Professor Stephen Shum wins Decision Sciences Journal Best Paper Award

28 Dec 2021
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Faculty member from the Department of Management Sciences at City University of Hong Kong has won the Decision Sciences Journal Best Paper Award.

Professor Stephen Shum and his co-authors Tao Zhang, Gang Li and T.C. Edwin Cheng, received the Best Paper Award at the Decision Sciences Institute 2021 Annual Conference. Their winning paper, titled “Consumer Inter-Product Showrooming and Information Service Provision in an Omni-Channel Supply Chain”, was published in the Decision Sciences Journal in October 2020. Decision Sciences Journal is a premier research publication that covers research about decision making in an organisation, as well as decisions involving inter-firm coordination.

Professor Stephen Shum wins Decision Sciences Journal Best Paper Award

In their research, Professor Shum and his co-authors, develop a theoretical model to investigate consumer inter-product showrooming (inter-SR) behavior and the information service provision in an omni-channel supply chain. Consumer inter-SR means the behavior of inspecting one product offline but buying a different or related product online, is critical to firms’ decisions.

“I am honoured to receive the award. I am thankful to the College and the Department of Management Sciences which provide a resourceful and supportive environment for knowledge exchange and research excellence,” said Professor Shum.

Professor Stephen Shum wins Decision Sciences Journal Best Paper Award

Professor Stephen Shum was born in Hong Kong, and had primary and secondary education in the City. He received his PhD in Operations Research from MIT. He conducts research in supply chain management, revenue management and the operations-marketing interface, and he teaches courses in operations management and revenue management. He has received RGC GRF grant for numerous research projects. He was awarded the Dean's Research Excellence Award in 2019 and the College of Business Teaching Excellence Award in 2020. He is also the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programmes) of the College.