Chen's research focuses on resilience, corporate social responsibility, and innovations in supply chain management. Overarching themes in Chen’s writings include emergency management, responsible sourcing and supply chain disclosure, as well as competitive innovations through information and operational technology. Chen advises regional medical centers and manufacturers through research and consulting projects, and serves as guest speakers for Internet-of-Things Collaborative and Institute of Supply Management.
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Explores the question of whether ethical sourcing and disclosure of supply chain sources are linked to competitiveness.
Develops cost-effective plans for providing the infrastructure necessary to dispense medications in the case of an epidemic disease outbreak or bioterrorist attack.
Shows how a government may better incentivize firms for sustainability innovations through different subsidizing schemes.