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ASU information systems professor is appointed journal editorship


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John Zhang

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November 27, 2019

Arizona State University Associate Professor of information systems John Zhang has been appointed the senior editor of the disruptive technologies and operations management department of the Production and Operations Management Journal (POM Journal), the flagship journal of the Production and Operations Management Society. POM Journal is listed in the UT Dallas list of journals, the Financial Times list and the Business Week list.

“This is truly a great honor,” said Zhang. “I will try my best to perform my editorial duties by providing timely, constructive feedback to authors, promoting the journal and maintaining the high quality standard of the journal.”

Zhang received his doctorate from the University of Washington School of Business and joined ASU in 2015. Prior to that, Zhang was on the faculty of the School of Business at the University of Connecticut and was the founding director of the master's degree program in business analytics and project management. Zhang has extensive knowledge with experiential and executive education. He has consulted for General Electric on various data-centric analytics projects and has experience developing data analytics initiatives in the Leadership Development Program for the American insurance company Travelers.

Zhang’s research focuses on how information technology and data analytics impact consumer behavior and decision-making, create business value and transform business models. His work has appeared in academic journals including Information Systems Research; MIS Quarterly; Production and Operations Management; INFORMS Journal on Computing; Journal of Management Information Systems; Decision Support Systems; European Journal of Operational Research; and Decision Sciences. Zhang has won numerous research and teaching awards, including the Best IS Publications of the Year Award, Research Excellence Award, MBA Teacher of the Year Award and Ackerman Scholar Award.

The Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) is an international professional organization representing the interests of POM professionals from around the world. The purposes of the society are: to extend and integrate knowledge that contributes to the improved understanding and practice of production and operations management; to disseminate information on POM to managers, scientists, educators, students, public and private organizations, national and local governments, and the general public; and to promote the improvement of POM and its teaching in public and private manufacturing and service organizations throughout the world.

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