Assistant Professor, Management Science


Hubert Pun is an assistant professor and the PhD program coordinator of the Management Science area group at the Ivey Business School (Western University). He graduated from the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University) in 2010, where he completed his PhD in Operations Management and Decision Sciences. His research interests include, marketing/operations interface, co-opetitive supply chain management, and healthcare operations management. He has published in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM), Production and Operations Management (POM), European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), Naval Research Logistics (NRL), Decision Sciences (DS), etc. Currently, he is serving as an associate editor at International Journal of Production Research (IJPR).


  • Decision making with analytics (undergrad core)
  • Financial analytics (undergrad elective, MSc elective, MBA elective)


  • PhD, Operations Management / Decision Sciences - Indiana University
  • MEng, Electrical Engineering - Simon Fraser University
  • BASc, Engineering Physics - University of British Columbia

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Ghamat, S., Zaric, G.S., Pun, H., (forthcoming), "Contracts to promote use of optional diagnostic tests in cancer treatment", Production and Operations Management.
  • Ghamat, S., Pun, H., Yan, X.H., (forthcoming), "Optimal Outsourcing Strategies when Capacity is Limited", Decision Sciences.
  • Chen, S-F.S., Pun, H., Wang, L., (forthcoming), "A Pricing-Error Rule on Share Distribution in Equity Joint Ventures: The Bayesian Approach", Managerial and Decision Economics.
  • Pun, H., DeYong, G.D., 2017, "Competing with Copycats when Customers Are Strategic", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Summer 19(3): 403 - 418.
  • Begen, M.A., Pun, H., Yan, X.H., 2016, "Supply and Demand Uncertainty Reduction Efforts and Cost Comparison", International Journal of Production Economics, October 180: 125 - 134.
  • Pun, H., Ghamat, S., 2016, "The Value of Partnership Under Competition: When Competitors May Be R & D Joint-Venture and Supply-Chain Partners for a Critical Component", International Journal of Production Economics, July 177: 1 - 11.
  • Pun, H., 2015, "The more the better? Optimal degree of supply-chain cooperation between competitors.", Journal of the Operational Research Society, December 12(66): 2092 - 2101.
  • DeYong, G.D., Pun, H., 2015, "Is dishonesty the best policy? Supplier behavior in a multi-tier supply chain", International Journal of Production Economics, December 170(A): 1 - 13.
  • Pun, H., Heese, H.S., 2015, "A note on budget allocation for market research and advertising", International Journal of Production Economics, August 166: 85 - 89.
  • Pun, H., Heese, H.S., 2015, "Controlling a supplier’s subcontracting decisions through contractual enforcement or economic incentives", International Journal of Production Research, January 53(1): 127 - 140.
  • Pun, H., 2014, "Supplier selection of a critical component when the production process can be improved", International Journal of Production Economics, August 154: 127 - 135.
  • Pun, H., Heese, H.S., 2014, "Outsourcing to suppliers with unknown capabilities", European Journal of Operational Research, April 234(1): 108 - 118.
  • Pun, H., 2013, "Channel Structure Design for Complementary Products under a Co-opetitive Environment", Decision Sciences, August 44(4): 785 - 796.
  • Bretthauer, K., Heese, H.S., Pun, H., Coe, E., 2011, "Blocking in Healthcare Operations: A New Heuristic and an Application", Production and Operations Management, May/June 20(3): 375 - 391.
  • Pun, H., Heese, H.S., 2010, "The Value of Losing Control: Competition in Markets for Complements", Naval Research Logistics, March 57(2): 188 - 210.

Works in Progress

  • Incentivizing supplier involvement in buyer innovation: Experimental evidence of non-optimal contractual design.
  • Endogenous service effort and vertical channel structure decisions when customers may freeride
  • The impact of inventory risk on market prices and profits
  • The enemies from within: When your supplier produces a copycat of your branded product


  • Associate Instructor, Indiana University, USA, (2005-2010)
  • Computer Network Trainer, CTT, Miami, (2005-2007)
  • Senior Network Consultant, Desca, Venezuela, (2002-2005)
  • Network Engineer, TELUS, Vancouver, (1999-2001)
  • Network Engineer, Glenayre, Vancouver, (1998-1999)