Chair Professor
Ying Ju CHEN
Operations Management
Chair Professor Crown Worldwide Professor of Business
Ying Ju CHEN

Research Interests

  • Socially responsible operations
  • Operations-marketing interface
  • Supply chain management

Academic Qualification

  • PhD New York University, Stern School of Business (Operations Management)
  • M.S. National Taiwan University, Electrical Engineering
  • B.S. National Taiwan University, Electrical Engineering

Academic And Professional Experience

  • Chair Professor, Dept. of ISOM and Dept. of IELM, HKUST, 2022 -- present
  •  Professor, Dept. of ISOM and Dept. of IELM, HKUST, 2019 -- 2022
  •  Associate Professor, Dept. of ISOM and Dept. of IELM, HKUST, 2014 -- 2019
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of IEOR, UC Berkeley, 2007 -- 2014

Selected Publications

  • Ningyuan Chen, Ying-Ju Chen,  "Duopoly Competition with Network Effects in Discrete Choice Models", Operations Research, 2021, 69(2) 545-5
  • Zelong Yi, Yulan Wang, Ying-Ju Chen, "Financing an Agricultural Supply Chain with a Capital-Constrained Smallholder Farmer in Developing Economies", Production and Operations Management, 2021, forthcoming
  • Junjie Zhou, Xiaoshuai Fan, Ying-Ju Chen, Christopher S Tang,  "Information Provision and Farmer Welfare in Developing Economies", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2021, 23(1) 230-245
  • Ying-Ju Chen, "Optimal Design of Revenue-Maximizing Position Auctions with Consumer Search", Production and Operations Management, 2021, forthcoming
  • Jiguang Chen, Ying-Ju Chen, "The Impact of Contract Farming on Agricultural Product Supply in Developing Economies", Production and Operations Management, 2021, forthcoming
  • Xiaoshuai Fan, Ying-Ju Chen, Christopher S Tang, "To Bribe or Not in a Procurement Auction under Disparate Corruption Pressure", Production and Operations Management, 2021, 30(5) 1220-1245
  • Ying-Ju Chen, Dai, Tinglong, Korpeoglu, C. Gizem, Korpeoglu, Ersin, Sahin Ozge, Christopher Tang, Shihong Xiao, "Innovative Online Platforms: Research Opportunities", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management,  2020, 22(3) 430-445
  • Xu Guan, Yulan Wang, Yi Zelong, Ying-Ju Chen, "Inducing Consumer Online Reviews Via Disclosure", Production and Operations Management, 2020, 29(8) 1956-1971
  • Shihong Xiao, Ying-Ju Chen, Christopher Tang,  "Knowledge sharing and learning among smallholders in developing economies: Implications, incentives, and reward mechanisms," Operations Research, 2020, 68(2) 435-452
  • Yang Zhang, Ying-Ju Chen, "Optimal Nonlinear Pricing in Social Networks Under Asymmetric Network Information", Operations Research, 2020, 68(3) 818-833
  • Tao Lu, Ying-Ju Chen, Jan C. Fransoo, Chung-yee Lee, "Shipping to Heterogeneous Customers with Competing Carriers", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2020, 22(4) 850-867
  • Xu Guan, Baoshan Liu, Ying-Ju Chen, Hongwei Wang,  "Inducing Supply Chain Transparency through Supplier Encroachment", Production and Operations Management, 2020, 29 (3) 725–749 
  • Qiaochu He, Ying-Ju Chen, Rhonda L. Righter, "Learning with Projection Effects in Service Operations Systems", Production and Operations Management, 2020, 29(1) 90-100
  • Chen Nan Liao, Ying-Ju Chen, Christopher S Tang, "Information Provision Policies for Improving Farmer Welfare in Developing Countries: Heterogeneous Farmers and Market Selection", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2019, 21(2) 254-270
  • Tao Lu, Ying-Ju Chen, Brian Tomlin,Yimin Wang, "Selling Co-Products through a Distributor: The Impact on Product Line Design", Production and Operations Management, 2019, 28(4) 1010-1032
  • Qiao-Chu He, Ying-Ju Chen, Zuo-Jun Shen, "On the Formation of Producers’ Information-Sharing Coalitions", Production and Operations Management, 2018, 27(5) 917–927
  • Song Huang, Xu Guan, Ying-Ju Chen, "Retailer Information Sharing with Supplier Encroachment", Production and Operations Management, 2018, 27(6), 1133-1147
  • Zelong Yi, Yulan Wang, Yun Liu, Ying-Ju Chen, "The Impact of Consumer Fairness Seeking on Distribution Channel Selection: Direct Selling vs. Agent Selling", Production and Operations Management, 2018, 27(6), 1148-1167
  • Junjie Zhou, Ying-Ju Chen, "Optimal pricing with sequential consumption in networks", Operations Research, 2018, 66(5) 1218-1226.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, Brian Tomlin , Yimin Wang, "Dual Coproduct Technologies: Implications for Process Development and Adoption", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2017, 19(4) 692–712
  • Ying-Ju Chen, "Optimal dynamic auctions for display advertising," Operations Research, 2017, 65(4) 897-913.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, Brian Tomlin, and Yimin Wang, " Dual co-product technologies: Implications for process development and adoption," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2017, 19(4) 692-712.
  • Chen-Nan Liao, Ying-Ju Chen, and Christopher Tang,  "Information provision policies for improving farmer welfare in developing countries: Heterogeneous farmers and market selection," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2017, 21(2) 254-270.
  • Tingliang Huang, Zhe Yin, and Ying-Ju Chen,  "Managing posterior price matching: The role of customer boundedly rational expectations," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2017, 19(3) 385-402.
  • Chen-Nan Liao and Ying-Ju Chen,  "Farmers' information management in developing countries - A highly asymmetric information structure,” Production and Operations Management, 2017, 26(6) 1207-1220.
