Decision Sciences and MIS


The Decision Sciences Department has three major research disciplines: statistics, operations research and operations management. Statistics research topics include datamining, quality control, correlation/covariance and skewness models; in Operations Research, nonlinear optimization, which encompasses a range of mathematical methods to model and optimize the performance of complex systems in business, engineering, and medicine; and in Operations Management, the modeling and analysis of strategic and operational decisions in supply chain management and healthcare systems.

Recent Works

Zhang, Z., Song, X., Huang, H., Yin, Y., and Lev, Benjamin, Scheduling problem in seru production system considering DeJong’s learning effect and job splitting. Annals of Operations Research (Jan 2022):

Ma, Y., Xu, W., Wang, X., Li, Z., and Lev, Benjamin, Evaluate the locations for smart waste bins using BWM and WASPAS methods under a probabilistic linguistic environment. Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems 41 (Dec 2021): 7199-7218.

Wang, H., Bai, C., Wei, Q., and Lev, Benjamin, Inventory and pricing decisions when dealing with strategic consumers: a comprehensive analysis. Computers and Operations Research 136 (Dec 2021): 105473.

Salmani, Yasamin, and Partovi, F. Y., Channel-level resource allocation decision in multichannel retailing: A U.S. multchannel company application. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services 63 (Nov 2021):

Lu, J., Jia, X., Lev, Benjamin, Zhang, C., Gao, Y., Zhao, M., and He, Y., How to understand ‘salable fake goods’ and ‘unsalable quality goods’? An insight from the view of quality responsibility and consumers’ brand loyalty. Technology in Society 67 (Nov 2021): 101793.

Ma, Y., Zhang, W., Feng, C., Lev, Benjamin, and Li, Z., A bi-level multi-objective location-routing model for municipal waste management with obnoxious effects. Waste Management 135 (Nov 2021): 109-121.

Zheng, X., Li, D-F., Liu, Z, Jia, F., and Lev, Benjamin, Willingness-to-cede behaviour in sustainable supply chain coordination. International Journal of Production Economics 240 (Oct 2021): 108207.

Tang, M., Liao, H., Mi, X., Lev, Benjamin, and Pedrycz, W., A hierarchical consensus reaching process for group decision making with noncooperative behaviors. European Journal of Operational Research 293 (Sep 2021): 632-642.

Wu, X., Liao, H., Lev, Benjamin, and Zavadskas, E. K., A multiple criteria decision-making method with heterogeneous linguistic expressions. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (Sep 2021):

Gan, L., Wang, Yuanyuan, Wang, Y., Lev, Benjamin, Shen, W., and Jiang, W., Coupling coordination analysis with data-driven technology for disaster-economy-ecology system: An empirical study in China. Natural Hazards 107 (May 2021): 2123-2153.

Tian, X., Song, Y., Luo, C., Zhou, X., and Lev, Benjamin, Herding Behavior in Supplier Innovation Crowdfunding: Evidence from Kickstarter. International Journal of Production Economics 239 (Sep 2021): 108184.

Lee, Jinwook, and Prekopa, Andras, Clusters of high-dimensional interval data and related Boolean functions of events in Euclidean space. Annals of Operations Research (Jul 2021):

Hill, Chelsey, Li, James, Schneider, Matthew, and Wells, Martin T., The Tensor Auto-Regressive Model. Journal of Forecasting (Jul 2021):

Gupta, Sachin, Moutafis, Panos, and Schneider, Matthew, To Protect Consumer Data, Don’t Do Everything on the Cloud. Harvard Business Review (Digital Article) (Jun 2021):

Fang, Jin, and Partovi, F. Y., Criteria determination of Analytic hierarchy process using a topic model. Expert System with Application 169 (May 2021):

Hendiani, S., Lev, Benjamin, and Gharehbaghi, A., Diagnosing social failures in sustainable supply chains using a modified Pythagorean fuzzy distance to ideal solution. Computers and Industrial Engineering 154 (Apr 2021): 107156.

Zhou, X., Chen, K., Wen, H., Lin, J., Zhang, K., Tian, X., Wang, S., and Lev, Benjamin, Integration of third-party platforms: does it really hurt them?. International Journal of Production Economics 234 (Apr 2021): 108003.

Devlin, Anna, Review of Behavioral Operational Research: A Capabilities Approach. INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics 51 (Aug 2021):

Wang, Conglong, Le-Scherban, Felice, Taylor, Jennifer, Salmoirago-blotcher, Elana, Allison, Matthew A., Gefen, David, Robinson, Lucy, and Michael, Yvonne, The Associations of Job Strain, Life Events and Social Strain with Coronary Heart Disease in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study. Journal of the American Heart Association 10 (Mar 2021): e017780.

Xiong, Chuanhui, Devlin, Anna, Gupta, Jatinder N., and Liu, Xiangrong, Effect of Price Reduction on Renewable Energy Technology Supply Chain Performance and Contract Design. Journal of the Operational Research Society (Feb 2021):

Fresneda, Jorge, Burnham, Thomas, and Hill, Chelsey, Structural Topic Modeling Segmentation: A Segmentation Method Combining Latent Content and Customer Context. Journal of Marketing Management (Feb 2021):

Ogunranti, Leke, Ceryan, Oben, and Banerjee, A., Buyer-Supplier Currency Exchange Rate Flexibility Contracts in Global Supply Chains. European Journal of Operational Research 288 (Feb 2021): 420-435.

Nacarelli, Victoria, and Gefen, David, Trustworthiness and the Adoption of Business Analytics. Information Systems Management (Feb 2021):

Zhou, X., Li, L., Wen, H., Tian, X., Wang, S., and Lev, Benjamin, Supplier’s goal setting considering sustainability: An uncertain dynamic Data Envelopment Analysis based benchmarking model. Information Sciences 545 (Feb 2021): 44-46.

Devlin, Anna, Elmaghraby, Wedad, and Hamilton, Rebecca W., Partitioning cash flows to overcome retailer aversion to stocking new products. Decision Sciences (Jan 2021):

Zhang, J., Yang, D., Li, Q., Lev, Benjamin, and Ma, Y., Research on Sustainable Supplier Selection Based on the Rough DEMATEL and FVIKOR Methods. Sustainability Journal 13 (Jan 2021): 88.

Zhou, X., Wei, X., Lin, J, Tian, X., Lev, Benjamin, and Wang, S., Supply chain management under carbon taxes: A review and bibliometric analysis. OMEGA 98 (Jan 2021): 102295.

Zhou, X., Lev, Benjamin, and Anderson, H. S., OMEGA Statistics and Trends during the EVISE era. OMEGA 97 (Dec 2020): 102306.

Lev, Benjamin, Obituary - Samuel Eilon. OMEGA 97 (Dec 2020): 102299.

Fang, Jin, and Partovi, F. Y., A Hits-Based Model for Facility Location Decision. Expert Systems With Applications 159 (Nov 2020):

Fresneda, Jorge, and Gefen, David, Gazing at The Stars Is Not Enough, Look at The Specific Word Entropy, Too!. Information & Management 57 (Dec 2020):

Hendiani, S., Liao, H., Ren, R., and Lev, Benjamin, A likelihood-based multi-criteria sustainable supplier selection approach with complex preference information. Information Sciences 536 (Oct 2020): 135-155.

Lev, Benjamin, Goodbye EVISE and welcome Editorial Manager!. OMEGA 96 (Oct 2020): 102284.

Shah, Samir, and Arinze, Orakwue B., Preparing MIS Students for the Global Workplace: A Case Study. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice 20 (Nov 2020):