Department of Information Systems & Operations Management

Decision Sciences Journal

Editorial Team


Asoo J. Vakharia
University of Florida

Managing Editor

Jennifer Waters
University of Florida
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Senior Editors
  • Ram Gopal
    University of Connecticut

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    Ram D. Gopal is GE Capital Endowed Professor of Business and Head of the Department of Operations and Information Management. His current research interests are in the areas of business analytics, information security, privacy and valuation, intellectual property rights, online market design and business impacts of technology. His research has appeared in Decision Science, Management Science, Operations Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Information Systems Research, Journal of Business, Journal of Law and Economics, Communications of the ACM, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, and other journals and conference proceedings. He serves on the editorial board of Information Systems Research, Journal of Database Management, Information Systems Frontiers, and Journal of Management Sciences.

  • Subodha Kumar
    Texas A&M University

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    Research Areas: Healthcare Management, Supply Chain Management, Electronic Commerce and Online Environment, Software Management, Data Quality and Data Mining

    Methods: Analytical Modeling, Empirical Research

    Subodha Kumar is the Carol and G. David Van Houten, Jr. '71 Professor and an Associate Professor at the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. He earned his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2000 and 2001, respectively, and his M. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1997. Subodha has published several papers in reputed journals and refereed conferences. In addition, he has co-authored Harvard Business School cases. Subodha also has a patent. The list of journals where his papers have appeared include Management Science, Operations Research, Information Systems Research, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, Decision Sciences, Journal of Management Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, European Journal of Operational Research, Interfaces, Journal of Scheduling, and Computers and Industrial Engineering. He has also featured on the University of Washington Television and the Industrial Engineer Magazine. Subodha is currently a Department Editor of Production and Operations Management Journal and an Associate Editor of Information Systems Research. He also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Database Management and International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT. He co-chaired the INFORMS’ Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) in 2011, was a cluster chair for INFORMS Annual Meeting in 2013, and is an Associate Editor of International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) since 2011.

  • Manoj Malhotra
    University of South Carolina

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    Location: Management Science Department, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

    Research Areas: Operations Strategy; Supply Chain Management; Decision making at the Functional Interface


      • Marketing-Manufacturing Interface
      • Operations Management-Information Systems Interface
      • Collaborative Partnerships
      • Global Operations
      • Operations Strategy
      • Supplier Relationship Management


      • Field studies
      • Structured interviewing
      • Survey research
      • Cluster analysis
      • Factor analysis
      • Regression methods
      • Structural Equation Modeling

    Manoj K. Malhotra is the Jeff B. Bates Professor in the Moore School of Business, and has served as the Chairman of the Management Science Department at the University of South Carolina (USC), Columbia since 2000. He is also the founding Director of the Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management (GSCPM), which was established at the Moore School of Business in 2005. He earned an engineering undergraduate degree from The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India in 1983, and a Ph.D. in operations management from The Ohio State University in 1990. Manoj has won several teaching awards, including the Michael J. Mungo Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2006 from the University of South Carolina and Alfred G. Smith Jr. Excellence in Teaching Award in 1995 from the Moore School of Business. His research has thematically focused on the deployment of flexible resources in manufacturing and service firms, and on the interface between operations and supply chain management and other functional areas of business. His work on these and related issues has been published in refereed journals such as Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, IIE Transactions, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Operations Management, OMEGA, and Production and Operations Management Journal. His research has been recognized through several discipline wide awards, including the University of South Carolina Educational Foundation Award for the Professional Schools in 2007, which is the University's most prestigious annual prize for innovative research, scholarship, and creative achievement. More recently, he received the Decision Sciences journal best paper award for the year 2011. Manoj is a Fellow of the American Production and Inventory Management Society (CFPIM), and a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).

