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Zhibin (Ben) Yang

Associate Professor of Operations and Business Analytics | Edwin E. and June Woldt Cone Research Scholar

Affiliations: Operations and Business Analytics, Center for Sustainable Business Practices, Oregon MBA, Undergraduate Programs
Phone: 541-346-3308
Office: Lillis 481



Zhibin (Ben) Yang is an associate professor in the Department of Operations and Business Analytics and Edwin E. and June Woldt Cone Research Scholar at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business. His expertise includes production and operations management, supply chain management, and machine learning. His research on these topics has been published in publications including Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Handbook of Information Exchange in Supply Chain Management.

Yang received his PhD in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to attending graduate school, he worked as an engineer, technical salesperson, and technical consultant in China for six years.

Degree History:
  • PhD, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

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Areas of Expertise

  • Applied machine learning
  • Machine learning in business
  • Operations research
  • Supply chain contract design
  • Supply chain management
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Sustainable supply chain

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Current Projects

  • Pendem, Pradeep, and Zhibin Yang. "The Operational Advantages of Super Hubs in Bike-Sharing Systems." Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
  • Yang, Zhibin, Nagesh Murthy, and Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji. "Engaging Suppliers for Corporate Social Responsibility."
  • Yang, Zhibin, and Nagesh Murthy. "Timing Considerations for Supply Chain Recovery from Disruption Under Asymmetric Information."
  • Yang, Zhibin, Tolga Aydinliyim, and George L. Vairaktarakis. "Subcontracting with Transactional and Contractual Customers."
  • Yang, Zhibin, Huiqi Guan, and Haresh Gurnani. "Supplier Encroachment with Private Cost Information."
  • Yang, Zhibin. "Buyer-Supplier Co-Opetition and Brand Spillover." Production and Operations Management.
  • Yang, Zhibin. "Out-Sourcing Innovation to a Competitor or Not?" Management Science.

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Journal Articles:

Guan, Huiqi, Zhibin Yang, and Haresh Gurnani. "Value of Information with Manufacturer Encroachment." Production and Operations Management, forthcoming.

October 2022

Wu, Wenbo, Jiaqi Chen, Zhibin (Ben) Yang, and Michael L. Tindall. "A Cross-Sectional Machine Learning Approach for Hedge Fund Return Prediction and Selection." Management Science 67, no. 7: 3985-4642.

July 2021

Yang, Zhibin, Xinxin Hu, Haresh Gurnani, and Huiqi Guan. "Multichannel Distribution Strategy: Selling to a Competing Buyer with Limited Supplier Capacity." Management Science 64, no. 5: 2199-2218.

May 2018

Yang, Zhibin, and Volodymyr Babich. "Does a Procurement Service Provider Generate Value for the Buyer through Information about Supply Risks?" Management Science 61, no. 5: 979-998.

May 2015

Yang, Zhibin, Goker Aydin, Volodymyr Babich, and Damian R. Beil. "Using a Dual-Sourcing Option in the Presence of Asymmetric Information about Supplier Reliability: Competition vs. Diversification." Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 14, no. 2: 202-217.

April 2012

Yang, Zhibin, Goker Aydin, Volodymyr Babich, and Damian R. Beil. "Supply Disruptions, Asymmetric Information and a Backup Production Option." Management Science 55, no. 2: 192-209.

February 2009
Book Chapters:

Yang, Zhibin, and Volodymyr Babich. "Supply Disruptions and Procurement Contracting." In Handbook of Information Exchange in Supply Chain Management, edited by Albert Ha, and Christopher Tang, 145-170. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

October 2016

Yang, Zhibin, Goker Aydin, Volodymyr Babich, and Damian R. Beil. "Decentralized Supply Risk Management." In Handbook of Integrated Risk Management in Global Supply Chains, edited by Panos Kouvelis, Lingxiu Dong, Onur Boyabatli, and Rong Li, 387-424. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

January 2012

In the News

In preparation for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, the Lundquist College of Business is proud to announce its upcoming faculty promotions and named appointments.

Lundquist College students used analytics skills and SAS software to create a methodology for accurately predicting wildfire breakouts for their winning entry into SAS’s 2017 Analytics Experience Shootout Competition.