George (Gangshu) Cai
Professor, Supply Chain Finance & Analytics
Professor Cai is a full professor of the Leavey School of Business. He is an Associate Editor of Decision Sciences Journal and a Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management Journal (a top-tier journal in business).
Professor Cai's research interests include supply chain finance, competitive channel and supply chain management, interface between operations management and marketing, and business analytics. His scholarship has been supported by multiple organizations, including the National Science Foundation and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Professor Cai has published about 40 refereed papers in leading academic journals such as Production and Operations Management, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Marketing Science. He holds a patent on an auction algorithm and interned with the T.J. Watson Research Center at IBM in New York.
Professor Cai has been ranked #4 Prominent Retailing Authors (final influence index) worldwide 2009-2015 by Emerald Publishing. He has also received the Best Paper Award of Fifth International Conference on Electronic Commerce, Shanghai Outstanding Paper Award in Social Science, Kansas State University President’s Faculty Development Award, CBA Fellow, CBA Outstanding Contributions in Research Award, and Santa Clara University Dean's Award for Outstanding Scholarship.
Professor Cai has so far chaired more than ten international conferences on Supply Chain and Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, and Supply Chain Finance. In 2020, he initiated and led the National Supply Chain and Operations Management Video Teaching Competition in China. Professor Cai is the recipient of the Outstanding Associate Editor Award of Decision Sciences Journal and the Leavey Impact Award for Service, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University (at most one such award is given schoolwide each year for contributions). He has also provided consultancy services for several companies.
Professor Cai has won numerous teaching awards in both public and private universities, including Ralph Reitz Outstanding Teaching Award in Kansas State University (one per year schoolwide), Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching in Santa Clara University, and the Leavey Impact Award for Teaching (at most one per year schoolwide for contributions over the preceding five years). Professor Cai is the first professor in the university history to have won both The University Award for Recent Achievement in Scholarship (2018) and The Brutocao Award for Curriculum Innovation (2019), two university-wide awards in Santa Clara University. Professor Cai is also the sole winner of the 2018 Wickham Skinner Award for Teaching Innovation of the Production & Operations Management Society (POMS). POMS is the premier international professional society for the study and practice of Operations Management with more than 2,500 members in 50 countries.