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Elliot Rabinovich

John G. and Barbara A. Bebbling Professor of Business
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4706
Biography

Elliot Rabinovich is a professor of supply chain management and holds the John G. and Barbara A. Bebbling Professorship in business administration 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
Publications

Selected ​Working Papers

Park, S; Rabinovich, E.; Tang, C.; Yin, R. “The Implications of Inventory-Scarcity Messages Online: Purchase Frequencies and Sales Volume Rates.” .” 

Choi, M.; Rabinovich, E.; Richards, T. “Inventory Shrinkage under Scan-Based-Trading Versus Vendor-Managed-Inventory Contracts: Empirical Analyses in Grocery Retailing.".

Rabinovich, E.; Sousa, R.; Park, S.; Golara, S. “Omnichannel Retailing as a Balancing Act between In-Store and Home Fulfillment.”

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
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 541Logistics in the Supply Chain
SCM 792Research
SCM 795Continuing Registration
SCM 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 791Seminar
SCM 792Research
SCM 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 541Logistics in the Supply Chain
SCM 792Research
SCM 795Continuing Registration
SCM 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 541Logistics in the Supply Chain
SCM 792Research
SCM 795Continuing Registration
SCM 799Dissertation
Honors / Awards
  • Outstanding Doctoral Faculty Award, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

  • 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
  • 2017-Present Department Editor, Decision Sciences
  • 2010-Present Associate Editor, Journal of Business Logistics
  • 2006-Present Associate Editor, Journal of Supply Chain Management
  • 2003-Present Associate Editor, Journal of Operations Management
  • 2009-Present Editorial Review Board, Service Management Department and Retail Operations Department, Production and Operations Management
  • 2007-2017 Associate Editor, Decision Sciences
  • 2014-2015 Editor Special Topics Forum, Journal of Business Logistics
  • 2009-2010 Editor Special Issue, Journal of Operations Management
Work History

Arizona State University: 2001-present