Ming Hu

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

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1.

Dynamic Type Matching

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2592622
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 11 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2019
Ming Hu and Yun Zhou
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and McMaster University - Michael G. DeGroote School of Business
Downloads 1,829 (9,039)
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dynamic matching, two-sided market, sharing economy, match-down-to policy, top-down matching, horizontally differentiated types, vertically differentiated types

2.

Price, Wage and Fixed Commission in On-Demand Matching

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2019
Ming Hu and Yun Zhou
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and McMaster University - Michael G. DeGroote School of Business
Downloads 1,059 (21,114)
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Sharing economy, Two-sided pricing, Supply contract, Performance bound, On-demand matching, Crowdsourcing, Surge pricing, Uber

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Pricing and Matching with Forward-Looking Buyers and Sellers

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2859864
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 27 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2018
Yiwei Chen and Ming Hu
University of Cincinnati - Lindner College of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 1,019 (22,348)
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Sharing Economy, Two-Sided Market, Forward-Looking Customers, Pricing, Matching, Mechanism Design, Asymptotic Optimality

4.

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, City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Faculty of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 997 (23,093)
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crowdfunding; product line design; price discrimination

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Information Disclosure and Pricing Policies for Sales of Network Goods

Operations Research, Forthcoming, Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2248311
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 11 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2019
Ming Hu, Zizhuo Wang and Yinbo Feng
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering and University of Toronto - Operations Management
Downloads 758 (33,995)
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pricing, network goods, network externality, demand uncertainty, social learning, network effect

6.

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
McMaster University - Michael G. DeGroote School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Downloads 665 (40,616)

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competition, pricing, social comparison, demand uncertainty

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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 589 (47,726)
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group buying, assurance contract, mechanism design, Bayesian equilibrium, rational expectations equilibrium

8.

Under the Same Roof: Value of Shared Living in Airbnb

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2019
Yao Cui, A. Yesim Orhun and Ming Hu
Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 558 (51,061)
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sharing economy; Airbnb; pricing; causal inference; natural experiment

9.

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 554 (51,513)
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Social influence, Newsvendor, influencer, follower, marketing strategy, operations strategy, production postponement

10.

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 City University of Hong Kong
Downloads 537 (53,668)
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Service Operations; Queueing System; Information Heterogeneity; Non-Monotonic Behavior

11.

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 Texas at Dallas - Department of Information Systems & Operations Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and School of Management, Zhejiang University
Downloads 465 (64,241)
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Technology Choice, Competitive Strategy, Supplier Investment, Procurement

12.

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
HKUST and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 462 (64,738)
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oligopoly pricing, dynamic pricing, perishable asset, finite horizon, Nash equilibrium, supermodular game, revenue management

13.

Contingent Stimulus in Crowdfunding

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2925962
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 26 Dec 2019
Longyuan Du, Ming Hu and Jiahua Wu
University of San Francisco - School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Imperial College Business School
Downloads 443 (68,253)
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crowdfunding, dynamic policy, revenue management

14.

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 439 (68,860)
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Threshold effect, Group buying

15.

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 430 (70,628)
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Stackelberg game, Bertrand competition, sequential oligopoly, multi-echelon, Linear Complementarity Problem

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From the Classics to New Tunes: A Neoclassical View on Sharing Economy and Innovative Marketplaces

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Mar 2019
Ming Hu
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 404 (76,074)
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sharing economy, innovative marketplace, supply chain management, inventory theory, revenue management, queueing theory, newsvendor, strategic consumer behavior, two-sided competition

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 394 (78,217)
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long tail, blockbuster, niche, product variety, network effect

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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, Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Downloads 393 (78,470)
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forward-looking farmers, contract farming, poverty reduction, socially responsible operations

19.

Joint vs. Separate Crowdsourcing Contests

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2892683
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 06 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2019
Ming Hu and Lu Wang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 390 (79,166)
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crowdsourcing contest, tournament design, multiple attributes, prize allocation

20.

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
Downloads 361 (86,672)

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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

21.

Demand Pooling in Omnichannel Operations

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 14 Aug 2018
Ming Hu, Xiaolin Xu, Weili Xue and Yi Yang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Nanjing University, Southeast University (China) - School of Economics and Management and School of Management, Zhejiang University
Downloads 329 (96,187)
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omnichannel, retailing, channel management, inventory management

22.

The Downside of Reorder Flexibility under Price Competition

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2019
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 315 (101,008)

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

23.

Surge Pricing and Two-Sided Temporal Responses in Ride-Hailing

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2019
Bin Hu, Ming Hu and Han Zhu
University of Texas at Dallas - Department of Information Systems & Operations Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and School of Management Science and Engineering, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
Downloads 314 (101,353)
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24.

Values of Traceability in Supply Chains

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 16 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2020
Yao Cui, Ming Hu and Jingchen Liu
Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Nanjing University - School of Business
Downloads 308 (103,437)

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Blockchain, traceability, supply chain management, quality management, contracting

25.

Distribution-Free Pricing

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2019
Nanjing University - School of Management and Engineering, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 305 (104,581)
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pricing, robust optimization

26.

