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. His work has been published in Management Science and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and he serves on the editorial boards of Management Science and Production & Operations Management. Prior to joining Fuqua, he received a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and was an Associate Professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 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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Research

Active Projects

  • Omnichannel Retail and Strategic Consumer Behavior, with A. Aflaki
  • Signaling to the Crowd: Private Quality Information and Rewards-Based Crowdfunding, with S. Chakraborty
  • Managing Disruption Risk in Supply Chains with Limited Visibility, with D. Iancu
  • Responsible Sourcing under Competition: Firm and External Stakeholder Strategies, with R. Guo
  • Joint Management of Digital and Physical Supply Chains for Substitutable Goods, with Z. Lei

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Teaching

  • Duke Fuqua School of Business: Operations Management (Daytime MBA core), 2014 - Present; Supply Chain Models (PhD), 2015 - 2016
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business: Operations (MBA core), 2009 - 2013; Operations (Sloan Masters core), 2010 - 2011; Special Topics in Supply Chain Management (PhD), 2013 (co-taught with Hau Lee)
Last Updated: July, 2016
Robert Swinney, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business