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Professor Jack R Meredith

Professor of Management & Broyhill Distinguished Scholar & Chair in Operations

Bio

Jack Meredith is Professor of Management and Broyhill Distinguished Scholar and Chair in Operations at the School of Business at Wake Forest University. He received his undergraduate degrees in engineering and mathematics from Oregon State University and his PhD and MBA from University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his teaching career he worked for the Army Corps of Engineers, Ampex Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Douglas Aircraft Company, and TRW Systems Group. He has also consulted for the National Research Council (Washington), the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Sciences (Cincinnati), Illinois Institute of Technology, Digital Equipment Corp., Aluminum Co. of America, Warner-Amex, Spectrum Publishing, Educational Testing Service (of Princeton), Industrial Technology Institute, Cincinnati Milacron, Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, and John Wiley & Sons. He was Director of Operations and Industrial Management at the University of Cincinnati from 1976-1995 before moving to Wake Forest University. He has co-authored five textbooks for college classes: Operations Management for MBAs (Wiley), Quantitative Business Modeling (South-Western), Project Management: A Managerial Approach (Wiley), Operations Management: A Process Approach with Spreadsheets (Wiley), and Project Management in Practice (Wiley). He was the founding and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Operations Management Research, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management from 1994-2002, and was the production/operations management series editor for John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Expertise

project management, operations management, manufacturing technology

Education

  • BA, Oregon State University (Engineering and Mathematics)
  • MBA, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph D, University of California, Berkeley

Research & Teaching

Research Interests

  • Project management, operations strategy, modeling managerial decision processes, bibliometrics of the operations management field, manufacturing technology

Teaching Interests

  • Operations management, project management, technology management, operations strategy

Honors

  • 2014: Plenary Speaker, Project Management Institute
    "A Discussion with Jack Meredith" at the PMI Research and Education Conference in Portland, Oregon

Publications

  • Meredith, J. R. & Akinc, U. (Forthcoming). Dynamic Pricing and Demand Estimation of a Single Unique Asset. Decision Sciences.
  • Meredith, J. R. & Akinc, U. (Forthcoming 2009). Modeling the Manager's Match-or-Wait Dilemma in a Make-to-Forecast Production Situation. Omega, 37, 300-311.
  • McMullen, P. R. & Meredith, J. R.. Editorial: Passing on the Torch of Operations Management Research. Springer, 4 (3/4), 87-88. More Information
  • Meredith, J. R. & Shafer, S. M. . Operations Management for MBAs, 5th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Meredith, J. R. & Mantel, S. J. (2011). Project Management: A Managerial Approach, 8th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Meredith, J. R., Steward, M. & Lewis, B. (2011). Knowledge Dissemination in Operations Management: Published Perceptions Versus Academic Reality. Omega, 39 (4), 435-446.
  • Meredith, J. R. , Shafer, S. M. , Mantel, S. J. & Sutton, M. (2010). Project Management in Practice, 4th edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Meredith, J. R. & McMullen, P. R. (2010). Editorial: State of the Journal: February, 2010. Operations Management Research, 3 (1), 1-6.
  • Meredith, J. R. (2009). Issues in the Modeling-Empiricism Gap. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 45 (1), 44-48.
  • Meredith, J. R. (2009). The Evolution of the Intellectual Structure of Operations Management—1980-2006: A Citation/Co-Citation Analysis. Journal of Operations Management, 27 (3), 185-202.
  • Meredith, J. R. & Mantel, S. J. (2009). Project Management: A Managerial Approach. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Meredith, J. R. & McMullen, P. R. (2008). Editorial: Introducing Operations Management Research: Advancing Practice through Theory. Operations Management Research, 1 (1), 1-5.
  • Meredith, J. R. (2008). Operations Management Research Paradigms: Evolution and Alternative Paths. Intr'l. Jr. of Operations and Production Management, 28, 710-726.
  • Mantel, S. J. , Meredith, J. R. , Shafer, S. M. & Sutton, M. M. (2008). Project Management in Practice Third Edition. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Meredith, J. R. & Shafer, S. M. (2008). Project Management: Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling Projects. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Meredith, J. R. & Akinc, U. (2007). Characterizing and Structuring a New Make-to-Forecast Production Strategy. Journal of Operations Management, 25, 623-642.
  • Meredith, J. R. (2007). Examining Cumulative Capabilities in a Developing Economy. Intr'l. Jr. of Operations and Production Management, 27 (9), 928-950.
  • Meredith, J. R. & Shafer, S. M. (2007). Operations Management for MBAs Third Edition. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Meredith, J. R. (2007). Research Approaches in Logistics: Trends and Alternative Future Directions. International Journal of Logistics Management, 18 (1), 22-40.
  • Meredith, J. R. & Akinc, U. (2006). Choosing Appropriate Capacity for a Make-to-Forecast Production Environment by Markov Analysis. IIE Transactions, 38 (10), 847-858.
  • Meredith, J. R. & Akinc, U. (2006). Sara Lee Corporation. Case Research Journal, 26 (1), 43-54.
  • Meredith, J. R. (2006). Project Management: A Managerial Approach. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Mantel, S. J. , Meredith, J. R. , Shafer, S. M. & Sutton, M. M. (2005). Project Management in Practice Second Edition. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Meredith, J. R. & Shafer, S. M. (2003). Introducing Operations Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Meredith, J. R. (2003). Project Management: A Managerial Approach. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.