Hokey Min

Hokey Min
Bowling Green State University | BGSU · Department of Management

PhD

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June 2016 - present
Bowling Green State University
Position
  • James R. Good Chair in Global Supply Chain Strategy
June 1998 - May 2006
University of Louisville
Position
  • Managing Director
June 1992 - May 1998
Auburn University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
June 1982 - July 1987
The Ohio State University
Field of study
  • Management Sciences and Logistics

Publications

Publications (256)
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Purpose This paper aims to examine which role governments can play in facilitating the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)' environmental capabilities in a global marketplace. It also investigates whether the extent of the impact of government intervention on firm performance varies depending on country-specific policies. Design/methodology/...
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With rapid technological innovations spurred by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), today’s seaports are pressured to transform the way they operate in order to handle traffic flows. Such a transformation calls for the development of a smart port system. Despite the growing interest in smart ports, their underlying framework, architect...
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The study aims to identify the current trends, gaps, and research opportunities in research pertaining to the disruptive field of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in supply chain management (SCM). Since SCM represents managerial innovation due to its new way of integrated system thinking, SCM has emerged as one of the most fruitful busines...
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Purpose To identify sources of the success and failure of COVID-19 control measures and develop best-practice public health policy in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, this paper aims to evaluate the efficiency of various combinations of government COVID-19 control measures among OECD countries. This paper also identifies which factors critically...
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Despite the growing popularity of business analytics (BA) in the increasingly knowledge-based economy, many firms are still skeptical about its strategic value and thus hesitant to adopt BA. To have a true sense of which firms are likely to adopt and then utilize the BA for their competitiveness, this paper identifies BA user characteristics in ter...
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With a growing demand for safe, clean, and affordable energy, countries across the world are now seeking to create and rapidly develop renewable energy (RE) businesses. The success of these businesses often hinges on their ability to translate RE into sustainable value for energy consumers and the multiple stakeholders in the energy industry. Such...
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In the era of knowledge-based economy, the firm’s ability to derive actionable insights from big data can be a game changer. Such ability can be developed and nurtured by utilising BA which is designed to help business executives and policy makers make well-thought and informed decisions. To have a clear picture of what will lead to the serious con...
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In this volatile post-COVID environment where customers look for ways to order products online using personal computers and mobile devices, a traditional sale/delivery of products via single distribution channel needs to be reassessed. As a revolutionary alternative to a conventional distribution channel, this paper proposes an omni-channel strateg...
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Purpose Despite a growing interest in business analytics (BA) from the business and academic communities, it is still unknown what truly motivates and hinders the adoption of BA. To have a clear picture of what will lead to the successful implementation of BA, this paper identifies contextual variables (e.g. user characteristics, organizational rea...
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Purpose The authors employed the three different versions (Charnes–Cooper–Rhodes, Banker–Charnes–Cooper and slack-based measure of efficiency) of data envelopment analysis (DEA) to evaluate the comparative efficiency/inefficiency of aircraft maintenance performance during the previous 41 months in United States Air Force (USAF). As a complimentary...
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In the global supply chain, a seaport, as an important part of the intermodal network, plays a pivotal role in linking exporters and importers. In this context, carriers and shippers are no longer selecting a port per se, but rather looking at it as an integral part of the supply chain. That is to say, port users may no longer measure port attracti...
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Purpose Based on the empirical findings from a survey of Korean firms with greater environmental risks, this paper aims to identify variables that either promote or inhibit the successful implementation of green sourcing strategy and to evaluate the effects of green sourcing on the firm’s supplier selection, waste management, packaging and regulato...
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With the soaring value of bitcoin and frenzy over cryptocurrency, the blockchain technology that sparked the bitcoin revolution has received heightened attention from both practitioners and academics. Blockchain technology often causes controversies surrounding its application potential and business ramifications. The blockchain is a peer-to-peer n...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess the impact of competitive market environments on the firm’s decision to adopt green supply chain management (GSCM) practices, while checking to see if the firm’s commitment to particular types of GSCM practices improves its performance. Design/methodology/approach – To confirm a positive link between...
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With the ever-increasing energy demand, triggered by the continued population growth and accelerated industrial revolution, renewable energy has emerged as the world's fastest-growing energy source. Renewable energy's popularity has grown because it is environmentally friendly and abundant in natural environments. Despite its enormous potential as...
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Considering our living environments directly affect the quality of our daily lives, many believe that the environment should only be safeguarded by the mighty hands of the government instead of leaving the environmental stewardship in the hands of profit-making private enterprises. As such, the government often intervenes with the way private enter...
