Chuck Munson, professor of operations management, is the Ph.D. program director. During his 23 years on faculty in the college, he has regularly been a Dean’s Excellence Fellow for outstanding research, teaching, and service as well as a recipient of WSU’s highest teaching award. Munson has served as the Ph.D. coordinator for the operations and management science program for many years. Read the director’s message.
Recent Ph.D. Graduate Placements
at Peer or Aspirant Universities
Yunshil Cha (2019)
University of New Hampshire
Mike Kennedy (2019)
Management Information Systems
University of British Columbia
Aishajiang Aizezikali (2018)
Operations and Management Science
Ivey Business School
Scott Connors (2018)
University of Western Ontario
Shinhye Kim (2018)
University of Missouri
L. Emily Hickman (2017)
University of New Mexico
Current Ph.D. Student Achievements
Current Ph.D. Students with Accepted Publications
Hui-Heng Cheng (finance) recently published two papers:
Wang, J. L., Huang, H. C., Chen, Y. C., & Cheng, M. H. H. (Forthcoming) “The Financial Impacts and Intergenerational Equity of the Pension Reform in Taiwan,” NTU Management Review.
Wang, J. L., Huang, H. C., Yang, S. S., Chen, Y. C., & Cheng, M. H. H. (2017) “Pension Reform and Building a Sustainable Pension System in Taiwan,” Taiwan Economic Forecast and Policy, 48(1), 1-39.
Hengxuan Chi (hospitality) and coauthors Professor Dogan Gursoy, Lu Lu, and Robin Nunkoo published “Consumers Acceptance of of Artificially Intelligent (AI) Device Use in Service Delivery” in the 2019 issue of the International Journal of Information Management, 49, 157-169.
Chi and coauthor Professor Dogan Gursoy have an upcoming publication “Determinants of Locals’ Heritage Resource Protection and Conservation Responsibility Behaviors,” in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.
Chi and Zhe Ouyang, with coauthor Jin Ai, published “Categorizing Peer-to-Peer Review Site Features and Examining Their Impacts on Room Sales” in the 2019 issue of the Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, 1-20.
Yijing Cui (accounting) and coauthors Shanshan Zhang, Kangtao Ye, and Wenjiao Zang published “Large Shareholder Incentives and Auditor Choice,” in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Vol. 38,(3): 203-222.
Sadegh Kazemi (operations and management science) and coauthors K. Kazemi, Mohammad Yaghoobi, and H. Bazargan published “A Hybrid Method for Estimating the Process Change Point Using Support Vector Machine and Fuzzy Statistical Clustering” in the 2016 issue of Applied Soft Computing, 40, 507-516.
Kazemi and coauthors H. Bazargan and Mohammad Yaghoobi had a paper “Estimating the Drift Time for Processes Subject to Linear Trend Disturbance Using Fuzzy Statistical Clustering” in the 2014 issue of the International Journal of Production Research, 52, 3317-3330.
Murray and coauthors Professor Mark Beattie and T. Umbreit have a publication “Ivar’s Tipping Point” in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases. (In press)
Murray and coauthors Alecia Kiszonas and Craig Morris published “Influence of Soft Kernel Texture on Fresh Durum Pasta Quality” in the 2018 issue of the Journal of Food Science, 83, 2812-2818.
Murray, Kiszonas, and Morris also published “Pasta Production: Complexity in Defining Processing Conditions for Reference Trials and Quality Assessment Methods” in the 2017 issue of Cereal Chemistry, 94, 791-797.
Yoonsoo Nam (finance) and coauthors Scott J. Niblock, Elisabeth Sinnewe, and Keith Jakob, published “Do Corporate Managers ‘Heap’ Dividends? Evidence on Dividend Heaping and Information Uncertainty in Australia?” in the 2018 issue of the Australian Journal of Management.
Nam and coauthor Assistant Professor DJ Fairhurst had a paper “Corporate Governance and Financial Peer Effects” accepted for publication in Financial Management. They also recently published “The Practice of and Motivation for Equity Recycling: Evidence from the Asia-Pacific Region” in the October 2019 issue of Pacific-Basin Finance Journal Vol. 57, 101171.
Nam and coauthor Keith Jakob published “Heaping on Dividends: The Role of Dividend Size and Information Uncertainty” in the Journal of Behavioral Finance, 2018; and “Do Cultures Influence Abnormal Market Reactions before Official Sovereign Debt Rating Downgrade Announcements?,” in the 2017 Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money 47, 65-75.
Zhe Ouyang, (hospitality) and coauthors Professor Dogan Gursoy and B. Sharma, published “Role of Trust, Emotions and Event Attachment on Residents’ Attitudes Toward Tourism” in the 2017 issue of Tourism Management, 63, 426-438.
Ouyang and coauthors Professor Christina Chi, and X. Xu had a paper “Changing Perceptions and Reasoning Process: Comparison of Pre and Post-event Residents’ Attitudes,” Annals of Tourism Research, 70, 39-53.
Ouyang and coauthors Wei Wei and Professor Christina Chi published “Environment Management in the Hotel Industry: Does Institutional Environment Matter?” in the 2019 issue of the International Journal of Hospitality Management, 77, 353-364.
Ouyang and coauthors Professor Dogan Gursoy, Robin Nunkoo, and Wei Wei published “Residents’ Impacts Perceptions of and Attitudes Towards Tourism Development: A Meta-Analysis” in the 2018 issue of the Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, 1-18.
Ouyang, with coauthors Hengxuan Chi and Jin Ai, published “Categorizing Peer-to-Peer Review Site Features and Examining Their Impacts on Room Sales” in the 2019 issue of the Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, 1-20.
Yuan Wen (Marketing) and coauthor Atanas Nik. Nikolov published, “Does Family Involvement Matter Post IPO? Adding Value through Advertising in Family Firms,” Journal of Family Business Management, Vol. 8 Issue: 3, pp.218-234.
Lu Yuan (hospitality) published “SWOT Analysis About the Integration of Tourism Development of Urban Agglomeration in the Middle Reach of the Yangtze River” in the 2016 issue of Chinese & Foreign Entrepreneurs, 1-18.