Lawrence W. Robinson

Lawrence W. Robinson

Professor of Operations, Technology and Information Management

433 Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: 607-255-4721

Professor Robinson’s research focuses on problems of operating in an uncertain environment; in particular, on developing practical heuristic policies that perform well and can be easily calculated. His research interests range from inventory management to booking limits for discount fare airline passengers, to scheduling doctor’s appointments. He has published in a variety of journals, including Operations Research, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management. He has been a Mobil Scholar, and has twice received the Executive MBA Globe Award for teaching excellence.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Published Papers

Working Papers

  • Liu, Tony ; Pavlov, Valery ; Robinson, Lawrence W..  "Competitive Newsvendor"

  • Robinson, Lawrence W.; Nikandish, Naser; Muchinsky, Andrea E..  "How Many Handicapped Parking Spaces Should There Be?"

  • Lucy G., Chen; Robinson, Lawrence W..  "Quick Recovery to Alternative ELSP Cycles"

  • Gavirneni, Nagesh; Robinson, Lawrence W..  "Risk Aversion and Implicit Shortage Cost Explain the Anchoring and Insufficient Adjustment Bias in Human Newsvendors"

  • Thomas, L. Joseph; McClain, John O.; Robinson, Lawrence W.; Schultz, Kenneth; Schultz, Jonathan.  "The Use of Framing in Inventory Decisions"

  • Robinson, Lawrence W.; Gavirneni, Nagesh.  "Using Retailer Order Commitments to Improve Supply Chain Performance"

Book Chapters

  • Chen, Lucy Gongtao ; Robinson, Lawrence W.; Roundy, Robin O. ; Zhang, Rachel Q. , (accepted), Inventory Control under Financial Turbulence, in Cross-Functional Inventory Research, eds Gavirneni, Srinagesh, World Scientific - Now Publishers Series in Business.