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Kalyan Singhal

McCurdy Professor of Operations Management,

Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore


Production and Operations Management,

Management and Business Review    


Date and time:  Feb 16 (Wed), 2022, 21:00 HKT (GMT+8)  [Local time]



Zoom link:       Zoom meeting ID: 939 6553 3071

Seminar title: 

History of Technology in China and China’s Strategic Options


It will be a three-part presentation covering the history of technology in China and China’s strategic options as it carves out its place in the world, the journal Production and Operations Management (POM), and the journal Management and Business Review (MBR). 

History of Technology in China and China’s Strategic Options:  Before the Industrial Revolution, China was the world leader in technological inventions and the world’s largest manufacturer.  Yet, it failed to become a major exporter.  Exports could have helped it to unleash a quality evolution and to expand its economy further.  During the Industrial Revolution, China’s manufacturing output decreased because of military conquests by Britain.  I will discuss why China missed the opportunity to become a naval power before the Industrial Revolution, which contributed to its fate during the Industrial Revolution.   China’s has once again emerged as the world’s largest manufacturer and the world’s largest economy, both driven by its exports.  I will suggest that to succeed in its belt-and-road initiative and to establish itself as a world leader, China should pursue a quality revolution similar to what Japan did in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and it should seek a strategic alliance with India.

The Journal Production and Operations Management (POM):  I will discuss the journal’s reputation and standing and its review process.  I will also discuss approaches to write papers that would be acceptable and widely read and cited.

The Journal Management and Business Review (MBR):  I will describe the mission of the journal, its community, and its Chinese  language edition.  I will also describe the opportunity for your university, students, and alumni. I will then discuss the opportunities for publishing in MBR.

Speaker bio: 

Dr. Kalyan Singhal is McCurdy Professor of Operations and Supply-Chain Management at the Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore.  He founded the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) in 1989. 

He also founded the journal Production and Operations Management (POM) in 1992, and he has been serving as its editor in chief since then.  He is also coeditor in chief and publisher of the Management and Business Review (MBR).  He has published in all leading journals in his discipline, including the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Operations Management, Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management.  He is a Fellow of both INFORMS and POMS.  

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