John Gray

Assistant Professor of Operations Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University

John Gray studies the hard-to-measure and long-term performance implications of outsourcing and offshoring with a current focus on quality risk. He has an emerging research stream, funded on the drivers of outsourcing and offshoring strategies in a high-tech industry and their effects on short- and long-term performance. His dissertation, Essays on Manufacturing Outsourcing, was awarded the Juran Fellowship from the Juran Center at the University of Minnesota and won the Decision Science Institute’s 2007 Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Competition. Gray’s work has been published or is forthcoming in prominent professional journals as well as the 2009 and 2011 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. He received Fisher College of Business’s 2011 Pace Setter award for research. He serves on the editorial review boards of numerous journals and co-chaired the 2010 empirical research track at the POMS conference in Vancouver. Gray received the designation of 2010 Outstanding Working Professional MBA Elective Professor for the course Global Sourcing, which he created in 2007. A co-authored case from the course has been adopted by numerous top business schools and is one of Ivey Publishing’s 20 best selling cases across all disciplines. Prior to pursuing a PhD, Gray worked at Procter & Gamble in operations management where he implemented a plant-wide daily management system and greatly improved the quality performance of a 50-person, multi-million business unit.

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