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Dr. Christopher P.  Wright

Dr. Christopher P. Wright

Associate Professor of Management, Chair of Management Dept.

Phone:
716.286.8176
Fax:
716.286.8296
Office Location:
Bisgrove Hall, Room 354E
Office Hours:
Spring 2016: Wed 11-12 & 2-3 & Thurs 11-3 & Sat 8:30-9
Curriculum Vitae:
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Bio

Dr. Wright joined the faculty in August 2009 before completing his Ph.D. in operations management from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester in August 2010. His dissertation, entitled Modeling and Analysis of Revenue Management Systems in Airline Alliances, establishes a framework for analyzing the revenue sharing process of airlines within an alliance that sell seats on each other's networks and then examines various exact and heuristic methods for determining the distribution of revenues. At the Simon School, he also received an M.B.A. with concentrations in Product and Service Operations Management, as well as an M.S. in Management Science Methods.

Prior to attending the Simon School, he received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.  He spent several years working as a special applications engineer – designing and overseeing production of unique mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems – for an engineer-to-order manufacturing company.

Current Research

His primary research focus is on the various applications of revenue management systems, including airlines, hotels and sports franchises. Other interests include lean applications within higher education, supply chain security, extreme event management and applications of operations management to emergency services organizations. His work has appeared in a top tier journal, Transportation Science, and he has presented at several annual conferences of INFORMS, Revenue Management & Pricing, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.

Focus of Teaching

  • MGT 611 - Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • MGT 673 - Productions and Operations Management

Current Involvement

Dr. Wright is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.