Faculty Profiles



Robert Swinney

Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Technology



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Academic Degrees

PhD, Operations Management, 2008, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania;
BS, Astronomy, 2002, California Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

At Stanford since 2008;
Development Analyst, Prosys Information Systems, 2003

Selected Publications

Selling to Strategic Consumers When Product Value is Uncertain: The Value of Matching Supply and Demand: Management Science, 2011 
Capacity Investment Timing by Start-ups and Established Firms in New Markets: Management Science, 2011 
The Value of Fast Fashion: Quick Response, Enhanced Design, and Strategic Consumer Behavior: Management Science, 2011 
Purchasing, Pricing, and Quick Response in the Presence of Strategic Consumers: Management Science, 2009 
Long-Term Contracts Under the Threat of Supplier Default: Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2009 

Working Papers

Product Quality Choice and Inventory Risk with Strategic Consumers, with S. Kim 
Risk Pooling with Strategic Customers 

Awards and Honors

Fletcher Jones Faculty Scholar, 2009, Stanford Graduate School of Business 
Management Science Distinguished Service Award, 2010, Management Science Journal 
Management Science Distinguished Service Award, 2009, Management Science Journal 
MSOM Meritorious Service Award, 2009, MSOM Journal 
MSOM Meritorious Service Award, 2008, MSOM Journal 

Courses Taught

OIT 262 Operations 
OIT 643 Special Topics in Supply Chain Management 
OIT 655 Foundations of Supply Chain Management 

Press Releases

1/15/2010 Outsourcing May Be Slowing Down Apparel Firms 

In the News

August 1, 2007 The Games Companies Play, US News & World Report 
May 30, 2007 Here Today, Discounted Tomorrow: Strategic Shoppers Know When to Buy, and at What Price, Knowledge@Wharton 


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