College of Business and Innovation

Dr. Paul ChongKun Hong

Dr. Paul Hong

Information Operations & Technology Management
Office: Stranahan Hall - 4042
Telephone: (419) 530 - 2054
Fax: (419) 530 - 2290

Dr. Paul Hong is Professor of Operations Management at the University of Toledo, USA. He is a graduate of Yonsei University, Korea with a BA in Economics. He also has an MBA and a MA from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. in Manufacturing Management and Engineering from the University of Toledo, USA. He is a certified management accountant (CMA).

His primary teaching areas are: operations management, global sourcing and statistics (Undergraduate), supply chain management (MBA), new product development (EMBA), advanced statistics (Ph.D), and global supply chain management (post-doctoral Bridge program). Paul Hong is a Professor of Operations Management at the University of Toledo, USA.  He also supervised Ph.D. dissertations and post-doc research collaboration projects and secured major research and instructional grant proposals.  He has received numerous awards including J. William Fulbright Scholarship award to India, 2015 University of Toledo Research and Scholarship Award, Journal of Operations Management Finalist Paper Award and Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.  He has been frequently invited as key note speaker for major international global supply chain and technology conferences. He has also conducted research workshops for faculty/Ph.D. students in the areas of building research agenda for cross-disciplinary research and conducting research for impacts.

He has published more than 250 articles in journals and conferences including Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Production Research, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Service Management, Journal of Engineering Technology Management, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, International Journal of Technology Management, International Journal of Information Management, Benchmarking: An International Journal and Journal of Cleaner Production.

He has released two books on ‘‘Development Network Capabilities in Turbulent Competitive Environments’’. The first volume focused on “Practices of Global Firms from Korea and Japan” (2012) and the second volume on “Success Stories of Global Firms from the BRICs” (2014). He is an editorial review board member of several journals including Journal of Operations Management. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (JHSCM), and Journal of Enterprise Information Management (JEIM). He is US coordinator for International Manufacturing Strategy Survey (IMSS). Since 2008 he has been special issue editor for twelve journals such as Benchmarking: An International Journal (BIJ), International Journal of Business Excellence (IJBEX), International Journal of Services and Operations Management (IJSOM), International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), International Journal of Business Innovation Research (IJBIR) and International Journal of Business Information System (IJBIS). His primary research area is in the areas of network capabilities, global supply chain management, international comparative studies and building growth engine industries for national competitiveness.
  1. Fulbright award to India (Start day January 2017 for six months). Awarded by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) and Fulbright-Nehru grant.  Primary work will be at Christ University (Bangalore, India) along with other Indian Universities including PSG Institute of Management on entrepreneurial innovation for global supply chain management. Projects include faculty research workshops and entrepreneurial leadership academy.
  2. 2015 University Research and Scholarship Award.  University level award for outstanding research achievements based on the wide-ranging importance of work and its impact on the international business community.
  3. Best Paper Award at 22nd (2012) and 23rd (2013) Annual North American Research Symposium and Purcahsing and Supply Chain Management.
  4. Emerald Literati Network 2011 Awards for Excellence.
  5. Michigan-Ohio Instructional Grant (December 2007, 2008, 2009): Global Supply Chain Management/Transportation Efficiency Systems Graduate Degree Program.
  6. Journal of Operations Management. 2006 JOM Best Paper Finalist). Journal of Operations Management is coonstently regarded as #1 journal in the areas of operations and supply chain management.
  7. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)’s grants on Shared Knowledge in Integrated Product Development (1997, 1999).

Ph.D. in Manufacturing Management and Engineering (The University of Toledo, 2000, USA)
Thesis:  Knowledge Integration in Integrated Product Development

MBA in Accounting, 1985) & MA in Economics (Bowling Green State University, USA)
Thesis: “The role of population in the industrialization of Japan: 1750-1945”.

BA in Economics (Yonsei University, Korea)
Certified Management Accountant (CMA) (Certification Number # 9432, 1994)

Global supply chain management focusing on (1) network capabilities for building firms with domestic advantage and global competitiveness; (2) entrepreneurial innovation for linking Top of Pyramid (ToP) and Base of Pyramid (BOP) markets.

