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Faculty Profile

Phillip J Lederer
Associate Professor of Operations Management
Phone: 585.275.3368
Office: 3-306C Carol Simon Hall

Bio

Phillip J Lederer has taught and researched operations management at the University of Rochester since August 1984.

Teaching Interests

Operations Management, Operations Strategy, <br>Service operations, Negotiating and bargaining<br>and Game theory<br>

Research Interests

Professor Lederer has research interests in operations management and its integration with economic theory. His current re­search focuses on three areas: the financial justification of manufacturing technology, performance evaluation in operations and competition in network-based industries. His work has appeared in Econometrica, the International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, the Journal of Manufacturing and Operations management, the Journal of Operations Management, Operations Research, Operations Research Letters, Regional Science and Urban Economics and Transportation Science. Lederer is associate editor of the International Journal of Production Economics and an occasional referee for Econometrica, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, Operations Research and the Review of Economic Studies.

Professional History

Associate Professor of Operations Management
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
July 1990 -
Assistant Professor of Operations Management
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
July 1984 - June 1990
Visiting Professor (Center for Operations Research and Economics)
Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
September 1986 - October 1986
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business, Charlotteville VA
September 1981 - August 1984
Instructor of Management Science
Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago IL
September 1977 - June 1981

Education

Northwestern University - 1980
MS
Applied Mathematics
Northwestern University - 1980
Ph D
Applied Mathematics
SUNY-Stony Brook - 1970
BS
Physics

Publications

2020
Location-Price Competition with Delivered Pricing and Elastic Demand
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Networks and Spatial Economics
Volume: 20
Issue: 2
2019
Economics of Information Processing in Operations Organization
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
2016
Do Improvement Programs Complement Each Other
Contribution Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Springer
2012
Uniform Delivered Pricing
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Journal of Regional Science
Volume: 52
Issue: 4
2012
Eliciting a Customer's Demand Distribution in a Service Setting
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Decision Sciences, April 2012
Volume: 43
Issue: 2
2011
Competitive delivered pricing by mail-order and internet retailers
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Networks and Spatial Economics
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
2010
Pricing Policy Choice by Internet Retailers
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Refereed Conference Proceedings: HICSS, Hawaii
2006
Retail Bank Services Strategy: A Model of Traditional, Electronic and Mixed Distribution Choices
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Annals of Information Systems
Volume: 1
Issue: in Managing in the Information EconomyCurrent Research Issuesin the series
2006
Retail Bank Services Strategy: A Model of Traditional, Electronic and Mixed Distribution Choicces
Contribution Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Managing in the Information Economy Current Research Issues in the series Annals of Information Systems
Volume: 1
Issue: December 2006
2005
Economic Evaluation of Scale Dependent and Irreversible Technology Investments
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Production and Operations Management
Volume: 14
Issue: 1
2003
A Model of Competitive Delivered Spatial Pricing
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Network and Spatial Economics
2001
Retail Bank Distribution Choice
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Journal of ManagementInformation Systems
2000
Branch Bank Network Structure With Electronic Transactions Considerations
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Proceedings of the 33rdHawaii International Conference on System Science-2000
1998
Airline Network Design
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Operations Research
1997
Pricing, Production, Scheduling and Delivery-Time Competition
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Operations Research
1997
“Introduction to the Volume,” Practice of Quality Management
Contribution Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
1995
Economics of Total Quality Management
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Journal of Operations Management
1994
Competitive Delivered Pricing and Production
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 1994; reprinted in The Economics of Location, 1993
1994
Predicting The Winner's Curse
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Decision Sciences
1994
The Effect of Financing Decisions on the Choice of Manufacturing Technologies
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems
1993
A Competitive Network Design Problem with Pricing
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Transportation Science
1993
Airline Scheduling and Routing in a Hub and Spoke System
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Transportation Science
1990
Choosing Production Control and Cost Accounting Systems
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Measures for Manufacturing Excellence, Harvard Business School Press
1990
Competitive Location on Networks Under Delivered Pricing
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Operations Research Letters
1988
Effect of Cost Structure and Demand Risk in the Justification of New Technologies
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Journal of Manufacturing and Operations Management
1987
Management Applications of Game Theory
Contribution Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Pergamon Press, Oxford
Issue: M.K. Singh
1986
Competition of Firms: Discriminatory Pricing and Location
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Econometrica, 1986; reprinted The Economics of Location, 1993
1986
Duopoly Competition in Networks
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Annals of Operations Research
1985
Spatial Duopoly with Discriminatory Pricing
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Regional Science and Urban Economics

Current Research Programs

Capital Budgeting, Project Choice and Managerial Incentives
A major interface between finance and operations is a firm’s capital justification process for investments, by which we mean the set of activities to evaluate and approve a project proposal, and to tie the project’s performance to managers’ incentives. We study how project choice and inherent project risk interacts with agency problems associated with managers who propose and execute projects. This is important for operations projects due to today’s rapidly changing markets and by technological change. Our main insight is that even for a risk-neutral firm, riskier projects are less profitable because they are associated with higher costs of providing incentives to managers.
Working title: Eliciting an uncertain demand distribution using pricing
This paper makes two contributions. First, we compute the optimal two part pricing strategy for a firm faced by heterogenous customers each with uncertain demands. Second, a great aid to the goal of profit maximization is more information about the customer’s uncertain demands. This paper explores both question by finding the optimal two part pricing strategy that also causes customers to report their best information about the distribution of its demand. I
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