Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2018

Author's School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Author's Department

Business Administration

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Type



This dissertation consists of three chapters. The first chapter talks about value chain innovation. It compares the different operational implications between 3D printing and the traditional flexible technology. The second chapter talks about value chain coordination. It discusses how efficiency can be achieved in a manufacturing-retailing-salesforce value chain. The third chapter talks about value chain responsibility. It addresses whether the centralized government food-safety auditing system always leads to a better outcome than the decentralized one.


English (en)

Chair and Committee

Panos Kouvelis, Lingxiu Dong

Committee Members

Fuqiang Zhang, Iva Rashkova, Dennis J. Zhang, John Nachbar,


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