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Timothy Baker

Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship

Contact

Phone: (509) 372-7277

Education

  • PhD (The Ohio State University College of Business)
  • MS (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • BA (Claremont McKenna College)
  • BA (Claremont McKenna College)

Timothy Baker

Dr. Baker is an associate professor in the Department of Finance and Management Science at WSU Tri-Cities, where he teaches data analytics and operations management courses and serves as a mentor for student Six Sigma green/black belt certification projects with local industry. Dr. Baker's research focuses on pricing and revenue management, Six Sigma best practices, decision support system design, and supply chain management. He has published 20 articles in journals such as Production & Operations Management, Decision Sciences, International Journal of Production Research, IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, and International Journal of Reliability and Quality Management. Dr. Baker has reviewed over 100 articles and served on editorial boards for the Journal of Operations Management and the International Journal of Sustainable Society. Dr. Baker has earned numerous honors and awards including one Outstanding Faculty Research Award, Best Interdisciplinary Paper at a Decision Sciences Conference, Best Paper Award at an Academy of Management conference, and a feature article in the Decision Sciences journal.

Research Interests

Six Sigma
decision support system design
design science
pricing and revenue management
reverse logistics

Teaching Interests

Six Sigma
foundations of business strategy-organizational behavior
management science
operations management
statistics
supply chain management

Journal Articles

  • Philip Witt, Tim Baker Personality Characteristics and Six Sigma: a review , 2018
  • Victor Pimentel, Aishajiang Aizezikali, Tim Baker An evaluation of the bid price and nested network revenue management allocation methods Computers & Industrial Engineering, 2018
  • Philip Witt, Tim Baker, Nancy Ashley, MaryAnn Winniford Is Personality a Key Element of Six Sigma Project Success International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 2017
  • Tim Baker, David Collier, Vaidy Jayaraman A new pricing strategy evaluation model International Journal of Operations Research, 2017
  • Tim Baker, David Collier, Vaidy Jayaraman Sales Force Behavior and Best Practices Pricing Drive a Product's Return on Investment for Durable Goods Manufacturing International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 2017
  • Tim Baker, Vaidyanathan Jayaraman, Nancy Ashley A data-driven inventory control policy for cash logistics operations: An exploratory case study application at a financial institution Decision Sciences, 2013
  • Timothy Baker, Vaidyanathan Jayaraman, Nancy Ashley A data-driven inventory control policy for cash logistics operations: An exploratory case study application at a financial institution Decision Sciences, 2013
  • Tim Baker, Vaidyanathan Jayaraman Managing information and supplies inventory operations in a manufacturing environment. Part 1: An action research study International Journal of Production Research, 2012
  • Tim Baker, Vaidyanathan Jayaraman Managing information and supplies inventory operations in a manufacturing environment. Part 2: An order-timing and sizing algorithm International Journal of Production Research, 2012
  • Yong Lee, Tim Baker, Vaidyanathan Jayaraman Redesigning an integrated forward-reverse logistics system for a third party service provider: An empirical study International Journal of Production Research, 2012
  • Yong Lee, Tim Baker Assessing the interaction of price optimisation and system-wide transportation selection on a third-party logistics provider International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 2011
  • Vaidyanathan Jayaraman, Tim Baker, Yong Lee Strategic end-of-life management of electronic assembly product recovery in sustainable supply chain systems International Journal of Operations Research, 2010
  • Tim Baker, Nagesh Murthy The implications of forecast accuracy on the benefits of online auctions in business-to-business and business-to-consumer environments International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 2009
  • Brian Kulik, Timothy Baker Putting the organization back into computational organization theory: A complex Perrowian model of organizational action Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory, 2008
  • Eman Shenawy, Tim Baker, David Lemak A meta-analysis of the effect of TQM on competitive advantage International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, 2007
  • Tim Baker, David Collier The economic payout model for service guarantees Decision Sciences, 2005
  • Tim Baker, Nagesh Murthy Viability of auction-based revenue management in sequential markets Decision Sciences, 2005
  • Timothy Baker, David Collier The benefits of optimizing prices to manage demand in hotel revenue management systems Production and Operations Management, 2003
  • Vaidyanathan Jayaraman, Tim Baker The internet as an enabler for dynamic pricing of goods IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 2003
  • Tim Baker, Nagesh Murthy A framework for estimating benefits of using auctions in revenue management Decision Sciences, 2002
  • Tim Baker, Nagesh Murthy, Vaidyanathan Jayaraman Service package switching in hotel Revenue Management Systems Decision Sciences, 2002
  • Mihir Rajopadhye, Mounir Ghalia, Paul Wang, Timothy Baker Forecasting uncertain hotel room demand Information Sciences, 2001
  • Timothy Baker, David Collier A comparative revenue analysis of hotel yield management heuristics Decision Sciences, 1999

    Presentations

    • Timothy Baker, David Collier Pricing Industrial Goods

      Conference Proceedings

      • Timothy Baker, David Collier Pricing Industrial Goods Decision Sciences Institute
      • Tim Baker, D. Collier A New Pricing Strategy Evaluation Model
      • Tim Baker, N. Murthy A Dynamic Model for Analyzing Design Implications for Auctions in Sequential Markets
      • Brian Kulik, Tim Baker Putting the organization back into computational organization theory: A multiple-perspective model Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well by Doing Good, AOM 2007
      • Tim Baker, N. Murthy Performance Implications for Multi-Unit Auctions in the Presence of Forecast Errors
      • Tim Baker, D. Collier The Economic Payout Model for Service Guarantees
      • Tim Baker, N. Murthy, V. Jayaraman A State Contingent Method for Forecasting and Allocating in Hotel Revenue Management Systems
      • Mihir Rajopadhye, Mounir Ghalia, Paul Wang, Timothy Baker Forecasting uncertain hotel room demand Proceedings of the American Control Conference
      • Tim Baker, M. Rajopadhye, Ben Ghalia, M. Wang Forecasting Hotel Room Demand Using the Holt-Winters Procedure