My Courses

EBTM443 Project Management

OPRE504 Data Analysis & Decisions

My Links

Towson University

College of Business & Economics

Department of EBTM

My Research Database

Conferences

2012 IT4L at FedCSIS Conference

2012 POMS 23rd Annual Conference

Chaodong Han, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of e-Business and Technology Management
College of Business and Economics
Towson University
8100 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21252

Office:  Stephens Hall, Room 316P
Phone: 410.704.4658
Fax:     410.704.3454
Email:  chan@towson.edu  

Education

Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2009
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park
Dissertation: The Impact of Globalization on Inventory and Financial Performance - A Firm- and Industry- Level Analysis

MBA, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

MA in International Relations, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

BA in International Politics, Beijing University, China

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications 

Nag, B., C. Han and D. Yao (2013). Mapping supply chain strategy: an industry analysis. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, in press.

Nag, B., C. Han and D. Yao (2013). Information enhancement in data mining: a study in data reduction. International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies, in press.

Tomasi, S., N. Parolia, C. Han and T. Porterfield (2013). Exploring the impact of team rapport and empowerment on information processing and project performance in outsourced system development. International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, in press.

Han, C., Y. Dong and M. E. Dresner (2013). Emerging market penetration, inventory supply and firm financial performance, Production and Operations Management, 22 (2), 335-347, March - April.

Han, C., P. Porterfield and X. Li (2012). Impact of industry competition on contract manufacturing: an empirical study of U.S. manufacturers, International Journal of Production Economics, 138(1), 159-169.

Chen, D.Y. and C. Han (2012).  A comparative study of online P2P lending in the USA and China, Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, 17(2), August 2012 (PDF)

Han, C.,  C.T. Hsieh, F. Lai and X. Li (2011). Information technology investment and manufacturing worker productivity, Journal of Computer Information Systems, 52(2), 51-60

Han, C., M. E. Dresner and R. J. Windle (2008). Impact of global sourcing and exports on U.S. manufacturing inventories, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 38(6), 475-494 ( PDF)

Han, C., T. Corsi and C. Grimm (2008). Why do for-hire trucking carriers use owner operators? Transportation Journal, 47(3), 22-35 (PDF)

Boyson, S., T. Corsi, A. Verbraeck, S. Van Houten, C. Han and J. Macdonald (2006). The real-time global supply chain game: new educational tool for developing supply chain management professionals, Transportation Journal, 45(3), 61-73 (PDF)

Book Chapters and Other Publications

Han, C. (2011). Survive and Thrive Through Supply Chain Innovations, Baltimore Business Review, January 2011, 36-39 (PDF).

Boyson, S., C. Han and J. R. Macdonald (2010). Supply chain network design for volatility, L. Harrington , S. Boyson, and T. Corsi (eds.), X-treme Supply Chains - The New Science of Volatility Management, Routledge, August 2010. This book was sponsored by Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and its launch was featured by CSCMP 2010 Annual Conference.

Boyson, S., T. Corsi, L. Harrington and C. Han (2009). The Need for a National Supply Chain Strategy - Beyond Infrastructure Stimulus, Traffic World,  January 2009, 6-7 (PDF)

Boyson, S. and C. Han (2007). Eras of enterprise globalization: from vertical integration to virtualization and beyond, Juan J. Palacios (ed.), Multinational Corporations and the Emerging Network Economy in Asia and the Pacific, Routledge, August 2007, 1-32 (PDF)

Teaching

Data Analysis and Decisions
A graduate-level course for University of Baltimore/Towson MBA program. It covers statistical analysis of data for managerial decision making, including summary measures, probability, sampling and sampling distribution, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, regression analysis and their application to business problems

Logistics and Distribution
A graduate-level course for Towson MS in Supply Chain Program. It focuses on the study of logistics operations and distribution network and related firm strategy in the context of supply chain management. Topics include inventory, logistics network, warehouse management, transportation infrastructure and management, packaging and material handling, outbound logistics, distribution management, and international logistics

Applied Project Management
Covering project selection, scope development and management, cost estimation and budgeting, scheduling, staffing, resource allocation, task tracking, task sequencing, and control. MS Project 2010 software is used for hands-on project management experience.