Hong, Paul.. Knowledge Integration in Integrated Product Development.   Society of Automotive Engineers, PA USA, 2000, ISBN 0-7680-0801-8. 

Park, Young Won and Hong, Paul (2012). “Building Network Capabilities in Turbulent Competitive Environments: Practices of Global Firms from Korea and Japan”.  CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Company), .  ISBN: 978-1-4398-5068-8

Hong, Paul, Park, Young Won (2014). “Building Network Capabilities in Turbulent Competitive Environments: Business Success Stories from the BRICs. CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Company). ISBN-10: 1466515759; ISBN-13: 978-1466515758.

Selected Journal Publications (**Corresponding Author) (All SCI/SSCI Papers:

  1. Park, YoungWon., Hong,  Paul* and Li, Shuting.(2016). `Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Maritime Supply Chain Cost: From Competitiveness Perspective of Korean Firms’, Maritime Economics and Logistics(SSCI), Vol. 18 No. 1, pp. 3-18.
  2. Hwang, David., Yang, Mark., Hong, Paul*(2015). `Mediating Effect of IT-Enabled Combinative Capabilities on Competitive Performance Outcomes: An Empirical Investigation’. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (SSCI), Vol. 36, pp. 1-23.
  3. Dobrzykowki, David., Leuschner, Rudolf., Roh, James.,  Hong, Paul., `Examining Absorptive Capacity in Supply Chains: Linking Responsive Strategy and Firm Performance, Journal of Supply Chain Management (SSCI) Vol. 51 No. 4, pp. 3-28.
  4. Hong, Paul*, Yang, Mark and Dobrzykowski, David (2014).  Strategic Customer Service Orientation, Lean Manufacturing Practices and Performance Outcomes: An Empirical Study.  Journal of Service Management (SSCI), Vol. 25 No. 5, pp. 699-723..
  5. Kang, Mingu., Wu, Xiaobo., Hong, Paul*., Park, Kuhyun, and Park, Youngwon (2014). The role of organizational control in outsourcing practices: An empirical study.  Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management (SSCI)  Vol. 20 No. 3 pp. 177-185.
  6. Youn, SunHee., Yang,  Maga(Mark)., Kim, JinHwan, and Hong, Paul., **.  Supply chain Information Capabilities and Performance Outcomes: An Empirical Study of Korean Steel Suppliers. International Journal of Information Management (IJIM)(SSCI)** Vol. 34 No. 2. pp. 369-380.
  7. Roh, James., Hong, Paul., and Min, Hokey (2014). Implementation of Responsive Supply Chain Strategy: Case of Manufacturing Firms. International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE) (SCI). Vol. 147 No. 2/Part B, pp. 198-210.
  8. Dobrzykowski, David., Saboorideilami, Vafa, Hong, Paul*, and Kim, Seungchul (2014). . A structured analysis of operations and supply chain management research in healthcare (1982-2011). International Journal of Production Economies(SCI) , Vol. 147 No. 2/Part B, pp. 514-530.
  9. Park, Youngwon and Hong, Paul**, and Roh, James . (2013), “Supply chain lessons from the 2011 natural disasters in Japan”, Business Horizons(SSCI), Vol.56 No. 1. pp. 75-85.
  10. Young, Sunhee., Yang, Maga(Mark)aga., and Hong, Paul**., and  Park,  Kihyun.(2013),  “Strategic supply chain partnership, Environmental Supply Chain Management Practices and Performance Outcomes”, Journal of Cleaner Production(SSCI), Vol. 56, pp. 121-130.
  11. Cao, Yingxia*., Ajjan, Haya., and Hong, Paul (2013). Using Social Media Applications for Educational Outcomes in College Teaching: A Structural Equation Analysis. British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) (SSCI) Vol. 44 No 4. pp. 581–593.
  12. Park, Youngwon., Hong, Paul**., Moon, Gyewan. (2012), “Implementation of Product Strategy with differentiated standards”, International Journal al of Technology Management,Vol.57 No. 1/2/3, pp. 166-184.  (SSCI)
