Doctoral candidate awarded $12,000 research grant

August 25, 2011 | News, UToday
By Feliza Casano



Kihyun Park, a PhD student in the UT College of Business and Innovation, was awarded a $12,000 research grant for his dissertation on supply chain resilience.

The award is granted by the Institute for Supply Management, the largest supply management association in the world.

Park was one of two $12,000 grant recipients in the annual Institute for Supply Management Dissertation Grant Competition, one of the most prestigious grant programs in the field. Park’s dissertation is titled “Flexible and Redundant Supply Chain Practices to Build Strategic Supply Chain Resilience: Contingent and Resource-Based Perspectives.”

“I am invited to two conferences to present my dissertation,” Park said. “The organization that presented the grant also has a publication called the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and they have invited me to submit my dissertation there.”

He will present his dissertation at the Annual North American Research Symposium in Tempe, Ariz., in March and at Institute for Supply Management Annual International Supply Management Conference in Baltimore in May.

Park’s field of study is operations management and supply chain management. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics at Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea.

He has studied at The University of Toledo since fall 2007 and will graduate this fall. While attending the University, he has taught several courses, including Operations Management and Business Statistics.

Park will begin teaching at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh during fall semester as an assistant professor of operations management.

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