The Price and Variety Effects of Vertical Mergers

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 16-63
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 28 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2020
Awi Federgruen and Ming Hu
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 262 (122,897)
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Vertical Merger, Oligopoly Pricing, Product Variety, Antitrust Law, Supply Chain Network, Industrial Structure and Structural Change, Linear Complementarity Problem

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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
Downloads 251 (128,524)
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Newsvendor, Behavioral Operations, Loss Aversion, Contingent Pricing, Marketing Promotion, Stochastic Reference Points

28.

Financial Pooling in a Supply Chain

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2783833
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2018
Ming Hu, Qu Qian and S. Alex Yang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of International Business Administration and London Business School
Downloads 225 (143,088)
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trade credit, pooling, reverse factoring, supply chain finance, financial constraints, liquidity management, operations-finance interface

29.

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 - Minneapolis - Industrial & System Engineering and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 224 (143,713)
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Efficient Inaccuracy: User-Generated Information Sharing in a Queue

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 3046905
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 03 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2019
Jianfu Wang and Ming Hu
City University of Hong Kong and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 219 (146,878)
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observable queue; unobservable queue; information sharing; service operations

31.

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 187 (170,126)
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Bertrand Competition, Differentiated Products, Linear Complementarity Problem

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Food Delivery Service and Restaurant: Friend or Foe?

Number of pages: 72 Posted: 23 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2019
Manlu Chen, Ming Hu and Jianfu Wang
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and City University of Hong Kong
Downloads 182 (174,392)

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queueing economics, on-demand service platform, supply chain contracting, omnichannel operations

33.

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
HKUST, 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
Downloads 174 (181,420)
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Residual Value Warranty; Risk Aversion; Strategic Claim Behavior; Market Segmentation

34.

Intertemporal Price Discrimination Via Randomized Pricing

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 22 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2019
Hongqiao Chen, Ming Hu and Jiahua Wu
Nanjing University - School of Management and Engineering, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Imperial College Business School
Downloads 168 (186,968)
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price discrimination, randomized pricing, strategic consumer behavior, forward-looking consumer, cyclic pricing, Markovian pricing, static pricing

35.

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

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2921743
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 23 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2019
Han Zhu, Frank Chen, Ming Hu and Yi Yang
School of Management Science and Engineering, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, City Univ. of Hong Kong - Dept of Management Scienes, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and School of Management, Zhejiang University
Downloads 166 (188,900)

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Multi-echelon, Distribution system, Stochastic demand, Performance evaluation, (r, Q) policy

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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 159 (196,038)
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gray markets, channel management, inventory, quantity discounts, supplier pricing

37.

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
Downloads 125 (237,797)
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Price Competition Models, Nash Equilibria, Unique and Globally Stable Equilibria, Multi-Echelon Supply Chains, Operational Cost Structures, Perfect Coordination Mechanisms

38.

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
Downloads 120 (245,194)
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Intertemporal Segmentation Via Flexible-Duration Group Buying

Forthcoming, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 07 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2019
Ming Hu, Jingchen Liu and Xin Zhai
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Nanjing University - School of Business and Peking University - Guanghua School of Management
Downloads 111 (259,284)

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Group Buying, Flexible Duration, Intertemporal Segmentation, Price Discrimination

40.

Global Robust Stability in a General Price and Assortment Competition Model

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 17-78
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2019
Awi Federgruen and Ming Hu
Columbia Business School - Decision Risk and Operations and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 108 (264,342)
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equilibrium, price competition, assortment competition, global stability, robust stability, best response, contraction mapping

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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
Purdue University, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 91 (296,279)
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Bid price, shadow price, dynamic pricing, revenue management, stochastic dynamic programming

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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
Downloads 82 (316,019)

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Inventory, Multi-Echelon, Stochastic Demand, Performance Guarantee, Control Policy, (r,Q) Policy

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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
HKUST, 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 74 (335,448)

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post-sales service, flexible warranty, reliability learning, threshold policy

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The Crowdfunding Effects on Venture Capital Investments

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 17 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Ming Hu, Yannan Jin and Jussi Keppo
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and National University of Singapore - NUS Business School
Downloads 30 (490,831)

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crowdfunding, public information, venture capital, competition

45.

Sales Effort Management under All-or-Nothing Constraint

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 Jan 2020
Longyuan Du, Ming Hu and Jiahua Wu
University of San Francisco - School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Imperial College Business School
Downloads 27 (506,694)

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revenue management, optimal control, salesforce management, all-or-nothing constraint

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Revenue Volatility under Uncertain Network Effects

Number of pages: 41
University of Toronto - Operations Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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pricing, network effect, uncertainty

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NetEase Cloud Music Data

Number of pages: 12
Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Data Competition, Platform Operations, Revenue Management.

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Social Newsboys

Posted: 01 Apr 2020
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Rotman School of Management

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newsvendor, network game

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Courier Sharing in Food Delivery

Posted: 31 Mar 2020
ARSENIY GORBUSHIN and Ming Hu
Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

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Created Unequal: Bundling with Crowdsourced Products

Posted: 12 Mar 2019
Ming Hu and Lu Wang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - College of Business

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Subscription, Crowdsourced Products

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Precommitments in Two-sided Market Competition

Posted: 12 Mar 2019
Ming Hu and Yan Liu
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Optimal Dynamic Matching Under Impatient Demand and Patient Supply

Posted: 14 Feb 2019
Zhiyuan Chen, Ming Hu and Yun Zhou
Wuhan University - School of Economics and Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and McMaster University - Michael G. DeGroote School of Business

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