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Michael K. Lim

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences, Northwestern University, 2009
MS, Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences, Northwestern University, 2006
BS, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Yonsei University, 2004

Positions Held

IT Consultant, IBM, 2004

Recent Publications

Lim, M., Mak, H., Shen, Z. Forthcoming. Proximity and Agility Considerations in Supply Chain. Management Science

Wang, X., Lim, M., Ouyang, Y. Forthcoming. A Continuum Approximation Approach to the Dynamic Facility Location Problem in a Growing Market. Transportation Science

Bhatti, S., Lim, M., Mak, H. 2015. Alternative Fuel Station Location Model with Demand Learning. Annals of Operations Research, 230: 105-127

Karthik Murali, -., Lim, M., Petruzzi, N. 2015. Municipal Groundwater Management: Optimal Allocation and Control of a Renewable Natural Resource. Production and Operations Management, 24: 14531472

Kim, K., Lim, M. 2015. R&D Outsourcing in an Innovation-driven Supply Chain. Operations Research Letters, 43: 20-25

Lim, M., Mak, H., Rong, Y. 2015. Toward Mass Adoption of Electric Vehicles: Impacts of the Range and Resale Anxieties. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 17: 101-119

Wang, X., Lim, M., Ouyang, Y. 2015. Infrastructure Deployment under Uncertainties and Competition: The Biofuel Industry Case. Transportation Research Part B, 78: 1-15

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Finalist, College of Business Alumni Association Award, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2015

First prize, 2014 INFORMS Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment Young Researcher Prize, INFORMS, 2014

Service Activities

Panelist, Transportation Technical Symposium on Logistics and Supply Chains, Transportation Center, Northwestern University, 2014

Teaching and Research Interests

Supply chain and logistics management, Network optimization, Operations flexibility; Sustainable operations management (green technology adoption, electric vehicles, ecolabels); Environmentally-responsible operations management (renewable energy, groundwater); Marketing-Operations interfaces