Professor, Management Science

Profile

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 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

  • Bell, P.C., Chen, J., (forthcoming), "Close Integration of pricing and supply chain decisions has strategic as well as operations level benefits", Annals of Operations Research.
  • Chen, J., Bell, P.C., 2017, "Enhancing Revenue by Offering a Flexible Product Option", International Transactions in Operational Research, July 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), Spring 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.
  • Fogarty, D., Bell, P.C., 2014, "Outsourcing analytics can offer benefits — but requires a carefully constructed relationship", Sloan Management Review (MIT), Winter 55(2): 41 - 45.
  • 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.
  • Bell, P.C., 2012, "The Concepts of Revenue Management: A Tutorial", International Transactions in Operational Research, January-March 19(1-2): 23 - 37.
  • 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.
  • 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, March 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, July 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, July 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, October 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, August 204(3): 589 - 596.
  • Zhang, M., Bell, P.C., 2010, "Fencing in the Context of Revenue Management", International Journal of Revenue Management 4(1): 42 - 68.

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.