Ming Hu

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

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1.

Product and Pricing Decisions in Crowdfunding

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2405552
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 08 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2014
Ming Hu, Xi Li and Mengze Shi
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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crowdfunding; product line design; price discrimination

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Simultaneous versus Sequential Group-Buying Mechanisms

Management Science, 59(12), 2805-2822
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2014
Ming Hu, Mengze Shi and Jiahua Wu
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Imperial College Business School
Downloads 535 (39,522)
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group buying, assurance contract, mechanism design, Bayesian equilibrium, rational expectations equilibrium

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Dynamic Pricing of Perishable Assets under Competition

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 02 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2013
Guillermo Gallego and Ming Hu
Columbia University and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 406 (53,390)
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oligopoly pricing, dynamic pricing, perishable asset, finite horizon, Nash equilibrium, supermodular game, revenue management

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Threshold Effects in Online Group Buying

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2176554
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2013
Jiahua Wu, Mengze Shi and Ming Hu
Imperial College Business School, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 366 (57,900)

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Threshold effect, Group buying

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Liking and Following and the Newsvendor: Operations and Marketing Policies Under Social Influence

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2292787
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2014
Ming Hu, Joseph Milner and Jiahua Wu
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Imperial College Business School
Downloads 344 (48,412)

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Social influence, Newsvendor, influencer, follower, marketing strategy, operations strategy, production postponement

6.

Sequential Multi-Product Price Competition in Supply Chain Networks

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 May 2012 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2015
Awi Federgruen and Ming Hu
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 318 (60,846)

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Stackelberg game, Bertrand competition, sequential oligopoly, multi-echelon, Linear Complementarity Problem

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Secrecy versus Transparency in Sales of Network Goods

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2248311
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2016
Ming Hu, Zizhuo Wang and Yinbo Feng
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Minnesota - Industrial & System Engineering and University of Toronto - Operations Management
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pricing, network goods, network externality, demand uncertainty, social learning, network effect

8.

Dynamic Type Matching

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2592622
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 11 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2016
Ming Hu and Yun Zhou
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 211 (13,370)

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dynamic matching, two-sided market, sharing economy, match-down-to policy, top-down matching, horizontally differentiated types, vertically differentiated types

9.

Committed versus Contingent Pricing under Competition

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2142725
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2013
Zizhuo Wang and Ming Hu
University of Minnesota - Industrial & System Engineering and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 191 (120,903)

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Newsvendor Selling to Loss-Averse Consumers with Stochastic Reference Points

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2329242
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2014
University of Toronto - Operations Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of International Business Administration
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Newsvendor, Behavioral Operations, Loss Aversion, Contingent Pricing, Marketing Promotion, Stochastic Reference Points

11.

Multi-Product Price and Assortment Competition

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 14-3, Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2366487
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 13 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2014
Awi Federgruen and Ming Hu
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 153 (147,667)

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Bertrand Competition, Differentiated Products, Linear Complementarity Problem

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Price Competition in the Presence of Social Comparison and Demand Uncertainty

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2559498
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 04 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2016
Yun Zhou, Ming Hu and Tony Haitao Cui
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Downloads 146 (44,143)

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competition, pricing, social comparison, demand uncertainty

13.

The Downside of Reorder Flexibility under Price Competition

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2014
Philipp Afeche, Ming Hu and Yang Li
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - CUHK Business School
Downloads 143 (99,713)

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Price/inventory competition, quick response, seasonal products, supply chain/marketing interface, volume flexibility

14.

When Gray Markets Have Silver Linings: All-Unit Discounts, Gray Markets and Channel Management

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2013, 15(2), 250–262,
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2013
Ming Hu, Michael Pavlin and Mengze Shi
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Wilfrid Laurier University - School of Business & Economics and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 131 (169,844)
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gray markets, channel management, inventory, quantity discounts, supplier pricing

15.

Efficient Ignorance: Information Heterogeneity in a Queue

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2472107
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 27 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2016
Ming Hu, Yang Li and Jianfu Wang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - CUHK Business School and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Nanyang Business School
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Service Operations; Queueing System; Information Heterogeneity; Non-Monotonic Behavior

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No Claim? Your Gain: Design of Residual Value Extended Warranties Under Risk Aversion and Strategic Claim Behavior

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2014
Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise - Hewlett-Packard Company and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise - Hewlett-Packard Company
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Residual Value Warranty; Risk Aversion; Strategic Claim Behavior; Market Segmentation

17.

