UMass Boston


Seyed-Ehsan Elahi

Management Science & Info Sys
Grad Prog Dir/Assoc Professor
McCormack Hall Floor 05 0246A

Area of Expertise

Supply Chain Management, Operational Risk Management, Business Analytics, Statistics


PhD, University of Minnesota

MBA, Industrial Management Institute

MS and BS, Sharif University of Technology

Professional Publications & Contributions

  • Rozhin Sharifi, Razavi, H., Elahi E. (2023). Investigation of the ordering behavior of a retailer in the revenue sharing and buyback contracts considering round number bias. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services [Ranked A], 73(July). DOI Number:103361
  • Shirzadeh A., Elahi E., Shirzadeh, A., Fathi, M., Khakifirooz, M. (2022). Impact of return leniency on retailers’ profit and social welfare in monopoly markets. Computers & Industrial Engineering Journal, 169.
  • Shirzadeh A., Ehsan E., (2021). An Investigation of the Benefit of Optimal Refund over the Full Refund Strategy in Retail Market: A Numerical Study. Cyrus Institute of Knowledge, 6, 31-47. DOI Number:10.52212/CGBP2021-V6i1m2
  • Ahmadian, M., Elahi E., Blake, R. (2021). The Behavioral Effects of Competition Intensity and Cost Structure on Competing Suppliers: An Experimental Study in the Context of the USA. International Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness, 1-13.
  • Ehsan Elahi, Shirzadeh Chaleshtari, A. (2022). Socially Optimal Retail Return Strategies under the Influence of Endowment Effect. Production and Operations Management: POMS Lima, Peru, December 2-4, 2021 (Virtual Edition). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG.
  • Shirzadeh A., Elahi E., “IMPACT OF INFORMATION PROVISION ON OPTIMAL RETURN STRATEGIES”, Academicsera International Conference, January 2021.
  • Shirzadeh A., Elahi, E., “OPTIMAL RETURN STRATEGIES UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ENDOWMENT EFFECT”, Academicsera International Conference, January 2021.
  • Shirzadeh A., Elahi, E., “Product Information Strategies to Soothe E-Commerce Returns”, Reverse Logistics Magazine, Vol. 114, June 2021.
  • Jahangir, M., Khorakian, A., Mortazavi, S., Elahi, E., “Risk Management Model of Iran’s Health System Transformation Plan: A Qualitative Study,” Payesh, Volume 18, Issue 4 (July - August 2019).
  • Ahmadian, M., Blake, R. Ehsan Elahi, “Suppliers’ Learning: Aggregate and Individual Levelss,” NEDSI Conference Proceeding, 2018.
  • Elahi, E., Blake, R. “Do Competing Suppliers Maximize Profits as Theory Suggests? An Empirical Evaluation,” In Merrill Warkentin (Ed.), Trends and Research in the Decision Sciences. Pearson
  • Education, 2015. • Elahi, E., Sheikhzadeh, M., Lamba, N. A., “An Integrated Outsourcing Framework: Analyzing Boeing’s Outsourcing Program for Dreamliner (B787),” Knowledge and Process Management, 21 (1), 13-28, 2014.
  • Elahi, E, R. Blake, “An Experimental Investigation of Outsourcing through Competition,” DSI Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, November 22-25, 2014.
  • Elahi, E. “Outsourcing through Competition: What is the Best Competition Parameter?”
    International Journal of Production Economics, 144(1), 370-382, 2013.
  • Sheikhzade, M. and E. Elahi, “Product Bundling: Impacts of Product Heterogeneity and Risk Considerations,” International Journal of Production Economics, 144(1), 209-222, 2013.
  • Elahi, E., “How Risk Management Can Turn into Competitive Advantage,” Foresight, 15(2), 117- 131, 2013.
  • Elahi, E., Lamba, N. A., Ramaswamy, C., “How Can We Improve the Performance of Supply Chain Contracts? An Experimental Study,” International Journal of Production Economics, 142(1), 146- 157, 2013.
  • Lamba, N. A., Elahi, E., “When Strategy Does Not Match Capabilities: Lessons from the Supply Chain of Boeing 787,” To appear in Sumeet Gupta, Miti Garg (Ed.), Cases on Supply Chain and Distribution Management: Issues and Principles, IGI Global, 2012.
  • Benjaafar, S., E. Elahi, and K. Donohue, “Outsourcing via Service Competition,” Management Science, 53(2), 241-259, 2007.
  • Elahi, E., S. Benjaafar and K. Donohue, “Outsourcing to Non-Identical Suppliers,” Proceedings of the M&SOM Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June 19-20, 2006.
  • Elahi, E., Benjaafar, S. and K. Donohue “Inventory Competition in Make-to-Stock Systems,” Proceedings of the Fourth Aegean Conference on Analysis of Manufacturing Systems, Samos, Greece, July 1-4, 2003.

Additional Information

Research Profile on UMass Boston ScholarWorks

Courses Taught

Supply Chain Management, Operational Risk Management, Service Operations Management, Managerial Decision Making, Simulation Modeling, Statistical Analysis for Managers, Mathematical Analysis for Managers