Professor of Management &
McCarty Distinguished Professor of Decision Sciences
B.S., Lanzhou University, China (1994)
Ph.D., City University of Hong Kong (2000)
Academic and Professional Interests
Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management, Enterprise Resource Management, and e-Business
Professional Honors and Achievements
Dr. Lai has published more than 40 papers in such journals as Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Production Research, Decision Sciences, IEEE Transactions, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Business Research, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, among others.
Dr. Lai was presented with the President's Faculty Research Award (2008), the Louis K. Brandt Publications Award (2009), the Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2007), and the BAC Professorship (2006-2009). He also won "Best Application Research Paper" at Decision Sciences Institute 2010 Annual Conference. Dr. Lai is a certified SAP and Oracle professional.