Xiaoou Zhang


Sobey School of Business
Finance Info Sys and Mgmt Science

Faculty Member Information

Interests

Healthcare: service and policy for mental healthcare and senior care, e-health and health technology assesment, and healthcare economics. Supply Chain Management and Revenue Management: price and inventory optimization, information sharing and negotiation. Resource Management and Finance: real option risk management.  

Education

Ph.D., Management Science , University of Western Ontario, 2007
M.A., Financial Economics , Xiamen University , 1999
B.A.Sc., Electronic Technology , Zhejiang University , 1994

Academic Work Experience

2012 - Present, Associate Professor in Management Science , Saint Mary's University
2007 - 2012, Assistant Professor in Management Science, Saint Mary's University

Non-Academic Work Experience

1994 - 2001, Manager, Department of Financial Management , Bank of Communications

Scholarly Contributions

Book Reviews

Zhang Michael. (2015)"Foundations of Operations Management, 4th Edition"
Zhang Michael. (2010)"Operations Management, 10th and 11th of the Canadian Edition" 10,11
Zhang Michael. (2009)"Managerial Decision Modeling with Spreadsheets, 2nd Edition" 2
Zhang Michael. (2004)"Business Mathematics with Excel, 1st Edition" 1

Journal Articles

Zhang Michael, Feng J. "Cooperative Negotiation on Dynamic Quotation of Leadtime and Price", Management Science (Spring - 2015)
Feng J, Zhang Michael, Huang K. "Options in a Decentralized Inventory Sharing System", Operations Research (Spring - 2015)
Feng J, Zhang Michael. "Game Theoretical Analysis for Make to Order Queuing System ", Operations Research (Spring - 2015)
Zhang Michael. "Determination of Optimal Cost Devoted to Market Segmentation: an Analytical Approach ", Journal of Retailing (Spring - 2015)
Feng J, Zhang Michael. "Turnpike Properties of Dynamic Optimization for Sequential Identification of Group-Testable Items ", Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (Spring - 2015)
Feng J, Zhang Michael. "Reducing Cost & Abandoned E-Components in Incomplete Identification ", Production and Operations Management (Spring - 2015)
Zhang Michael, Bell P, Cai G, Chen X. "Optimal Fences & Joint Price & Inventory Decisions in District Markets with Dem& Leakage ", European Journal of Operational Research (Spring - 2011)
Zhang Michael, Bell P. "Price Fencing in the Practice of Revenue Management: An Overview & Taxonomy ", Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management (Spring - 2010)
Zhang Michael, Bell P. "Fencing in the Practice of Revenue Management ", International Journal of Revenue Management 4 (Spring - 2010)
Cai G, Zhang G, Zhang Michael. "Game Theoretical Perspectives on Dual-Channel Supply Chain ", International Journal of Production Economics (Spring - 2009)
Zhang Geogre, Cai Gangshu, Zhang Michael. "Game Theoretical Perspectives on Dual-Channel Supply Chain Competition with Price Discounts and Pricing Schemes", International Journal of Production Economics 5 (Winter - 2008), 261-279
Zhang Michael, Bell P. "The Effect of Market Segmentation with Dem& Leakage between Market Segments on a Firm's Price & Inventory Decisions", European Journal of Operational Research (Spring - 2007)
Bell Peter, Zhang Michael. "Management Decision-Making in the Single Period Optimum Pricing Problem", Journal of the Operational Research Society 57 (Winter - 2006), 377-388

Presentation

Zhang Michael. "Revenue Management for Decentralized Supply Chain Systems", INFORM Revenue Management Section Conference (Spring - 2011)
Zhang Michael. "Perfect Dynamic Quotation of Lead Time & Price ", Canadian Operational Research Society (Spring - 2011)
Zhang Michael. "Implication of Fencing: A Customer Choice Model ", Canadian Operational Research Society (Spring - 2009)
Zhang Michael. "Joint Price & Inventory Decisions with Dem& Leakage between Two Markets", Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences' Annual Meeting (Fall - 2008)
Zhang Michael. "Optimal Fences & Joint Price & Inventory Decisions", Operations Research and the Management Sciences' Annul Meeting (Fall - 2007)
Zhang Michael. "Implications of Fencing for Revenue Management", Operations Research and the Management Sciences' Annual Meeting (Fall - 2006)
Zhang Michael. "Joint Price & Inventory Decision in Revenue Management", Operations Research and the Management Sciences' Annual Meeting (Fall - 2005)
Zhang Michael. "Joint Price & Inventory Decisions in Revenue Management", Canadian Operational Research Society Annual Conference (Spring - 2005)
Zhang Michael. "The Single Period Problem with Price Variability", Operations Research and the Management Sciences' Annual Event (Fall - 2004)
Zhang Michael. "The Impact of Imperfect ‘Fences’ on Revenues under Aggressive Revenue Management", Canadian Operational Research Society/Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Joint Meeting (Spring - 2004)
Zhang Michael. "Decision-Making in the Single Period Optimum Pricing Problem", Canadian Operational Research Society's Annual Meeting (Spring - 2003)
Zhang Michael. "The Single Period Optimum Pricing Problem", MATICS (Spring - 2003)

