Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor in Finance and Operations Management, Tina Wakolbinger, Ph.D. student in Management Science, and alumnus Jose M. Cruz, were among the 45 presenters at the First Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)College of Service Operations held Dec. 3-4 at Columbia University.
Their paper was entitled, "The Co-Evolution and Emergence of Integrated International Financial Networks and Social Networks: Theory, Analysis, and Computations."
This paper is also an invited chapter for the edited volume, "Globalization and Regional Economic Modelling," edited by R. J. Cooper, K. P. Donaghy, and G. J. D. Hewings, to be published by Springer Verlag.
The conference recognizes the importance of service industries, such as retailing, financial services, hospitality, and transportation that make up an important and growing part of developed economies. Its focus is on operational problems in these industries that have led to a range of new developments in both the theory and practice of operations management. The conference drew a mix of academic and industry leaders as speakers.
The conference was sponsored by the Columbia School of Business, the Stern School of Business at New York University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Columbia Business School.
Cruz, now an assistant professor at the school of business at the University of Connecticut, received his Ph.D. from the Isenberg School this year.