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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

Wang, X., Lim, M., Ouyang, Y. Forthcoming. Food-Energy-Environment Trilemma: Policy Impacts on Farmland Use and Biofuel Industry Development. Energy Economics

Wang, X., Lim, M., Ouyang, Y. 2107. A Continuum Approximation Approach to the Dynamic Facility Location Problem in a Growing Market. Transportation Science, 51: 343-357

Lim, M., Mak, H., Shen, Z. 2017. Proximity and Agility Considerations in Supply Chain. Management Science, 63: 1026-1041

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

M&SOM Meritorious Service Award, INFORMS, 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