ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF THE ENTITY:  2147
David A. Collier, born in Lexington Kentucky, earned his first two academic degrees at the University of Kentucky. After working in corporate America, he enrolled in a Ph.D. program at The Ohio State University. Upon earning his doctorate, he joined the faculty at Duke University and later taught in the business schools at the University of Virginia, The Ohio State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, and in the United Kingdom at the University of Warwick. Dr. Collier has taught undergraduates, MBAs, PhDs, and in numerous executive programs. 


After decades of authoring scholarly research articles, business cases, numerous best paper awards, five college textbooks, and over 5,000 plus reads and 3,000 citations of his scholarly articles, he wanted a new challenge—writing novels. 

The Entity: 2147 is the first in a series of science fiction novels. 

Dr. Collier lives in south Florida with his wonderful wife Cynthia and their two Shih Tzus. Dr. collier and his wife enjoy travel, boating, golf, and every single second on the amazing planet called Earth. David is an avid sports fan, and if time permits, he reads astronomy, sustainability, and science literature. 

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A Few Publications by the Author

SERVICE MANAGEMENT: THE AUTOMATION OF SERVICES, Reston Publishing Co. - A Prentice-Hall Company, Reston, Virginia, 1985.


SERVICE MANAGEMENT: OPERATING DECISIONS, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1987.

THE SERVICE/QUALITY SOLUTION: Using Service Management to Gain Competitive Advantage, Jointly published by Irwin Professional Publishing (Burr Ridge, Illinois) and American Society of Quality Control's Quality Press (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 1994.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: Goods, Services and Value Chains, by David A. Collier and James R. Evans, Publisher is South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning;  2006. 


OM7 (Operations Management), by David A. Collier and James R. Evans, Publisher is South-Western, a division of Cengage Learning; 7th Edition, 2018 (forthcoming).  


Newsome, M. K., Collier, D. A., and Olsen, E., "Using “Biztainment” to Gain Competitive Advantage," with Business Horizons, 52(2), March-April 2009, pp. 167-176. 


Baker, T.K. and Collier, D.A., “The Economic Payout Model for Service Guarantees,” Decision Sciences, 36(2) 2005, pp. 197-220.   


Shin, H., Collier, D.A., Wilson, D.D., “Supply Management Orientation and Supplier-Buyer Performance,” Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 18, 2000, pp. 317-333.  


Collier, D.A., and Meyer, S., "A Positioning Matrix for Services," International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 18, No. 12, 1998, pp. 1223-124


Collier, D.A., "The Measurement and Operations Benefits of Component Part Commonality," Decision Sciences, Volume 12, No. 1, January, 1981, pp. 85-96.
 
Collier, D.A., "A Comparison of MRP Lot Sizing Methods Considering Capacity Change Costs," Journal of Operations Management, Volume 1, No. 1, August, 1980, pp. 23-29. 


Baker, T, Collier, D.A., Jayaraman, V., A New Pricing Strategy Evaluation Model, International Journal of Operational research, Volume 29, No. 3, 2017, pp. 295-316.