Saif Benjaafar

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering

111 Church Street S.E.

Minneapolis, MN 55455

United States

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Scholarly Papers (17)

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Peer-to-Peer Product Sharing: Implications for Ownership, Usage and Social Welfare in the Sharing Economy

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 06 Oct 2015
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering, Temple University-Fox School of Business, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
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sharing economy, collaborative consumption, two-sided markets, social welfare, sustainability

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Citation 37

Labor Welfare in On-Demand Service Platforms

accepted for publication in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 17 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2020
Saif Benjaafar, Jian-Ya Ding, Guangwen Kong and Terry Taylor
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering, Tsinghua University - Department of Automation, Temple University-Fox School of Business and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
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On-Demand Service Platforms, Labor Welfare, Equilibrium Models, Sharing Economy

Labor Welfare in On-Demand Service Platforms

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 08 Jan 2021
Saif Benjaafar, Jian-Ya Ding, Guangwen Kong and Terry Taylor
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering, Tsinghua University - Department of Automation, Temple University-Fox School of Business and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
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Labor welfare, sharing economy, on-demand services, ride sharing, equilibrium models

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Dynamic Inventory Repositioning in On-Demand Rental Networks

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 30 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2021
Saif Benjaafar, Daniel Jiang, Xiang Li and Xiaobo Li
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering and National University of Singapore
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rental networks; inventory repositioning; optimal policies, approximate dynamic programming algorithms, stochastic dual dynamic programming

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Drivers, Riders and Service Providers: The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Mobility

Accepted for publication in Management Science
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 14 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2021
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore University of Technology and Design and Singapore University of Technology and Design
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ride sharing, sharing economy, transportation, equilibrium analysis, non-atomic games, social welfare

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Operations Management in the Age of the Sharing Economy: What Is Old and What Is New?

Forthcoming, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 May 2019
Saif Benjaafar and Ming Hu
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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sharing economy, matching markets, peer-to-peer resource sharing, on-demand service platforms, on-demand rental networks, dynamic matching, dynamic pricing

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A Permissioned Blockchain Business Model for Green Sourcing

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Jan 2019
Saif Benjaafar, Xi Chen, Niyazi Taneri and Guangyu Wan
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering, University of Michigan at Dearborn, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore and School of Economics & Trade, Hunan University
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Sustainable Operations, Blockchain Technology, Green Certification, Business Model Choice

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Production and Inventory Control of a Single Product Assemble-to-Order Systems with Multiple Customer Classes

Management Science, Vol. 52, No. 12, pp. 1896-1912, 2006
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 09 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2012
Saif Benjaafar and Mohsen Elhafsi
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
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assemble-to-order (ATO) systems, production and inventory control, Markov decision processes, make-to-stock queues

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Dimensioning On-Demand Vehicle Sharing Systems

Accepted for publication in Management Science
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2020
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Southern University of Science and Technology and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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On-demand vehicle sharing systems, closed queueing networks, capacity optimization, bounds and approximations

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Two-Sided Competition Between On-Demand Service Platforms

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 24 Feb 2020
Shining Wu, Shihong Xiao and Saif Benjaafar
Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering
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on-demand service platforms, two-sided competition, sequential games, simultaneous games, economies of scale

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Do Workers and Customers Benefit from Competition Between On-Demand Service Platforms?

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
Saif Benjaafar, Shihong Xiao and Xiaotang Yang
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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On-demand service platforms, two-sided competition, worker welfare, consumer surplus

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Price-Directed Cost Sharing and Demand Allocation Among Service Providers with Multiple Demand Sources and Multiple Facilities

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 19 Aug 2020
Hanlin Liu, Yimin Yu, Saif Benjaafar and Huihui Wang
Southern University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong - College of Business, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering and Shanghai University
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service collaboration, queuing systems, demand allocation, cooperative game, market mechanism

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Peer-to-Peer Trading of Usage Allowances

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 May 2019
Saif Benjaafar and Behrooz Pourghannad
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Business Model Innovation, Online Marketplace, Secondary Market, Service Operations, Sharing Economy, Strategic Consumers

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Optimal Control of a Production-Inventory System with Both Backorders and Lost Sales

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 13 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2010
Saif Benjaafar, Mohsen Elhafsi and Tingliang Huang
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering, University of California, Riverside (UCR) and Carroll School of Management, Boston College
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Demand Allocation in Multiple-Product, Multiple-Facility Make-to-Stock Production Systems

Management Science, Vol. 50, No. 10, pp. 1431-1448, 2004
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Nov 2008
Saif Benjaafar, Mohsen Elhafsi and Francis deVericourt
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering, University of California, Riverside (UCR) and ESMT European School of Management and Technology
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Production/inventory systems, queueing systems, generalized assignment problem, multi-item/multi-facility systems

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A Production-Inventory System with Both Patient and Impatient Demand Classes

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2012
Saif Benjaafar and Mohsen Elhafsi
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
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Production-inventory systems, optimal control, Markov decision processes, multiple demand classes, inventory rationing, make-to-stock queues

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Optimal Control of an Assembly System with Multiple Stages and Multiple Demand Classes

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 06 Oct 2010
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering, University of California, Riverside (UCR), affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Achieving Economic and Environmental Sustainability: Minimum Transport Quantity, Contracts, and Emissions Regulation

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Jul 2020
Dong Li, Chuanwen Dong and Saif Benjaafar
Lingnan College, Sun Yat-sen University, ESCP Europe, Berlin and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering
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minimum transport quantity, sustainability, contracts, carbon tax, green logistics