William Schmidt

William Schmidt

Assistant Professor of Operations, Technology and Information Management

314 Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: 607-255-4566

Professor William Schmidt’s research examines how supply chain decisions influence and are influenced by information asymmetry between the firm and its constituents, including investors. His broader research investigates the relationships between firm operational decisions and firm value and risk. He focuses both on understanding the factors that moderate these relationships and on identifying strategies that firms may adopt to better manage them. Much of his work is in the context of low probability, high impact operational disruptions. His research work includes projects with industry partners, such as Ford Motor Company, Emerson Electric Company, a large diversified manufacturer, and a large book retailer.

Schmidt teaches data analytics and modeling in the core MBA program at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He received his doctorate from Harvard Business School in 2013 his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Florida, and his Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Florida. Before his doctoral studies, Schmidt was a product manager and consultant, primarily for Electronic Data Systems, FreeMarkets and Ariba.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Accepted Papers

  • Schmidt, William; Gaur, Vishal; Lai, Richard; Raman, Ananth.  "Signaling to Partially Informed Investors in the Newsvendor Model"  Production and Operations Management  (Accepted)

  • Schmidt, William; Simchi-Levi, David; Wei, Yehua; Zhang, Peter.  "Identifying Risks and Mitigating Disruptions in the Automotive Supply Chain"  Interfaces  (Accepted)

Published Papers

Working Papers

  • Schmidt, William; Buell, Ryan.  "Decision Making Under Information Asymmetry: Experimental Evidence on Belief Refinements"

  • Schmidt, William; Bae, Juhnyun.  "Imperfect Inventory Signals: A Supply Chain Perspective"

  • Schmidt, William; Toffel, Mike.  "ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard and Process Quality Outcomes"

  • Schmidt, William; Raman, Ananth.  "When Supply-chain Disruptions Matter"