International Supply Chain Management
Focusing on a variety of international logistics and supply chain issues in international trade

Applied Computer Models in Supply Chain Management
Providing hands-on experience using Oracle and SAP ERP and supply chain planning software

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Business and Economics, Towson University,  May 2012

Junior Fellow of Towson University Academy of Scholars (2010-2011)
Han, C. (2010): Developing Multidimensional Performance Metrics in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management. More information about the award can be found (Here)

Summer Research Grant, Towson University College of Business and Economics (2010)
Han, C. (2010): Toward a Coordination Framework in Disaster Relief Operations - A Multiple Case Study

Emerald Journals' Highly Commended Paper Award (2009)
Han, C., M. E. Dresner and R. J. Windle (2008). Impact of global sourcing and exports on U.S. manufacturing inventories, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 38(6), 475-494

Professor of the Month, Towson University College of Business and Economics, Student eNews ¡ˇěC CBE Connect, March 2011 (http://www.towson.edu/cbe/studentnews/March11/prof.htm)

Publications in Proceedings and Presentations at Academic Conferences

Ke, J.-y., Windle, R. J., Han, C., Britto, R. (2012). A study on the determinants of transport modal selection in global supply chain (43rd ed., vol. 2012). San Francisco, CA: Proceedings of 43rd  Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute.

Han, C. and S. Tomasi (2012). An empirical examination of the impact of Industry competition on manufacturing inventory, Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of Production and Operations Management Society, Chicago, Illinois, April 23-25, 2012

Han, C., T. E. Porterfield and S. Pillutla (2011). Towards a coordination framework in disaster relief operations - A multiple-case study. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of Production and Operations Management Society, Reno, Nevada, April 29-May 1, 2011

Han, C., D. Yao and B. Nag (2011). Industry clockspeed and manufacturing inventory. Presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference of Production and Operations Management Society, Reno, Nevada, April 29-May 1, 2011

Porterfield, T. E., C. Han and D.A. Nesterkin (2010). Exploring the enablers of supply chain responsiveness in B2B supply chains. Proceedings of the Northeast Decision Sciences Conference (NEDSI), March 2010

Han, C. and T.E. Porterfield (2010). Does competition affect industry outsourcing decisions? Evidence from U.S. manufacturers. Accepted for Presentation at 21th Annual Conference of Production and Operations Management Society, Vancouver, Canada, May 2010

Boyson, S. and C. Han (2009). Country-level supply chain ROI analysis. Presentation at Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2009 

Han, C., Y. Dong and M. Dresner (2009). Impact of global sourcing and exports on domestic inventory management - An industry perspective. Presentation at the 20th Annual Conference of Production and Operations Management Society, Orlando, FL, May 2009 

Han, C., Y. Dong and M. Dresner (2008). Does international trade matter in managing inventory? Evidence from U.S. manufacturing industries (1997-2005), Presentation at the Annual Conference of Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, College Park, Maryland, June 2008 

Han, C., Y. Dong and M. Dresner (2008). Globalization, inventory and financial performance - A firm perspective. Presentation at the 19th Annual Conference of Production and Operations Management Society, La Jolla, CA, May 2008 

Han, C., M. Dresner and Y. Yao (2007). Empirical examination of transaction channels in the U.S. federal supply chain system. Presentation at the East Asian T-LOG Conference, Shenzhen, China, July 2007 

Han, C. (2007). IT investment and manufacturing worker productivity: a myth or truth? Presentation for the 5th GTMC Doctoral Consortium, Ceram, France, June 2007 

Han, C. (2007). Antecedents of inventory levels in the U.S. manufacturing industry, Presentation at the 18th Annual Conference of Production and Operations Management Society, Dallas, Texas, May 2007 

Han, C. (2006). An empirical examination of inventory productivity in the U.S. manufacturing sector. Presentation at the 15th International Purchasing Education and Supply Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, California 

Invited Presentations at Workshops

Han, C. (2012). Industry Clockspeed and Manufacturing Inventory, invited presentation at Logistics, Business and Public Policy Doctoral Seminars, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park

Han, C. (2012). Flat World vs. Round Earth: An Overview of Global Supply Chain Research, invited presentation at What Matters Speaker Series, Department of Geography and Environmental Planning, Towson University

Porterfield, T. and Han, C. (2012). Logistics Parks and Logistics Infrastructure Investment in the U.S., invited presentation at the Clarewood Institute, Timonium, Maryland

Han, C. (2006). The Practice and Theory of Modern Logistics: from Physical Distribution to Supply Chain Management, invited presentation, Center for Logistics Research, Nankai University, China 

Last Updated: February 27, 2013