Professors

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ALBERT J. MILLS

Ph.D. in Industrial Sociology at University of Durham, England, 1982
Professor of Management at Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Canada 

Albert J. Mills is Professor of Management at Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the author of over 100 journal articles and 45 books, including Management and Organizational History: A Research Overview (London: Routledge, 2019); Insights and Research on the study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures (Bingley: Emerald, 2017); and the Routledge Companion to Management and Organizational History (London, 2015). He is the co-chair of the International Board for Critical Management Studies, and the co-editor of the journal Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management. Albert also serves on as Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member of several other scholarly journals, including the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal; Organization; Gender, Work and Organization; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Management & Organizational History; and the Journal of Management History.    
       
His wife, Jean Helms Mills is a Professor of Management at Saint Mary’s University, Professor (.02) at Jyvaskyla University School of Business and Economics and International Reader at University of Helsinki, Swedish School of Social Sciences. She is Co-Editor of the journal Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management (QROM), and Associate Editor for Gender, Work and Organization. Jean is past Co-Chair of the CMS Division of the Academy of Management and her research interests are in the areas of Gender, Critical Sensemaking, Historiography, Intersectionality and the Sociology of Knowledge. 

 

ERIC VAN HECK (HENDRICUS VAN HECK)
 
Ph.D. in Information Systems at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 1993
Professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlan
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Eric van Heck is Professor of Information Management and Markets, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). His research is at the interface of business and technology and concentrates on the role and impact of business architectures and digital platforms. His work combines insights from different academic fields, such as economics, management science, information systems, and computer science, and helps to tackle complex business and societal challenges. He works on topics such as auction markets, data analytics, digital business & ecosystems, and digital work. He is an active member of the Erasmus Center for Data Analytics and the Erasmus Center for Future Energy Business. Research is carried out in collaboration with innovative companies and universities in Brazil, China, Europe, Indonesia, and USA. He leads the Artificial Intelligence in the Floriculture Chain - iFlow project in collaboration with Royal FloraHolland, Grow4U, and Wageningen University. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo (Brazil).

Professor Gustavo Correa Mirapalheta, invited by Professor Eric van Heck: Bacharel in Electric Engineer at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (1990), Master in Business Administration at Fundação Getulio Vargas - SP, Brazil (1993), PhD. in Business Administration at Fundação Getulio Vargas - SP, Brazil (2003). Actually is collaborator - Inventive Solutions, Professor extra-career at Fundação Getulio Vargas - SP, Associate Professor at Escola Superior de Propaganda and Marketing (ESPM) and titular professor at Fundação Armando Álvares Pentado. Has experience in Business Administration with emphasis on Quantitative Modeling and Engineering with emphasis on Systems Simulation, acting on the following subjects: big data, cognitive utilization and computational finance.

 

FRANCISCO MANUEL FIGUEIRA DE LEMOS
 
Ph.D. in Economics/International Business at Uppsala University, Sweden, 2014
Associate Researcher at Uppsala University, Sweden

Francisco Figueira de Lemos is an Associate Researcher at Uppsala University, in Sweden, and a Visiting Scholar at Florida International University, in USA. He holds a PhD in International Business from Uppsala University, which curricula partially done at Harvard Business School, in the United States. The title of his doctoral thesis is “A Political View on the Internationalization Process”. 
His scientific work focuses on comparative multilevel studies concerning the institutional environment between countries, namely the factors which explain the differences of trade and investment performance of firms and national economies. It has been receiving international recognition through several papers published in international journals and prizes of excellence, such as the Best Doctoral Proposal of the European International Business Academy/COST (2012) and Wallander Prize from Handelsbanken of Sweden (2013). In 2014 he was a finalist of the Gunnar Hedlund Award for the Best PhD Thesis in International Business, an international prize that covered PhD thesis finished during the 2012/2014 triennium. 
Francisco Lemos' professional path includes previous experiences as a manager, entrepreneur and consultant in engineering and international business fields. He was also a member of cabinet at the Ministry of National Administration in the XVIII Constitutional Government of Portugal. Performance of firms and national economies. It has been receiving international recognition through several papers published in international journals and prizes of excellence, such as the Best Doctoral Proposal of the European International Business Academy/COST (2012) and Wallander Prize from Handelsbanken of Sweden (2013). In 2014 he was a finalist of the Gunnar Hedlund Award for the Best PhD Thesis in International Business, an international prize that covered PhD thesis finished during the 2012/2014 triennium. 
Francisco Lemos' professional path includes previous experiences as a manager, entrepreneur and consultant in engineering and international business fields. He was also a member of cabinet at the Ministry of National Administration in the XVIII Constitutional Government of Portugal.

 

JACKELINE CHEN
 
Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of California, USA, 2012
Assistant Professor  of Psychology at University of Utah 

Jacqueline Chen is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah. Prof. Chen earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of California, Davis as a Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Fellow. In 2016, she was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. Prof. Chen's research examines the psychological processes engaged in diverse social interactions, in particular how race, culture, and gender influence social perception and behavior.

