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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Yingshuai Zhao


Research interests

Behavioral Management Science in Supply Chain Management

Selected publications

  • Yingshuai Zhao, Xiaobo Zhao. On human decision behavior in multi-echelon inventory management. International Journal of Production Economics, 2015, 161: 116-128.
  • Yingshuai Zhao, Xiaobo Zhao. How a competing environment influences newsvendor ordering decisions. International Journal of Production Research, 2016, 54(1): 204-214.
  • Yingshuai Zhao, Xiaobo Zhao, and Zuo-Jun Max Shen. "On learning process of a newsvendor with censored demand information." Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2016, 67: 0. doi:10.1057/jors.2016.18

You can find further publications here.

Presentations at conferences and workshops

  • Yingshuai Zhao, Anna-Lena Sachs, Ulrich Thonemann. Should a Retailer or a Supplier Exercise Effort of Demand Promotion?
    -Behavioral Operations Annual Conference, Cambridge, USA, 2017.
  • Yingshuai Zhao, Xiaobo Zhao. On the Learning Process of a Newsvendor with Censored Demand Information. Oral presentation.
    -INFORMS Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA, 2014
    -POMS Annual Conference, Atlanta, USA, 2014.
  • Yingshuai Zhao, Xiaobo Zhao. On Human Decision Behavior in Multi-echelon Inventory Management. Oral presentation.
    -International Workshop on Behavioral Operations Management, Beijing, China, 2010.
    -Annual Conference of Overseas Chinese Scholars Association in Management Science and Engineering, Beijing, China, 2010.
  • Yingshuai Zhao, Xiaobo Zhao. How Competing Environment Influences Newsvendor's Ordering Decisions.
    -International Workshop on Behavioral Operations Management, Shanghai, China, 2014.
    -Invited Seminar Talk, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherland, 2017.
    -Invited Seminar Talk, Central University of Finance and Economics, China, 2017.


Bachelor Level

  • Bachelor Seminar: Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor Seminar: Behavioral Management Science
  • Supply Chain Management: Selected Methods Scientific Writing Workshop (Bachelor Thesis)

Master Level

  • Master Seminar: Access
  • Master Thesis
  • Scientific Writing Workshop (Master Thesis)

Areas of responsiblity

Organizing brownbag research seminar


Since 2015

Assistant Professor,
Area Supply Chain Management, WiSo Faculty, University of Cologne

2011 - 2012

Exchange Doctoral Student in Behavioral Operations Management,
Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK

2008 - 2015

Doctoral student in Management Science and Engineering,
Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

2004 - 2008

Bachelor student in Industrial Engineering,
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Beijng Jiaotong University, China