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Elliot Rabinovich

AVNET Professor of Supply Chain Management
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4706
Biography: 

Elliot Rabinovich is the AVNET professor of supply chain management and the co-director of the Internet-edge Supply Chain Management Lab at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. His research focuses on the interface between end consumers and supply chain management. In particular, his work has centered on the role of electronic commerce in the definition of strategies and performance in supply chain management and service operations and on the implementation of decisions involving information systems and inventory management.

He is a globally recognized expert in the field of supply chain management, with business school appointments at Catholic University of Portugal, Korea University, UIBE - China, and the University of Los Andes - Colombia. For his accomplishments during and after his doctoral program, the University of Maryland awarded Professor Rabinovich the Frank T. Paine Doctoral Award for Academic Achievement in 2001 and the Allan N. Nash Outstanding Doctoral Alumni Award in 2014. During his academic career, Professor Rabinovich has received fellowships from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) and funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). He has published more than 30 articles in Decision Sciences, the Journal of Business Logistics, the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, and other top academic journals. His articles have received awards and recognitions for their contributions at journals such as Decision Sciences, the Journal of Business Logistics, the Journal of Operations Management, and the Journal of Service Research and at conferences sponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).

A key aspect of Professor Rabinovich’s research has been its practical applicability. He has worked with companies such as Baker and Taylor, Cartbound, Cooking.com, Dollar Tree, eBags.com, FedEx, Nexxus, PetSmart, Relay Foods, Shamrock Foods, and Twitter. In 2011, he wrote a book that presents managerial insights from his research: "Internet Retail Operations: Integrating Theory and Practice for Managers," (Taylor & Francis). The book has been translated into Mandarin for publication in China in 2015. He has also had the opportunity to write articles for renowned management publications, such as MIT Sloan Management Review and UC Berkley’s California Management Review, and write case studies that have been used by faculty in courses at the Darden School of Business (University of Virginia) and the Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota).

Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of Maryland 2001
  • M.S. University of Maryland 1997
  • B.S. School of Engineering of Antioquia, Colombia 1992
Research Interests: 

Current interest include applications to improve the management of operations in downstream echelons of food supply chains (thanks to research funding for $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture). They also include last‐mile supply chain operations in the online retailing industry (in collaboration with companies such as TForce and Walmart).

Publications: 

Recent Journal Publications (please refer to my CV for a full list)

Park, S; Rabinovich, E.; Tang, C.; Yin, R. “The Impact of Disclosing Inventory-Scarcity Messages on Purchase Frequencies and Sales Volume Rates in Online Retailing.” Journal of Operations Management (Forthcoming) [Profiled at UCLA Anderson Review].

Choi, M.; Rabinovich, E.; Richards, T. (2019) “Supply Chain Contracts and Inventory Shrinkage: An Empirical Analysis in the Grocery Retailing Industry” Decision Sciences 50 No. 4, 694-725 [Decision Sciences Best Paper Award].

Yoo, E.; Gu, B.; Rabinovich, E. (2019) “Diffusion on Social Media Platforms: A Point Process Model for Interaction among Similar Content.” Journal of Management Information Systems 36, No. 4, 1105-1141.

Working Papers

Lim, S.; Rabinovich, E.; Park, S.; Hwang, M. “An Analysis of Shopping Activity at Warehouse-Club Stores and Its Store-Network-Density Implications.” Production and Operations Management (invited for third round of revisions) [Chris Voss Best Paper Award, 2018 EUROMA Meeting], [Best Applications Paper Award, 2019 European Decision Sciences Institute (EDSI) Meeting].

Wallin, C.; Rungtusanatham, J.; Rabinovich, E.; Hwuang, Y.; Money, B. “Buyer Preferences for Ensuring Spare Parts Supply within a Buyer-Supplier Dyad.” Journal of Business Logistics (invited for fourth round of revisions).

Yoo, E.; Rabinovich, E.; Gu, B. “Scalability of Follower Bases on Social Media Platforms for Humanitarian Operations.” Production and Operations Management (revised and resubmitted for second review round). [2019 Chan Hahn Best Paper Award Finalist and Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Meeting].

