05-03-2020 14:59

This is Listen to the Editors, a series of interviews with journal editors to unveil the trends in research for Operations and Supply Chain Management.

In this episode, we are interviewing two of the guest editors for the Journal of Operations Management (JOM) Special Issue on Covid-19, Chris Voss and Xiande Zhao.

The host for this show is Iuri Gavronski, Associate Professor for the Graduate Program in Business for the UNISINOS Jesuit University.

Listen to the editors is an initiative of the Operations and Supply Chain Management division of the Academy of Management. We post our interviews monthly in our division website. You can discuss any of the topics of this episode using our interactive tool, https://connect.aom.org.

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Editors’ Bios:

Dr. Hau L. Lee is the Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His areas of specialization include global value chain innovations, supply chain management, global logistics, inventory modeling, and environmental and social responsibility. He was the founding director of the Stanford Institute for Innovations in Developing Economies, and is a co-director of the Stanford Value Chain Innovation Initiative. He has published widely in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Supply Chain Management Review, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, and Interfaces, etc. He has served on the editorial boards of many international journals. From 1997-2003, he was the Editor-in-Chief of Management Science. In 2006, he was President of the Production and Operations Management Society. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2010.

Dr. Xiande Zhao is JD.COM Chair Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). His recent research interests mostly focus on supply chain and business model innovations, supply chain finance, digital supply chain, and supply chain optimization using big data. He has published over 150 journal articles in leading journals including Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Consumer Research, European Journal of Operations Research, International Journal of Production Research and International Journal of Production Economics. He is an Associate Editor for Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, and a Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management. He is also the co-Chief Editor for Journal of Data, Information and Management. He is the founder and honourable president of Association of Supply Chain and Operations Management (ASCOM), and was the President of Asia Pacific Institute of Decision Sciences (APDSI). He also received more than 10 academic awards including the Jack Meredith best paper award from Journal of Operations Management.

Dr. Xiang Li is a professor with the School of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Chemical Technology. His recent research interests mostly focus on transport management, logistics management, and optimization under uncertainty, big-data analytics and applications. He has published over 80 articles in international journals including Transportation Research Part B, Transportation Research Part C, Information Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Omega, Computer and Industrial Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and so on. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Data, Information and Management, Associate Editor for Information Sciences, Transportmetrica B, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, and editorial board member for International Journal of General Systems. He was the president of International Conference on Intelligent Transportation and Logistics with Big Data (2017, 2018, and 2019).

Dr. Chris Voss is Professor of Operations Management at Warwick Business School and Emeritus Professor of Operations Management at London Business School where he has served as deputy dean. His recent research has included supply-chain management, service supply chains, architecture and modularity, e-services, and service innovation. He has published in leading journals including Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, IEEE Transactions, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Decision Science Journal, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Journal of Production Economics, and Journal of Service Research. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Service Research. He was co-founder and long-term chair of the European Operations Management Association, and serves on several editorial boards. He has received many academic awards including distinguished scholar of the OM division of the Academy of Management.


The full-paper submission: January 31, 2021
First Round Review and decisions: April 30, 2021
Second Round Revision Submission: July 31, 2021
Final round review and decisions: September 30, 2021


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“Night & Day” by Dee Yan-Key is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA


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