grant (CMMI-1301234): “Collaborative Research: The Positive Role of Queues on Customer Value Perception: Mathematical Models and Laboratory Experiments”, with S. Iravani and M. Kremer, award: $71,843 (total award: $425,000).
  • Finalist for Best Paper Award from Manufacturing and Services Management, 2012 with the paper: “Joining Longer Queues: Information Externalities in Queue Choice” Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 11(4).
  • 2012 Distinguished Associate Editor Award for Management Science.
  • 2009, 2010 Meritorious Service Award for Management Science.
  • 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 Meritorious Service Award for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
  • Best Theoretical/Empirical Research Award at the DSI 2008 Annual Meeting for “Buy Now and Match Later: The Impact of Posterior Price Matching on Profit with Strategic Consumers” (with Guoming Lai and Katia Sycara)
  • Advisor of Guoming Lai, who won the second prize of the MSOM 2008 best student paper competition with “Stock Market Pressure on Inventory Investment and Sales Reporting for Publicly Traded Firms”
  • Junior Faculty Interest Group paper competition finalist (INFORMS, Seattle 2007) with S. Veeraraghavan for the paper “Joining Longer Queues: Information Externalities in Queue Choice”

Selected Publications

  • With L. Yang and V. Gupta, “Trading Time in Queues,” Management Science, forthcoming, 2015
  • With R. Kapuscinski and M. Yu, “Strategic Waiting for Consumer-Generated Quality Information: Dynamic Pricing of Experience Goods,” Management Science, forthcoming, 2015
  • With M. Kremer, “Inferring Quality from Wait Time,” Management Science, forthcoming, 2015
  • With X. Wang and A. Scheller-Wolf, “Managing Nurse Lines–Practical Challenges and Developing Theory,” International Journal of Production, forthcoming, 2015
  • With S. Gavirneni and M. Shunko, “Transfer Pricing and Sourcing Strategies for Multinational Firms,” Production and Operations Management, 23(12), 2014
  • With J. Sun, “Sustaining Long-Term Relationships Using Price-Only Contract,” European Journal of Operational Research, 233(3), 2014
  • With S.K. Veeraraghavan, “Equilibrium in Queues Under Unknown Service Rates and Service Value,” Operations Research, 62(1), 2014
  • With X. Wang, A. Scheller-Wolf, and S. Smith, “Service Design at Diagnostic Centers,” Naval Research Logistics, 59(8), 2012
  • With C.A. Parlour and U. Rajan, “Signaling Quality via Long Queues,” Management Science, 58(5), 2012
  • With S.K. Veeraraghavan, “Herding in Queues with Waiting Costs: Rationality and Regret,” Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 13(3), 2011
  • With L. Guoming and L. Nan, “Manager Incentives for Channel Stuffing with Market-Based Compensation,” Management Science, 57(2), 2010
  • With A. Scheller-Wolf, S. Smith, and X. Wang, “Design and Analysis of Diagnostic Service Centers,” Management Science, 56(11), 2010
  • With S. Kekre, J. Sun, and J. Xie, “Imitative Competition: Implications for Strategic Sourcing and Technology Transfer,” Management Science, 56(3), 2010