China’s practices and challenges in OR/MS

Published 17 May, 2019

China has the world’s second largest economy by nominal GDP and the world’s largest economy by purchasing power parity according to the International Monetary Fund. Until 2015, China was the world's fastest-growing major economy, with growth rates averaging 10% over 30 years. Management science and operations research have significantly contributed to this rapid economic growth by enhancing the levels of management in fields such as supply chain management and logistics and service operations. The rapid economic growth has also brought up several opportunities and challenges in economic and energy sustainability, environmental production, humanity issues, globalization, etc. The institutional characteristics and economic structure aspects in China, together with the above mentioned growth, all provide a great opportunity for rigorous study in the field of Management Science and Operations Research.

This Special Issue seeks to publish scholarly papers focus on original works with relevancy of China’s management practices in the fields of management science and operations research. Some topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • How MS and OR tools have helped a Chinese government/company solve real practical problems?
  • How MS and OR tools can possibly address some important challenges and opportunities a Chinese government/company is facing?

Submission Deadline

Please submit your paper before 1 August 2019

Guest Editors

  • Hau Lee, Stanford University, USA
  • Z. Max Shen, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Tianhu Deng, Tsinghua University, China

Submission Instructions

Please submit your paper via the following website:

In the process of submission, please select type “Special Issue” and special issue “Special Issue on Chinese practices and challenges in OR/MS”.


Back to Call for Papers

Stay Informed

Register your interest and receive email alerts tailored to your needs. Sign up below.