Associate Professor, Supply Chain and Business Technology Management
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Dr. Xiaodan Pan, an academic scholar and industry veteran, joined John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in 2018. She holds a Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from the University of Maryland (UMD). Her diverse educational portfolio also includes an M.Eng. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an M.Sc. in Management Science from Queen’s University, and an M.Eng. in Transportation Planning and Management from Dalian Maritime University.
Before her academic career, Dr. Pan gained valuable experience over a decade in the petroleum industry. Her extensive professional background encompasses areas such as logistics operations, global sourcing, supplier management, project management, and corporate strategy. She played a crucial role in establishing and developing numerous corporate regulations, transportation contracts, evaluation criteria, and strategic alliances in the realm of logistics and supply chain management.
Dr. Pan's research leverages business analytics to enhance societal well-being, especially the operations of businesses in the retail and service domains. Her primary research areas include: 1) consumer behavior, 2) retail strategies, 3) technological innovations, and 4) last-mile delivery. She investigate these domains given societal challenges, including:1) economic fluctuations, 2) natural disasters, 3) public health emergencies, and 4) societal inequalities.
Her work has been published in leading logistics and supply chain management journals, including Production and Operations Management, Journal of Business Logistics, and International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management. Her research has been funded by respected institutions such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec– Société et culture.
Ph.D. (University of Maryland, 2018)
M.Eng. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
M.Sc. (Queen’s University, 2013)
M.Eng. (Dalian Maritime University, 2002)
SCOM 492 Supply Chain Simulation
COMM 225 Production and Operations Management
MSCM 684 Demand Management
Wang, R., Dresner, M., Pan, X. 2022. Strategic Responses to the Pandemic: An Investigation into Department Store Industry. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. 53(2):273–294. Link
Pan, X., Mantin, B., Dresner, M. 2022. When the Going Gets Tough, Do the Tough Go Shopping? Journal of Business Logistics. 44(1):61–79. Link
Pan, X., Dresner, M., Mantin, B., Zhang, J. 2020. Pre-Hurricane Consumer Stockpiling and Post-Hurricane Product Availability: Empirical Evidence from A Natural Experiment. Production and Operations Management. 29(10): 2350–2380. Link
Shevchenko, A., Pan, X., Calic, G. 2020. Exploring the Effect of Environmental Orientation on Financial Decisions at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Evidence from the Microlending Context. Business Strategy and the Environment. 29(5): 1876–1886. Link
Pan, X., Dresner, M., Xie, Y. 2019. Logistics Information System, Organizational Factors, and Operational Performance: An Investigation into Domestic Logistics Firms in China. The International Journal of Logistics Management.30(2): 569–594. Link
John Molson Students Engage with Local Fast-Food Restaurants as Part of an Experiential Learning Project. Concordia News. 2023. Link
Department Stores Survived the Pandemic by Being Adaptable and Innovative. The Conversation. 2023. Link
When the Coronavirus Gets Tough, the Tough Get Stockpiling. The Conversation. 2020. Link
Consumer Stockpiling is Different during a Pandemic. Concordia News. 2020. Link
COVID-19 Crisis May Usher in New Financial Era If the World Begins to Shun Risk: Don Pittis. CBC News. 2020. Link
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