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Peter C. Bell

Professor Emeritus, Management Science

Contact Information

Expertise

  • Competing with analytics
  • Teaching with cases
  • Competitiveness
  • Strategic Management Science
  • Pricing and Revenue Management
  • Business Decision-Making
  • Computer Modeling
  • Management Technology
  • Operational Research and Management Science
  • Statistical Analysis

Peter C. Bell earned BA and MA degrees from Oxford University and MBA and PhD degrees at the Graduate School of Business, the University of Chicago, and is a Professor Emeritus of Management Science at Ivey.

He serves as a consultant to corporations, hospitals, small businesses, charities, and government agencies in the areas of competitiveness, pricing, analytics, and operations.

Bell's research interests include using management science/operations research to create competitive advantage, pricing and revenue management, business decision-making, competing with analytics, Excel modelling, and statistical analysis.

In the community, Bell is a Past-President of the Nor'West Optimist Club of London, and was formerly President and Chairman of the Board of Meals-on-Wheels London. In his spare time, he plays golf, and collects and restores classic British motorcycles.

Teaching

  • Competing with Analytics: Executive MBA core course
  • Business Analytics: undergraduate and MBA program core
  • Management Science for Competitive Advantage: BA senior elective
  • Executive (short courses) in Business Analytics, Management Science, Business Statistics, and Pricing and Revenue Management
  • Workshops on Teaching with cases and case writing

Education

  • BA, Hons. - Oxford
  • MA, Oxford
  • MBA, Chicago
  • PhD, Chicago

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Lyons, J.; Bell, P. C.; Begen, M. A., 2018, "Solving the Whistler-Blackcomb Mega Day Challenge", Interfaces, July 48(4): 291 - 397.
  • Bell, P. C.; Chen, J., 2017, "Close Integration of pricing and supply chain decisions has strategic as well as operations level benefits", Annals of Operations Research, October 257(1-2): 77 - 93.
  • Chen, J.; Bell, P. C., 2017, "Enhancing Revenue by Offering a Flexible Product Option", International Transactions in Operational Research, March 24(4): 801 - 820.
  • Kim, S. W.; Bell, P. C., 2015, "A Note on the Optimal Pricing and Production Decisions with Price-driven Substitution", International Transactions in Operational Research, November 22(6): 1097 - 1116.
  • Bell, P. C., 2015, "Sustaining an analytics advantage", Sloan Management Review (MIT), March 56(3): 21 - 24.
  • Chen, J.; Wang, J.; Bell, P. C., 2014, "Lease expiration management for a single lease term in the apartment industry", European Journal of Operational Research, October 238(1): 233 - 244.
  • Chen, J.; Bell, P. C., 2013, "The impact of customer returns on supply chain decisions under various channel interactions", Annals of Operations Research, July 206(1): 59 - 74.
  • Zhang, M.; Bell, P. C., 2012, "Price fencing in the practice of revenue management: An overview and taxonomy", Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, March 11(2): 146 - 159.
  • Bell, P. C., 2012, "The Concepts of Revenue Management: A Tutorial", International Transactions in Operational Research, March 19(1-2): 23 - 37.
  • Chen, J.; Bell, P. C., 2012, "Implementing market segmentation using full-refund and no-refund customer returns policies in a dual-channel supply chain structure", International Journal of Production Economics, January 136(1): 56 - 66.
  • Chen, J.; Bell, P. C., 2011, "The impact of customer returns on decisions in a newsvendor problem with and without buyback policies", International Transactions in Operational Research, September 18(4): 473 - 491.
  • Chen, J.; Bell, P. C., 2011, "Coordinating a decentralized supply chain with customer returns and price-dependent stochastic demand using a buyback policy", European Journal of Operational Research, May 212(2): 293 - 300.
  • Kim, S. W.; Bell, P. C., 2011, "Optimal Pricing and Production Decisions in the Presence of Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Substitution", Omega-International Journal of Management Science, March 39(5): 528 - 538.
  • Bell, P. C.; Zhang, M.; Cai, G.; Chen, X., 2010, "Optimal Fences and Joint Price and Inventory Decision in Distinct Markets with Demand Leakage", European Journal of Operational Research, March 204(3): 589 - 596.
  • Zhang, M.; Bell, P. C., 2010, "Fencing in the Context of Revenue Management", International Journal of Revenue Management, January 4(1): 42 - 68.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Honours & Awards

  • Awarded L. W. Tapp Prize for MBA teaching 2010 by MBA students.
  • Awarded Ivey prize for teaching innovation, 2009
  • Award of Merit for outstanding service to the Operational Research profession: Canadian Operational Research Society, 2007
  • Elected a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences 2006.
  • Awarded the INFORMS prize for teaching the practice of operations research and management science, San Francisco, 2005.

Experience

  • Elected Chair of the Franz Edelman Prize Committee for the 2013 and 2014 competitions.
  • Elected Vice-President and President Elect of the College on the Practice of Management Science within the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences 2011-15.
  • Treasurer of the International Federation of Operational Research societies 2007-14.
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief, International Transactions in Operational Research, (1993-2000) and acting EIC 2006-07
  • International editorial advisory board, Journal of the Operational Research Society (1999- )
  • Editorial Board, Omega: The International Journal of Management Science (1994 - )
  • Associate Editor, INFOR (1990 - )
  • Vice President, International Activities, INFORMS (2002-2006)
  • President, International Federation of Operational Research Societies (1995-97)
  • North American Vice-President, International Federation of Operational Research Societies (1989-91)
  • The Institute of Management Sciences: elected Member of the 1991-1993 Council
  • President, Canadian Operational Research Society (1985-86) (Vice-President 1984-85)
  • Visiting Professor, London Business School (UK)
  • President, Canadian Operational Research Society (1985-86) (Vice-President 1984-85)
  • Visiting Professor, London Business School (UK)
  • Visiting fellow, Warwick Business School (UK)
  • C-I-L Distinguished Lecturer, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Chevron Distinguished Visiting Professor, Simon Fraser University

Research/Course Development

  • Management Science/Operations Research: A Strategic Perspective, SouthWestern Publishing, Cincinnati, Ohio 1999. (Available in Chinese translation, 2001)
  • Analytics for Managers (with G. Zaric), Routledge Publishing, New York, NY, 2012
  • Author or coauthor of 16 books, more than 80 articles, and more than 120 cases.