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William Newman



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Academic Background

  • Ph.D. The University of Iowa, 1988
  • M.B.A. Bowling Green State University, 1981
  • B.S.B.A. Bowling Green State University, 1980

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 1996 - Present  Professor, Department of Management, Miami University
  • 2005 - 2011 Director of the Summer Business Institute, Miami University
  • 1992 - 1996 Associate Professor, Department of Management, Miami University
  • 1988 - 1992 Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Miami University
  • 1987 - 1988 Instructor, Department of Management, Miami University
  • 1983 - 1987 Teaching Assistant, Management Science Department, University of Iowa
  • 1981 - 1983 Instructor, Department of Management, Bowling Green State University
  • 1980   After Market Materials, Bendix Corp., Elyria, Ohio. 

Recent Publications

  • Brymer, R. & W.R. Newman "Through the Brewing Class: What Beer Making Can Teach Students about Business", (also published in The, August, 2015
    *over 6200 readers
  • Newman, W.R. "Elon Musk's Brave New World: It Worked For Henry Ford; Why Not Tesla?" (also published in The,,, and ), August, 2015
    *over 99,000 readers, editor’s pick for 24 weeks
  • Newman, W. R. "Volkswagen scandal will send costly ripples through auto industry", (also published in The Conversation .com,,,,, and ), September, 2015
    *over 55,000 readers, editor’s pick for 8 weeks
  • Newman, W. R., "Panama Canal Will Have Major Impact in Our Region" Cincinnati Business Courier, October 16, 2015.
  • Newman, W. R., "Tesla Follows Ford", The Academic Minute, WAMC Northeast Public Radio in Albany, New York. Nov. 2015
  • Newman, W. R. & J. Bowblis, "Crash in Oil Prices Will Hurt the US Economy From Texas to Wall Street", The (also published in,,,,,,,,, and, March 2016
    *over 2100 readers
  • Newman, W. R., "What the Latest Management Shakeup Means for the Future of VW: Paving the way for cultural change is key", (also published in,,,,,, March 2016
  • Ashenbaum, B., Salzarulo, P., & W.R. Newman "Structure, Entrepreneurial Orientation and Trait Preference in Transportation Brokerage Firms", Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol.48, no. 1, 2012, pp. 3-23
  • Gerhardt, M., Ashenbaum, B, & W. R. Newman, "Proactive Personality and Job Performance: The Intervening Roles of Self-Management and Job Tenure", Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 16 no. 1, 2009,
  • Newman, W,  Hanna, M, Gattiker, T. and X. Huang, "Charting Supply Chain Management Integration and Initiatives: A Framework to Guide Implementation", American Journal of Business, Vol. 24, no. 1, Spring 2009.pp. 61-72
  • Integrated Operations and Supply Chain Management, (with M. Hanna), Thompson/Southwest Publishing, 2007. 873 pages
  • Newman, W.  , T. Krehbiel, "Linear performance pricing: A collaborative tool for focused supply cost reduction", Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. Volume 13, Issue 2, March 2007, Pages 152-165

Honors & Awards

  • 2010 Mid West Decisions Sciences Institute Fellow

Areas of Expertise

  • Operations
  • Supplier relations and development
  • Supply chain management
  • Supply chain management modeling
  • Supply chain management performance measurement