UCLA Distinguished Professor; Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration; Senior Associate Dean, Global Initiatives; Faculty Director, Center for Global Management
Chris Tang’s early research focused on mainstream operations management problems, such as production planning and control, inventory models with yield uncertainties, design and control of flexible manufacturing lines, and capacity configuration problems. It now spans areas that include global supply chain management, retail operations and social business operations. His current interest focuses on social innovation for developing countries, looking at ways that companies can operate in the environment, doing good and doing well at the same time.
Withholding renewal of a supply agreement can be more powerful than other carrots and sticks
Charging more at peak times could reduce congestion and lift profits. Would customers revolt?
Companies that report emissions appear greener only in a narrow measure
Fining drivers hasn’t worked. A model suggests penalizing the delivery app companies
Some data shows competing against the platform can help sellers, if not consumers
Amid the pandemic, price gouging and stiffing of suppliers and workers surged
Revealed compensation might motivate workers to do more, without a raise
Governments needn’t subsidize charging networks
Full-timers gain the least, part-time drivers the most
Most sellers do one or the other, but giving shoppers both might lift sales
Customer loyalty, barriers to entry and other factors at play
Novelty and social connection boost time spent playing
Waiting until one product model runs out can be a costly mistake
Companies with Chinese suppliers suffered — those with more diversified supply chains suffered more
Backers like to offer suggestions to a not-quite-finished product
Enormous growth and a redrawn supply chain required a new system
Technology and mobile finance needed as nanostores’ compete against online behemoths
Do for-profit supermarket chains tolerate higher-priced co-ops?
Balancing vaccine efficacy against need to quickly inoculate more people
Stock prices dip around some announcements of return of jobs
A system of manufacturer rewards and penalties, consumer taxes and subsidies could aid vaccination rates
Do bigger companies win even when they lose out on corrupt deals?
And if so, who’s going to pay?
The goal is continued development of new drugs and reduction of often shocking prices
Municipalities address increased traffic, pollution, taxi company bankruptcies and driver poverty
A model improves on-time performance and yields more repeat business
If there are only six left, I guess I won’t be buying a dozen
A study uses game theory to suggest when designer companies should license their names for down-market goods
Researchers offer a model for more effectively targeting wrongdoers
Websites peddle unnamed hotels and even cities; would you pay to omit one from the list?
Other safety measures are easier to implement, but research suggests how female driver pool could be increased
In certain competitive situations, cost transparency can provide an edge
Collective action, rather than each brand working alone, appears more effective and costs less
Researchers are considering the challenges of new space industries
Chris Tang’s research suggests a two-step pricing strategy can maximize sales and profits
Well-designed subsidies can help farmers and give consumers better food choices
Field researchers constructed a model to subsidize essential goods for low-income communities in crisis, and profit in recovery
Research seeks to predict how time-based price discrimination might spread
A second lever, after "surge" pricing, adjusts the supply of drivers
The market penalizes customers' shares more than those of the polluter