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In this era of knowledge economy, knowledge can be a differentiator for the firm's business success. In this regard, the third-party logistics provider (3PL) is no exception in that it plays a critical role in funnelling information flows across firms in a supply chain as a logistics integrator. These information flows facilitate inter-organisation...
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In the hospitality industry, quality of services rendered to customers determines the level of business success. To sustain and improve the high level of service quality continuously, hotel management should assess how well they have served their customers and how competitive they become as a result of continuous service improvements. Such assessme...
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Today's business environments are fraught with uncertainty and risk due to fast changing customer behaviors and increasingly diversified product lines. Since the uncertainty and risk are often the byproduct of demand variability, growing efforts are made to control demand variability. One of such efforts includes risk pooling which aims to reduce v...
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Purpose An indiscreet strategy of offshoring from low-cost countries (LCCs) can do more harm than good, since invisible supply chain risks may increase hidden costs and subsequently more than offset cost-saving opportunities. Considering the potential impact of these risks on offshoring, the purpose of this paper is to identify risk factors that s...
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Purpose In times of increasing shipping risks and uncertainty, the purpose of this paper is to analyze fiercely competitive shipping markets in the Asia-Pacific region and help the carriers develop the optimal pricing schemes, shipping networks (e.g. routes and shipping frequency), and future investment plans. Design/methodology/approach This pape...
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A seaport terminal is a vital link in the global supply chain which has a profound impact on port competitiveness and international trade. However, ongoing worldwide economic slumps, coupled with the proliferation of terminal operators, have created a glut for terminal-related logistics services and intensified competition among terminal operators....
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to find ways to develop more efficient mass transit systems across the USA and, thus, make the best use of state/federal/municipal government funds and taxpayers’ monies. This paper conducts benchmarking studies. In doing so, this paper identifies the best-in class mass transit practices that every regional mass...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to help shippers determine a negotiation yardstick for transportation price and formulate wise transportation outsourcing strategies by examining the presence of freight rate differentials for shippers and identifying their main causes. This paper also develops a framework for benchmarking freight rates based on...
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For more than five decades, the federal, state, and local governments have subsidized mass transit systems through sales, gasoline, and property taxes with an expectation that it would improve mobility to low-income citizens, reduce carbon footprints and traffic congestion, and facilitate regional economic growth. However, in times of financial cri...
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Seaports across the world can be a frequent target for illegal activities such as contraband, weapon smuggling, drug trafficking, human trafficking, piracy, and terrorist attacks. Despite the increasing risk of those illegal activities, many ports are not equipped to deal with unforeseen security breaches. Although the use of X-ray scanning technol...
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In the aftermath of recent global financial crisis, many firms consider changing their strategic thinking. Such change includes the reassessment of current business practices that may not necessarily add the maximum value to the supply chain process and may not bring the maximum possible return from the allocated resources. Thus, outsourcing strate...
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As a growing number of customers tend to view corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a key purchase decision criterion, demands for CSR including environmental sustainability have accelerated in today's business world. To meet such demands, many firms consider embracing environment-friendly business practices. However, many firms are still hesita...
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Supply chain disruptions often led to declining sales, cost increases, and service failures for the company. Considering the profound impact of supply chain disruptions on business survivals, there is a need for formulating business initiatives that will make the company's supply chain network more resilient in the presence of risk and uncertainty....
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As “open skies” agreements became more common among different countries and thus began to open up international routes to further competition, the global airline industry has undergone accelerated structural changes for the last two decades. These changes include the consolidation and expansion of airline strategic alliances throughout different re...
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Over the last few years, a series of legislative attempts to mandate 100% scanning of cargo containers bound for the USA has pressured foreign port authorities to adopt more efficient container inspection strategies. One of such strategies includes the adoption of X-ray scanning technology at foreign exporting port facilities which can provide clea...
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As government budgets get tighter, there has been considerable public outcry about the continued investment in public mass transit systems and their financial viability. Amid this outcry, a number of studies have been conducted to determine which factors influence the use and efficiency of publiclyfunded mass transit systems. These factors include...
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In principle, hours-of-service (HOS) regulations are intended to help ensure truck drivers get adequate rest and perform safe operations. The new HOS regulations, however, may lead to substantial cost increases for regional common carriers which have already been hit hard by rising fuel prices and declining shipping demands. In addition, the new HO...
