Faculty Profile

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XU Liang

Full-time Faculty

Assistant Professor of Operations Management; College of Graduate Research Studies (CGRS) Faculty Fellow

Lee Kong Chian School of Business


Aug 2019

Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management
Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University

Jun 2013

M.S. in Management Science and Engineering
Lingnan College of Business, Sun Yat-sen University

Jun 2011

B.S. in Logistics Engineering and Management
Lingnan College of Business, Sun Yat-sen University

Current Appointment

2022 - Now

Assistant Professor of Operations Management
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Awards, Recognition and Honors

  • Industry Studies Association Dissertatio0n Award, Finalist, 2020.
  • Jeanne and Charles Rider Graduate Fellowship, Smeal College of Business, 2017, 2018.
  • Ossian R. MacKenzie Doctoral Teaching Award, Smeal College of Business, 2017.
  • First prize, Structural Modeling Applications for Research in Technology (SMART) Workshop Competition, Carnegie Mellon University, 2015.
  • National Scholarship for Graduate Students, Sun Yat-sen University, 2012.
  • Graduate School Fellowship, Sun Yat-sen University, 2012.

Research Interests

  • Healthcare Operations and Innovations
  • Pharmaceutical Supply Chains
  • Data Analytics
  • Behavioral Operations Management

Selected Journal Articles (Refereed)

  • Liang Xu, Mani Vidya, Hui Zhao. 2023. Not a Box of Nuts and Bolts: Distribution Channels for Specialty Drugs? Accepted at Production and Operations Management.
  • Liang Xu, Hongmin Li, Hui Zhao. 2022. Outcome-Based Reimbursement: The Solution to High Drug Spending? Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 24(4) 2029-2047.
  • Liang Xu, Hui Zhao, Nicholas C. Petruzzi. 2021. Inducing Compliance with Post-market Studies for Drugs Under FDA’s Accelerated Approval Pathway. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 23(1): 170-190.
  • Hui Zhao, Liang Xu, Siemsen Enno. 2021. Inventory Sharing and Demand-Side Underweighting. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 23(5): 1217-1236.
  • Gang Chen, Waiman Cheung, Sung-Chi Chu, Liang Xu. 2017. Transshipment Hub Selection from a Shipper's and Freight Forwarder's Perspective. Expert Systems with Applications, 83:396-404
  • Bin Zhang, Liang Xu. 2013. Multi-item Production Planning with Carbon Cap and Trade Mechanism. International Journal of Production Economics, 144(1):118–127.