IEOR-DRO Seminar: Christian Terwiesch (Univ. of Pennsylvania)

November 14, 2017 | 1:10pm - 2:00pm

IEOR-DRO Seminar: Christian Terwiesch (Univ. of Pennsylvania)

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Christian Terwiesch (Wharton) will present “From Casual Observation to Analyzing Digital Exhaust: Trends in Empirical Operations Management.”
 
Abstract: Empirical research in Operations Management has managed to move from an orphan existence in the INFORMS journals to creating one or multiple articles in almost every issue of Management Science and M&SOM. We developed a database of all empirical research related to Operations Management in these two journals over the last 20 years. This database includes over 250 empirical papers. Based on this database, we discuss a trend in recent work favoring more micro level observations based on something we refer to as digital exhaust. To illustrate this trend, we present a study in which we tracked nurses that were equipped with RFID devices. This allows us to investigate how nurses move around in the unit and how the patient location can impact the care they receive.


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