Raj Soin College of Business
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Information Systems & Operations Management
Phone: (937) 775-2895
Fax: (937) 775-3533
W. Lai, Ph.D.
208-M Rike Hall
Monday 4-6 p.m.
Wednesday 4-6 p.m.
Other times by appointment
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Andrew W. Lai is a Professor Emeritus of Information Systems and Operations Management at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. During his 30 years of tenure at Wright State University, he performed extensive research and taught supply chain management, logistics, management science, and management information systems. He has published over fifty journal articles, proceedings, and research monographs.
In addition to his academic responsibilities, he was very active in the international exchange programs. In 1983, he set up the exchange program between Wright State and Beijing Normal University of China and served as program director for twelve years. During this period, he led the first group of students on a study-tour of China, visited Beijing Normal annually, and conducted seminars and workshops for academics as well as for various businesses in China. Dr. Lai also helped to develop Wright State's exchange program with universities in Japan, and served as a visiting professor at the Okayama University of Science and Technology in 1983 and at the Kibby International University in 1991. While in Japan, he conducted field research, presented findings, and published papers on the computer applications and information systems in Japan.
During 1996 and 1997, Dr. Lai took a leave of absence from Wright State to establish and head an operation for a U.S. defense contractor in Taiwan. Dr. Lai also serves as a consultant for an American company subsidiary in Bangkok, Thailand. In 1981, Dr. Lai served as a visiting professor at The Ohio State University. He has conducted seminars in logistics planning and supply chain management for the Taiwanese Air Force and the Egyptian Air Force. He is also a guest lecturer for InterLink Consulting Services, Inc. and is a visiting professor for George Washington University’s off-campus doctor of science and master's degree program. Dr. Lai's research interests are in the area of supply-chain logistics planning, R&D fund allocation modeling, and technology innovation management.
He currently serves as Coordinator for the China MBA Programs and teaches information and technology innovation at Wright State.