Research Interests
  • Interface of Operations and Finance

       -- Supply Chain Finance, Reverse Factoring, Entrepreneurial Finance, Financial Market Frictions

  • Online Marketplaces and Platforms

       -- Crowdfunding, Initial Coin Offering (ICO), Blockchain Platform, Tokenomics, Data Broker, FinTech

  • Social Operations Management

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

  • Social and Economic Networks

       -- Supply Chain Networks, Diffusion and Learning in Networks, Network Games, Network Traceability

  • Information Economics

       -- Economics of Data and Privacy, Information Acquisition, Bayesian Persuasion, Information Design

Working Papers
  • A Supply Chain Theory of Factoring and Reverse Factoring  [SSRN] 

       -- with Panos Kouvelis​​

  • Market Frictions and Advance Payment Mechanisms in Pre-Shipment Financing

       -- with Panos Kouvelis, Wenhui Zhao​​​

  • Crowdfunding under Social Learning and Network Externalities  [SSRN] 

       -- with Fuqiang Zhang

  • Crowdfunding vs. Bank Financing: Effects of Market Uncertainty and Word-of-Mouth Communication  [SSRN] 

       -- with Xiaomeng Guo, Guang Xiao, Fuqiang Zhang

  • Operational Uncertainty and Crowdfunding Design

       -- with Panos Kouvelis, Weicai Peng​​​

  • The Tokenvendor Problem: Tokenizing Cargo Reservations under Overbooking and No-Shows

       -- with Jacob Feldman, Panos Kouvelis, Yunzhe Qiu​​​

  • Blockchain Adoption for Traceability in Food Supply Chain Networks  [SSRN] 

       -- with Lingxiu Dong, Puping Jiang​​

  • Blockchain-Driven Deep-Tier Supply Chain Finance

       -- with Lingxiu Dong, Yunzhe Qiu​​​​

Invited Seminars
  • 01/2020 | Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Faculty of Business

  • 12/2018 | Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business

  • 12/2018 | Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management

Conference Presentations
  • 04/2020 | POMS Annual Conference 2020, Minneapolis, MN ​​​

  • 01/2020 | POMS Hong Kong 2020, Hong Kong

  • 10/2019 | INFORMS Annual Meeting 2019, Seattle, WA

  • 05/2019 | POMS Annual Conference 2019, Washington D.C. ​​​

  • 11/2018 | INFORMS Annual Meeting 2018, Phoenix, AZ

  • 07/2018 | MSOM Conference 2018, Dallas, TX

  • 05/2018 | Supply Chain Finance Workshop 2018, St. Louis, MO

  • 05/2018 | POMS Annual Conference 2018, Houston, TX

  • 11/2017 | INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017, Houston, TX 

  • 07/2017 | 10th International Annual Conference of CSAMSE, Guangzhou, China 

  • 06/2017 | MSOM Conference 2017, Chapel Hill, NC

  • 05/2017 | POMS Annual Conference 2017, Seattle, WA

  • 11/2016 | INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016, Nashville, TN

  • 06/2016 | MSOM Conference 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

Professional Services
  • Conference Session Chair/Organizer 

       -- POMS Annual Conference 2020: Blockchain-Driven Operations and Finance 

       -- POMS Annual Conference 2019: Blockchain-Driven Operations Management 

       -- INFORMS Annual Meeting 2018: Emerging Topics in Supply Chain Finance 

       -- INFORMS Annual Meeting 2018: Marketplace Innovation

       -- POMS Annual Conference 2018: OM and Crowdfunding

       -- POMS Annual Conference 2018: Economic Models in Supply Chain Management 

  • Reviewer

       -- Management Science

       -- Manufacturing & Service Operations Management

       -- Production and Operations Management

       -- Naval Research Logistics