operations management

Frictionless shopping pays off

Published: 17Jun2021

As convenient becomes more synonymous with contactless, Professor Saibal Ray, Academic Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, sees a wealth of opportunity for retailers to innovate....

How to reform tax opportunity zones

Published: 23Aug2021

Professor Maxime Cohen joins Boston College’s Dmitry Mitrofanov to weigh in on tax opportunity zones in the U.S. Designed to generate cash flow in lower-income areas, opportunity zone programs have...

In-store technology is transforming retail spaces

Published: 23Aug2021

Throughout the pandemic, in-store technologies like price-check kiosks and self-checkout have created a more convenient shopping experience for consumers and provided retailers with greater access...

Professor Cohen awarded 2021 NSERC Discovery Grant

Published: 22Jul2021

Maxime Cohen, Professor of Retail and Operations Management awarded 2021 NSERC Discovery Grant

Charging an Electric Vehicle-Sharing Fleet

Published: 16Jun2021

Electric vehicle (EV) sharing programs rely on publicly available charging infrastructure. Yet often there simply isn’t enough infrastructure to go around, creating a major barrier to success. In...

Promotion Optimization for Multiple Items in Supermarkets

Published: 8Jun2021

Authors: Maxime C. Cohen, J.J. Kalas, and G. PerakisPublication: Management Science, Volume 67, Issue 4, April 2021, Pages 2340-2364.Abstract:

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