Qi Wu

Associate Professor
Department of Operations
Weatherhead School of Management

Globalization and the increased variety of products have impacted the uncertainty in both demand and supply. The changes, though gradual, have accumulated over time and posed enormous difficulties in planning procurement. Qi Wu, PhD, studies strategies that help firms tackle this challenge using stochastic control and econometric models. She is particularly interested in problems related to assortment planning and the impact of risk and financial factors on operational decisions.

Wu’s work focuses on empirical research in operations management, finance, and operations management interface, risk management, and supply chain contracts. Her articles appear in prestigious journals such as Mathematics of Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, Operations Research Letters, and Risk and Decision Analysis. She received her doctoral degree in Information, Risk and Operations Management from the University of Texas at Austin. Wu also holds master’s degrees in Mathematics and Statistics from University of South Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

Initially Appointed: 2013


Information, Risk and Operations Management
Mccombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
Master of Science
Mathematics; Statistics
University of South Carolina

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Operations Management
  • Business Statistics

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Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Probability and Statistics
  • Statistical Data Analytics for Supply Chain
  • Revenue Management

Office Hours

By Appointment Only

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Empirical Research in Operations Management
  • Finance and Operations Management Interface
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Contracts

Awards and Honors

  • Emerging Impact Research Award
    Weatherhead School of Management
  • Meritorious Service Award
    Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM)


  • Ritchken, P. H., Wu, Q.
    The Impact of Technology Choice on Capital Structure (vol. 2, pp. 273-305)  Springer
  • Wu, Q. , Honhon, D. (2023).
    Don't Waste that Free Lettuce! Impact of BOGOF Promotions on Waste (vol. 32, issue 2, pp. 501-523)  Production and Operations Management Journal
  • Wu, Q. , Lai, G. , (2022).
    The Roles of Excess Inventory with Stock Price Interest (vol. 68, issue 7)  Management Science
  • Ritchken, P. H., Wu, Q. (2021). In Wiley (Ed.)
    Capacity Investment, Production Flexibility and Capital Structure  (vol. 30, issue 12, pp. 4593-4613)   Production and Operations Management
  • Ritchken, P. H., Wu, Q. (2021). In Sridhar Seshadri (Ed.)
    Capacity Investment, Production Flexibility, and Capital Structure (vol. 30, issue 12, pp. 4593-4613)  Production and Operations Management Journal
  • Dawande, M. , Janakiraman, G. , QI, A. , Wu, Q. (2019).
    Optimal Incentive Contracts in Project Management  (vol. 28, issue 6)  Production and Operations Management
  • Wang, X. , Wu, Q. , Lai, G. , Scheller-Wolf, A. (2019).
    Offering Discretionary Healthcare Services with Medical Consumption (vol. 28, issue 9, ). Production and Operations Management
  • Wu, Q. , Muthuraman, K. , Seshadri, S. (2019).
    Effect of Financing Costs and Constraints on Real Investments: The Case of Inventories (vol. 28, issue 10)  Production and Operations Management
  • Muthuraman, K. , Seshadri, S. , Wu, Q. (2015).
    Inventory Management with Stochastic Lead Time (vol. 40, issue 2)  Mathematics of Operations Research
  • Feng, H. , Wu, Q. , Muthuraman, K. , Deshpande, V. (2015).
    Replenishment Policies for Multi-Product Stochastic Inventory Systems with Correlated Demand and Joint-Replenishment Costs (vol. 24, issue 4)  Production and Operations Management
  • Seshadri, S. , Wu, Q. (2014).
    Production and Inventory Planning under Decreasing Absolute Risk Aversion: A Unified Approach for Sensitivity Analysis (vol. 5, issue 1)   Risk and Decision Analysis
  • Janakiraman, G. , Park, S. , Seshadri, S. , Wu, Q. (2013).
    New results on the newsvendor model and the multi-period inventory model with backordering   (vol. 41, issue 4)  Operations Research Letters

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Lewis-Progressive Fellow
Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University