  13. Youn, Sunhee.,  Yang, Mark, and Hong, Paul** (2012),    “Integrative Leadership for Effective Supply Chain Implementation: An Empirical Study”, International Journal of Production EconomicsVol. 139  No. 1   pp. 237-246 (SCI).
  14. Park, Youngwon., Fujimoto, T., and Hong, Paul** (2012),  “Product Architecture, Organizational Capabilities and IT Integration for Competitive Advantage”,   International Journal of Information Management , Vol. 32. No. 5, pp. 479-488. (SSCI)
  15. Hong, Paul., Hong, S. W., Roh, James., Park, K. (2012), “Evolving Benchmarking Practices: A Review for Research Perspectives”, Benchmarking: An International Journal. Vol. 19  No. 4/5,    pp. 444-462.
  16. Yang, Maga(Mark)., Hong, Paul**., Modi, Sachin.(2011), Impact of Lean Manufacturing and Environmental Management on Business Performance: An International Study of Manufacturing Firms” International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 129, No. 2, pp.  251-261. (One of  most downloaded articles of International Journal of Production Economics in 2012), (SCI)
  17. Hong, Paul**., Doll, William, Revilla.,  Elena and Nahm, Abraham (2011), “Knowledge sharing and strategic fit in integrated product development Projects: An Empirical Study”,  International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 132, No. 2. pp. 186-196.  (SCI)
  18. Roh, James., Min, Hockey., and Hong, Paul (2011), “A Coordination Theory Approach to Restructuring the Global Supply Chain”, International Journal of Production Research.   Vol. 49, No. 15, 1 August 2011, 4517–4541(SSCI/SCI)
  19. Doll, William., Hong, Paul**., and Nahm, Abraham. (2010), “Antecedents and Outcomes of Manufacturability in Integrated Product Development”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 30, No. 8, 2010. pp. 821-852.(SSCI).
  20. Liao, Ying., Hong, Paul., and Rao, S. (2010), “Supply Management, Supply Flexibility and Performance Outcomes: An Empirical Investigation of Manufacturing Firms”, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 46, No. 3.,pp. 6-22. (SSCI),
  21. Tomino, Takahiro., Park, Youngwon., Hong, Paul**., and Roh, James. (2009), “Market Flexible Customizing System (MFCS) of Japanese vehicle manufacturers: An Analysis of Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi”. International Journal of Production Economics.  Vol. 118, No. 2. pp. 375-386. 2009 (SCI),  
  22. Rauniar, Rupak, Doll, William,  Rawski, Greg, Hong, Paul.,(2008),  “The Role of Heavyweight Product Manager in New Product Development”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Vol. 28. No. 2. pp. 130-154 (SSCI),
  23. Rauniar, Rupak, Rawski, Greg., Doll, William, and Hong, Paul (2008), “Shared Knowledge and Product Design Glitches in Integrated Product Development”,  International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 114. No. 2. pp. 723-736 (SCI).
  24. Hong, Paul., Vonderembse, Mark., Doll, William.,  Nahm, Abraham. (2005), “Role Changes of Design Engineers in Integrated Product Development”, Journal of Operations ManagementVol.  24. No. 1. 2005. pp. 63-79.(2006 JOM Best Paper Finalist) (SSCI)
  25. Hong, Paul,** Doll, William., Nahm, Abraham. (2004), “Project Target Clarity In An Uncertain Project Environment Uncertainty of Project”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 24, No. 12, 1269-1291.  (SSCI)

BUAD 2060 (Data Analysis for Business)
BUAD 2070 (Application of Statistics in Business Decision Making)
BUAD 3020 (Principles of Manufacturing and Service Systems)
OPMT 3610 (Manufacturing Planning and Control)
OPMT 4420 (Service Operations Management) 

