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George E. Monahan
Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D. Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Northwestern University, 1977
M.S. Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Northwestern University, 1975
B.B.A. Quantitative Methods, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1972

Academic Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 1986.
Visiting scholar, London School of Economics, 1990.
Associate professor of business, Washington University, 1982-86.
Assistant professor of business, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1978-82.

Research Interests

Monahan's research focuses on the strategic acquisition of manufacturing technology; measurement of opportunity costs in dynamic stochastic systems; competitive analysis of advertising and pricing decisions; management of the marketing/manufacturing interface; and the economics of manufacturing.

Recent Publications

Monahan, G., & Chiang, W.-Y. Managing inventories in a two-echelon dual-channel supply chain. European Journal of Operational Research. forthcoming.

Monahan, G., Petruzzi, N., & Zhao, W. 2004. The dynamic pricing problem from a newsvendor’s perspective. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 6: 73-91.

Petruzzi, N., & Monahan, G. 2003. Managing fashion goods inventories: dynamic recourse for retailers with outlet stores. IIE Transactions, 35: 1033-1047.

Monahan, G. 2000. Management Decision Making: Spreadsheet Modeling, Analysis, and Applications. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Monahan, G., & Smunt, T. 1999. Manufacturing processes with nearly sequential routings: A comparative analysis. Journal of Operations Management, 17: 449-466.

Honors and Awards

M.B.A. Alumni Association Award, 1991

Professional Activities

Associate editor, Decision Sciences Journal, 2000-present. Area editor, Production and Operations Management, 1999-2000.

Teaching Interests

Management, Science/operations research, Stochastic models in management, Production and operations management

Contact Information:
91 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-8270

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