Teaching & Research Tracks And Chairs
The art and science of teaching and learning in decision sciences disciplines across all delivery modes. Key areas of interest include quantitative, technology-based and behavioral research, as well as practice, conceptual ideas and empirical findings related to teaching and learning decision sciences.
Co-Chair: Matthew Drake, Duquesne University – email@example.com
Co-Chair: Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji, Pacific University – firstname.lastname@example.org
PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE SHOWCASE
This track will cover best practices for development of faculty who primarily focus on teaching activities and student service.
Chair: Tatiana Rudchenko, Georgia Institute of Technology – email@example.com
Invites interdisciplinary and innovative research spanning the boundaries between operations management, decision science, and accounting.
Chair: Salem Boumediene, University of Illinois Springfield – firstname.lastname@example.org
Brings together practitioners and academics to share cutting-edge research and applications in the area of big data and advanced analytics, and aims to show how organizations can use descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to stay competitive in today’s data-driven world.
Chair: Pradeep Pendem, University of Oregon – email@example.com
CYBER SECURITY AND SYSTEM RESILIENCY
Focuses on technical, managerial, organizational, and societal research into information privacy and security challenges in a social, mobile, cloud, IoT (Internet of Things), “big data” context, in an increasingly active internal and external global threat environment.
Chair: John Ni, Miami University Ohio – firstname.lastname@example.org
DECISION SCIENCES IN PRACTICE
Focuses on three aspects of practice driven research: to showcase examples for successful research collaborations between industry and academia; to highlight strategies for initiating such collaborative research; to discuss experiences in translating these collaborations into papers at top journals.
Co-Chair: Saurabh Bansal, Penn State University – email@example.com
Co-Chair: Giuliano Marodin, University of South Carolina – firstname.lastname@example.org
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
DEI has become a pivotal and transformational element in the corporate world as well as within the society. At its core, DEI involves decisions by firms that impact people (especially under-served and underrepresented groups). This track welcomes research that aims to explore and understand how DEI interacts with various elements of decision-making. We invite submissions that will enhance our understanding of DEI through the lens of decision sciences, by answering questions such as, but not limited to: Do diverse workplaces have an operational advantage? How can an organization utilize diverse workforce to unlock hidden/untapped value? Does a focus on equity alter a firm’s operational decision making? What decisions have a positive influence on a firm’s DEI performance?
Co-Chair: Priyank Arora, University of South Carolina – email@example.com
Co-Chair: Sriram Narayanan, Michigan State University – firstname.lastname@example.org
DOCTORAL RESEARCH SHOWCASE
Highlights future scholars by showcasing their doctoral research. This track is exclusively for doctoral student papers that are in advanced stages of conceptualization, with the objective of the showcase to receive mentoring and feedback on these papers.
Doctoral students participating in this showcase must upload full papers to be assigned a “discussant” for this showcase and be considered for the best paper award in this track. The deadline for uploading the paper is Monday, August 4th, by midnight EST.
Finalists will be assigned to one session in this track. The winner will be announced after presentations at the conference. Other participants with full paper submissions will be assigned to other sessions under this track. Anyone who has only submitted an abstract by the deadline will be re-assigned to another suitable track.
Chair: James Abbey, Texas A&M University – email@example.com
EMERGING ECONOMIES SHOWCASE
Intended to provide mentorship and constructive feedback to researchers from emerging markets for development purposes.
Authors must submit a full-length paper to participate in this showcase, be assigned a “discussant,” and be considered for the best paper award in this track. The deadline for uploading the paper is Monday, August 4th, by midnight EST.
Finalists will be assigned to one session. The winner will be announced after presentations at the conference. Other participants with full paper submissions will be assigned to other sessions under this track. Anyone who has only submitted an abstract by the deadline will be re-assigned to another suitable track.
Chair: Shashank Rao, Auburn University – firstname.lastname@example.org
OPERATIONS FINANCE INTERFACE
Focuses on cutting-edge interdisciplinary research at the nexus of finance, economics, and decision sciences.
Co-Chair: Qiannong Gu, Ball State University – email@example.com
Co-Chair: Jim Shi, NJIT – Junmin.Shi@njit.edu
GIG ECONOMY AND SOCIAL MEDIA RESEARCH
The gig economy has emerged based on leveraging the Internet and mobile services. Emergence of platforms to facilitate new modes of interactions in many supply chains has provided suppliers, providers, and consumers new opportunities for enabling last mile delivery and crowdsourcing of innovation, supply, or funds, among others. Additionally, social technologies are facilitating new ways of interactions between individuals and firms that can leverage AI and big data analytics to analyze user-generated content. It is changing the landscape of competition and operation in supply chains, online retailing, and healthcare, notwithstanding the future of the modality of work in several sectors. The Gig Economy and Social Media Research track invites papers related to addressing challenges and opportunities for stakeholders in these data rich environments.
Co-Chair: Abhishek Roy, Temple University – firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Rakesh Mallipeddi, Ohio State University – email@example.com
Focuses on research examining concepts, strategies, processes, methods, and practices that enable healthcare organizations to increase their performance on several performance dimensions, including improving access to care, patient experiences and the quality of care, improving population health and social determinants, and reducing the cost of healthcare.