  • Cheri Speier-Pero
    Michigan State University

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    Dr. Cheri Speier-Pero is a Professor of Information Systems at the Eli Broad School of Business, Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Indiana University. Prior to that she was a regional sales manager for information technology and data collection systems. She has published articles in a breadth of disciplines including journals such as MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Marketing, International Journal of Human and Computer Studies, Information and Management among others. Dr. Speier-Pero’s primary research interests include the influence of work environments on decision making, individual acceptance and use of technology, effective user training environments, and the effective use of information technology to support supply chain relationships. This work includes factors that can positively (e.g., visualization) or negatively (interruptions) influence decision and performance outcomes. The technology acceptance research has primarily focused on new system acceptance within organizational contexts and her publications include examples of successful and not so successful technology acceptance and use outcomes. Similarly, Dr. Speier-Pero has examined an array of interventions that can occur during the training process (e.g., the training/learning approach itself, environmental factors, etc.) to understand the influence of these factors on short and long-term learning outcomes. She is also studying the role of information technology and supply chain processes in supporting organizational and supply chain sustainability. Sustainability has become an increasingly visible strategic priority within organizations and Dr. Speier-Pero is working with colleagues across colleges and universities to develop a holistic approach to examining this issue. Dr. Speier-Pero has been a member of research teams receiving funding from the National Science Foundation (online learning) and the Department of Homeland Security (supply chain and information technology initiatives to protect the food supply). She has also received research grants from IBM and Dow Chemical to extend the Homeland Security grant into other industries.

  • Nallan Suresh
    University at Buffalo (SUNY)

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    Research Areas: Cellular manufacturing, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Management, Supply Chain Design, production & Inventory Management

    Topics: Cellular Manufacturing, Supplier Relationship Management, Supply Chain Design.

    Methods: Survey Research, Mathematical Programming.

    Dr. Nallan C. Suresh is UB Distinguished Professor & Chair, Department of Operations Management & Strategy at School of Management, State University of New York, Buffalo. Dr. Suresh specializes in manufacturing, supply chain & logistics management. Over the years, his research has been in five broad streams, including: 1) Economic evaluation of flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) and robotics; 2) Design and performance evaluation of cellular manufacturing systems; 3) Design and Performance of virtual manufacturing cells, and 4) Design and performance of global manufacturing and sourcing networks; and, 5) Empirical research on strategic sourcing practices, cultivation of agility and other relevant issues in global supply chain management. He has published widely in leading research and professional journals, and has presented numerous papers at international conferences. His papers have appeared in journals such as: Management Science, Decision Sciences, Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, IIE Transactions, International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers and Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Production and Inventory Management, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Operations Management Review, and SME Technical Papers. His contributions include the co-edited book Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing: A State-of-the-Art Synthesis of Research and Practice, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston / Dordrecht / London. Dr. Suresh is particularly recognized for his contributions to cellular manufacturing, including the resolution of a long-standing paradox in this area through new analytical models. He is a recipient of: Alfred Bodine / Society of Manufacturing Engineers Award for Studies in Machine Tool Economics; Joseph T.J. Stewart Faculty Scholarship, and the Sustained Achievement Exceptional Scholar Award at SUNY, Buffalo.

  • S. Viswanathan
    Nanyang Technological University

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    S. Viswanathan (Vish) is Professor of Operations Management and Head of the Division of Information Technology & Operations Management, at the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He obtained a Ph.D. in Operations Research with minor in Operations Management from Case Western Reserve University in 1992, MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 1986, and B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1984. His teaching interests are in Operations Management, Sustainable Operations, Business Process Analysis, and Supply Chain & Logistics Management. His research interests are in Inventory Management, Joint Replenishment Inventory Systems, Policies for Carbon Control, Sustainable Operations, Reverse Logistics, Manufacturing Management, Supply Chain Coordination, and Forecasting. His research has been published in such journals as Management Science, Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, IIE Transactions, International Journal of Production Research, Operations Research Letters, Journal of the Operational Research Society, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Logistics, and International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. He also serves as Senior Editor and/or Editorial Board Member of several top journals in the field such as Decision Sciences, Production and Operations Management and International Journal of Production Research.

  • Jyrki Wallenius
    Aalto University

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    Jyrki Wallenius is Professor of Management Science at the Aalto University School of Business (formerly Helsinki School of Economics). He is one of the leaders of his field, which encompasses Multiple Criteria Decision Making and Decision Support. His current research interests focus on multiple-objective optimization, in particular hybrid MCDM/EMO approaches, combinatorial multiple objective optimization, and behavioral decision theory, including neuro-economics. He has published widely in such journals as Management Science, Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, Mathematical Programming, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Naval Research Logistics, and Annals of Operations Research, among others. He is current editorial board member and past editor-in-chief of European Journal of Operational Research and past President of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making. He is the recipient of numerous awards, both domestic and international. Wallenius is coauthor of a recent book on the history of Multiple Criteria Decision Making with Murat Köksalan and Stanley Zionts.

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