 

JAMES ANTHONY CHYZ
 
Ph.D. in Management at University of Arizona, 2010 
Professor of Accounting at University of Tennessee, USA 

James Chyz joined the University of Tennessee’s Department of Accounting and Information Management in 2010 after receiving his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Arizona. James holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Yale University, and a MAC from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2004 and Accredited in Business Valuation since 2017. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., James worked as a Tax Senior with Grant Thornton, LLP in Albuquerque, NM. His research, which has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Accounting Studies, examines the causes and consequences of corporate tax policy choices and the effect of taxes and accounting information on asset prices, and investing and financial reporting decisions. James teaches valuation, corporate taxation, and accounting for corporate income taxes to graduate students and capital markets research to Ph.D. students.

 

MARIE ØSTERGAARD MØLLER
 
Ph.D. in political science at University of Aarhus, Denmark, 2009
Professor at Aalborg University,  Denmark

Marie teaches interpretive analysis and vignette methods at the ECPR Winter Methods School, Bamberg, Germany as well as systematic qualitative analyses with NVivo at Aalborg University, Denmark. Her research interests include social and political categories, categorization, frontline work, welfare state research, classic social theory of solidarity and systematic qualitative methods. Her work has appeared in Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy “An approach to the development of comparative cross-national studies of street-level bureaucracy” (2019), Qualitative Studies “Health care professionalism without doctors” (2018), Administration and Society “Welfare State Regimes and Caseworkers’ Problem Explanation” (2017), Profession and Professionalism “She isn’t someone I associate with pension” (2016), Public Management Review “Prevention at the Front Line. How home nurses, pedagogues, and teachers transform public worry into decisions on special efforts” (2015), Critical Policy Studies “Constructing at-risk target groups” (2014) and in Social Policy and Administration ”Disciplining Disability” (2013). 

 

STEPHEN OSBORNE
 
Ph.D. at Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary, 2015
Professor at University of Edinburg Business School

Stephen Osborne had fifteen years’ experience of working as a social work practitioner and manager before moving to work in the higher education sector in 1990. Since then, his research has focused on four areas: the role of the third sector in delivering public services, co-production, innovation in public services and public services reform, and latterly the development of the theories of the New Public Governance and a Public Service-Dominant Logic for Public Service Organisations. This latter work has shifted public management theory and practice away from a manufacturing and Product-Dominant business logic and towards one that recognises the special challenges of services management for public services.
He was the Founding Editor and is the current Editor of the ABS 3* journal Public Management Review and the founder and Immediate Past-President of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM).
Stephen Osborne has published extensively throughout his academic career in the leading journals of the field of public management, including Public Administration, British Journal of Management, Local Government Studies, Non-profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Human Relations and Public Money & Management. He edits the Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management and Non-profit Management Research Book Series. He is also the editor of the Sage four volume masterwork on Voluntary and Non-profit Management, and, with Louise Brown, of the Handbook of Innovation in Public Services (Edward Elgar).
He has received a best paper award from the European Academy of Management conference and two awards for outstanding contribution to his discipline – from IRSPM and PMRA. He is regularly invited to deliver keynote addresses for academic and practitioner conferences. In 2015 he received an Honorary Doctorate from Corvinus University (formerly Karl Marx University) in Budapest for outstanding contribution to the social sciences.

 

XIANDE ZHAO
 
Ph.D. in Business Administration at University of Utah, USA
Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at CEIBS, China

Dr. Xiande Zhao is JD.COM Chair Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).  His recent research interests mostly focus on supply chain and business model innovations, supply chain finance, digital supply chain, and supply chain optimization using big data. He has published over 150 journal articles in leading journals including Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Consumer Research, European Journal of Operations Research, International Journal of Production Research and International Journal of Production Economics. He also co-authored several books and teaching cases.
Professor Zhao has been ranked No. 5 on the list of the World’s Most Cited Chinese Researchers published by Elsevier (2014-2017) for four consecutive years and has been selected for the Highly Commended paper in the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2015-2018) for three consecutive years. He has also acquired more than 10 academic honors including Jack Meredith Best Paper Award from Journal of Operations Management that is the best journal in the area of operations management in the world(2015, 2018), Best Paper Award from European Decision Sciences Institute (2015), Best Case Award in Production and Operations Management (2014), Chris Voss Best Paper Award at 20th European Operations Management Association (2013), External Academic Honors (2018) and Research Excellence Award granted from CEIBS (2015,2016,2018) and 12th Zhong Jiaqing Operational Research Award (2018).
Professor Zhao is an Associate Editor for Decision Sciences Journal, and a Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management. He was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Operations Management. He is the founder and honourable president of Association of Supply Chain and Operations Management (ASCOM). He is also the founding President of International Association for Information and Management Science (IMS).  He also served as the President of Asia Pacific Institute of Decision Sciences (APDSI).

 

YIJIA JING
 
Ph.D. in Public Policy at the Ohio State University, USA, 2005
Professor of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Fudan University, China

Prof. Yijia Jing is a Chang Jiang Scholar, Seaker Chan Chair Professor in Public Management, Dean of the Institute for Global Public Policy, and Professor of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University. He got his BA/MA in Economics from Peking University, MA in Sociology from University of Maryland College Park, and Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Ohio State University. He conducts research on privatization, governance, and collaborative service delivery. He is editor-in-chief of Fudan Public Administration Review and co-editor of International Public Management Journal. He is the founding co-editor of the Palgrave book series, Governing China in the 21 Century.