Mariana Nicolae

Mariana Nicolae

Associate Professor of Operations Management and Supply Chain Management


202 Hill


[email protected]


  • Ph.D. University of South Carolina
  • MBA University of Montana

Courses Taught

  • OM 374 Introduction to Operations Management
  • SCM 420 Operations Planning and Scheduling in Supply Chain
  • SCM 624 Operations Planning and Scheduling in Supply Chain

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Nicolae's research interests and projects include service operations, healthcare management, retail operations management, and supply chain management.

Selected Publications

Nicolae, M., Arıkan, M., Deshpande, V., Ferguson, M. 2017. "Do bags fly free? An empirical analysis of the operational implications of airline baggage fees". Management Science, 63(10), 3187-3206.

Nicolae, M., Ferguson, M., Garrow, L. 2016. "Measuring the benefit of offering auxiliary services: Do bag-checkers differ in their sensitivities to differences in airline itinerary attributes?". Production and Operations Management, 25 (10), 1689-1708.

Nair, A., Nicolae, M., Narasimhan, R. 2013. "Examining the impact of clinical quality and clinical flexibility on cardiology unit performance - Does experiential quality act as a specialized complementary asset?". Journal of Operations Management, 31 (7-8), 505-522.

Professional Affiliations

  • Production and Operations Management Society
  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Institute of Supply Management