September 27, 2023

Zhao Publishes in Journal of Management Analytics

Xiaofeng Zhao, associate professor in the College of Business, recently had his co-authored article “Analyzing the time buffer in the Theory of Constraints based lean operations” published in the Journal of Management Analytics, Volume 1, Issue 3.


Srivastava Organizes International Conference

Mukesh Srivastava is organizing the fifth International Conference of the Association of Global Management Studies at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford in the United Kingdom on May 20 and 21, 2014 with John Saee, of the ESB School of Business, Reutlingen University in Germany.  The theme of the conference is “Global Management and Innovation across Businesses.”

This conference will provide a platform to discuss challenges pertaining to the contemporary issues in global management and will foster an environment for multidisciplinary global research involved in the development of theoretical and practice knowledge of all business and related fields by researchers, educators, developers, and practitioners.

Global Participation of Scholars

Of 93 papers submitted, 31 were selected for presentation at the conference and publications in the ICAGMS 2014 Proceedings; selected quality papers are slated to be published in the International Journal of Global Management Studies or International Journal of Global Management Studies Professional. Three UMW College of Business professors — Louis Martinette, Mukesh Srivastava and Xiaofeng Zhao — will also present their research papers.

Academics from nine countries including Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, UK and the U.S. will present their scholarly research work on global management study.

The two keynote speakers include Michael Barrett, professor of the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge in UK.  He will discuss contemporary global collaborative innovation, and Sundeep Sahay, professor of Global Infrastructure, University of Oslo in Norway, will speak on frugal health information systems.

Zhao Publishes Article

Xiaofeng Zhao, associate professor of the College of Business, has published a journal article as lead author, “Measuring the variance of customer waiting time in service operations” in Management Decision.

Xiaofeng Zhao’s Article Accepted for Publication

Associate Professor in the College of Business, Dr. Xiaofeng Zhao’s article, “Nonlinear Programming,” has been accepted by the Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (EBAO). The article will be published by IGI Global in 2014. Another article by Dr. Zhao, “Linear Programming,” will also be published in EBAO.

Five Faculty Presented at Conference

Five UMW faculty members presented papers at the 2011 International Conference on Global Management Studies held Feb. 28 and March 1 in Las Vegas. The conference was organized by the Association of Global Management Studies and co-sponsored by the UMW College of Business.

Mukesh Srivastava, associate dean of the College of Business (COB) and associate professor, chaired the conference and presented the paper “Co-Creation Methodologies in a Matrix Organization: A Hermeneutic Approach.”

Faleh Alshameri, visiting assistant professor in the COB, presented his paper “Automated Metadata for Image Mining.”

Louis Martinette, associate professor in the COB, presented his co-authored paper “The Relationship Between Learning Orientation and Business Performance and the Moderating Effect of Competitive Advantage in Service Organizations.”

John St.Clair, director of distance and blended learning, presented his paper “Student Interest in Online Courses at a Liberal Arts University.”

Xiaofeng Zhao, assistant professor in the COB, presented his paper “A Queuing Theory Based Model to Estimate the Variability of Waiting Time in Supply Chain Operations.”

Of the 67 papers submitted, 22 from seven countries—Australia, Canada, China, Iran, New Zealand, Singapore and the U.S.—were accepted for presentation. Find more information about the conference and the Association of Global Management Studies (AGMS) at

The AGMS promotes research and advances the knowledge of global management educators, researchers and practitioners. Founded in 2009 by Srivastava, it publishes the “International Journal of Global Management Studies” and the “International Journal of Global Management Studies Professional.” Both journals are listed in Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities and are available online via EBSCO’s Business Source Complete database.

To enhance global outreach, development of a regional AGMS chapter is underway in China. The chapter will be led jointly by a Chinese university and a member of the College of Business.

The 3rd international conference of the AGMS will be held in 2012 at the Harvard Faculty Club, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The strategic direction for the conference will be “A Conference of Choice and Quality” for academics and practitioner scholars globally.