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    • 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 ...
    • A Dual Toll Policy for Regulating the Transportation of Hazardous Materials 

      Zhang, Huiwen (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-03)
      The transportation of hazardous materials (hazmat) has drawn significant attention from various stakeholders due to the undesirable impacts on the environment and public health. Focusing on the connection between the traffic ...
    • 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 ...
    • Dynamic Pricing in The Presence of Strategic Consumer with Product and Intertemporal Substitution 

      Lee, EunMi (University of Waterloo, 2011-05-24)
      This study develops a dynamic pricing model with a quality substitutable product, taking into account strategic and myopic consumers. In each of the two periods, the firm can choose between offering a high quality product, ...
    • Dynamic pricing under demand uncertainty in the presence of strategic consumers 

      Meng, Yinhan (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-26)
      We study the effect of strategic consumer behavior on pricing, inventory decisions, and inventory release policies of a monopoly retailer selling a single product over two periods facing uncertain demand. We consider ...
    • E-banking and consumer debt 

      Dimitrov, Stanko; Cozzarin, Brian Paul (Inderscience, 2021-01-01)
      Canadian consumers have a debt problem and averaged a nationwide debt-to-income ratio of 1.654 in 2016. Based on current research, it is unclear whether e-banking has a positive or negative impact on this ratio. This paper ...
    • E-commerce Growth and Mobile Devices 

      Yan, Ruiqi (University of Waterloo, 2014-09-19)
      As with ordinary in-store shopping, product characteristics affect an individual’s online purchase decisions. The variety of devices used to access the Internet also affects the probability of engaging in e-commerce. The ...
    • Eco-Innovation with Opportunity of Licensing and Threat of Imitation 

      Chen, Jen-Yi; Dimitrov, Stanko (Elsevier, 2017-03-20)
      We consider the product and process innovation effort decisions a sustainable (eco) manufacturer (innovator/leader) makes in the presence of a traditional manufacturer (imitator/follower) who may procure a license or imitate ...
    • The Effect of Organizational Structure on the Adoption of Agile Methodologies_A Case Study 

      Elshabrawy, Walaa (University of Waterloo, 2012-08-31)
      This exploratory case study used observations and interviews to investigate how the structure of an organization impacts its ability to adopt agile software development methodologies. It also aimed to identify the agile ...
    • The effect of P2P marketplaces on retailing in the presence of mismatch risk 

      Jiang, Lifei (University of Waterloo, 2014-04-10)
      Consumers frequently face mismatch risk as goods they purchase may be deemed inappropriate or below expectations. Due to this risk, consumers may avoid purchasing such goods and consequently hurt retailers. Can the emergence ...
    • The Effect of Prior Commitment on Group Conflict in Judgemental Tasks 

      Kay, Min Beom (University of Waterloo, 2007-07-30)
      Previous research has identified commitment as one of the major contributing factors in group conflict and this study extends this line of research by considering group conflict as a result of varying members’ prior ...
    • The Effect of Tangible Rewards on Perceived Organizational Support 

      Silbert, Lisa (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      Using survey data from 61 employees, a regression analysis was performed to measure the effects that tangible rewards have on the employees? perception of organizational support. The analysis found that when employees ...
    • Effects of Category Structures on Learning and Communication of the Learned Categories 

      Rohani-Tabatabai, Mina (University of Waterloo, 2014-07-17)
      Communication is an essential part of our life, and is tightly connected to our knowledge. We communicate about what we know, and form our knowledge through communication. This research uses the categorical representation ...
    • Effects of Consumer Preferences on Endogenous Switching Costs 

      Kwong, Raymond (University of Waterloo, 2012-09-27)
      The paper provides a model that assesses the set of complementary components of varying compatibility and its effect towards consumer adoption decisions. The smartphone market is a system good which utilizes the device ...
    • The Effects of Environmental Innovation on Market Value 

      Sheppard, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-26)
      This paper describes the effects of environmental innovation, or EI, on the market value of a firm. EI involves the creation or enhancement of ‘green’ products or ‘eco-efficient’ production processes which result in improved ...
    • Effects of Incentives on Group Problem Solving Processes and Paths 

      Grinberg, Arielle (University of Waterloo, 2020-08-17)
      Incentives have been known to affect group performance when solving complex problems. Groups that are given individual incentives for solving problems are able to solve problems quicker, and with less errors compared to ...
    • Effects of Individual versus Group Incentives on Group Problem Solving 

      Chen, Lin (University of Waterloo, 2010-04-30)
      Organizations today face complex problems requiring individuals to work in groups to develop insightful solutions efficiently through coordination, sharing, and integration of distributed knowledge. However, very little ...
    • The Effects of Innovation and Regulation on Financial Crises 

      Kim, Teakdong (University of Waterloo, 2010-05-20)
      Although financial innovations and deregulations are often argued to be one of the main causes of the current global financial crises, there are only a few cross-country empirical evidences. Using several proxy variables ...
    • Effects of Inventory Policies on Supply Chain Design 

      Shuo, Xu (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-21)
      This thesis is motivated by an industrial problem faced by Bombardier Inc. in designing a two-echelon supply chain. The upper echelon is a plant that operates under batch ordering inventory policy. The lower echelon is a ...
    • EFFECTS OF TASK STRUCTURE ON GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING 

      Abimbola, Gbemisola (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      This thesis investigates the effect of problem structure on performance and behavioural variety in group problem solving. In addition, it examines the effects of problem solving strategy in group problem solving. <br ...

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