John Ni

Associate Professor




  • Ph.D., Operations Management and Decision Sciences, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University (2012)
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management, University of Alberta, Canada (2003)
  • B.ENG., Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (1993)


  • Associate Professor, Farmer School of Business, Miami University (2022-Current).
  • Assistant Professor, Farmer School of Business, Miami University (2016-2022).
  • Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island (2012-2016)
  • Research Associate/Associate Instructor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University (2007-2012)
  • Quality System Auditing Manager, TUV Rheinland Group (2003-2005)


  • Chen, Y, Ni, John Z., (2020). "Product positioning and pricing decisions in a two-attribute disruptive new market", IISE Transactions. Forthcoming.
  • Ritchie, W., Ni, John Z., W. J., Melnyk, S. A., (2019). "The Effectiveness of ISO 9001-Based Healthcare Accreditation Surveyors and Standards on Hospital Performance Outcomes: A Balanced Scorecard Perspective". Quality Management Journal: Vol 26, No 4, pages 162-173.
  • Chen, Yuwen, Ni, John Z., Yu, Degan, (2019),"Application developers' product offering strategies in multi-platform markets", European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 273, Issue 1, Pages 320-333,
  • Ni, John Z., Huang, X, (2018), "Discovery-to-recall in the automotive industry: a problem-solving perspective on investigation of quality failure", Journal of Supply Chain Management, 54: 71-95.
  • Ritchie, William, Melnyk, Steven, Ni, John Z., (2017), "Environmental standard adoption in Marinas: A spatiotemporal analysis of a special form of maritime transportation hubs", Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol. 55, Pages 1-11
  • Ni, John Z., Melnyk, Steven, Flynn, Barbara B. , Ritchie, William, (2016). "Why be first if it doesn't pay? The case of early adopters of C-TPAT supply chain security certification", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 36 Iss: 10, pp.1161 - 1181
  • Ni, John Z., Flynn, Barbara B. , Jacobs, F. Robert, (2016). "The Effect of a Toy Industry Product Recall Announcement on Shareholder Wealth", International Journal of Production Research, Sep2016, Vol. 54 Issue 18, p5404-5415.
  • Ni, John Z., Flynn, Barbara B. , Jacobs, F. Robert., (2014). "Impact of product recall announcements on retailers' financial value". International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 153, p. 309-322.
  • Ni, J., & Karapetrovic, S. (2003). "Perennial self-audit: model and applications". Managerial Auditing Journal, 18(5), p. 363-373.


  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of Supply Chain Management 2020 Farmer School of Business Summer Research Grant 2018 Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award Runner-up


John Z. Ni (Ph.D. Indiana University) is Assistant Professor at Farmer School of Business, Miami University. His primary research interest is in the area of strategic supply chain, with a focus on supply chain risk and disruption, quality management, as well as adoption of management standards in supply chain. He currently serves on the Editorial Review Boards of Journal of Supply Chain Management.


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