Rabinovich, E.; Sousa, R.; Park, S.; Golara, S. “Omnichannel Retailing as a Balancing Act between In-Store and Home Fulfillment.” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (revised and resubmitted for second review round)

Lim, S.; Richards, T.; Rabinovich, E; Choi, M. “Scan-Based Trading and Bargaining Power: A Structural Model of Vertical Retail Supply Relationships.” Management Science (revised and resubmitted for second review round). [2019 Best Service Science Paper Award Finalist, INFORMS meeting].

Research Activity: 

Recent Research Grants 

“Scan-Based Trading: Opportunities for Enhancing Supply-Chain Efficiency” ($496,407) Competitively awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, under the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program (Principal Investigator)

“Food Waste: A Market-Based Solution using Commercial Peer-to-Peer Mutualization Systems” ($496,589). Competitively awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, under the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative -Foundational Program (Co-Principal Investigator).

“Local Foods: Overcoming Constraints To Growth” ($482,831), Competitively awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, under the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative -Foundational Program (Co-Principal Investigator)

Recent Coroporate Sponsored Projects 

“Labor Market Analysis in the Shared Economy for On-Demand Last-Mile Deliveries” ($30,000), TForce Integrated Solutions (Principal Investigator)

"Warehouse of the Future" ($60,000). JDA Software (Co-Principal Investigator)

Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 492Honors Directed Study
SCM 541Logistics in the Supply Chain
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 492Honors Directed Study
SCM 541Logistics in the Supply Chain
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 541Logistics in the Supply Chain
SCM 791Seminar
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 541Logistics in the Supply Chain
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 541Logistics in the Supply Chain
SCM 791Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 541Logistics in the Supply Chain
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 541Logistics in the Supply Chain
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 541Logistics in the Supply Chain
SCM 792Research
SCM 799Dissertation
Honors / Awards: 
  • Outstanding Research Faculty Award, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University 2019

  • Best Paper Award, Decision Sciences Journal, 2019

  • Outstanding Doctoral Faculty Award, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University 2018

  • Distinguished Faculty, Amazon Supply Chain Optimization Summit 2016

  • Member, FedEx E-Commerce Executive Board of Directors 2015-2017

  • Nash Outstanding Doctoral Alumni Award, University of Maryland, 2014

  • Finalist Best Paper Award, Journal of Operations Management, 2012

  • Best Paper Award Journal of Service Research, 2010

  • Finalist Best Paper Award Journal of Operations Management, 2007

  • Finalist Best Paper Award Decision Sciences Journal, 2007

  • Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 2007

  • E. Grosvenor Plowman Award for Best Paper, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' Annual Conference, 2005
Editorships: 
  • 2019-Department Editor, Journal of Operations Management
  • 2017-Present Department Editor, Decision Sciences
  • 2010-Present Associate Editor, Journal of Business Logistics
  • 2006-Present Associate Editor, Journal of Supply Chain Management
  • 2009-Present Editorial Review Board, Service Management Department and Retail Operations Department, Production and Operations Management
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History: 

Recent Doctoral Student Mentorship

Wang, L. 2016-Present. Platform Operations in the Last Mile of the Supply Chain. Dissertation Committee Chair (W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University).

Yoo, E., 2013-2018. Information Diffusion in Social Media during Humanitarian Crises. Dissertation Committee Co-Chair (W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University). E. Yoo joined the Haslam School of Business, University of Tennessee in 2018 as tenure track assistant professor.

Choi, M., 2010-2016. Power, Risk Sharing, and Moral Hazard in Scan-based Trading: An Extension of Agency Theory. Dissertation Committee Chair (W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University). M. Choi joined the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, California State University Fullerton in 2016 as tenure track assistant professor.

Sodero, A., 2007-2013. The Effect of Social Interactions on Demand and Service Levels of Online Retailers in the Social Shopping Context. Dissertation Committee Chair (W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University). A. Sodero joined the Walton School of Business, University of Arkansas in 2013 and the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University in 2019 as tenure track assistant professor.

Recent Post-Doctoral Student Mentorship

Lim, S. 2018-2019. Scan-Based Trading: Opportunities for Enhancing Supply-Chain Efficiency. S. Lim joined the School of Business at the University of San Diego in 2019.

 

 

Service: 

University Promotion and Tenure Appeals Committee
Supply Chain Management Department Personnel Committee, W. P. Carey School of Business
Supply Chain Management Doctoral Committee, W. P. Carey School of Business