This is the collection for the University of Waterloo's Department of Management Sciences .

Research outputs are organized by type (eg. Master Thesis, Article, Conference Paper).

Waterloo faculty, students, and staff can contact us or visit the UWSpace guide to learn more about depositing their research.

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  • A Field Theory of Leadership 

    Katz, Morley (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-20)
    Existing leadership theories tend to explain that leaders induce others to follow as a function of one or more of the following: i) A specific set of traits possessed by the leader (e.g., charisma); ii) Different types ...
  • Dynamic capability matters: Uncovering its fundamental role in decision making of environmental innovation 

    Zhou, Yu; Hong, Jin; Zhu, Kejia; Yang, Yang; Zhao, Dingtao (Elsevier, 2018-03-10)
    This study aims to explore organizations’ intrinsic drivers of voluntarily adopting environmental innovations that are in early stage of diffusion. In particular, it investigates the vital role of dynamic capabilities in ...
  • Robust Multi-Class Multi-Period Scheduling of MRI Services with Wait Time Targets 

    Mirahmadi Shalamzari, Akram (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-23)
    In recent years, long wait times for healthcare services have become a challenge in most healthcare delivery systems in Canada. This issue becomes even more important when there are priorities in patients' treatment which ...
  • A data-driven optimization approach for mixed-case palletization and three-dimensional bin packing 

    de Carvalho, Paulo R. V. (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-18)
    Palletization is the most standard method of packaging and transportation in the retail industry. Their building involves the solution of a three-dimensional packing problem with side practical constraints such as item ...
  • Modeling congestion and service time in hub location problems 

    Alumur, Sibel A.; Nickel, Stefan; Rohrbeck, Brita; Saldanha-da-Gama, Francisco (Elsevier, 2018-03-01)
    In this paper, we present a modeling framework for hub location problems with a service time limit considering congestion at hubs. Service time is modeled taking the traveling time on the hub network as well as the handling ...
  • Collection Center Location with Equity Considerations in Reverse Logistics Networks 

    Alumur, Sibel A.; Tari, Isil (Taylor and Francis, 2014-11-01)
    In this paper, we study a collection center location problem with equity considerations within reverse logistics network design. The aim of the problem is to determine the locations and the capacities of the collection ...
  • Recent advances in location analysis 

    Alumur, Sibel A.; Kara, Bahar Y. (Elsevier, 2015-10-01)
    Introduction to a special issue of Computers & Operations Research dedicated to recent advances in location analysis.
  • Spatial Analysis of Single Allocation Hub Location Problems 

    Peker, Meltem; Kara, Bahar Y.; Campbell, James F.; Alumur, Sibel A. (Springer, 2016-12-01)
    Hubs are special facilities that serve as switching, transshipment and sorting nodes in many-to-many distribution systems. Flow is consolidated at hubs to exploit economies of scale and to reduce transportation costs between ...
  • Multi-period hub network design problems with modular capacities 

    Alumur, Sibel A.; Nickel, Stefan; Saldanha-da-Gama, Francisco; Secerdin, Yusuf (Springer, 2016-11-01)
    In this paper, a modeling framework is proposed for multi-period hub location. The problems to be studied are extensions of classical hub location problems to the situation in which the hub network can be progressively ...
  • The design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different vehicle types 

    Serper, Elif Zeynep; Alumur, Sibel A. (Elsevier, 2016-04-01)
    In this study, we allow using alternative transportation modes and different types of vehicles in the hub networks to be designed. The aim of the problem is to determine the locations and capacities of hubs, which ...
  • Applications of stochastic modeling and data analytics techniques in healthcare decision making 

    Dalgic, Ozden Onur (University of Waterloo, 2017-12-19)
    We present approaches utilizing aspects of data analytics and stochastic modeling techniques and applied to various areas in healthcare. In general, the thesis has composed of three major components. Firtsly, we propose ...
  • The Positive and Negative Influence of Search Results on People's Decisions about the Efficacy of Medical Treatments 

    Pogacar, Frances A.; Ghenai, Amira; Smucker, Mark D.; Clarke, Charles L. A. (ACM, 2017-10-01)
    People regularly use web search engines to investigate the efficacy of medical treatments. Search results can contain documents that present incorrect information that contradicts current established medical understanding ...
  • Distribution Planning with Consolidation - A Two-Stage Stochastic Programming Approach 

    Alnaggar, Aliaa (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-07)
    The distribution planning problem with consolidation center(s) addresses the coordination of distribution activities between a set of suppliers and a set of customers, through the use of intermediate facilities in order ...
  • Job description mining to understand undergraduate co-operative placements 

    Chopra, Shivangi (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-05)
    Co-operative education has become popular worldwide. In this thesis, we use a text mining methodology to analyze over 17,000 co-op job postings in order to understand the co-op market in a large post-secondary institution. ...
  • Resource Allocation Models in Healthcare Decision Making 

    Hiassat, Abdelhalim (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-31)
    We present models for allocating limited healthcare resources efficiently among target populations in order to maximize society's welfare and/or minimize the expected costs. In general, this thesis is composed of two major ...
  • Costly Actions, External Incentives and Prediction Markets 

    Di, Chen (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-25)
    Consider a prediction market of multiple rounds with a security contingent on a certain event whose final outcome is decided by the agents who also trade in the market. One such prediction market is one in which two agents, ...
  • Condition-based Inspection and Maintenance of Medical Devices 

    Wu, Haoran (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-25)
    Inspection and Maintenance of medical devices are essential for modern health services, but the low availability of devices or unnecessary maintenance can cause major problems. A proper maintenance program can signi ...
  • Essays in Corporate Prediction Markets 

    Karimi, Majid (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-22)
    Personal subjective opinions are one of the most important assets in management. Prediction markets are mechanisms that can be deployed to elicit and aggregate a group of people’s opinions regarding the outcome of future ...
  • Strategic Network Design for Delivery by Drones under Service-based Competition 

    Gohram (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-14)
    In today’s world, E-commerce is a fast growing industry and e-retailers are looking for innovative ways to deliver customer orders within short delivery times at a low cost. Currently, the use of drone technology for ...
  • Control Mechanisms in Queueing Systems with Nonlinear Waiting Costs 

    Ghareh Aghaji Zare, Ata (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-14)
    In many queueing systems, customers have been observed to exhibit strategic behavior. Each customer gains a value when receiving a product or getting served and suffers when incurring a delay. We consider a nonlinear ...

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