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Ying (Maggie) Zhang

Assistant Professor of Management

Office: 420M College of Business
Phone: 864-656-6321


 Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Business Administration
    UNC Chapel Hill 2018
  • BS Industrial Engineering
    Tsinghua University 2011

Courses Taught

  • MGT 3900 - Operations Management
  • BUSI 403 - Operations Management (UNC Chapel Hill)


Maggie Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Management in Clemson College of Business. Before joining Clemson, Maggie obtains her Ph.D. in Operations from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and her Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University. Her research lies in the area of Operations and Supply Chain Management. Specifically, her work focuses on emerging market operations with an emphasis on agriculture operations and global supply chain management. Her research interests also include food supply chain, socially responsible operations and sustainable operations. Maggie's current work focuses on the application of scientific planting methods and farming mechanization to improve agricultural productivity in emerging countries such as Sub-Sahara African countries.

Research Interests

  • Emerging Market Operations, Agriculture Operations, Global Supply Chain Management, Socially Responsible Operations, Sustainable Operations, Food Supply Chain

Research Publications

  • Zhang, Y. and Swaminathan, J.M. (2020). "Improved Crop Yields through Optimized Planting Schedules." (Manufacturing & Service Operations Management,
  • Zhang, Y. and Swaminathan, J.M. (2020). "Warehouse Location in An Emerging Country: A Win-Win Proposition?" (Production and Operations Management,
  • Narayanan, S., Swaminathan, J.M., Balasubramanian, S. and Zhang, Y. (2020). "Managing Uncertain Tasks in Technology-Intensive Project Environments: A Multi-Method Study of Task Closure and Capacity Management Decisions." (Journal of Operations Management,
  • Zhang, Y., Narayanan, S., Soun, T. and Deb, K. (2021) "Maximizing Disability Diversity, Cultural Diversity and Productivity: A Study in Apparel Manufacturing" (Major Revision at Production and Operations Management)


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