Robert Swinney

Operations Management
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

Robert Swinney is an Associate Professor of Operations Management at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. His research focuses on multiple player problems in supply chain management with a particular concentration on the impact of customer behavior on firm decision-making, social and environmental responsibility in supply chains, and the operations of start-up firms. His domains of expertise include retailing, manufacturing, and the automotive, apparel, and consumer electronics industries. At Fuqua, he teaches the daytime MBA core course in Operations Management and is the doctoral coordinator for Operations Management Ph.D. program.

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  • Duke Fuqua School of Business: OPERATNS 820 Operations Management (Daytime MBA core), 2014 - Present; PhD Course in Supply Chain Management, 2015
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business: OIT 262 Operations (MBA core), 2009 - 2013; OIT 269 Sloan Operations (Sloan Masters core), 2010 - 2011; OIT 643 Special Topics in Supply Chain Management (PhD), 2013 (co-taught with Hau Lee)


  • Editorial Boards: Management Science (Associate Editor, 2014-Present), Production and Operations Management (Senior Editor, 2014-Present)
  • Reviewer: Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research
  • Conference Clusters/Tracks: 2014 MSOM Sustainability SIG Conference (Co-Chair with Soo-Haeng Cho), 2014 POMS Annual Meeting Operations and Economics Models Track (Chair), 2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting MSOM Sponsored Cluster (Co-Chair with Sang-Hyun Kim)