Injazz J Chen, D.B.A.
 Title: Professor
 Dept: Operations and Supply Chain Management
 Office: BU 547
 Phone: 216-687-4776
 Fax: 216-687-9343
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 547, Cleveland, OH 44115

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D.B.A., University of Kentucky, 1989
M.S., University of Kentucky, 1985
B.S., Chung Yuan University, Taiwan, 1981
Brief Bio:
Injazz J. Chen is Ahuja Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Monte Ahuja College of Business Administration, Cleveland State University, where he received several awards for research and teaching excellence. He received his M.S. in Operations Research and D.B.A. in Operations Management from the University of Kentucky. His current research interests focus on the areas of sustainable supply chain management (SSCM), supply chain management (SCM), and strategic purchasing and supply management. His recent research findings appear in a wide variety of journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Omega, and others.

He is one of 27 scholars worldwide whose research in supply chain management (SCM) is profiled in a research book entitled "Les grands auteurs en logistique et Supply Chain Management (The Great Authors in Logistics and Supply Chain Management)" for making major contributions to the development of the discipline. Published in 2016, chapter 12 of the book is dedicated to his research (ISBN 978-2-84769-877-0).  

His 2004 paper, "Strategic Purchasing, Supply Management, and Firm Performance" (with A. Paulraj and A. Lado), published in the Journal of Operations Management (JOM), was invited for presentation in the JOM Best Paper Award session at the Academy of Management annual meeting in August 2005. Also published in the Journal of Operations Management (JOM), another paper, "Towards a Theory of Supply Chain Management: The Constructs and Measurements" (with A. Paulraj), is recently ranked by the SSCI (social science citation index) as the most widely cited article published in the JOM in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Recently, Dr. Chen and his co-authors A. Paulraj and J. Flynn have been awarded the 2007 Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management Best Paper Award, for their publication, "Levels of strategic purchasing: Impact on supply integration and performance," which appeared in Vol. 12 (3), May 2006, of the journal. The 2007 JPSM Best Paper Award is granted by the team of editors to the paper that makes the most significant contribution to research in the area of purchasing and supply management out of the 10 most downloaded articles in 2007, and that have been published in 2006 and 2007. The award was announced at the IPSERA conference in Perth, Australia in March 2008.

Dr. Chen has served on the Editorial Boards of several academic journals, including Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, and the American Society for Quality's Quality Management Journal.
Honors and Awards:
Golden Apple Awards, CSU, 2016.
Fulbright Scholar Award, 2015-2016.
Ahuja Research Scholar Award, 2015.
Best Paper Award, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Perth, Australia, 2008.
JOM Best Paper Award Finalist, Academy of Management, Hawaii, 2005.
Best Paper Award, ACME VI International Conference, Chicago, 1996.
Best Research Paper Award, Midwest Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), Cleveland, 1994.
Citation of Excellence Award, Anbar Electronic Intelligence, West Yorkshire, England, 1997, 1998.
Most Downloaded Article Top 200, Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom, 2005.
Nance Distinguished Research Professor, Nance College of Business Administration, CSU, 2008.
Legacy Award, Nance College of Business Administration, CSU, 2006.
Teaching Enhancement Award, CSU, 1998.

Merit Recognition Awards, CSU, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2001

Merit Bonus Award, CSU, 1999, 1998, ...
Teaching Areas:
Courses Taught (Cleveland State University, 1989 - present)

Doctoral level:

Sustainable Supply Chain Management (OSM896)
Strategic Supply Chain Management (OSM806)
Operations Strategy and Technology (OSM 819)
Flexible Manufacturing Systems (OSM 814)
Cellular Manufacturing and Group Technology Seminar (OSM 802)
Management of Concurrent Engineering Seminar (OSM 802)
Human Resource Management Issues in FMSs
Management of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Machine Grouping Problems in Cellular Manufacturing
Tool Planning and Control (Independent Study)

Master level:

Business Logistics (OSM 512)
Production Planning (OSM 513)
Operations Management (OSM 621)
Manufacturing Strategy (OMS 519)
Materials Management (OSM 623)

Undergraduate level:

Production/Operations Management (OSM 311)
Materials and Inventory Management (OSM 313)
Business Logistics (OSM 412)
Production Planning and Control (OSM 413)
Supply Chain Management (OSM416)
Manufacturing Strategy (OSM 419)
Professional Affiliations:
Academy of Management
Institute for Supply Management
SCM World
Professional Experience:
Cleveland State University, Professor
Cleveland State University, Associate Professor
Cleveland State University, Assistant Professor
University Service:
Committees - University:

The Faculty Senate
University PRC
University Research Council
University Graduate Council
Instructional Media Services Committee of the Faculty Senate
Research and Creative Activities (RCA) Awards Committee
Ohio Board of Regents (OBR) Fellowship Review Committee
Graduate Student Research Grant Review Committee

Committees - College:

Chair, Research Committee (several terms)
Chair, DBA Program Committee
Chair, Faculty Development and Affair Committee
College PRC
Development Task Force
Long Range Committee
MBA Curriculum Revision Task Force (3 sub-committees)
Master Program Committee
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Working Paper Series Committee
Co-chair, Executive Speaker Series Committee
Internationalizing Curriculum/Cleveland Foundation Project

Committees - Department:

Chair, DBA Committee (several terms)
Undergraduate Curriculum Revision Committee
MBA Curriculum Committee
Research Committee
Teaching Committee
Personal Action Committee
Department Chair Search Committee
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Professional Service:
Editorial Board: Journal of Operations Management (JOM)
Editorial Board: Journal of Supply Chain Management (JSCM)
Editorial Board: Quality Management Journal (QMJ)
Editorial Board: Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility (AJSSR)
Editorial Board: International Journal of Integrated Supply Management (IJISM)
Editorial Board: International Journal of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility (IJCSSR)
Editorial Board: International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management (IJISCM)

Reviewer for:

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Journal of Operations Management (JOM)
Journal of Supply Chain Management (JSCM)
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (IEEE)
International Journal of Production Research (IJPR)
International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE)
European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR)
Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (JET-M)
Int. Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM)
Int. Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management (IJOQM)
Int. Journal of Integrated Supply Management (IJISM)
Int. Journal of Information Systems and Change Management (IJISCM)
OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science
Quality Management Journal (QMJ)
Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) National and Midwest Annual Conference
Community Service:
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation