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Bryan Ashenbaum

Associate Professor & Chair


Profile Biography Courses

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Arizona State University, Supply Chain Management, 2006
  • M.B.A. Arizona State University, Supply Chain Management, 2001
  • B.S. Arizona State University, Microbiology, 1996

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Director, Miami PRIME (2014 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, Miami University (2012-Present).
  • Assistant Professor, Miami University (2006-2012).
  • Graduate associate / Classified Staff, Arizona State University (2002-2006).
  • Purchasing Manager, Procter & Gamble (2001-2002).
  • Supply Management MBA Intern, Honeywell (2000).
  • Sales Engineer, NIBCO (1997-1999).
  • Nuclear Quality Assurance Supervisor, Nuclear Reactor Operator, U.S. Navy (1988-1993).

Recent Publications

  • Ashenbaum, B. 2017. “From Market to Hierarchy: An Empirical Assessment of a Supply Chain Governance Typology.” In press, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.
  • Ashenbaum, B., Maltz, A. 2017. “Purchasing-Logistics Integration and Supplier Performance: An Information-Processing View.” International Journal of Logistics Management 28(2): 379-397.
  • Brewer, B., Wallin, C., and Ashenbaum, B. 2014. “Outsourcing the Procurement Function: Do Actions and Results Align with Theory?” Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 20(3): 186-194.
  • Brewer, B., Ashenbaum, B., and Carter, J. 2013. “Understanding the Supply Chain Outsourcing Cascade: When Does Procurement Follow Manufacturing Out the Door?” Journal of Supply Chain Management 49(3): 90-110.
  • Terpend, R., and Ashenbaum, B. 2012. “The Intersection of Power, Trust and Supplier Network Size: Implications for Supplier Performance.” Journal of Supply Chain Management 48(3): 52-77.
  • Ashenbaum, B., Salzarulo, P., and Newman, W.R. 2012. “Organizational Structure, Entrepreneurial Orientation and Trait Preference in Transportation Brokerage Firms.” Journal of Supply Chain Management 48(1): 3-23.
  • Ashenbaum, B., and Terpend, R. 2010. “The Purchasing-Logistics Interface: A ‘Scope of Responsibility’ Taxonomy.” Journal of Business Logistics 31(2): 177-194.

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Career Development Award, 2015, Miami University.
  • Outstanding Associate Editor Award for 2014, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2013, Journal of Business Logistics.
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2012, Journal of Business Logistics.
  • 2012 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.
  • 2011-12 Outstanding Professor Award, Professional MBA Program, Farmer School of Business, Miami University.
  • 2011-12 Richard K. Smucker Outstanding Teacher Award (undergraduate), Farmer school of Business, Miami University.
  • 2007 Best Reviewer Award, Journal of Supply Chain Management
  • 2005: Sam M. Walton College of Business 2005 SCMRC Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award, SCMRC-University of Arkansas.
  • 2005: ISM Doctoral Research Grant, Institute for Supply Management.
  • 2005: W.P. Carey School of Business 2004-05 John W. Teets Outstanding Teacher Award, Arizona State University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Function outsourcing
  • Impact of technology adoption on supply chain relationships
  • Logistics
  • Operations
  • Purchasing/strategy sourcing
  • Supply chain integration