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Research Interests
  • Economics of FinTech and Blockchain

       -- Blockchain for Supply Chains, Smart Contract, Tokenization, Crowdfunding, Open Banking, DeFi, CBDC

  • Interface of Operations and Finance

       -- Supply Chain Finance, Factoring & Reverse Factoring, Trade Finance, Financial Market Frictions

  • Social Operations Management

       -- Network Effects, Social Learning, Social Influence, Word-of-Mouth, Online Influencer, Wisdom of the Crowd​​

  • Social and Economic Networks

       -- Supply Chain Networks, Financial Networks, Network Centrality, Network Games, Network Traceability

  • Information Economics

       -- Economics of Data and Privacy, Consumer Privacy, Data Markets, Bayesian Persuasion, Information Design

Journal Publications

​  ​1. A Supply Chain Theory of Factoring and Reverse Factoring  [Journal]  [SSRN] 

       -- with Panos Kouvelis​​

       -- Management Science (2021)

            ○ Finalist, 2022 MSOM iFORM SIG Best Paper Award Competition

  2. Impact of Traceability Technology Adoption in Food Supply Chain Networks  [Journal]  [SSRN] 

       -- with Lingxiu Dong, Puping Jiang

       -- Management Science (2022)

            ○ Winner, 2020 POMS PITM Best Student Paper Competition (Puping Jiang)

            ○ Previously titled "Blockchain Adoption for Traceability in Food Supply Chain Networks"

  3. Blockchain-Enabled Deep-Tier Supply Chain Finance  [Journal]  [SSRN] 

       -- with Lingxiu Dong, Yunzhe Qiu

       -- Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (2022)

            ○ Finalist, 2021 INFORMS Section on Finance Best Student Paper Competition (Yunzhe Qiu)​​​​​​​​

            ○ Accepted for 2021 MSOM iFORM SIG Conference

  4. The Value of Smart Contract in Trade Finance  [Journal]  [SSRN] 

       -- with Xiaoyu Wang

       -- Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (2022)

            ○ Honorable Mention, 2022 POMS College of SCM Best Student Paper Competition (Xiaoyu Wang)

            ○ Finalist, 2021 INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Paper Competition

            ○ Accepted for 2021 MSOM iFORM SIG Conference

            ○ Previously titled "A Theory of FinTech and Trade Finance"

Working Papers
  • Invoice Tokenization for Deep-Tier Payables Finance  [SSRN]

       -- with Jing Hou, Burak Kazaz

           ○ Accepted for 2022 MSOM iFORM SIG Conference

  • A Model of Livestream Selling with Online Influencers  [SSRN]

       -- with Jing Hou, Houcai Shen

  • Consumer Privacy in Online Retail Supply Chains  [SSRN]

       -- with Xiaoyu WangFuqiang Zhang

       -- Major Revision, Management Science

  • Crowdfunding under Social Learning and Network Externalities  [SSRN]

       -- with Fuqiang Zhang

  • Crowdfunding vs. Bank Financing: Effects of Market Uncertainty and Awareness Expansion  [SSRN]

       -- with Xiaomeng Guo, Guang Xiao, Fuqiang Zhang

           ○ Accepted for 2019 MSOM iFORM SIG Conference

  • Crowdfunding Strategy in the Presence of Social Interactions  [SSRN]

       -- with Xiaomeng Guo, Guang Xiao, Fuqiang Zhang


  • Innovation Against Imitation: How to Compete with Copycats in Crowdfunding?

       -- with Zepeng Chen, Xiaomeng Guo, Guang Xiao


  • Retailing Strategies of Imperfect Produce and the Battle Against Food Waste

       -- with Haoran Yu, Burak Kazaz

  • Coddle the Manufacturer or the Retailer: Government Loan Policy for Nascent Supply Chains

       -- with Jing Hou, Omkar Palsule-Desai, Nagesh Gavirneni

  • Sustainable Supply Chain Finance and ESG Performance

       -- with Lingxiu Dong, Xiaoyu Wang


Book Chapters
  • Blockchain-Based Digital Payment Obligation for Trade Finance

       -- with Jing Hou, Burak Kazaz​​

       -- Foundations and Trends® in Technology, Information and Operations Management, 2023

  • Crowdfunding Adoption in the Presence of Word-of-Mouth Communication 

       -- with Xiaomeng Guo, Guang Xiao, Fuqiang Zhang​​

       -- Foundations and Trends® in Technology, Information and Operations Management, 2022

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