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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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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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

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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

Production and Operations Management. 24(3) 383-401.
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2021
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

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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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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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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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Geographical Influences on Chinese Inventory: An Exploratory Study

International Journal of Inventory Research, Vol.2, No.3 (2014), pp.145-173. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJIR.2014.069187, The University of Auckland Business School Research Paper Series
Posted: 01 Nov 2021
Richard K. Lai, Z. Justin Ren and David Robb
The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Boston University Questrom School of Business and The University of Auckland

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inventory turns, China, operations management, economic geography, variance component analysis, VCA, geographical location, inventory levels, inventory management

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Inventory in Mainland China: Historical, Industry, and Geographic Perspectives

International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.135, No.1 (January 2012), pp.440-450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.08.020, The University of Auckland Business School Research Paper Series
Posted: 01 Nov 2021
David Robb, Fei Liu, Richard K. Lai and Z. Justin Ren
The University of Auckland, Sinochem Oil Guangdong Corporation Ltd, The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania and Boston University Questrom School of Business

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Inventory, China, Empirics in Operations Management, Economic Geography, Industry Effects, Multivariate Regression

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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