Paul C. Hong



  • Dr. Paul Hong is a Distinguished University Professor of Operations Management and Asian Studies Program 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 and supply chain management (Ph.D) and global supply chain management (post-doctoral Bridge program).

    He has supervised 25+ Ph.D. dissertations and post-doc research collaboration projects and secured major research and instructional grant proposals. He has received numerous research and teaching awards including Distinguished University Professor (2018), 16th Korea SCM Industry Award For Individual Excellence (2017), Fulbright-Nehru Teaching and Research Excellence Award (2016), University Innovative Teaching Excellence Award (2016), University of Toledo Research and Scholarship Award (2015), Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2011), Journal of Operations Management Finalist Paper Award (2006) and multiple Best Paper awards in international conferences.

    He also received research and teaching grants from the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Transportation and Society of Automotive Engineers.  Since 2008 he has been a special issue editor for twelve journals including the International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Business Logistic and Benchmarking: An International Journal and Journal of Operations Management.  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. He has been frequently invited as a keynote speaker for major international global supply chain and technology conferences and global executive training workshops.

    He has published articles in premier journals 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, Business Horizons, Journal of Cleaner Production and European Management Journal.  His global supply chain views have been featured in Forbes, US News & World Report, ABC News, Reader’s Digest, Business Insider, Asia Times Financial, Verify, Columbus Dispatch, Toledo Blade, Real Simple and others.

    He 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, PRC; Taylor Francis) and the second volume on “Success Stories of Global Firms from the BRICs” (2014, PRC; Taylor Francis).  His fourth book is on “Creative Innovative Firms from Japan: A Benchmark Inquiry into Firms from Three Rival Nations” (2019, Springer).  His fifth book is “Rising Asia and American Hegemony: Case of Competitive Firms from Four Leading Nations” (Springer, 2020).  He is chair of the New Populism Conference and editor-in-chief of the New Populism Encyclopedia by Springer (2022).

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