Martin Lariviere
Martin Lariviere

John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Operations
Chair of Operations Department

Print Overview

Professor Martin A. Lariviere joined the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management in 2000. Professor Lariviere's research has focused on applying economic analysis to operations management problems. Much of his work has focused on supply chain contracting, examining how contract terms can improve supply chain performance. He has also studied how the behavior of self-interested customers impacts service operations.

His research has appeared in leading academic journals such as Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Management Science, Operations Research, and Marketing Science. He has also written articles for Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Management Science, and Operations Research. Professor Lariviere has also held a number of leadership positions in the Manufacturing and Service Operations Society of INFORMS. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the MSOM Society and a recipient of the Saul Gass Expository Writing Award. He currently is one of the writers of the Kellogg operations management blog The Operations Room

Professor Lariviere received his PhD from Stanford University. Prior to joining Kellogg, he was an Associate Professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.






Areas of Expertise
Service Management
Supply Chain Design and Management

Print Vita
PhD, 1995, Business, Stanford University
BA, 1988, Economics, Yale University, Distinction in the major, Magna Cum Laude

Academic Positions
John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2011-present
Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2007-present
Director, Center for Operations and Supply Chain Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2004-present
Professor (by courtesy), Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University, 2007-2010
Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2000-2007
Associate Professor of Operations Managerment, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 1999-2000
Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 1995-1999

Other Professional Experience
Research Associate, Charles River Associate, 1988-1989

Honors and Awards
Saul Gass Expository Writing Award, INFORMS
Distinguished Fellow, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society
Distinguished Service Award, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, 2009
Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Best Paper, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 2007

Editorial Positions
Department Editor, Management Science, 2009-2014
Senior Editor, Productions and Operations Management, 2007-present
Associate Editor, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 2003-2008
Associate Editor, Management Science, 2000-2006
Associate Editor, Operations Research, 2000-2005

Print Research
Research Interests
Service management, supply chain management, supply chain contracting and incentives

