Wenqing Zhang, Ph.D.

Wenqing Zhang
Professional Title
Associate Professor; Faculty of Operations and Supply Chain Management; Inaugural Kjell R. Knudsen Faculty Fellow for Innovation; IonE Fellow of the University of Minnesota; LSBE Summer Institute Coordinator


  • PhD in Management Science/Operations Management, McGill University, 2012

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Issues
  • Responsible Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Prescriptive Analytics, Algorithm Design and Machine Learning
  • Game Theoretical Models
  • Simulation
  • Revenue Management
  • Operations and Finance/Marketing Interface

This faculty member is interested in working with students on research.


  • Yang, J., Zhang, W., & Zhao, X. (2023). How can suppliers strategically involve downstream manufacturers in research and development collaboration? A knowledge spillover perspective. European Journal of Operational Research, Vol 314, No. 1, pp. 122-135
  • Gu, W., Luo, J., Yu, X., Zhang, W., & Li, B. (2023). Dynamic decisions between sellers and consumers in online second-hand trading platforms: Evidence from C2C transactions. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 177, 103257
  • Cai, J., Sun, H., Hu, X., & Zhang, W. (2023). How reverse information sharing supports pricing and sales effort decisions: Signaling game-based incentive mechanism design. Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 177, 108992. 
  • Rajaguru, R., Matanda, M.J. and Zhang, W. (2022), Supply chain finance in enhancing supply-oriented and demand-oriented performance capabilities – moderating role of perceived partner opportunism, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, Vol. 37 No. 11, pp. 2396-2413
  • Zhang, X., Hou, W., & Zhang, W. (2020). Simultaneous or sequential? Multihoming launch strategies for mobile applications with consideration of promotion and switching costs. International Journal of Production Research, 1-22.
  • Alemu, A., & Zhang, W. (2019). Is Sino-Africa Bilateral Trade More than Resource Focused? The Rhetoric and the Reality. African and Asian Studies, 18(4), 362-394.
  • Gu, W., Wei, L., Zhang, W., & Yan, X. (2019). Evolutionary game analysis of cooperation between natural resource- and energy-intensive companies in reverse logistics operations. International Journal of Production Economics, 218, 159-169.
  • Zhang, W., Padmanabhan, P., Huang, C.-H. (2018). Firm-level offshoring activities, pollution regulation, triple bottom line, and market structure: What do they have in common? Journal of Cleaner Production, 195, 618–624.
  • Zeng, J., Zhang, W., Matsui, Y., & Zhao, X. (2017). The Impact of Organizational Context on Hard and Soft Quality Management and Innovation Performance. International Journal of Production Economics, 185, 240-251
  • Qiu C, Zhang W (2016) Managing long queues for holiday sales shopping, Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, 15(1), 52–65
  • Zhang, W., Padmanabhan, P., Huang, C.-H. (2015). Sequential capital investment decision making under extreme cash flow situations: evidence using Monte Carlo simulation. Journal of Business Economics and Management, 16(5), 877–900.
  • Zhang, W., Li, S., Zhang, D., & Hou, W. (2014). On the impact of advertising initiatives in supply chains. European Journal of Operational Research, 234(1), 99-107.
  • Tamburrini, G. and W. Zhang (2014). Entrepreneurship in Time of Crisis: The Outsourcing of Services Through Franchise Arrangements in the Italian Food Service Industry. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 17 (1), 28-47.
  • Huang, C., Padmanabhan, P., & Zhang, W. (2013). Mitigating the Impact of Managerial Anchoring: The Case for Management by Committee for Major Corporate Financial Decisions. Multinational Finance Journal, 17 (1/2), 1-29.
  • Li, S., Zhang, D., & Zhang, W. (2010). A study of corporate social responsibility activities of 12 giant food companies (1980-2008) in promoting healthy food. Obesity Prevention: The Role of Brain and Society on Individual Behavior. Elsevier Inc.

Courses Taught

  • Optimization and Decision Making
  • Decision Making in Operations
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Problem Solving and Decision Modeling
  • Advanced Decision Modeling
  • Applied Research
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics