Dixie State College dean published in International Journal

ST. GEORGE – Dr. William J. Christensen, Dean of the School of Business and Communication at Dixie State College of Utah, has co-authored a recently published article in the “International Journal of Operations and Production Management.” 

The article, “Applied Logistics Knowledge Impact on Financial Performance,” was released this summer and can be found in Volume 31, No. 8, of the journal.

The article documents empirical research that links longer-term financial performance to the application of tacit logistics knowledge both within an organization and with its supply chain partners.

The IJOPM is rated an “A” journal and is the official journal of the European Operations Management Association.

According to the publisher, the IJOPM “… exists to provide a communication medium for all those working in the operations management field. The content of the journal focuses on topics which have substantial management (as opposed to technical) content. A double-blind review process ensures the journal’s high quality, validity, and relevance.”

Christensen has served as a professor in the Udvar-Hazy School of Business since 2001, and was named Dean of the School of Business and Communication in 2008. He has taught courses in operations management, strategic management, purchasing & supply management, and statistics. He received his doctorate of philosophy in business administration from Oklahoma State University in 2000. Additionally, he received his bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies in 1979, and a master’s degree in management science in 1981, both from California State University Hayward.

Prior to starting his academic career, Christensen was director of solutions delivery for MindFlow Technologies, a Dallas-based software company. In his 20-year business career, he has held management positions at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Learjet (division of Bombardier Aerospace), Mercury Marine, and Whirlpool Corporation.

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