Fasheng Xu

Assistant Professor

OPIM


Education

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
B.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Areas of Expertise

Economics of Generative AI and Foundation Models, Blockchain/Crypto, FinTech, Supply Chain Finance, Data Privacy

Biography

Fasheng Xu is an Assistant Professor of Operations and Information Management at School of Business, University of Connecticut (UConn). Fasheng’s general research interests lie in the interface of operations, finance, and economics. In particular, he is interested in studying the economic and social implications of emerging technologies and identifying effective designs and policies for innovative markets and platforms. His recent research has been focused on the following areas: blockchain, fintech, supply chain finance, data privacy, economics of Generative AI and foundation models. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as Management Science and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. He has received several best paper nominations and awards, meritorious service awards for Management Science and M&SOM, and the 2022 Guttag Junior Faculty Award at Syracuse University.

Prior to joining UConn in 2023, Fasheng was an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University. Fasheng received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis and B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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Journal Publications

  1. Blockchain-Enabled Deep-Tier Supply Chain Finance (with Lingxiu Dong, Yunzhe Qiu). Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2022   [SSRN]
  2. The Value of Smart Contract in Trade Finance (with Xiaoyu Wang). Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2022   [SSRN]
  3. Impact of Traceability Technology Adoption in Food Supply Chain Networks (with Lingxiu Dong, Puping Jiang). Management Science, 2022   [SSRN]
  4. A Supply Chain Theory of Factoring and Reverse Factoring (with Panos Kouvelis). Management Science, 2021   [SSRN]
  5. Token Sales Design under Network Effect (with Zhao Liu, Xiaoqiang Cai, Lianmin Zhang). Naval Research Logistics, 2024   [SSRN]
  6. Development of a Multi-scale Model for Customer Perceived Value of Electric Vehicles (with Rui Miao, Kai Zhang, Zhibin Jiang). International Journal of Production Research, 2014

      Book Chapters

      1. ​Empowering Economic Growth: Government Loans for Supply Chains in Emerging Markets (with Jing Hou​​). Foundations and Trends® in Technology, Information and Operations Management, 2024
      2. Blockchain-Based Digital Payment Obligations for Trade Finance (with Jing Hou, Burak Kazaz​​). Foundations and Trends® in Technology, Information and Operations Management, 2023​
      3. Crowdfunding Adoption in the Presence of Word-of-Mouth Communication (with Xiaomeng Guo, Guang Xiao, Fuqiang Zhang​​). Foundations and Trends® in Technology, Information and Operations Management, 2022

      Honors and Awards

      • 2023 M&SOM Meritorious Service Award (2024)
      • 2023 Management Science Meritorious Service Award (2023)
      • 2022 M&SOM Meritorious Service Award (2023)
      • Finalist, 2022 MSOM iFORM SIG Best Paper Award Competition (2022)
      • 2022 Guttag Junior Faculty Award, Whitman School of Management (2022)
      • 2022 Management Science Meritorious Service Award (2022)
      • 2021 M&SOM Meritorious Service Award (2022)
      • Honorable Mention, 2022 POMS College of SCM Best Student Paper Competition (2022) 
      • Finalist, 2021 INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Paper Competition (2021)
      • Finalist, 2021 INFORMS Section on Finance Best Student Paper Competition (2021)
      • Winner, 2020 POMS PITM Best Student Paper Competition (2020)
      • Moog Scholar, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis (2018)
      • 2nd Place, Regional Final of Global Student Challenge, Supply Chain Finance Community (2017)
      • Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Top 5%), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2010, 2011)

      Teaching

      • OPIM 5110 – Operations Management
      • OPIM 5115 – Suppy Chain Finance

      Contact Information
      Emailfasheng.xu@uconn.edu
      Office Location389
      CampusStamford
      Linkhttps://www.fashengxu.com/
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