Research Interests

Operations strategy, Retail platform,  B2B marketplace, Data-driven operations, Supply chain management, Information sharing, Consumer behavior

Papers Forthcoming/Under Review

  1. Cui, R, M. Li, Q. Li. Value of High-Quality Logistics: Evidence from a Clash between SF Express and Alibaba. Management Science.
  2. Cui, R, M. Li, J. Li, L. Yu. Wholesale Price Discrimination in Global Sourcing. Major revision at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
  3. Wagner, L, E. Calvo, R. Cui. Disclosing Product Availability in Online Retail. Minor revision at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Practice Based Research Competition.
  4. Bassamboo, A, R. Cui, A. Moreno-Garcia. Wisdom of Crowds in Operations: Forecasting Using Prediction Markets. Major revision at Production and Operations Management.


  1. Calvo, E, R. Cui, J. Serpa. 2018. Oversight and Efficiency in Public Projects: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis. Management Science.
  2. Cui, R, J. Li, D. Zhang. 2018. Reducing Discrimination with Reviews in the Sharing Economy: Evidence from Field Experiments on Airbnb. Management Science.
  3. Cui, R, D. Zhang, A. Bassamboo. 2019. Learning from Inventory Availability Information: Field Evidence from Amazon. Management Science, 65(3): 1216-1235.
  4. Cui, R, H. Shin. 2018. Sharing Aggregate Inventory Information with Customers: Strategic Cross-selling and Shortage Reduction. Management Science, 64(1): 381-400. [Appendix]
  5. Cui, R, S. Gallino, A. Moreno-Garcia, D. Zhang. 2017. The Operational Value of Social Media Information. Production and Operations Management, 27(10): 1749-1769.
  6. Cui, R, G. Allon, A. Bassamboo, J.A. Van Mieghem. 2015. Information Sharing in Supply Chains: An Empirical and Theoretical Valuation. Management Science, 61(11): 2803-2824. [Appendix]

Practitioner Publications

  1. Cui, R. 2018. Logistics Strategy to Retail Platforms.  Harvard Business Review China. Magazine Article, November: 042-043. (哈佛商业评论中文版:商的物流战略)
  2. Cui, R, J. Li, D. Zhang. 2017. A Better Way to Fight Discrimination in the Sharing Economy. Harvard Business Review. Digital Article.

Working Papers 

  1. Cui, R, T. Sun. Sooner or Later? Learning from Delivery Speed Information.

Media Coverages

  1. Delivery partnerships key for online sellers. 3-Apr-2019. Emory Business.
  2. Businesses that Experience Delivery Outages Feel Long-term Impact. 25-Mar-2019. Atlanta Business Chronicle.
  3. 3 Questions to Answer Before Shopping on Super Saturday. 12-Dec-2017. NerdWallet.
  4. Want to Improve Your Sales Forecast? Check Your Company’s Facebook Feed. 6-Sep-2017. Kellogg Insight.
  5. What Makes an Online Flash Sale Successful? 6-June-2017. Kellogg Insight.
  6. No Simple Fix to Weed Out Racial Bias in the Sharing Economy. 4-Mar-2017. Globe and Mail.
  7. Posting Reviews May Discourage Sharing Economy Discrimination. 3-Mar-2017. Consumeraffairs.
  8. New Research Looks At Ways To Help Stop Airbnb Racial Discrimination. 2-Mar-2017. NPR.
  9. Using Prediction Markets for Accurate Forecasts. July-2016. OnAnalytics.

Honors and Awards

  1.  Second Place (Honorable Mention) of 2019 MSOM Practice-Based Paper Competition: Disclosing Product Availability in Online Retail
  2. Winner of 2017 INFORMS Behavioral Operations Management Section Best Working Paper: Discrimination with Incomplete Information in the Sharing Economy: Evidence from Field Experiments on Airbnb
  3. Finalist of 2014 Supply Chain Management Student Paper Competition at POMS: Information Sharing in Supply Chains: An Empirical and Theoretical Valuation
  4. 2018 Management Science Meritorious Service Award
  5. 2017 Management Science Distinguished Service Award
  6. 2018, 2017, 2016 M&SOM Meritorious Service Award