Wayne Fu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Decision Sciences
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College of Business
Department of Management Studies
Decision Sciences
120 Fairlane Center South | 19000 Hubbard Drive | Dearborn, MI 48126

Teaching Areas:

BBA, MBA, MS-Business Analytics, MS-Supply Chain Management

Research Areas:

Corporate Social Responsibility, Modeling and Optimization, Quality and Sustainability

Biography and Education

Wayne Fu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Decision Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business.  Dr. Fu received his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds an M. Eng. of Engineering in manufacturing from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and an M.B.A. from the University of Warwick in England. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Fu worked in the supply chain management field for more than a decade, such as a solution architect for after-market services in i2 Technologies (merged with JDA) and a director of product management in Servigistics (acquired by PTC).


Strongly associated with his industrial experience, Dr. Fu’s research interests are in strategies that influence operational sustainability in supply chains, such as the dissemination of chemical hazard information, and the offering of product warranties.


  1. Fu, W., B. Kalkanci, R. Subramanian., “Are Hazardous Substance Rankings Effective? An Empirical Investigation of Changing Assessments of the Relative Hazards of Chemicals and Voluntary Emissions Reductions,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 21(3), 2019, pp 602-619. Link(https://doi.org/10.1287/msom.2018.0710)

    •       Featured in Science Daily, Phys.Org, M&SOM Review, Georgia Tech Research Horizons, and UM-Dearborn Reporter

    •       Honorable Mention in the M&SOM Society Award for Responsible Research in Operations Management, 2020

  2. Fu, W., H.C. Su, “Take Actions or Outsource? An Empirical Examination of Strategic Environmental Options on Greenhouse Gas Emissions,” International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 40(6), 2020, pp 753-776. Link (https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-02-2020-0088)

  3. Fu, W., C.P. Su, “The Implications of Efficiency Differences in Sustainable Development: An Empirical Study in the Consumer Product Industry,” forthcoming in Business Strategy and the Environment  30(5), 2021, pp 2489-2504. Link (https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2759)

  4. Fu, W., N. Tereyagoglu, A. Atasu, “Warranty Length, Product Reliability, and Secondary Markets”, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 0(0), 2022. Link(https://doi.org/10.1287/msom.2021.1062)

  5. Fu, W., B.W. Jacobs, "Does Increased Water Efficiency Improve Financial Performance? The Important Role of Operational Efficiency", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 42(3), 2022. Link(https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-10-2021-0628)

Research in Progress

  1. Su, H.C., W. Fu, K. Linderman "When Does It Pay to Be Green? The Strategic Benefits of Adoption Speed.”

  2. Chen Y.S., S. Shen, W. Fu, “Roles of Extradyadic Stakeholders on Strategic Buyer-Supplier Relationship Evolvement: Application through the Lens of the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model.”

 3. Shang, G., W. Fu, X. Tong "Budget Disclosure in Crowdfunding: Information Asymmetry and Cost Transparency.”



Georgia Institute of Technology