Workshop for Empirical Research in Operations Management

Since 2006, the Workshop for Empirical Research in Operations Management brings together a community of scholars with a passion for empirical research in Operations. The purpose of the Workshop is to exchange research ideas, share experiences in the publication process, discuss methodological issues, and grow together as a group of colleagues with a common research interest.

Each speaker will have 25 minutes to present his/her paper and 10 minutes for discussion. Computer & projection equipment will be provided. Presenters may upload their presentation files to the computer in the classroom prior to the start of their sessions.

The 2023 Workshop will start at noon on October 12 and will conclude on October 13 at 3pm.

The event will take place at Wharton’s Huntsman Hall.

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Vance Hall, 3733 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
University of Pennsylvania Campus Map


Participants will have to plan and pay for their own travel.  The following are some hotel choices near campus. There are many other hotels in Center City Philadelphia. Please make your own hotel reservations according to your preferences and budgets.

Sheraton University City – – 5 min walk
Inn at Penn – – 5 min walk
Homewood Suites – – 10 min walk
Courtyard by Marriott – – 30 min walk, 10 min drive


We seek an eclectic mix of papers. The research has to be empirical in nature and be based on econometric analysis. This explicitly excludes what one could broadly define as OR applications. The unit of analysis and the theoretical problem can vary widely though, yet should be of interest to the Operations Management community.

Approximately 12 papers will be selected for the conference, based on quality, innovativeness, and fit into specific modules.

Submissions should be send to by August 1.

Past programs

Empirical Research in Operations Management

We developed a database of all empirical research related to Operations Management in the journals Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM), and Production and Operations Management (POM) from the beginning of 1999 to the end of 2016. This database includes 267 empirical papers.

This database is designed to help researchers locate prior research in Empirical Operations. It can be navigated by author, affiliation, research domain, and methodology.

Click here to view the database.

To add a paper, please go this this site. The moderators will review the paper for addition to the database.

Empirical Research in Operations Management review paper (forthcoming in MSOM)


Business Administrator:
Andrea Nurse (

Administrative Coordinator:
Daniel Brockman (

Organizing Faculty:
Marcelo Olivares (
Brad Staats (
Christian Terwiesch (