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Source: Chwen Sheu, 785-532-4363,
Pronouncer: Chwen rhymes with when, and Sheu is shoe
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News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415,

Friday, Sept. 25, 2009


MANHATTAN -- An article co-written by Chwen Sheu, professor of management at Kansas State University, has received the Indiana University CIBER Best International Collaboration Paper Award.

"The Effects of Environmental Regulations on Global Supply Chain Management: Transaction Cost Analysis" was recognized with the top honor at the recent third International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management. Since 2007, the conference has brought together supply chain management researchers from around the world to discuss and share research findings related to supply chain management issues in China and other Asian countries. The conference is organized by HK Chinese and Indiana universities.

Sheu said there were around 300 attendees from across the world at this year's conference and more than 130 papers were presented. His paper, co-authored with Chenlung Yang of Chunghua University in Taiwan, was one of only two selected to receive the conference's top best paper award.

"My paper examines how manufacturing firms from the U.S., Taiwan, and China foster partnerships in order to comply with recent environmental regulations from the European Union," Sheu said. "Several guidelines are provided to enable managers to develop the needed strategies and infrastructure for developing the partnership."

Sheu, who also holds the Paul Edgerley Chair in Business Administration at K-State, teaches supply chain management, manufacturing strategy, theory of constraints, operations research and project management. He researches the green supply chain in high-tech industry, global manufacturing practices and processes, manufacturing flexibility and environment, the retailer-supplier relationship and the effect of supply chain investment.

Sheu joined K-State in 1990. He has a bachelor's from National Chung-Hsing University in Taiwan, a master's degree from Iowa State University and a doctorate from Ohio State University.