Saif Benjaafar

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

United States

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Scholarly Papers (26)

1.

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 Michigan, 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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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 Michigan, Tsinghua University - Department of Automation, Temple University-Fox School of Business and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Downloads 1,397 (26,162)
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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 Michigan, Tsinghua University - Department of Automation, Temple University-Fox School of Business and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Downloads 252 (224,697)
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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: 58 Posted: 30 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2021
Saif Benjaafar, Daniel Jiang, Xiang Li and Xiaobo Li
University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering and National University of Singapore
Downloads 965 (45,353)
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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 Michigan, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
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ride sharing, sharing economy, transportation, equilibrium analysis, non-atomic games, social welfare

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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 Michigan, Fudan University and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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On-demand service platforms, two-sided competition, worker welfare, consumer surplus

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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 Michigan, 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, Fudan University and University of Michigan
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on-demand service platforms, two-sided competition, sequential games, simultaneous games, economies of scale

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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 Michigan 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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The Impact of Automation on Workers when Workers are Strategic: The Case of Ride-Hailing

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2023
Saif Benjaafar, Zicheng Wang and Xiaotang Yang
University of Michigan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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automation, strategic workers, ride-hailing, equilibrium model, worker welfare

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Human in the Loop Automation: Ride-Hailing With Remote (Tele-) Drivers

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 14 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2023
Saif Benjaafar, Zicheng Wang and Xiaotang Yang
University of Michigan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 437 (125,034)

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tele-driving, ride-hailing, spatial queueing systems, capacity optimization

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Crowdsourcing Last-Mile Delivery with Hybrid Fleets Under Uncertainties of Demand and Driver Supply: Optimizing Profitability and Service Level

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Jan 2023
Akshit Goyal, Yiling Zhang and Saif Benjaafar
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and University of Michigan
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crowdsourcing, last-mile delivery, stochastic integer programming, approximate dynamic programming methods

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Pricing in On-Demand (and One-Way) Vehicle Sharing Networks

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Jan 2022 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2023
Saif Benjaafar and Xiaobing Shen
University of Michigan and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Vehicle sharing systems; pricing; spatial networks; reusable resources; closed queueing networks; bounds and approximations

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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 Michigan and Shanghai University - SILC Business School
Downloads 315 (179,671)
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service collaboration, queuing systems, demand allocation, cooperative game, market mechanism

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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 Michigan and University of California-Riverside
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assemble-to-order (ATO) systems, production and inventory control, Markov decision processes, make-to-stock queues

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Online Learning for Pricing in On-Demand Vehicle Sharing Networks

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 01 Feb 2023 Last Revised: 10 May 2023
Saif Benjaafar, Xiangyu Gao, Xiaobing Shen and Huanan Zhang
University of Michigan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Department of Decision Sciences & Managerial Economics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and University of Colorado at Boulder - Leeds School of Business
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vehicle sharing network, pricing, online learning, regret analysis

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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 Michigan and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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Business Model Innovation, Online Marketplace, Secondary Market, Service Operations, Sharing Economy, Strategic Consumers

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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
School of Business, Sun Yat-sen University, ESCP Europe, Berlin and University of Michigan
Downloads 119 (431,825)
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minimum transport quantity, sustainability, contracts, carbon tax, green logistics

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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 Michigan, University of California-Riverside and Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee
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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 Michigan, University of California-Riverside, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 106 (470,244)
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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
University of Michigan, University of California-Riverside 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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Who Benefits from Government Tax-Subsidies for Corporate Charitable Food Donations?

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Dec 2022 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2023
Dalhousie University - School of Business, University of Michigan, McMaster University and McMaster University - Michael G. DeGroote School of Business
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Charitable giving, food donations, enhanced tax deduction, tax-subsidy.

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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 Michigan and University of California-Riverside
Downloads 86 (539,184)
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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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Non-asymptotic Staffing of Service Systems with a Finite Population

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Dec 2023
Saif Benjaafar, Xiaobing Shen and Martin Zubeldia
University of Michigan, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and University of Minnesota
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To Serve or Reserve? Managing Admissions in Systems Where the Condition of Customers Deteriorates

Number of pages: 73 Posted: 20 Mar 2023
Hongru Miao, Saif Benjaafar and Xiaobo Li
National University of Singapore (NUS), University of Michigan and National University of Singapore
Downloads 51 (708,472)

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Admission control, Customer condition deterioration, Markov decision process, Optimal policy

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Pooled Testing in the Presence of Congestion

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 06 Apr 2024
University of Michigan, Laboratoire Génie Industriel, CentraleSupélec, University Paris-Sacaly, The Métis Research Laboratory - EM Normandie and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering
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Pooled testing, infectious diseases, queueing systems, optimization

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Friend or Foe? The Impact of Home-sharing Professional Investors on the Housing Market

Posted: 20 Oct 2022 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2022
Saif Benjaafar, Jiali Huang, Ankur Mani and Shihong Xiao
University of Michigan, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Industrial and Systems Engineering and Fudan University

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