Bill Lovejoy

Bill Lovejoy

  • Raymond T. J. Perring Family Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor of Technology and Operations
  • Professor of Art, School of Art and Design
Education
  • PhD University Of Delaware 1983
  • MA Cornell University 1974
  • BS Cornell University 1973

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 763-1391
Fax
(734) 764-2555
Email
Room
R6396
Research

Professor William S. Lovejoy is the Raymond T. Perring Family Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Technology and Operations in the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and holds a joint appointment in the School of Art and Design. Professor Lovejoy received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering and M.E. in Nuclear Engineering from Cornell University, and a Ph.D in Operations Research from the University of Delaware. He has worked in the private and public sectors (for General Electric and the National Marine Fisheries Service), and since starting his academic career he has been on the business school faculties at Georgia Tech, Stanford University and now the University of Michigan. Professor Lovejoy has worked with companies on new product development, the management of innovation, and process assessment and improvement; and with hospitals and clinics on health care operations. He has taught courses at all levels from bachelors to Ph.D. and Executives, and his new product development course (which he teaches jointly with the College of Engineering and the School of Art and Design) has enjoyed coverage by CNN, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Businessweek. He is currently the faculty co-director for the University of Michigan’s Master of Entrepreneurship degree.

His past editorial activities include Department Editor for the Operations and Supply Chains department of the academic journal Management Science, and Senior Editor for Manufacturing and Services Operations Management.

Executive Leadership
Professor Lovejoy holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.E. in Nuclear Engineering from Cornell University. He worked for three years for General Electric before returning to school, at the University of Delaware, to earn a Ph.D. in Operations Research. Since starting his academic career in 1984 he has been on the business school faculties at Georgia Tech, Stanford and the University of Michigan. He is currently the Raymond T. Perring Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, and is Professor and Chair of Operations Management.
Professor Lovejoy's historical research is in the area of decision making with incomplete information, a critical part of managing any innovative process. He has published numerous articles in top journals on this topic. His research interests are focused on managing across functional boundaries. He teaches new product development, strategic R&D and process analysis at the MBA and Executive Education levels. His new products course has enjoyed coverage by CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He is also writing an Integrated Operations text which stresses managing cross-functional interfaces.

Bargaining in Supply Chains

Authors
S. Leider and W. Lovejoy
Published Date
2016

Source

Management Science
Volume: 
62
Issue: 
10
Pages: 
2282-3038

Little's Law Flow Analysis of Observation Unit Impact and Sizing

Authors
Lovejoy, W.S. and J. Desmond.
Published Date
2011

Source

Academic Emergency Medicine
Volume: 
18
Issue: 
21
Pages: 
183-189

Bargaining Chains

Authors
WS Lovejoy
Published Date
2010

Source

Management Science
Volume: 
56
Issue: 
12
Pages: 
2282-2301

Efficient Structures for Innovative Social Networks

Authors
WS Lovejoy and A Sinha
Published Date
2010

Source

Management Science
Volume: 
56
Issue: 
7
Pages: 
1127-1145

Hospitalist Time Usage and Cyclicality: Opportunities to Improve Efficiency

Authors
Kim, C. W. Lovejoy, M. Paulsen, R. Chang and S. Flanders
Published Date
2010

Source

J. Hosp Med
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
6
Pages: 
329-334

None (this is a book of haiku)

Authors
17 of us, one haiku each
Published Date
2015

Source

V2 the Netherlands
Pages: 
6
Resonsible Technological Innovation: 17 Haiku
Maynard, A. and M. Kasprzak

Hospital Operations: Principles of High Efficiency Health Care.

Authors
W. Hopp and W. Lovejoy
Published Date
2013

Source

FT Press
978-0-13-290866-5

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