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      Tim Baker
Faculty: Associate Professor
Department of Finance and Management Science
Washington State University, Tri-cities

Office: West 207P
Phone: 509-372-7277
Email: bakert@tricity.wsu.edu
Office hours: Mon 5:45-7:15, Wed 5:45-7:15
Joined Washington State University in 1999
Overview: I am interested in both exploratory and confirmatory empirical research on drivers of Six Sigma program performance.
Media: You may contact me directly
 
   
  Expertise:
  • Decision Sciences: Quality and process control
  • Operations Management: Decision support systems
  • Operations Management: Inventory control
  • Operations Management: Pricing
  • Operations Management: Revenue management
Teaching Area:
  • Ph.D. - Management and Operations
  • MBA - General Management
  • Undergraduate - Management and Operations
Research:
  • Pricing strategy
        Drivers and consequences of pricing strategy misspecification.
  • Six Sigma
        Factors that influence program success.
Education:
  • Ph.D., Operations Management, Ohio State University, 1994
  • MS, Operations Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982
  • BA, Mathematics and Economics, Claremont McKenna College, 1980
Professional Memberships:

  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • INFORMS
Publications:
  • Article (Refereed journal): "A Data Driven Inventory Control Policy for Cash Logistics Service Operations at a Financial Institution," Decision Sciences, 2012    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed journal): "Redesigning an Integrated Forward-Reverse Logistics System for a Third-Pary Provider: An Empirical Study," International Journal of Production Research, 2011    
  • Article (Refereed journal): "Managing Information and Supplies Inventory Operations in a Manufacturing Environment--An Order-Timing and Sizing Algorithm," International Journal of Production Research, 2010    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed journal): "Managing Information and Supplies Inventory Operations in a Manufacturing Environment--An Action Research Study," International Journal of Production Research, 2010    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed journal): "Assessing the Interaction of Price Optimization and System-Wide Transportation Selection on a Third-Party Logistics Provider," International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 2009    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed journal): "Performance Implications for Multi-Unit Auctions in the Presence of Forecast Errors," International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 2008    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed journal): "Putting the Organization Back into Computational Organization Theory: A Complex Perrowian Model of Organizational Action," Computational and Mathematical Organizational Theory, 2007    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed journal): "Strategic End-of-Life Management of Electronic Assembly Product Recovery Supply Chain Systems," International Journal of Operations Research, 2007    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed journal): "A Meta-analysis of the Effect of TQM on Competitive Advantage," International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, 2006    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
  • Article (Refereed journal): "Viability of Auction-Based Revenue Management in Sequential Markets," Decision Sciences, 2004    V I E W   A B S T R A C T
Experience:

   Professional
  • Visiting faculty, University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business, 2006-2007
  • Head of Revenue Management Research, Intercontinental Hotels, 1996-1999
  • Associate Consultant, Simat, Helliesen, and Eichner, 1994-1996
  • Operations Research Analyst, United Technologies Advanced Military Systems, 1986-1989
  • Operations Research Analyst, B-K Dynamics, 1984-1986
  • Operations Research Analyst, Chevron, 1982-1984
Service:

  • WSU-TC Phi Eta Sigma Chapter, Adviser
Awards:
  • Best Paper Proceedings , Academy of Management , 2007
  • Feature Article, Decision Sciences journal, 36(2) , Decision Sciences Institute , 2005
  • Faculty Researcher of the Year , WSU CBE , 2005
  • Best Interdisciplinary Paper, DSI Annual Meeting , Decision Sciences Institute , 2004
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Member , Ohio State University , 1994
  • Outstanding Senior Award in Mathematics , Claremont McKenna College , 1980
  • Graduation with Departmental Honors in Mathematics , Claremont McKenna College , 1980
  • :Phi Eta Sigma Member , Claremont McKenna College , 1980
Languages:
  • English
 
 

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