Jan A. Van Mieghem
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Jan A. Van Mieghem

Harold L. Stuart Distinguished Professor of Managerial Economics, Professor of Operations

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Take 5: How to Increase Your Office's Productivity

Research-backed tips for improving workflows and discouraging slacking.

Researchers: Michael Powell, Robert L. Bray, Nicola Persico, George Georgiadis, Jan A. Van Mieghem and Chaithanya Bandi

July 5, 2019

Strategy

Take 5: How to Build a Collaborative Workplace

Simple strategies for reaping the benefits of collaboration.

Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones, J. Keith Murnighan, Leigh Thompson, Brian Uzzi, Jan A. Van Mieghem and Dashun Wang

March 13, 2019

Organizations

What’s the Best Way to Learn a New Skill—by Doing or by Viewing?

An analysis of eBay coders shows that studying a colleague’s work can pay off. Just be careful whose shoulder you’re looking over.

Researchers: Yue Yin, Itai Gurvich, Stephanie McReynolds, Debora Seys and Jan A. Van Mieghem

February 4, 2019

Operations

Attention Passengers: Your Next Flight Will Likely Arrive Early. Here’s Why.

The reason has less to do with planes and airport logistics than a strategic move by airlines.

Researchers: Dennis J. Zhang, Yuval Salant and Jan A. Van Mieghem

November 6, 2018

Operations

How “Speed Factories” Help Companies Adapt to Capricious Consumers

For certain trendy products, these local but expensive plants can be a smart investment.

Researchers: Robert Boute, Stephen M. Disney and Jan A. Van Mieghem

July 3, 2018

Operations

How Much Does It Cost to Manufacture Overseas Versus at Home?

A new tool helps companies calculate whether to offshore, manufacture locally, or dual source.

Researchers: Robert Boute and Jan A. Van Mieghem

July 10, 2017

Operations

How to Predict Demand for Your New Product

Relying on manager expertise and market research may not be enough.

Researchers: Kejia Hu, Jason Acimovic, Francisco Erize, Doug Thomas and Jan A. Van Mieghem

March 10, 2017

Operations

A Gentle Nudge Can Increase Participation in MOOCs

Reminders to collaborate benefit students in massive open online courses.

Researchers: Dennis J. Zhang, Gad Allon and Jan A. Van Mieghem

December 7, 2015

Operations

When Collaboration Takes a Toll on Productivity

A look at the cost of collaboration among highly skilled workers.

Researchers: Jan A. Van Mieghem, Itai Gurvich, Lu Wang and Kevin J. O'Leary

July 6, 2015

From Web Visits to Firm Orders

Analyzing web visitor click data to streamline sales efforts

Researchers: Tingliang Huang and Jan A. Van Mieghem

December 1, 2010

Operations

Global Dual Sourcing Strategies

Should you source your carbon fiber bicycle frames from Mexico or China?

Researchers: Gad Allon and Jan A. Van Mieghem

June 1, 2009

Operations