Prof. Qing LI

Prof. Qing LI

Professor, Operations Management

Academic qualification

  • PhD  University of British Columbia, Operations and Logistics
  • MS    Fudan University, Information Systems
  • BS    Tsinghua University, Automation


  • Professor of ISOM, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), July, 2017-present
  • Associate Professor of ISOM, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), July, 2008 - June 2017
  • Assistant Professor of ISMT, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 2001 - June 2008



  • Li, Q., C. S. Tang, H. Xu, "Mitigating the double-blind effect in opaque selling: Inventory and information". Production and Operations Management, forthcoming.
  • Du, L., Li,  Q., "A Data-driven Approach to High-volume Recruitment: Application to Student Admission", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, forthcoming.
  • Li, Q., P. Yu, X. Wu, “Shelf Life Extending Packaging, Inventory Control and Grocery Retailing”, Production and Operations Management, 26, 7, 2017, 1369 - 1382.
  • Li, Q., P. Yu, X. Wu, "Managing Perishable Inventories in Retailing: Replenishment, Clearance Sales, and Segregation"Operations Research64, 6, 2016, 1270-1284.
  • Li, Q., and Yu, P, “Multimodularity and Its Applications in Three Stochastic Dynamic Inventory Problems"Manufacturing & Service Operations Management,16, 3, 2014, 455-463.
  • Li, Q., He Q. M., and Wu X., "Timing Order Fulfillment of Capital Goods under a Constrained Capacity", Annals of Operations Research, 241, 1, 2016, 431-456.
  • Li, Q., and Yu, P. “On the Quasiconcavity of Lost-Sales Inventory Models with Fixed Costs”, Operations Research, 60, 2, 2012, 286-291.
  • Li, Q., Wu, X., and Cheung, K. L., “Optimal Policies for Inventory Systems with Separate Delivery-Request and Order-Quantity Decisions”, Operations Research, 57,3, 2009, 626-636.
  • Li, Q., and Ha, A. Y., “Reactive Capacity and Inventory Competition under Demand Substitution”, IIE Transactions, 40, 8, 2008, 707-717.
  • Li, Q., Xu, H., and Zheng, S., “Periodic-Review Inventory Systems with Random Yield and Demand: Bounds and Heuristics”, IIE Transactions, 40, 4, 2008, 434-444.
  • Li, Q., "Risk, Risk Aversion and The Optimal Time to Produce", IIE Transactions, 39, 2007, 145-158.
  • Li, Q., and Zheng, S., “Joint Inventory Replenishment and Pricing Control for Systems with Uncertain Yield and Demand”, Operations Research, 54, 4, 2006, 696-705
  • Li, Q., and Atkins, D,  “On The Effect of Demand Randomness on a Price/Quantity Setting Firm”,  IIE Transactions, 37, 12, 2005, 1143-1153.
  • Li, Q., and Atkins, D., “Coordinating Replenishment and Pricing in A Firm”, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 4, 4, 2002, 241-257.


    • Li, Q., and Yiu, K, Temp staffing at Christie’s – an operations management approach.
    • Li, Q., and Hughes, R., Labor problems at 7-Eleven’s combined distribution centre.

      Working Papers


      • Guest senior editor for Production and Operations Management
      • Reviewer for Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
      • Member of INFORMS and MSOM


      • Intertemporal choice
      • Inventory management
      • Supply chain management
      • Behavioral operations management
      • Business Analytics


      • M&SOM  Meritorious Service Award (2014)
      • Finalist for Franklin Teaching Award (2011)