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Gad Allon | Biography (EN)

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Wharton School of Business
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions

Gad Allon is the Jeffrey A. Keswin Professor and Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, and the director of the Management and Technology Program at the university of Pennsylvania.

He received his PhD in Management Science from Columbia Business School in New York and holds a Bachelor and Master degree from the Israeli Institute of Technology.

His research interests include operations management in general, and service operations and operations strategy in particular. Professor Allon has been studying models of information sharing among firms and customers both in service and retail settings, as well as competition models in the service industry. His articles have appeared in leading journals, including Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management and Operations Research. Professor Allon won the 2011 “Wickham Skinner EarlyCareer Research Award” of the Production and Operations Management Society. He is the Operations Management Department Editor of Management Science and serves on the editorial board of several journals.

Gad is an awardwinning educator, teaching courses on scaling operations and operations strategy and was recently named among the “World’s Top 40 BSchool professors under the age of 40.” He has also been an innovative leader in many educational technology initiatives. He is the cofounder of ForClass, a platform that enables professors to drive higher student engagement and accountability in their classrooms. Professor Allon regularly consults firms both on service strategy and operations strategy.

Kellogg School of Management

Gad Allon is a Professor of managerial economics, decision science, and operations management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He received his PhD in Management Science from Columbia Business School in New York and holds a Bachelor and a Master degree from the Israeli Institute of Technology.

His research interests include operations management in general, and service operations and operations strategy in particular. Professor Allon has been studying models of information sharing among firms and customers both in service and retail settings, as well as competition models in the service industry. He also studies the impact of social networks on srvice provides and the interplay between labor markets and supply chains. His articles have appeared in leading journals, including Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management and Operations Research. Professor Allon won the 2011 "Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Award" of the Production and Operations Management Society. He is the Operations Management Department Editor of Management Science. He is also serving on the editorial board of several journals.

Professor Allon teaches the core operations management and electives on operations strategy and scaling operations at the Kellogg school of management. Gad also teaches executive courses on the "Science of Lean Six-Sigma Operations", Operations Strategy and Leading Strategic Change. He also teaches a Massive Open Online Couse (MOOC) on Operations Management, as part of the Faculty Project of Udemy and Coursera. Professor Allon won the 2009 Outstanding Professor of the Year Award at Kellogg, the 2014 Alumni Professor of the year, and was recently named among the "World's Top 40 B-School professors under the age of 40." Professor Allon regularly consults firms both on service strategy and operations strategy.

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