Robert Swinney

Robert Swinney

Associate Professor

Academic Area: Operations Management
Phone Number: +1.919.660.7635

Mailing Information

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708


Robert Swinney is an Associate Professor in the Operations Management area of the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. His research addresses multi-player problems in supply chain management, with a focus on the impact of customer behavior on operational decisions, social responsibility and disruption risk in supply chains, and the operations of start-up firms. His work has been published in Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Marketing Science, and he serves as an associate editor at Management Science and as a senior editor at Production & Operations Management. Prior to joining Fuqua, he received a B.S. in Astronomy from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and was an Associate Professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. At Fuqua, he teaches the daytime MBA core course in Operations Management and is the doctoral coordinator for the Operations Management Ph.D. program.