Richard K. Lai

The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Former faculty member

3641 Locust Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365

United States

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1.

Do Some Business Models Perform Better than Others?

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4615-06
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Jul 2006
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Government of the United States of America - Environmental Sciences Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Independent Author and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)
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business models, performance

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Inventory Signals

Harvard NOM Research Paper Series No. 06-09
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 May 2005 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2012
Richard K. Lai
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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Inventory, signaling, operations management, asymmetric information

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Process Arithmetic: How to Solve Problems in Wharton’s OPIM 631

Number of pages: 113 Posted: 21 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2011
Richard K. Lai
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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process analysis, course, MBA

4.

Inventory and the Stock Market

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Aug 2005
Richard K. Lai
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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inventory, stock market, sentiment, operations management

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Why Funds of Funds?

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 Mar 2005
Richard K. Lai
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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Venture capital, agency, economies of scale, outsourcing

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A Catering Theory of Analyst Bias

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 May 2004
Richard K. Lai
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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Analyst bias, behavioral finance, media bias

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Is Inventory's Fiscal Year End Effect Caused by Sales Timing? A Test Using a Natural Experiment from Germany

Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Research Paper No. 08-086
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 29 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2008
Richard K. Lai
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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Inventory, operations, fiscal year end, agency

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Bullwhip in a Spanish Shop

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 06-06
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Sep 2005
Richard K. Lai
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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Bullwhip effect, retail, operations management, behavioral

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The Geography of Retail Inventory

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2009
Richard K. Lai
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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Inventory, retailing, international comparison, global determinism, local contingency

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Signaling to Partially Informed Investors in the Newsvendor Model

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2012
Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania and Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit
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Capacity investment, inventory, signaling game, newsvendor

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Does Public Infrastructure Reduce Private Inventory?

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2009
Richard K. Lai
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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Inventory, public infrastructure, international comparison, instrumental variables

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Does Competition Kill Ties?

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Mar 2005
Richard K. Lai
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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embeddedness, venture capital, ties, competition

13.

Inventory Heterogeneity

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 06-09
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Sep 2007
Richard K. Lai
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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Inventory, inventory heterogeneity, firm effects, industry effects

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Inventory and the Shape of the Earth

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 Jul 2007
Richard K. Lai
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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Inventory, international comparison, flat world, round earth, variance decomposition

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Executive Quirks in Operational Decisions

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 11 Oct 2005
Richard K. Lai
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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operations management, executive fixed effects, firm fixed effects, agency

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Operations Forensics: Business Performance Analysis Using Operations Measures and Tools

Operations Forensics, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, March, 2013
Posted: 06 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2013
Richard K. Lai
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania

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Operations, Forensics, Processes, Industries, Firms, Valuation, MBA