  • Xu Guan and Ying-Ju Chen, "The interplay between information acquisition and quality disclosure," Production and Operations Management, 2017, 26(3) 389-408.
  • Junjie Zhou and Ying-Ju Chen, "Targeted information release in social networks", Operations Research, 2016, 64(3), 721-735.
  • Gao Lin et al., "Combining Spot and Futures Markets: A Hybrid Market Approach to Dynamic Spectrum Access," Operations Research, 64(4), 2016, 794-821.
  • Ying-Ju Chen and Ke-Wei Huang, "Pricing Data Services: Pricing by Minutes, by Gigs, or by Mega Bytes per Second", Information Systems Research27(3), 2016, 596-617.
  • Junjie Zhou and Ying-Ju Chen, "Key leaders in social networks", Journal of Economic Theory 157, 2015, 212-235.
  • Ying-Ju Chen and Christopher S. Tang, "The economic value of market information for farmers in developing economies", Production and Operations Management, 201524(9), 1441-1452.
  • Ying-Ju Chen and Mingcherng Deng, "Information sharing in a manufacturer-supplier relationship: Suppliers' incentive and production efficiency", Production and Operations Management, 2015, 24(4), 619-633.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, J. George Shanthikumar, and Zuo-Jun Max Shen, "Incentive for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing among farmers in developing economies", Production and Operations Management, 24(9), 2015, 1430-1440.
  • Tingliang Huang and Ying-Ju Chen, "Service systems with experience-based anecdotal reasoning consumers", Production and Operations Management, 2015, 24(5), 778-790.
  • Hui Xiong and Ying-Ju Chen, "Product line design with seller-induced learning", Management Science, 60(3), 2014, 784-795.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, "Supply disruptions, heterogeneous beliefs, and production efficiencies", Production and Operations Management, 2014, 23(1), 127-137.
  • Lu Hsiao and Ying-Ju Chen, "Strategic motive of introducing Internet channels in a supply chain", Production and Operations Management, 2014, 23(1), 36-47.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, Mingcherng Deng, and Ke-Wei Huang, "Hierarchical screening for capacity allocation in supply chains: the role of distributors", Production and Operations Management, 2014, 23(3), 405-419.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, Brian Tomlin, and Yimin Wang, "Co-product technologies: Product line design and process innovation", Management Science, 2013, 59(12),  2772-2789.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, J. George Shanthikumar, and Zuo-Jun Max Shen, 2013, "Training, production, and channel separation in ITC`s e-Choupal network", Production and Operations Management, 22(2), 2013, 348-364.
  • Ying-Ju Chen and Wenqiang Xiao, "Impact of reseller's forecasting accuracy on channel member performance", Production and Operations Management, 2012, 21(6), 1075-1089.
  • Ying-Ju Chen and Jiawei Zhang, "Design of price mechanisms for network resource allocation via price of anarchy," Mathematical Programming, 2012, 131, 333-364.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, Stephen Shum, and Wenqiang Xiao, "Should an OEM retain component procurement when the CM produces competing products?", Production and Operations Management, 2012, 21(5), 907-922.
  • Lu Hsiao and Ying-Ju Chen, "Returns policy and quality design in e-business", Production and Operations Management, 2012, 21(3), 489-503.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, "Optimal selling scheme for heterogeneous consumers with uncertain valuations", Mathematics of Operations Research,  2011, 36, 659 - 720.
  • Chi-Cheng Wu, Ying-Ju Chen, and Chih-Jen Wang, "Is persuasive advertising always combative in a distribution channel?'', Marketing Science, 2009, 28, 1157-1163.
  • Ying-Ju Chen and Gustavo Vulcano, "Effects of information disclosure under first- and second-price auctions in a supply chain setting", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2009, 11(2), 299-316.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, Sridhar Seshadri, and Eitan Zemel, "Sourcing through auctions and audits", Production and Operations Management 17(2), 2008, 121-138.
  • Ying-Ju Chen and Sridhar Seshadri, "Product development and pricing strategy for information goods under heterogeneous outside opportunities", Information Systems Research 18(2), 2007, 150-172.

Service Activities Within College And Profession

  • Associate editor, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
  • Guest associate editor, Operations Research Letters
  • Judge, Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2014 – 2017
  • Judge, POMS Supply Chain Student Paper Competition, 2014-2017
  • Judge, MSOM student paper competition, 2008 -- 2017


  • Ranked No. 5 among researchers in Asia and Australasia by frequency of authorship in Operations Management according to an article in Int. J. Prod. Eco. (2017)
  • Recognition of Excellent Teaching Performance, HKUST School of Business and Management, 2015
  • Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Social Science, third prize), Ministry of Education, 2015
  • Harold W. Kuhn Award of Naval Research Logistics, 2014
  • Best paper award (third prize), Chinese Scholars Association for Management Science and Engineering (CSAMSE), 2013
  • 2nd place, INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Paper competition, 2010
  • Harold MacDowell Award, NYU Stern, 2008
  • Stern Award for Teaching Excellence, NYU, 2006