Evan L. Porteus

Professor Emeritus, Operations, Information & Technology
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Evan L. Porteus

The Sanwa Bank, Limited, Professor of Management Science, Emeritus

Research Statement

Evan Porteus’ research focuses on supply chain management, including incentive issues in supply chains, management and coordination of supply chains, management of the supplier–buyer relationship, and inventory management. He also studies capacity management and competition of various sorts, including service providers, new product and process development, and online versus offline retailing.


Porteus is the Sanwa Bank, Limited, Professor of Management Science, Emeritus at Stanford Graduate School of Business. A graduate of Claremont Men’s College and Case Institute of Technology, he has also worked in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Systems Analysis) and at RAND Corporation, and was a Fulbright-Hays Senior Research Fellow from 1976 to 1977 in Australia. Porteus has published one book and over 50 articles and book chapters. He has been an associate editor of Management Science, Operations Research, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.

He has taught in both the MBA and PhD programs and has been an active PhD dissertation advisor. His teaching currently focuses on critical analytical thinking. He has served as codirector of the Stanford-NUS Executive Program in International Management and as area coordinator of the operations, information, and technology group. He was a founding codirector of the Product Development and Manufacturing Strategy Executive Program, a joint venture of Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford School of Engineering. He was a founding board member of StartUp, now Renaissance Mid-Peninsula, a nonprofit located in East Palo Alto aimed at identifying, training, and empowering entrepreneurs with under-resourced backgrounds. He served four years as director of the Stanford GSB PhD Program.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Case Institute of Technology, 1967
  • BA, Claremont Men’s College, 1964

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 1970

Professional Experience

  • Research Staff, RAND Corporation, 1969–70
  • Systems Analyst, Office of the Asst. Secretary of Defense, 1967–69

Awards and Honors

  • Fulbright-Hays Award for Senior Research in Australia, Fulbright Program, 1976–77


Journal Articles

Joel Goh, Evan L. Porteus
Production & Operations Management
2016 Vol. 25 Issue 8 Pages 1415-1429
Evan L. Porteus, Hyoduk Shin, Tunay I. Tunca
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
2010 Vol. 12 Issue 1 Pages 140-161
Alexandar Angelus, Evan L. Porteus
Operations Research
2008 Vol. 56 Issue 3 Pages 665-680
Gal Raz, Evan L. Porteus
Management Science
November 2006 Vol. 52 Issue 11 Pages 1764 - 1777
D. Lawson, Evan L. Porteus
Operations Research
2000 Vol. 48 Issue 6 Pages 878-893
Evan L. Porteus
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
2000 Vol. 2 Issue 2 Pages 203-219
Glen M. Schmidt, Evan L. Porteus
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
2000 Vol. 2 Issue 1 Pages 1-18
Evan L. Porteus, Seungjin Whang
Management Science
1991 Vol. 37 Issue 9 Pages 1166-1181
Evan L. Porteus
Operations Research Letters
1985 Vol. 3 Issue 6 Pages 293-300
David M. Kreps, Evan L. Porteus
1978 Vol. 46 Issue 1 Pages 185-200
Evan L. Porteus
Management Science
March 1971 Vol. 17 Issue 7 Pages 411-426


Evan L. Porteus
Stanford Business Books

Book Chapters

Evan L. Porteus
Building Intuition
2008 Pages 115-134

Working Papers

Alexandar Angelus, Evan L. Porteus, Samuel C. Wood 2000
Joseph M. Hall, Evan L. Porteus 1999
Martin Lariviere, Evan L. Porteus 1999
Evan L. Porteus, David G. Lawson 1998
Evan L. Porteus, Alexander Angelus 1995
Xavier de Groote, Evan L. Porteus 1992
Evan L. Porteus, Albert Ha 1992
Evan L. Porteus 1988
Evan L. Porteus, Charles Fine 1987
Evan L. Porteus, Anne Spence 1986
David M. Kreps, Evan L. Porteus 1978
David M. Kreps, Evan L. Porteus 1977
Evan L. Porteus, Markku Kallio 1976
Evan L. Porteus, Markku Kallio 1975
Markku Kallio, Evan L. Porteus 1975
Evan L. Porteus 1971

Stanford Case Studies

Claire Magat, Evan Porteus, Dennis Rohan

Stanford GSB Affiliations

  • Faculty Center for Global Business and the Economy
  • Faculty Director Doctoral Program 1999–2003

Service to the Profession

  • Associate Editor, Operations Research, 1970–2005
  • Senior Editor, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 1996–2005
  • Board of Directors Member, StartUp, 1994–2007
  • Associate Editor, Management Science, 1993–2002

In the Media

Insights by Stanford Business

June 01, 2007
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