Conference Proceedings

Beainy Rita, Zhang Michael. "Overview of Home Care in Nova Scotia: A Model to Reduce Waiting Time ", Atlantic Business School 2012 Conference (2012 - 2012)
Xiao Chris, Zhang Michael. "Application of Option Price Model in Mining Industry Merge & Acquisition ", Atlantic School of Business School 2012 Conference (2012 - 2012)

Other Publications

Zhang Michael, Pottie T, McGrath P. "Cost Analysis for Innovate Mental Healthcare Program " (Spring - 2015)
Zhang Michael. "Review of Applications of Operations Research in Community Based Mental Healthcare and Primary Care " (Spring - 2015)
Zhang Michael. "Development of Quality Indicators for Community Based Mental Healthcare for Atlantic Canadians " (Spring - 2015)
Zhang Michael. "Mental Healthcare Cost Evaluation and Analysis in Canadian Context " (Spring - 2015)
Zhang Michael. "Reduce Waiting Time for Public Service " (Spring - 2015)
Zhang Michael. "Cost and Effectiveness Evaluation for Prenatal Education Programs in Nova Scotia " (Spring - 2015)
Feng J, Zhang Michael. "Bargaining Game in a Make to Order System " (Spring - 2015)
Zhang Michael, Wang H, Feng J. "Optimal Pricing on E-book Sales" (Spring - 2015)
Zhang Michael. "Container Transportation Company" (Spring - 2009)
Zhang Michael. "Medbuy Incorporation" (Spring - 2002)

Service: Institutional Committees

Member, Sobey MBA Council , 2009/03 - 2011/03 (Member)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Coach of JD Irvine Graduate Student Case Competition , JD Irving, Limited 2012/03 - 2012/03
External Reviewer, The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research 2011/03 - Present
Board member of Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales, Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales 2009/03 - 2009/03
External reviewer, for Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council 2009/03 - Present
Practical Pricing, Henry Stewart Talks 2008/03 - 2008/03

Biography

<p><strong>Research Grants </strong></p> <ul> <li>Principal Investigator, &ldquo;Barriers and Facilitators in Access to Child/Youth Mental Health Services: A Mixed Methods, Inter-sectorial Study in Atlantic Canada,&rdquo; CIHR; $2,363,683; 2013-2018 &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Consultant, &ldquo;Evaluation of an Intervention for Improving Community-Based Pediatric ADHD Care,&rdquo; NIMH; $2,997,444; 2010- 2015&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Principal Investigator, &ldquo;Fencing in a Revenue Management Context: Optimization of Strategic Pricing and Inventory Decisions,&rdquo; NESRC; $85,000; 2009-2013 &nbsp;</li> <li>Principle Investigator, &ldquo;Optimal Test Policy to Reduce E Waste and Cost,&rdquo; Early Stage Commercialization Fund, Innova Corp; $25,000; 2012</li> <li>Principle Investigator, &ldquo;Statistical Evaluation and Management of Mineral Resources,&rdquo; MITACS Accelerate, $15,000; 2012- 2013</li> <li>Principle Investigator, NSERC Early Career Researcher $10,000; 2012 - 2013. &nbsp;</li> <li>Principle Investigator, CIRS Research Grant,&nbsp; $9,775; 2015 &nbsp;</li> <li>Principle Applicant, &ldquo;Healthcare Modeling and Optimization,&rdquo; SEEP; $9,176; 2012 &nbsp;</li> </ul> <h1>Refereed Journal Articles &amp; Proceedings&nbsp;</h1> <ul> <li>Zhang M and Feng J. Dynamic Quotation of Leadtime and Price for a Make-To-Order System with Multiple Customer Classes and Perfect Information on Customer Preferences. Accepted at <em>European Journal of Operational Research</em></li> <li>Feng J and Zhang M. Reducing Cost and Abandoned E-Components in Incomplete Identification. Accepted at <em>Journal of the Operational Research Society</em></li> <li>Zhang M and Feng J 2015. Turpike Property in Group Testing. <em>Operations Research Letter</em> 43: 545-549</li> <li>Zhang M and Bell P. 2012. Price Fencing in the Practice of Revenue Management: An Overview &amp; Taxonomy. <em>Journal of Revenue &amp; Pricing Management</em> 20: 1-14.</li> <li>Zhang M, Bell P, Cai G and Chen X. 2011. Optimal Fences &amp; Joint Price &amp; Inventory Decisions in Distinct Markets with Demand Leakage. <em>European Journal of Operational Research</em> 204: 589-596.</li> <li>Zhang M and Bell P. 2010. Fencing in the Context of Revenue Management. <em>International Journal of Revenue Management </em>4: 42-68.</li> <li>Cai G, Zhang G and Zhang M. 2009. Game Theoretical Perspectives on Dual-Channel Supply Chain.<em> International Journal of Production Economics</em> 117, 80-96.</li> <li>Zhang M and Bell P. 2007. The Effect of Market Segmentation with Dem&amp; Leakage between Market Segments on a Firm&rsquo;s Price &amp; Inventory Decisions. <em>European Journal of Operational Research </em>182, 738-754.</li> <li>Bell P and Zhang M. 2006. Management Decision-Making in the Single Period Optimum Pricing Problem. <em>Journal of the Operational Research Society</em> 57, 377-388.</li> </ul>