Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management
Ph.D. in Business Administration with concentration on Supply Chain Management, Penn State University, 2006
M.B.A., Penn State University, 2004
B.E. in Management Information Systems, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, 2001
Joined the University of Kansas in 2006.
- Supply Chain Management
- Behavorial Operations Management
- Experimental Economics
- Decision-Makings under the Economic Order Quantity Model
- Impact of Cultural Difference on Contract Negotiations under Global Supply Chains
- Supply Chain Management Operations Management Quantitative Decision Making
My research focuses on behavioral issues in the context of supply chain and operations management (SCOM). Specifically, I work with two streams of research topics: inventory control and supply chain coordination. I investigate how management within both contexts is affected by human factors at two levels: 1) cognitive limitations by individual agents, and 2) behavioral interactions among all parties in the channel. I employ the research method of experimental economics to design controlled laboratory settings that conform to the operational scenarios of interest, motivate human subjects (usually college students) with real financial incentives, and study their decisions under the simulated environment.
- Behavioral Operations Management Experimental Economics
Wu, Y. & Chen, K. (2014). Supply Chain Contract Design: Impact of Bounded Rationality and Individual Heterogeneity. Production and Operations Management, 23(2), 253-268.
Wu, Y. (2013). Impact of Long-term Relationship on Supply Chain Contracts: An Experimental Study. International Journal of Production and Economics, 142(1), 3-15.