Senior Technical Advisor
Component 2 Co-Lead
Thomas Choi is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He leads the study of the upstream side of supply chains, where a buying company interfaces with many suppliers organized in various forms of networks. He has published articles in the Academy of Management Executive, Decision Sciences Journal, Decision Support Systems, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, and others.
He currently serves as co-director of the Complex Adaptive Supply Networks Research Accelerator (CASN-RA), an international research group of scholars interested in supply networks. From 2014 to 2019, he served as Harold E. Fearon Chair of Purchasing Management and Executive Director of CAPS Research, a joint venture between Arizona State University and the Institute for Supply Management. From 2011 to 2014, he served as co-editor in chief for the Journal of Operations Management. Since 2018, he has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics for having “multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.” Most recently, a 2019 analysis of supply-chain research by Babbar et al. ranked his publications among the most globally influential from 2001 to 2015.