Chair, Management & Marketing Department; Associate Professor of Marketing
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.6664 Fax: 412.396.4764
Ryan is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Duquesne. He teaches several courses including Strategic Marketing and Business to Business Marketing in both the M.B.A. and undergraduate programs. Ryan also serves as the Chair for the Management & Marketing Department.
Ryan's research focuses on two broad areas: retailing issues in marketing and the impact of marketing strategy on firm performance. His work has been published in several journals including Management Science, Journal of Retailing and the Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing.
Dr. Luchs joined Duquesne in 2008 after receiving a Ph.D. and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University. He spent five years in the specialty chemical industry as a quality assurance manager prior to entering academia.
Articles in Journals
Obeng, E., Luchs, R., Inman, J., & Hulland, J. (2016). Survival of The Fittest: How Competitive Service Overlap and Retail Format Impact Incumbents' Vulnerability to New Entrants. Journal of Retailing, 92 (4), 383-396, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jretai.2016.07.001.
Drake, M. J., Luchs, R., & Mawhinney, J. (2015). International Supply Chain Management Courses: Semester-Long Versus Study-Abroad. Journal of Teaching in International Business, 26 (3), 164-176.
Sarkees, M. & Luchs, R. (2015). The Influence of Marketing and Innovation Investments on Alliance Type Choice. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing.
Saban, K. & Luchs, R. (2011). The Benefits of Governing with a Trust-Centric Strategy. The Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, 8 (3), 43-55.
Ciletti, D., Lanasa, J., Ramos, D., Luchs, R., & Lou, J. (2010). Sustainability Communication in North American Professional Sports Leagues: Insights from Website Self-Presentations. International Journal of Sport Communication, 3 (1), 64-91.
Luchs, R., Geylani, T., Dukes, A., & Srinivasan, K. (2010). The End of the Robinson-Patman Act? Evidence from Legal Case Data. Management Science, 56 (12), 2123-2133.
Guskey, A., Luchs, R. J., & Min, X. (2010). The Role of Refund Policy and Complaint Response Time in Determining Customer Satisfaction and Repurchase Intent. Journal of Applied Marketing Theory, 1 (1), 1-15.
Obeng, E. & Luchs, R. (2016). Survival of The Fittest: How Service Portfolios Impact Incumbents' Vulnerability to New Entrants. American Marketing Association Winter Educators' Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Obeng, E., Luchs, R., Inman, J., & Hulland, J. (2013, August). Survival of The Fittest: How Competitive Overlap and Retail Format Impact Incumbents' Vulnerability". AMA Summer Educators Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.
Luchs, R. (2012, February). Do Firms Stick to Their Knitting? The Influence of Marketing and Innovation Investments on Alliance Type Choice. AMA Winter Educators Conference Proceedings, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Marley, K. & Luchs, R. (2011). Do sustainability practices drive supply chain performance? A multi-industry study using secondary data. Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.
Sarkees, M. & Luchs, R. (2010). Investments in Marketing and Innovation: The Impact on Alliance Type Choice and Firm Performance. 1st Annual 'Collaborating Across Disciplines' PSGV Research Symposium, Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Ciletti, D., Lanasa, J., Ramos, D., Luchs, R., Lou, J., & 2010. Evidence of Sustainability Communication in Major League Baseball: A Website Analysis. Paper presented at the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice.
Luchs, R., Geylani, T., Dukes, A., & Srinivasan, K. (2009). Is The Robinson-Patman Act Dead? Informs Marketing Science, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Luchs, R., Sun, B., & Inman, J. J. (2008, June). A Dynamic Structural Model of Store Choice. Informs Marketing Science, Vancouver, Canada.
Luchs, R., Inman, J. J., & Shankar, V. (2006, June). Channel Blurring: An Analysis of the Evolving Retail Market Structure. Informs Marketing Science, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Luchs, R. (2005). An Examination of Brand Sales Volume Variation Across Retail Chains. Informs Marketing Science. Atlanta, GA.
Luchs, R., Lessard, D., & Sroufe, R. (2013). Aluminum vs. Plastic: A Life-Cycle Perspective on the Use of These Materials in Laptops. In M. Drake (Ed.), The Applied Business Analytics Casebook: Applications in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, and Operations Research. FT Press: US.
Luchs, R. & Sarkees, M. (2011). Stochastic Frontier Estimation in International Marketing Research: Exploring Untapped Opportunities. In M. Sarstedt, M.Schwaiger, & C. Taylor, Advances in International Marketing, Vol. 22 (Measurement and Research Methods in International Marketing) (6) 99-114. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.