Dawson Kaaua

Dawson Kaaua
  • Doctoral Candidate

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    526.6 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
    3730 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Overview

Dawson is a fourth year doctoral candidate in the Operations Management track. He is interested in empirical operations management research in areas such as public policy, healthcare, and retail.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Honors from Stanford University and an MBA in Operations and Information Management and Finance with Honors from The Wharton School where he was a Palmer Scholar and Howard E. Mitchell Fellow. Dawson has varied work experience in retail, management consulting, institutional investment, and education.

 

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Past Courses

  • OIDD101 - INTRODUCTION TO OIDD

    OIDD 101 explores a variety of common quantitative modeling problems that arise frequently in business settings, and discusses how they can be formally modeled and solved with a combination of business insight and computer-based tools. The key topics covered include capacity management, service operations, inventory control, structured decision making, constrained optimization and simulation. This course teaches how to model complex business situations and how to master tools to improve business performance. The goal is to provide a set of foundational skills useful for future coursework atWharton as well as providing an overview of problems and techniques that characterize disciplines that comprise Operations and Information Management.

Knowledge@Wharton

Collusion over Drug Prices: Will Generic Manufacturers Pay?

A lawsuit alleging that 20 generic drug makers colluded to fix prices reveals how existing market-based, competitive mechanisms fail to protect consumers.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/20
For the Win: Using Connected Strategies to Gain a Competitive Advantage

Technology is the beginning for companies looking to gain the competitive edge. In their new book, Wharton's Nicolaj Siggelkow and Christian Terwiesch explain how a “connected strategy” helps businesses create more value for themselves and their customers.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/20
China Evergrande Group: Strategic Repositioning Toward a Sustainable Growth Model

Over the last 15 years, China Evergrande Group has embarked on an astonishing growth path that saw its four-person team become one of the largest and most well-known real estate developers in China. The company’s explosive growth was built on a ‘high debt, high leverage, high turnover, and low cost’ model. But those giddy days

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/20