Chair: Alex Mills, Baruch College, CUNY – firstname.lastname@example.org
HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Focuses on studies that exemplify good practices and recent improvements in the domain of the disaster response, as well as projects geared towards achieving United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Chair: Iana Shaheen, University of Arkansas – email@example.com
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Focuses on the organization, development, strategy, and leadership of digital innovations and artificially intelligent technologies. Includes research that synthesizes conceptual frameworks integrating information systems, operations management, economics, innovation, and strategy to establish the role and value of IT and artificial intelligence (AI) in realizing business value.
C0-Chair: Guanyi Lu, Florida State University – firstname.lastname@example.org
C0-Chair: Hyun Seok Lee, Korea University – email@example.com
INNOVATION AND NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Focuses on novel research and practice dealing with people, processes, systems, and technologies related to driving innovation performance and product development success in firms.
Co-Chair: Karthik Ramachandran, Georgia Tech – firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Shubhobrata Palit, ESADE – email@example.com
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
Focuses on contemporary research topics in logistics and transportation. Includes presentations that advance knowledge and theory in transportation, inventory management, distribution and fulfillment, network design and other related areas. This track welcomes papers based on all types of methodologies.
Chair: Sajad Ebrahimi, Wagner College – firstname.lastname@example.org
Focuses on contemporary research topics in production and manufacturing. The track welcomes a broad range of research methods (e.g., analytical, empirical, theory development) that examine issues in production and manufacturing.
Chair: Sandun Perera, University of Nevada, Reno – email@example.com
MARKETING AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
Focuses on research papers that provide insights into how effective branding can help firms weather uncertainty better and engage with consumers in more effective ways.
Co-Chair: Effie Stavrulaki, Bentley University – firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Alireza Yazdani, Cal State Pomona- email@example.com
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Focus is on a broad range of scholarly contributions (e.g., qualitative and quantitative empirical research, theory development, applied research, etc.) that are dedicated to better understanding the roles of individual, group and organizational dynamics in shaping organizational outcomes and how organizations can be more effective through managing human resources.
Chair: Taewong Hwang, Valdosta State University – firstname.lastname@example.org
PROCUREMENT AND SOURCING
Designed to facilitate presentations that advance knowledge and theory of practices evolving in the field of purchasing and supply management.
Co-Chair: Alan Pritchard, Texas Tech – Alan.Pritchard@ttu.edu
Co-Chair: Sachin Modi, Villanova University – email@example.com
Represents the art and science of accomplishment, whether it be through single projects, programs, or portfolios. Essential research will examine techniques and processes that assist in the completion of projects, plus investigate social and behavioral issues that impact individual careers, team performance, organizational success, and societal benefits.
Chair: Will Millhiser, Baruch College, CUNY – firstname.lastname@example.org
QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND LEAN OPERATIONS
Focuses on demonstrating how pursuing lean and quality helps firms achieve superior operational, environmental, market and financial performance. Specifically, the research should be based on data from sources including but not limited to case studies, primary survey or experimental data, secondary/archival data and simulation.
Chair: Cigdem Ataseven, Cleveland State University – C.ATASEVEN@csuohio.edu
SERVICE SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONS
Focused on leading edge research that enhances the understanding of services such as studies about strategy formulation, process design, improvement strategies, and service delivery mechanisms.
Chair: Sriram Venkataraman, University of South Carolina – email@example.com
Focuses on the formulation and implementation of strategy in all types of organizations as well as strategic dynamics in the marketplace. Submissions in the various areas of strategy literature, such as new venture strategy, innovation strategy, behavioral strategy, value creation, micro-level dynamics, planning routines, cognition, business models, data-driven strategy, etc. are also encouraged.
Chair: Satish Nargundkar, Georgia State University – snargundkar@gsuedu
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Concerned with all aspects of the design, operation, and improvement of supply chains.
Co-Chair: Stanley Lim, Michigan State University – firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Serkan Akturk, Clemson University – MAKTURK@clemson.edu
SUPPLY CHAIN RISK AND RESILIENCY
While the importance of supply chain risk management has been undisputed, the COVID-19 pandemic put supply chain risk management to the test. Even those companies seemingly well prepared struggled with the worldwide emergency and how to move forward. Unprecedented events like these have the ability to uncover weaknesses, and while addressing them can be a challenge, they can also serve as an opportunity to develop more resilient and robust supply chains. This track seeks submissions that focus on risk and resiliency in our current environment. Illustrative topics include, but are not limited to qualitative and quantitative supply chain models aimed at managing risk dynamics and disruptions, best practices and lessons learned from experiences made during the pandemic, strategies for navigating the “new normal,” leveraging technology and intelligence to better manage risks, or supply chain redesigns triggered by the experiences made.
Chair: Jiho Yoon , Chung-Ang University – email@example.com
SUSTAINABILITY AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBIITY
Focuses on work that investigates (i) novel production and sourcing practices that elevate health and safety, reduce waste and pollution or even regenerate the natural environment, (ii) challenges and intended/unintended effects of implementing sustainable practices on firms and their supply networks, (iii) how organizations include social and environmental criteria in their strategic, tactical and operational decision making, and (iv) what contingencies at both firm and supply chain levels affect the willingness and ability of organizations to achieve progressively higher environmental and social performance over time.
Co-Chair: Arda Yenipazarli, Georgia Southern University – firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Paolo Letizia, University of Tennessee- email@example.com