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Over the past decade, the use of X-ray scanning technology for cargo inspection has been on the rise due to its effectiveness in providing clear and unobtrusive views of the contents of items hidden inside containers. Also, it is able to add intelligence and to minimise human intervention in the cargo inspection process without opening up suspected...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to help airlines gain a better understanding of passengers’ service concerns, identify opportunities for continuous service improvement, and then develop service benchmarking standards that can be a yardstick for the airline’s competitiveness. Design/methodology/approach – This paper develops a set of target...
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Purpose – Due to mounting fiscal pressures, the federal government as well as many state and municipal governments in the USA have had to re-examine their transportation policies. Tax increases and/or spending cuts which aim to trim budget deficits are preoccupations of most policy makers and legislative bodies nowadays. With regard to the task of...
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Purpose – In an effort to help policy makers develop competitive postal service strategies, the purpose of this paper is to evaluate the comparative operating efficiencies of postal services across the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) nations and then identify room for service improvement. Design/methodology/approach –...
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Purpose – Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is intended to integrate all facets of a company’s business operations encompassing production planning, material purchasing, inventory control, logistics, accounting, finance, marketing, and human resource management by creating a single depository of the database that can be shared by the entire organi...
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A mass transit system not only improves passenger mobility, but also affects the level of economic activities (e.g. working and shopping). Thus, changes wrought by mass transit service planning can heavily influence regional economic growth. This planning requires a careful consideration of conflicting goals (e.g. better utilisation of fleets vs. t...
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In response to uncertain global economy, many port authorities postponed their investment plans for improving or expanding the port infrastructure. As such, the utilisation of the existing port facilities and the assurance of needed port finances have become the crucial issues for port survival and competitiveness. To address those issues, many por...
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Purpose – In an effort to help policy makers develop competitive postal service strategies, the purpose of this paper is to evaluate the comparative operating efficiencies of postal services across the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) nations and then identify room for service improvement. Design/methodology/approach – A...
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As a subfield of artificial intelligence, genetic algorithm (GA) was introduced in the 1970s to tackle various types (both continuous and discrete) of combinatorial decision problems facing many business enterprises. These problems include routine but complex managerial challenges associated with supply chain activities of sourcing, making, selling...
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Ongoing world-wide economic slumps coupled with the undisciplined capacity expansion of some international hub ports have created a glut for port services and intensified port competition. As a way to better utilize the existing port infrastructure and attract more shippers/carriers, a growing number of ports have begun to provide various incentive...
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For the most part, airports are publicly or semi-publicly owned and operated with fixed assets. As such, airports have been often considered little more than infrastructure providers for airlines. However, as airports have begun to offer a variety of ancillary services including passenger transfers, re-fueling, parking, and shopping, they no longer...
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Although a responsive supply chain is an integral part of order-winning manufacturing strategies, it has not been clear how firms build a responsive supply chain in global manufacturing environments. Built upon a synthesis of the existing literature and relevant theories, this paper presents a research model that defines the drivers, strategy, and...
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With the increasing attention paid to corporate social responsibility, a growing number of firms have attempted to leverage their sustainability initiatives as their competitive strategic weapons. These initiatives include the firm's efforts to streamline a closed-loop supply chain involving returned products. Though considerable efforts have been...
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We discovered that logistics standardisation could pose various challenges due to marked differences in business customs, culture, infrastructure, and government policies. As compared to USA and EU countries, the extent of logistics standardisation in both China and Korea is limited due in part to the lack of promotional and enforcements made by th...
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Fed up with the increased gasoline costs and stifling traffic congestion, a growing number of metropolitan city dwellers consider utilising the mass transit system. Reflecting this sentiment, a ridership of the mass transit system across the USA has been on the rise for the past several years. A growing demand of the mass transit system, however, n...
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X-ray scanning technology is developing rapidly for security inspection because of its effectiveness in providing clear and unobtrusive views of the contents of items hidden inside packages, baggage, and containers. Also, it is able to add intelligence for cargo inspectors and to minimize human intervention in the baggage and cargo inspection proce...
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Because seaports handle a vast majority of international trade, their efficiency and use can dictate the prosperity and growth of the global economy. Given their increased strategic roles in the global economy, many port authorities wanted to develop wise port investment plans for continually improving or expanding the port infrastructure. Such pla...
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Ongoing global recession forced many firms to change the direction of their business strategic thinking. This change in a strategic thinking includes the reassessment of current business practices that may not necessarily add the highest value to the supply chain process and may not bring the highest possible return from the allocated resources. As...