Lariviere, MartinItai Gurvich and Ozkan Can. Forthcoming. Coverage, Coarseness and Classification: Determinants of Social Efficiency in Priority Queues. Management Science.
Lariviere, Martin. 2015. Supply-chain contracting: Doughnuts to bubbles. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM). 18(3): 309–313.
Cil, Eren and Martin Lariviere. 2013. Saving Seats for Strategic Customers. Operations Research. 61(6): 1321-1332.
Alexandrov, Alexei and Martin Lariviere. 2012. Are Reservations Recommended?. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM) . 14(2): 218-230.
Lariviere, Martin and Lauren Xiaoyuan Lu. 2012. Capacity Allocation over a Long Horizon: The Return on Turn-and-Earn. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM) . 14(1): 24-41.
Akan, Mustafa, Baris Ata and Martin Lariviere. 2011. Asymmetric Information and Economies-of-Scale in Service Contracting. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM) . 13(1): 58-72.
Lariviere, Martin. 2006. A Note on Probability Distributions with Increasing Generalized Failure Rates. Operations Research. 54(3): 602-604.
Chopra, Sunil and Martin Lariviere. 2005. Managing Service Inventory to Improve Performance. MIT Sloan Management Review. 47(1): 56-63.
Lariviere, Martin and G Cachon. 2005. Supply Chain Coordination with Revenue-Sharing Contracts: Strengths and Limitations. Management Science. 51(1): 8-14.
Lariviere, Martin and Jan A. Van Mieghem. 2004. Strategically Seeking Service: How Competition Can Generate Poisson Arrivals. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM) . 6(1): 23-40.
Lariviere, Martin and Evan L. Porteus. 2001. Selling to the Newsvendor: An Analysis of Price-Only Contracts. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM) . 3(4): 293-305.
Lariviere, Martin and G Cachon. 2001. Contracting to Assure Supply: How to Share Demand Forecasts in a Supply Chain. Management Science. 47(5): 629-646.
Lariviere, Martin and G Cachon. 2001. Turning the Supply Chain into a Revenue Chain. Harvard Business Review. 79(3): 20-21.
Kouvelis, Panagiotis and Martin Lariviere. 2000. Decentralizing Cross-Functional Decisions: Coordination Through Internal Markets. Management Science. 46(8): 1049-1058.
Lariviere, Martin and G Cachon. 1999. An Equilibrium Analysis of Linear, Proportional and Uniform Allocation of Scarce Capacity. IIE Transactions. 31(9): 835-849.
Lariviere, Martin and G Cachon. 1999. Capacity Choice and Allocation: Strategic Behavior and Supply Chain Performance. Management Science. 45(8): 685-703.
Lariviere, Martin and G Cachon. 1999. Capacity Allocation Using Past Sales: When to Turn-and-Earn. Management Science. 45(5): 685-703.
Lariviere, Martin and Evan L. Porteus. 1999. Stalking Information: Bayesian Inventory Management with Unobserved Lost Sales. Management Science. 45(3): 346-363.
Lariviere, Martin and V. Padmanabhan. 1997. Slotting Allowances and New Product Introductions. Marketing Science. 16(2): 112-128.
Working Papers
Lariviere, Martin and Zuo-Jun (Max) Shen. 2017. Failure Rate and Generalized Increasing Failure Rate for Discrete Distributions.
Lariviere, Martin. 2002. Inducing Forecast Revelation Through Restricted Returns.
Lariviere, Martin and Evan L. Porteus. 1995. Manufacturer-Retailer Contracting under an Unknown Demand Distribution.
Book Chapters
Gurvich, ItaiMartin Lariviere and Antonio Moreno-Garcia. Forthcoming. "Operations in the on-demand economy: Staffing services with self-scheduling capacity." In Sharing Economy: Making Supply Meet Demand, edited by Ming Hu, Springer.
Lariviere, Martin. 2010. "Capacity Allocation." In Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, edited by James Cochran, Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.
Lariviere, Martin. 2008. "Supply Chains." In The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by L. Blume and S. Durlauf, vol. 2, London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Lariviere, Martin. 1999. "Supply Chain Contracting and Coordination with Stochastic Demand." In Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management, edited by S. Tayur, M. Magazine, and R. Ganeshan, 233-268. Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Gurvich, ItaiMartin Lariviere and Antonio Moreno-Garcia. 2014. Managing Independent Agents at Maison Service Providers.
Lariviere, Martin. 2007. The BAT Case: Putting Tech Support on the Fast Track. Case 5-207-250 (KEL272).

Print Teaching
Teaching Interests
Operations management, service operations, operations economics
Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Kellogg Certificate Summer Internship (KELLG_CP-350-0)

Operations and Supply Chain Management (KELLG_MA-324-0)

Operations Management (OPNS-430-0)
1Ys: This course is typically waived through the admissions process or the equivalent course Operations Management (Turbo) (OPNS-438A) was completed during the Summer term. MMMs: This course is equivalent to the MMM core course Designing and Managing Business Processes (OPNS-440) Operations management is the management of business processes--that is, the management of the recurring activities of a firm. This course aims to familiarize students with the problems and issues confronting operations managers, and to provide the language, concepts, insights and tools to deal with these issues to gain competitive advantage through operations. We examine how different business strategies require different business processes and how different operational capabilities allow and support different strategies to gain competitive advantage. A process view of operations is used to analyze different key operational dimensions such as capacity management, cycle time management, supply chain and logistics management, and quality management. Finally, we connect to recent developments such as lean or world-class manufacturing, just-in-time operations, time-based competition and business re-engineering.

Field Study (OPNS-498-0)
Field Studies include those opportunities outside of the regular curriculum in which a student is working with an outside company or non-profit organization to address a real-world business challenge for course credit under the oversight of a faculty member.

Executive MBA
Operations Management (OPNSX-430-0)
Operations Management examines the basic principles of managing the production and distribution of goods and services. The course approaches operations as a managerial integration function and provides frameworks and tools to target and implement improvements in business processes.