OPMT 5510 (Business Statistics with computer applications)
OPMT 5520(Analysis of Manufacturing & Service Systems)
BUAD 6600 (Supply Chain Management)
OPMT 6960 (Master’s Thesis; Managing Operations)
EMBA 6320 (Product Development)

MFGM 8890 (Special Topics Seminar --Organizational Change Management)
MFGM 8890 (Special Topics Seminar – Integrated Product Development)
MFGM 8840 (Manufacturing Strategy)
MFGM 8490 (Supply Chain and E-Business Issues in Manufacturing)
MFGM 8960 (Doctoral Dissertation)

Supply Chain Management Research Module (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)

  1. Rupak Rauniar (Committee Member). “The role of team vision, mutual trust, and mutual influence on shared knowledge in integrated product development” (Committee Member) (Dissertation Defense, Fall 2005) (University of Houston, TX)  
  2. Greg Rawski (Co-Chair). “Effects of Work Integration and Knowledge Integration in Integrated Product Development” (Co-Chair) (Completed Summer 2005)(University of Evansville, IN) 
  3. Ying Liao (Co-Chair),  “Supply Chain Flexibility” (Co-Chair), Supply Chain Flexibility: the Antecedents, Driving Forces, and Impacts on Performance”(Dissertation Defense, December, 2006)(Meredith College)
  4. DongKyoon Yoo (Committee member), “Knowledge Management to Support Distributed Cognition In Knowledge-Intensive And Computer Mediated Work; Manufacturing Perspective (Dissertation Defense, December, 2006)(Virginia State University, VA)    
  5. Robert Hutchinson (Chair). “The Impact of Managerial Accounting Systems on the Long Term Success of Time-Based Manufacturing Practices” (Dissertation Defense July 20, 2007)(University of Mercy, Michigan Technology University, MI)
  6. James Roh (Chair). “From Responsive Strategy to Market Responsiveness: In Pursuit of Responsive Supply Chains” (Dissertation Defense, February 2, 2009) (Rowan University, NJ)
  7. Youngsoo Park (Co-Chair).  “Uncertainty, Equivocality and Integrative Process Mechanisms in Product Development". (Dissertation Proposal Defense, June 15, 2009),  Dissertation Defense (Dissertation Defense, February 18, 2010)(Midwest University, MO).
  8. Kihyun Park (Committee member). “Supply Chain Risk Management: Antecedents, Mechanisms and Outcomes” (Dissertation Defense August 2, 2011)(Robert Morison University, PA)
  9. Mark Yang (Committee Member). “Sustainability Practices of Manufacturing Firms: Supply Chain Perspective”(Dissertation Defense August 20, 2012) (West-Chester University, PA)
  10. Ryan Skiver (Chair). “A Framework to Evaluate the Relationship between Product Complexity and Organizational System Outcomes: The Effect of Coordination Mechanisms on Firm Performance” (Dissertation Defense, May 20, 2013)(University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh, WI)
  11. Saad Alflayyeh (Chair).  “Managing Supply Chain Complexity Challenges through Effective Integrative Supply Chain Network and Comprehensive Competence Practices” (Dissertation Defense, October 27, 2013) (Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia)
  12. Nehemiah Scott (Co-Chair). “Flourishing in the Complex Business Environment: Realizing Adaptable and Endurable Performance by Applying the Ambidexterity Paradox to Firm and Supply Chain Practices” (Dissertation Defense, May 18, 2015)(University of Illinois—Urbana Champaign, IN)
  13. Mohammed Hajazi (Chair).   “Managing Service Complexity: Theory Development and Empirical Investigation.” (University of Evansville, IN)(August 20, 2015, Dissertation Proposal Defense)
  14. Armond Sinclair (Chair).  “Achieving Integrity with Productive Outcomes: Lessons from Concurrent Engineering for the US Department of Defense Major Defense Acquisition Programs” (12-10-15 Dissertation Proposal Defense)


  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) 
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certificate Number # 9432
  • Rotary Club of Toledo
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Decision Science Institute (DSI)
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
Last Updated: 11/3/16