Blockbuster or Niche? Competitive Strategy Under Network Effects

NET Institute Working Paper No. 17-13, Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 3049370
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 10 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2017
Yinbo Feng and Ming Hu
University of Toronto - Operations Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 86 (253,823)

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long tail, blockbuster, niche, product variety, network effect

18.

Modified Echelon (r, Q) Policies with Guaranteed Performance Bounds for Stochastic Serial Inventory Systems

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 17 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2014
Ming Hu and Yi Yang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and School of Management, Zhejiang University
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Inventory, Multi-Echelon, Stochastic Demand, Performance Guarantee, Control Policy, (r,Q) Policy

19.

Open or Closed? Technology Sharing, Supplier Investment, and Competition

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2630477
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 14 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2016
Bin Hu, Ming Hu and Yi Yang
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and School of Management, Zhejiang University
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Technology Choice, Competitive Strategy, Supplier Investment, Procurement

20.

Up then Down: The Bid-Price Trends in Revenue Management

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2014
Zhan Pang, O. Berman and Ming Hu
Independent, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 52 (257,626)

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Bid price, shadow price, dynamic pricing, revenue management, stochastic dynamic programming

21.

Flexible-Duration Extended Warranties with Dynamic Reliability Learning

Production and Operations Management, 23 (4) 645 - 659, Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2312746
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2014
Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise - Hewlett-Packard Company, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise - Hewlett-Packard Company
Downloads 44 (305,467)
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post-sales service, flexible warranty, reliability learning, threshold policy

22.

Price Competition in Sequential Multi-Product Oligopolies

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 May 2014
Awi Federgruen and Ming Hu
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Efficient Inaccuracy: User-Generated Information Sharing in a Queue

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 3046905
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 03 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2017
Jianfu Wang and Ming Hu
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Nanyang Business School and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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observable queue; unobservable queue; information sharing; service operations

24.

Global and Robust Stability in a General Price and Assortment Competition Model

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 17-78
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2017
Awi Federgruen and Ming Hu
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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equilibrium, price competition, assortment competition, global stability, robust stability, best response, contraction mapping

25.

Competition in Multi-Echelon Systems

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 17-56
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 May 2017 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2017
Awi Federgruen and Ming Hu
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Price Competition Models, Nash Equilibria, Unique and Globally Stable Equilibria, Multi-Echelon Supply Chains, Operational Cost Structures, Perfect Coordination Mechanisms

26.

Price, Wage and Fixed Commission in On-Demand Matching

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2017
Ming Hu and Yun Zhou
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Sharing economy, Two-sided pricing, Supply contract, Performance bound, On-demand matching, Crowdsourcing, Surge pricing, Uber

27.

Contingent Stimulus in Crowdfunding

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2925962
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 03 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2017
Longyuan Du, Ming Hu and Jiahua Wu
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Imperial College Business School
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crowdfunding, dynamic policy, deterministic heuristic, asymptotic optimality, revenue management

28.

A Simple Heuristic Policy for Stochastic Distribution Inventory Systems with Fixed Costs

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2921743
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2017
Han Zhu, Frank Chen, Ming Hu and Yi Yang
Department of Management Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, City Univ. of Hong Kong - Dept of Management Scienes, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and School of Management, Zhejiang University
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Multi-echelon, Distribution system, Stochastic demand, Performance evaluation, (r, Q) policy

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Simultaneous vs. Sequential Crowdsourcing Contests

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2892683
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 06 Jan 2017
Ming Hu and Lu Wang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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crowdsourcing contest, tournament design, multiple attributes, prize allocation

30.

Pricing and Matching with Forward-Looking Buyers and Sellers

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2859864
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 27 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2017
Yiwei Chen and Ming Hu
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) - Engineering Systems and Design and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Sharing Economy, Two-Sided Market, Forward-Looking Customers, Pricing, Matching, Mechanism Design, Asymptotic Optimality

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Socially Beneficial Rationality: The Value of Strategic Farmers, Social Entrepreneurs and For-Profit Firms in Crop Planting Decisions

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 04 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2017
Ming Hu, Yan Liu and Wenbin Wang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Tianjin University and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
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forward-looking farmers, contract farming, poverty reduction, socially responsible operations

32.

The Price and Variety Effects of Vertical Mergers

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 16-63
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 28 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2016
Awi Federgruen and Ming Hu
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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Vertical Merger, Oligopoly Pricing, Product Variety, Antitrust Law, Supply Chain Network, Industrial Structure and Structural Change, Linear Complementarity Problem