DR William Ho

DR William Ho

Positions

  • Strategic sourcing and supplier performance management
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Sustainable supply chain management

Overview

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  • Dr William Ho is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Before joining the University in August 2013, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Operations & Information Management Group at the Aston University Business School, UK, from 2005 to 2013.

    Dr Ho obtained his BEng degree with the First Class Honours in Manufacturing Engineering and PhD in Operations Research from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2000 and 2004, respectively. In 2009, he obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from the Aston University. He had also been invited as a visiting lecturer at the Rouen Business School in France, the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in Austria, and the University of Regensburg in Germany. In 2010, Dr Ho obtained the Aston Excellence Award – Outstanding Teacher of the Year (Staff Nominated). In 2016, he received the Melbourne Excellence Award – Edward Brown Award for Teaching Excellence.

    Dr Ho's current research interests include strategic sourcing and supplier performance management, supply chain risk management, and sustainable supply chain management. He has published over 50 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, such as Computers and Operations Research, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, and so on. Besides journal articles, he published two authored books "Optimal Production Planning for PCB Assembly" and "Applied Operational Research with SAS" in 2006 and 2011, respectively. He is also an editorial board member of an international leading journal, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Ma   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). Member 2014 -
  • European Operations Management Association (EurOMA). Member 2010 -
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). Member 2010 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • 2017 - Top Journal R&R Grant, Department of Management and Marketing, The University of Melbourne (PI, AUD$1,500)

    2017 - Teaching Innovation Grant, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne (CI, AUD$12,000)

    2016 - Seeding Competitive External Research Grant, Department of Management and Marketing, The University of Melbourne (CI, AUD$9,985)

    2016 - Top Journal R&R Grant, Department of Management and Marketing, The University of Melbourne (PI, AUD$3,000)

    2016 - Faculty Research Grant, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne (PI, AUD$17,075)

    2015 - Eminent Research Scholar Grant, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne (PI, AUD$14,550)

    2014 - Visiting Research Scholar Grant, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne (CI, AUD$8,125)

    2014 - Faculty Research Grant, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne (PI, AUD$14,985)

    2014 - Eminent Research Scholar Grant, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne (PI, AUD$12,200)

    2012 - KEEN Project (CI, £86,100)

    2012 - The National Natural Science Foundation of China (CI - RMB$420,000)

    2009 - ESRC CASE Studentship (PI - £72,000)

    2009 - Knowledge Transfer Partnership (CI - £128,582)

    2009 - Aston University Collaborative Provision Grant (PI - £10,000)

    2007 - Aston University HELM Learning and Teaching Small Research Grant (PI - £500)   

Awards

Education and training

  • PgCert, Aston University 2009
  • PhD, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2004
  • BEng (First Class Honours), Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2000

Awards and honors

  • Melbourne Excellence Award – Edward Brown Award for Teaching Excellence, The University of Melbourne, 2016
  • Certificate for Research Excellence for 2016, 2016
  • Certificate of Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching in 2014, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne, 2015
  • Aston Excellence Award - Outstanding Teacher of the Year (staff nominated), Aston University, 2010
  • Emerald Highly Commended Paper Award, 2010
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), 2009
  • The Chiap Hua Cheng's Foundation Scholarship in 1998 and 2000 (HKD$48,000), 2000
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Tuition Scholarship for Research Postgraduate Studies in 2000-2004 (HKD$168,400), 2000
  • Included in Dean's Honours List in 1999-2000, Faculty of Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2000
  • The CMA & Donors Scholarship in 1999 (HKD$5,000), 1999

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Dr Ho's current research interests include:
    - Strategic sourcing and supplier performance management
    - Supply chain risk management
    - Sustainable supply chain management