David Pyke

Professor of Operations Management
David Pyke
Office Location
Coronado 108
  • PhD, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Decision Sciences
  • MA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • MBA, Drexel University, Management Analysis
  • BA, Haverford College, Sociology

Selected Publications

  • “Shanghai or Charlotte? The Decision to Outsource to China and Other Low Cost Countries,”, Supply Chain Excellence in Emerging Economies/Springer-Verlag
  • Humane Work and the Challenges of Job Design, Rethinking the Purpose of Business, University of Notre Dame Press
  • Real-Time Profit Optimization: Coordinating Demand and Supply Chain Management,, ASCET/ CIO.COM
  • Dynamic Pricing with Uncertain Production Cost: An Alternating-Move Approach, European Journal of Operational Research
  • A Competitive Dynamic Pricing Model When Demand is Interdependent Over Time, European Journal of Operational Research


David Pyke is professor of operations and supply chain management in the School of Business Administration at the University of San Diego. He was dean of the SBA from 2008 until 2015, leading the school to a significant presence in national and international business school rankings. Formerly, he was professor of operations management and associate dean at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. He holds a BA from Haverford College, a MBA from Drexel University, and a MA and PhD from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has made major research contributions in inventory models, production planning and scheduling, and global operations and supply chain management. He has co-authored two books and has published numerous academic papers. His book Inventory Management and Production Planning and Scheduling, co-authored with E. A. Silver and R. Peterson (third edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1998) is used…


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