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    • Social Media Influencers- A Review of Operations Management Literature 

      Matthias, Mikhailla (University of Waterloo, 2023-08-29)
      This literature review provides a comprehensive survey of research on Social Media Influencers (SMIs) across the fields of SMIs in marketing, seeding strategies, influence maximization and applications of SMIs in society. ...
    • Social media mining to investigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic 

      Parsa, Mohammad S. (University of Waterloo, 2022-08-16)
      The COVID-19 pandemic created a global crisis with devastating social and economic impacts. Firstly, public health measures for COVID-19, such as social distancing affected how we work and study. Secondly, this crisis ...
    • A Social Network Analysis of Corporate Venture Capital Syndication 

      Zheng, Ju Kimberly (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      The importance of social capital can be characterized by a well-known quote: "it's not just what you know, but whom you know". Firms with rich social capital are more informed, more capable, and more competitive, because ...
    • Some Problems in One-Operator Scheduling 

      Baki, Mohammed Fazle (University of Waterloo, 1999)
      A flexible workforce or a versatile machine is employed to perform various types of operations. Often these resources are associated with setups. Whenever a worker or machine switches from processing one type of operation ...
    • 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 ...
    • Staff Scheduling During a Pandemic 

      Aminoleslami, Arian (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-30)
      The year 2019 revealed that some of the policies which have shaped the core structure of many organizations in different industries for a long time, could result in an absolute failure in an unprecedented crisis like the ...
    • A Statistical Assessment of a Process To Evaluate the Commercial Success Of Inventions 

      Sampson, Glen (University of Waterloo, 2001)
      In over twenty years of operations the Canadian Innovation Centre has evaluated, through its Inventor's Assistance Program (IAP), the commercial potential of over 12,000 early stage inventions. Prior to 1989, the Canadian ...
    • Statistical Method of Goodness on Quantitative Models of Efficiency and Effectiveness 

      Attarwala, Abbas (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-17)
      Motivated by different qualitative constructs of efficiency and effectiveness [Cameron, 1978] and the variety of distinct quantitative models of measuring efficiency and effectiveness derived from them, we propose a ...
    • Stochastic Clearing Systems With Markovian Inputs: Performance Evaluation and Optimal Policies 

      Cai, Qishu (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-01)
      This thesis studies the stochastic clearing systems which are characterized by a non-decreasing stochastic input process {Y(t), t > 0}, where Y(t) is the cumulative quantity entering the system in [0, t], and an output ...
    • Stochastic Perishable Inventory Systems: Dual-Balancing and Look-Ahead Approaches 

      Diao, Yuhe (University of Waterloo, 2016-12-23)
      We study a single-item, multi-period, stochastic perishable inventory problem under both backlogging and lost-sales circumstances, with and without an order capacity constraint in each period. We first model the ...
    • A Stochastic Programming Model for a Day-Ahead Electricity Market: a Heuristic Methodology and Pricing 

      Zhang, Jichen (University of Waterloo, 2009-06-18)
      This thesis presents a multi-stage linear stochastic mixed integer programming (SMIP) model for planning power generation in a pool-type day-ahead electricity market. The model integrates a reserve demand curve and shares ...
    • Strategic Blockchain Adoption in Supply Chain Operations 

      de Carvalho, Paulo R. V. (University of Waterloo, 2021-12-17)
      Supply chains have often benefited from breakthroughs in information technology. Most recently, blockchain is promising to revolutionize the way supply chains are designed and operated. In this thesis, we explore blockchain ...
    • 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 ...
    • The structuring of ambiguous stimuli in human communication 

      Pimenta, Geovania (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-18)
      Abstract Information theory (Shannon, 1948) and relative similarity (Rosch and Mervis, 1975) are used to investigate the problem of how people communicate about ambiguous, unstructured stimuli. Specifically, the following ...
    • Students' Responses to Innovative Instructional Methods: Exploring Learning-Centred Methods and Barriers to Change 

      Ellis, Donna E. (University of Waterloo, 2013-04-22)
      This exploratory research investigates students’ responses to innovative instructional methods, focusing primarily on identifying the barriers that discourage students from engaging with methods that are new or not expected. ...
    • A Study of Immediate Requery Behavior in Search 

      Zhang, Haotian; Abualsaud, Mustafa; Smucker, Mark (Association for Computing Machinery, 2018-03-11)
      When search results fail to satisfy users' information needs, users often reformulate their search query in the hopes of receiving better results. In many cases, users immediately requery without clicking on any search ...
    • Supply Chain Network Design with Concave Costs: Theory and Applications 

      Saif, Ahmed (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-13)
      Many practical decision models can be formulated as concave minimization problems. Supply chain network design problems (SCNDP) that explicitly account for economies-of-scale and/or risk pooling often lead to mathematical ...
    • Supply Chain Orientation: Refining a Nascent Construct 

      Tucker, Trent Randolph (University of Waterloo, 2011-01-20)
      <p>The purpose of this research is to refine the notion of Supply Chain Orientation (SCO) as originally posited by Mentzer et al. (2001) and Min and Mentzer (2004). Supply chain orientation is defined to be “the extent to ...
    • Switching Focus in New Business Enterprise:From a Survival to a Profit Orientation 

      Ramezani Tehrani, Bahareh (University of Waterloo, 2009-09-25)
      What objective should an entrepreneur focus on when starting a new business enterprise? Both a survival orientation and a profit one are important for the continuity of the new venture, but a survival focus is key in the ...
    • A Systems Approach to Examining Co-operative Education: A Case Study 

      Pretti, Tracey Judene (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-28)
      Co-operative education (co-op) is a model of learning where students alternate between academic and work terms. Co-op offers potential benefits for three key stakeholder groups: students, employers and academic institutions. ...


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