Tingting Yan

Tingting Yan


Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management






Mike Ilitch School of Business
2771 Woodward Avenue
Room 273
Detroit, MI 48201

Curriculum Vitae

Tingting Yan

Academic Programs

  • Global supply chain management


 Supply network, Inter-organizational Innovation, Culture

Research and teaching interests

Research theme

  • How could a firm better innovate by managing its supply network as well as understanding its suppliers’ extended networks?

Research topics

  • Supplier involvement in new product development
  • Supplier selection
  • Evaluation and development for buyer innovation
  • Innovation in buyer-supplier dyad and triad
  • Inter-organizational learning in a buyer-supplier relational context
  • Buyer-supplier joint innovation in various cultural and institutional environments


  • Decision Science
  • Academy of Management
  • Production and Operations Management


  • Ph.D. in supply chain management, Arizona State University
  • M.S. in management science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


Yan’s research areas include supply network collaboration in innovation, the role of culture in supply chain management, new product development and innovation adoption and diffusion.


  • Associate Editor for Journal of Operations Management, 2018-present
  • Associate Editor for Journal of Supply Chain Management, 2017-present
  • Editorial Board Reviewer for Decision Science, 2007-present
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for European Journal of Operations Research, 2008-present
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 2008-present
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for International Journal of Production Economics, 2008-present
  • Reviewer for Academy of Management annual conference, 2007 – 2011
  • Reviewer for Decision Science annual conference, 2012-present


