Saravanan Kesavan

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

300 Kenan Center Drive

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

United States

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Scholarly Papers (12)

1.

Doing Well By Doing Good: Improving Store Performance with Responsible Scheduling Practices at the Gap, Inc.

Forthcoming in Management Science
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2021
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Chicago, UC Hastings Law and University of Oregon
Downloads 485 (87,123)
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Field Experiment, Retail Labor, Responsible Operations

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Managing the Impact of Fitting-Room Traffic on Retail Sales: Using Labor to Reduce Phantom Stockouts

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2019
Hyun Seok Lee, Saravanan Kesavan and Vinayak Deshpande
Korea University Business School, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Operations Area
Downloads 457 (93,283)
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Retail operations, Empirical research, Field experiments, Phantom stockouts, Fitting-room traffic

3.

Do High- and Low-Inventory Turnover Retailers Respond Differently to Demand Shocks?

Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 29-2012, UNC Kenan-Flagler Research Paper No. 2013-5
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2013
Saravanan Kesavan, Tarun Kushwaha and Vishal Gaur
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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Inventory Turnover, Price Responses, Quantity Response, Demand Shock, Firm Performance, U.S. Retail Industry, Econometric Analyses

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The Predictive Power of Abnormal Inventory Growth: Application to Earnings Forecasting for Retailers

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2012
Saravanan Kesavan and Vidya Mani
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Operations Area
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Retailing, Econometric Analysis, OM - Accounting Interface

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Intertemporal Pricing with Resellers: An Empirical Study of Product Drops

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Apr 2021
Dayton Steele, Seyed Morteza Emadi and Saravanan Kesavan
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Downloads 222 (200,577)

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Retail, Structural Modeling, Dynamic Pricing, Resale Marketplaces, Product Drops

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Field Experiment on the Profit Implications of Merchants’ Discretionary Power to Override Data- Driven Decision-Making Tools

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Jun 2020
Saravanan Kesavan and Tarun Kushwaha
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
Downloads 148 (284,973)
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Data-Driven Decision Making, Algorithm-Centered Decision Making, Managerial Discretion/ Exception, Big-Data, Field Experiment, Private Information, Product Life Cycle

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Stable Scheduling Study: Health Outcomes Report

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 24 Mar 2022
UC Hastings Law, University of Chicago, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, UC Hastings Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Managerial Incentives, Operational Decisions, and Firm Outcomes: Evidence From a Quasi-Experiment at a Retail Chain

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Research Paper No. 19-4
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 10 Jun 2018
Saravanan Kesavan, Camelia M. Kuhnen and Hyun Seok Lee
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School & NBER and Korea University Business School
Downloads 95 (391,026)
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Incentive, Retail Operations, Empirical, Quasi-Experiment, Difference-in-Differences, Labor Scheduling

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Do Productive Retailers Have Fewer Excess Inventory Announcements?

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Jun 2018
Hyun Seok Lee and Saravanan Kesavan
Korea University Business School and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Downloads 85 (419,007)

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Empirical research, Excess inventory announcement, Productivity

10.

Effect of Traffic on Sales and Conversion Rates of Retail Stores

Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Forthcoming, Mays Business School Research Paper No. 2011-4
Posted: 06 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2012
University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Operations Area

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Store Performance, Traffic Variability, Traffic Uncertainty, Store Labor Management, Retail Operations

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Do Inventory and Gross Margin Data Improve Sales Forecasts for US Public Retailers?

Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper No. 1305304, Johnson School Research Paper Series No. #02-09
Posted: 24 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2012
Saravanan Kesavan, Vishal Gaur and Ananth Raman
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit

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Estimating Demand Uncertainty Using Judgmental Forecasts

NYU Working Paper No. OM-2005-08
Posted: 31 Oct 2008
Vishal Gaur, Saravanan Kesavan, Ananth Raman and Marshall Fisher
Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit and University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department

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