Yingchao Lan

Assistant Professor
Supply Chain Management and Analytics
HLH 511 Q
P.O. Box 884114
Lincoln, NE 68588-4114
(402) 472-4706
Yingchao Lan Photo
  • Ph.D in Operations Management, The Ohio State University 
  • M.A. in Management Science and Engineering, BeiHang University
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering, BeiHang University
Areas of Expertise
  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Organizational Collaboration
  • New Product Development
  • Social Network Analysis
Yingchao Lan_CV
Dr. Yingchao Lan earned her Ph.D. in operations management from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. She received both her master’s degree in Management Science and Engineering and her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Beihang University (previously known as Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics). Before earning her Ph.D., she acquired industry experience in Beijing while working at Mercer Human Resource Consulting LLC as a research associate and later as a supply and demand system specialist for Lenovo Limited. 
Strongly associated with her industrial experience, Yingchao’s research interest lies in understanding the operational challenges and benefits associated with collaboration across organizational boundaries. She is empirically examining these challenges in two contexts: healthcare delivery and new product development. She received several awards including Best Student Paper Finalist Award in the Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM), Institute for Supply Management Best Paper Finalist, and Best Reviewer for AOM OSCM Division.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
  • Lan, Y., Massimino, B., Gray, J., and Chandrasekaran, A. 2020. The Effects of Product Development Network Positions on Product Performance and Confidentiality Performance. Journal of Operations Management forthcoming
  • Massimino, B., Gray, J. & Lan, Y. 2018. On the Inattention to Digital Confidentiality in Operations and Supply Chain Research, Production and Operations Management, 27(8): 1492-1515.
Research Awards
  • Finalist, 32nd Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, The Ohio State University, 2018
  • Finalist, Academy of Management Best Student Paper – OSCM Division, 2017
  • Finalist, Institute for Supply Management Best Paper in Supply Chain Management, 2016
  • Finalist, 30th Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, The Ohio State University, 2016
Service Awards
  • Best Reviewer - Academy of Management Conference, 2015&2018
Fellowship and Grant
  • Fall Research Grant ($13,000), University of Nebraska, 2019
  • Ohio State University Small Grant ($1,000), 2017
  • Fisher College of Business Risk Institute Research Funding ($10,000), 2015 (Collaborators: John Gray & Brett Massimino)
  • Samsung Research Scholarship for top 1% research scholars, Beihang University, 2009
Undergraduate Courses

SCMA 350 - Business Analytics/Information Analysis

SCMA 350H - Business Analytics/Information Analysis


Invited Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, DIS Doctoral Consortium, 2019

Judging Services for Competitions

  • DSI Annual Meeting, Best Teaching Case Studies Awards, 2018
  • POMS College of Healthcare Operations Management, Best Student Paper, 2017-20
  • POMS College of Operational Excellence, Best Paper, 2020

Refereeing Service for Journals

  • Ad-hoc referee for, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Decision Science

Refereeing for Conferences

  • DSI Annual Meeting, Full Paper Submission Review, 2018-19
  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2015-20

Organization of Invited Sessions in International Conferences

  • Session Chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2017
  • Session Chair, POMS Annual Meeting, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020
  • Session Chair, DSI Annual Meeting, 2014, 2016-19

Academic Services

  • SCMA350 Course Development Committee Member, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2020
  • SCMA Ph.D. Program Curriculum Development Committee Member, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019
  • SCMA Practice of Professor Hires Search Committee Member, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019
  • SCMA Faculty Hires Search Committee Member, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2018
  • Undergraduate Thesis Committee Member, The Ohio State University, 2017