Chris Dalton Parker

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Assistant Professor of Supply Chain & Information Systems

Office Address 411 Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-3801
Email Address cdp18@psu.edu

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Expertise

Applications: Technology's impact on supply chains, operations management practice and markets; electronic markets; technological innovation; technology in developing economies

Methodology: applied econometrics; economic modeling; simulation

Education

Ph D, Management Science and Operations (Information Systems), London Business School, 2012

MRes, Management Science and Operations (Information Systems), London Business School, 2009

MSc, Computational Finance, University of Essex, 2007

BS, Business Economics and Quantitative Studies (Mathematics, Finance, International Business), Oklahoma State University, 2006

Courses Taught

SCM 421 – Sc Analytics (3)
Models and Methodologies for supply chain analysis. SCM 421 Supply Chain Analytics (3) This course provides a spreadsheet-based, example-driven approach to learn about important supply chain models, problems, and solution methodologies. The objectives of this course are: (1) to develop valuable modeling skills that students can appreciate and use effectively in their careers (2) reinforce and enrich your understanding of supply chain theories, principles, and concepts studied previously in foundation courses. Student evaluation is based on: (1) individual and team group performance on problem-based exercises (2) individual performance on examinations (3) class participation.

SCM 496 – Indep Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.

SCM 596 – Individual Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

SCM 450W – Strategic Design and Management of Supply Chains (3)
Strategic design and management of supply chains.

Selected Publications

Gomber P., Kauffman R., Parker C., Weber B. W., "On the Fintech Revolution: Interpreting the Forces of Innovation, Disruption, and Transformation in Financial Services." Journal of Management Information Systems, vol. 35, no. 1, 2018, pp. 220-265, doi.org/10.1080/07421222.2018.1440766.
Gomber P., Kauffman R., Parker C., Weber B. W., "Special Issue: Financial Information Systems and the FinTech Revolution." Journal of Management Information Systems, vol. 35, no. 1, 2018, pp. 12-18, doi.org/10.1080/07421222.2018.1440778, Invited.
Scott A., Parker C., Craighead C. W., "Service Refusals in Supply Chains: Drivers and Deterrents of Freight Rejection." Transportation Science, vol. 51, no. 4, 2017, pp. 1086-1101, dx.doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2016.0677.
Parker C., Ramdas K., Savva N., "Is IT Enough? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in India's Agriculture Markets." Management Science, vol. 62, no. 9, 2016, pp. 2481-2503, dx.doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2015.2270.
Parker C., Weber B. W., "Launching Successful E-Markets: A Broker-Level Order Routing Analysis of Two Options Exchanges." Journal of Management Information Systems, vol. 31, no. 2, 2014, pp. 47-76, dx.doi.org/10.2753/MIS0742-1222310203.
Parker C., Weber B., "Developing Electronic Markets in Low-Tech Environments: India's Agriculture Markets." Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual International Conference on Information Systems, 2011.

Research Impact and Media Mentions

"How platforms can help their contract workers make decisions in uncertain environments", London School of Economics Business Review, Web
"The persistence of driver bias on ride-sharing platforms", London School of Economics Business Review, Web
"Navigating the fintech landscape with a customer-market-competition matrix", London School of Economics Business Review, Web
"Crop Circles", London Business School Review, London Business School Review
"Investing in market efficiencies, raising the prospects of India's farmers", London Business School Review, London Business School Review
"Member Spotlight: Chris Parker", AIS Insider, Web

Editorships

Journal of Management Information Systems, Co-Editor, October 2015 - April 2018
Managing Editor and Member of the Special Issue Editorial Board for special issue on The Fintech Revolution
Production and Operations Management, Editorial Board, April 2015 - Present