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Indiana University Bloomington

Institute of Business Analytics

Kurt M. Bretthauer

Contact Information

(812) 855-3487
kbrettha [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

  • Professor of Operations & Decision Technologies
  • W. Michael & William D. Wells Life Sciences Faculty Fellow


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, Indiana University, 1990
  • MBA, Indiana University, 1986
  • BS, Purdue University, 1984

Professional Experience

  • Indiana University, 1999-Present
  • Decision Sciences , 2004-2010, 2012-Present, Associate Editor
  • Indiana University, Chairperson of Doctoral Programs, Kelley School of Business, 2006-2012
  • Decision Sciences, 2010-2012, Senior Editor
  • Naval Research Logistics, 2000-2003, Associate Editor
  • Texas A & M University, 1990-1999

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • W. Michael & William D. Wells Life Sciences Faculty Fellow, 2013-Present
  • Kimball Faculty Fellow, 2003-2013
  • Outstanding Senior Editor Award, 2012, Decision Sciences
  • Outstanding Associate Editor Award, 2007, Decision Sciences
  • Two best paper awards - Decision Sciences Institute
  • Stan Hardy best paper award

Professional Interests

Service Operations Management, Healthcare Services, Supply Chain Management

Selected Publications

  • Bretthauer, K., H. S. Heese, H. Pun, and E. Coe (2011), "Blocking in Healthcare Operations: A New Heuristic and an Application," Production and Operations Management, Vol. 20, No. 3, May/June, pp. 375-391. Read Abstract ››

  • Salzarulo, P., K. Bretthauer, M. Côté, and K. Schultz (2011), "The Impact of Variability and Patient Information on Healthcare System Performance," Production and Operations Management, Vol. 20, No. 6, November/December, pp. 848-859. Read Abstract ››

  • Wright, P. D. and K. Bretthauer (2010), "Strategies for Addressing the Nursing Shortage: Coordinated Decision Making and Workforce Flexibility," Decision Sciences, Vol. 41, pp. 373-401. Read Abstract ››

  • Mahar, S., K. Bretthauer, and M. A. Venkataramanan (2009), "The Value of Virtual Pooling in Dual Sales Channel Supply Chains," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 192, pp. 561-575. Read Abstract ››

  • Wright, P. D., K. Bretthauer, and M. Côté (2006), "Reexamining the Nurse Scheduling Problem: Staffing Ratios and Nursing Shortages," Decision Sciences, Vol. 37, pp. 39-70. Read Abstract ››

  • Bendoly, E., D. Blocher, K. Bretthauer, S. Krishnan, and M. A. Venkataramanan (2005), "Online/In-Store Integration and Customer Retention," Journal of Service Research, Vol. 7, pp. 313-327. Read Abstract ››

  • Hur, D., V. Mabert, and K. Bretthauer (2004), "Real-Time Work Schedule Adjustment Decisions: An Investigation and Evaluation," Production and Operations Management, Vol. 13, pp. 322-339. Read Abstract ››

  • Bretthauer, K. (2000), "Optimal Service and Arrival Rates in Jackson Queueing Networks," Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 47, pp. 1-17. Read Abstract ››

  • Bretthauer, K. and M. Côté (1998), "A Model for Planning Resource Requirements in Health Care Organizations," Decision Sciences, Vol. 29, pp. 243-270. Read Abstract ››

  • Bretthauer, K. and B. Shetty (1997), "Quadratic Resource Allocation with Generalized Upper Bounds," Operations Research Letters, Vol. 20, pp. 51-57. Read Abstract ››

  • Bretthauer, K. and B. Shetty (1995), "The Nonlinear Resource Allocation Problem," Operations Research, Vol. 43, pp. 670-683. Read Abstract ››