Faculty and Staff

Joong Son

Associate Professor, Bachelor of Commerce (Decision Sciences & Supply Chain Management)

PhD (Washington); MBA (Texas); BA (Yonsei)

5-252F, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Dr. Joong Y. Son received his PhD in Operations Management from the University of Washington, his MBA from the University of Texas (Austin) and BA from Yonsei University in Seoul Korea. Before moving to Edmonton in 2007, he taught as an assistant professor in business schools at universities in the United States (University of California, Riverside and Kansas State University). He has taught courses in supply chain management, business simulation, quality control, management science, inventory management and operations management.

Dr. Son's areas of research interest include supply chain coordination and incentive issues, supply chain risk management, information visibility in supply chain and simulation modeling. His research has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed academic journals and conference proceedings.

Supply chain management, supply chain risk management, simulation modeling, operations management, management science

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Supply chain management
  • Simulation modeling
  • Operations management
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Supply chain coordination
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Information visibility in supply chain
  • Management science (quantitative methods)
  • Quality management
  • Statistics

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Son, J., & Enstroem, R. (2020). On joint effects of return policy coordination and retail competition. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, doi:10.1080/13675567.2020.1741524

Son, J., & Ghosh, S. (2020). Vendor managed inventory with fixed shipping cost allocation. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 23(1), 1-23.

Son, J. (2019). Fixed shipping cost allocation for just-in-time (JIT) lot-splitting. Operations and Supply Chain Management, 12(4), 212-224.

Son, J., & Orchard, R. (2013).  Effectiveness of policies for mitigating supply disruptions. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 43(8), 684-706.

Son, J., & Sheu, C. (2008) The impact of replenishment policy deviations in a decentralized supply chain. International Journal of Production Economics, 113(2), 785-804.

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • Best paper award, Management Science Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (2016)
  • Honourable mention paper, Production and Operations Management Division. Administrative Science Association of Canada (2011)
  • Research Council Fund Granted, MacEwan University (2009, 2010, 2011)

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Canadian Operational Research Society 
  • Decision Sciences Institute

Boards / Committees

  • Divisional editor, Administrative Sciences Association Canada, 2015
  • Program coordinator, Administrative Sciences Association Canada, 2014
  • Divisional chair, Administrative Sciences Association Canada, 2013
  • Faculty coordinator, MacEwan University, Canadian Operational Research Society, 2019
  • Reviewer (peer-reviewed journals): International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Modeling in Management; Journal of Multi-criteria Decision Analysis; International Journal of Operational Research; International Journal of Services and Operations Management, Enterprise Information Systems, etc.
  • Ad-hoc reviewer (peer-reviewed conferences): Administrative Science Association of Canada, Decision Sciences, Western Decision Sciences