  • Tingting Yan, Kevin Dooley, Sophie Yang, and Sangho Chae (2020), Trading-off Innovation Novelty and Information Protection in Supplier Selection for a New Product Development Project: Supplier Ties as Signals, Journal of Operations Management
  • Leonard Marques, Tingting Yan, Lee Matthews (2020), Knowledge Diffusion in A Global Supply Network: A Network of Practice View, Journal of Supply Chain Management, 56:
  • Sangho Chae, Tingting Yan, Sophie Yang (2020), Supplier innovation value from a buyer-supplier structural equivalence view: Evidence from the PACE Awards in the automotive industry, Journal of Operations Management
  • Dan Zhou; Tingting Yan; Lihong Zhao; Jingjing Guo (2020), Performance Implications of Servitization: Does a Manufacturer's Service Supply Network Matter?, International Journal of Production Economics, 291: 31-42. 
  • Tingting Yan, Kevin Dooley and Thomas Choi (2018), Measuring Supplier Innovation, Supply Chain Management Review, March
  • Tingting Yan, Dina Ribbink and Hubert Pun (2018), Incentivizing Supplier Participation in Buyer Innovation: Experimental Evidence of Non-Optimal Contractual Design, Journal of Operations Management, 57, 36-53
  • Tingting Yan, Stephan Wagner (2017), Do What and With Whom? Walue Creation and Appropriation in Inter-Organizational New Product Development Projects, (2017), International Journal of Production Economics, 191, 1-14
  • Tingting Yan, Kevin Dooley and Sophie Yang, (2017), A Theory of Supplier Network-Based Innovation Value, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 23 (3), 153-162
  • Tingting Yan and Arash Azadegan (2017), Comparing Inter-Organizational New Product Development Strategies: Buy or Ally; Supply-Chain or Non-Supply-Chain Partners? International Journal of Production Economics. 183(A): 21-38
  • Butler, T. W., Williams, D. L., and Tingting Yan. (2016). MMOG/LE: Improving Supply Chain Delivery Performance through Buyer-Supplier Collaboration. Journal of Transportation Management, 25 (2), 57-68. Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity.
  • Anand Nair, Tingting Yan, Young Kyun Ro, Adegoke Oke, Todd Chiles and Su-Yol Lee, 2016.  How environmental innovations emerge and proliferate in supply networks: a complex adaptive systems perspective, by Journal of Supply Chain Management, 52(2), 66-86.
  • Tingting Yan and Anand Nair, 2016, Structuring supplier involvement in new product development: A China-US study. Decision Sciences, 47(4), 589-627.
  • Tingting Yan and Thomas Kull, 2015. Supplier Opportunism in Buyer-Supplier New Product Development: A China-US Study of Antecedents, Consequences and Cultural/Institutional Contexts. Decision Sciences, 46(2), 403-445
  • Tingting Yan, Thomas Choi, Yusoon Kim and Sophie Yang, 2015, A Theory of The Nexus Supplier: A Critical Supplier from A Network Perspective, Journal of Supply Chain Management, 51 (1), 52-66 (this research sets the foundation for a CAPS research that develops a Nexus Supplier Index for companies to use to manage supply bases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKLGu03ctZ0).
  • Thomas Kull, Tingting Yan, Zhongzhi Liu, John Wacker, 2014, The Moderation of Lean Manufacturing Effectiveness by Dimensions of National Culture: Testing Practice-Culture Congruence Hypotheses. International Journal of Production Economics, 153, 1-12
  • Tingting Yan and Kevin Dooley, 2014. Buyer-Supplier collaboration quality in new product development projects. Journal of Supply Chain Management. 50 (2), 59-83
  • Adegoke Oke., Fred Walumbwa, Tingting Yan, Moronke Idiagbon-Oke and Lucy Ojode, 2014. Linking Socio-Economic Factors with Technology Adoption in Three Emerging Economies of Sub-Saharan Africa, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 25 (1), 49-68.
  • Tingting Yan and Kevin Dooley, 2013, Communication Intensity, Goal Congruence, and Uncertainty in Buyer-Supplier New Product Development. Journal of Operations Management, 31 (7-8): 523-542.
  • Y. Kim, T. Choi, Tingting Yan and Kevin Dooley. 2011. “Structural investigation of supply networks: A social network analysis approach”, Journal of Operations Management, 29: 194-211.
  • Tingting Yan, Elliot Rabinovich, Kevin Dooley and Philip Evers, 2010. “Managing Backlog Variation in Order Fulfillment: the Case of Internet Retailers”, International Journal of Production Economics,128 (1): 261-268.
  • J. Carter, Arnold Maltz, Elliot Maltz, Mark Goh and Tingting Yan, 2010. “Impact of Culture on Supplier Selection Decision Making”, International Journal of Logistics Management, 21(3), 2010.
  • Tingting Yan and Kevin Dooley, 2010. “Entry timing in a secondary market: when to trade?” International Journal of Production Economics, 124 (1): 62-74.
  •  Kevin Dooley, Tingting Yan, 2010, Srimathy Mohan and Mohan Gopalakrishnan. “Inventory Management and the Bullwhip Effect during the Current Recession: Evidence from the Manufacturing Sector”, Journal of Supply Chain Management, 46(1): 12-18.
  • J. Carter, Arnold Maltz, Tingting Yan and Elliot Maltz, 2008. “How Procurement Managers View Low Cost Countries and Geographies: A Perceptual Mapping Approach”, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Vol. 38 (3): 224-243.
  •  J. Carter and Tingting Yan, 2007. “The procurement function’s role in strategic outsourcing from a process perspective”, Int. J. Procurement Management, Vol. 1, Nos. 1/2: 210-226.



  • 2018 Hornorable mentioning for service in reviewing for Journal of Operations Management 
  • 2016 Journal of Supply Chain Management Best Reviewer Award
  • 2015 Carol J. Latta Memorial DSI Emerging Leadership Award for Outstanding Early Career Scholar from the Decision Sciences Institute
  • 2010-2014 Journal of Operations Management Reviewer Service Award
  • 2014 Journal of Supply Chain Management Best Reviewer,
  • 2015 Finalist for the Past Chairs Emerging Scholar Award, Technology and Innovation Management Division (TIM) of the Academy of Management,
  • 2014 Excellence in Research Award from the School of Business Administration, Wayne State University, $1000, 2011-2014
  • 2013 Journal of Operations Management Best Reviewer, $150, 2014
  • First place in the ISM Doctoral Dissertation Grant in Supply Management, $6000, 2010 (One of the only two recipients in the United States for the Grant
  • Proceeding Scholarships, the 20th Annual North American Research and Teaching Symposium, $750, 2010
  • ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association Research Grant, $2000, 2009-2010
  • Distinguished Doctoral Student Fellowship, department of supply chain management, $5000, 2008-2009