Albert Y. HA
Albert Y. HA
PhD, Stanford University, 1992
Wei Lun Foundation Professor of Business
Chair Professor
Tel 2358 7724
Office Room LSK4023
Research Interests

Production and inventory management, Supply chain competition, Contracting and information sharing in supply chains

Contact Info
Tel 2358 7724
Office Room LSK4023
Research Interests

Production and inventory management, Supply chain competition, Contracting and information sharing in supply chains


Albert Y. Ha is currently a Chair Professor in the Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management, and a Chair Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.

Prof. Ha received his Ph.D. degree in Operations Management from Standard University (1992), M.B.A from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1988) and B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Hong Kong (1984).

Honors and Awards
  • Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, HKUST (2012-present)
  • Associate Editor Distinguished Service Award, Management Science, 2009
  • The Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence, HKUST Business School, 2002, 2007
Teaching Activities
Taught executive education courses on operations management and supply chain management for:

  • HKUST EMBA program, St. Petersburg University EMBA program and TRIUM EMBA program
  • Frankfurt School of Finanace and Management International Healthcare MBA program and Skolkovo MBA program
  • General Management Development Program of Wrigley Confectionery
Professional Activities
  • Department Editor, Supply Chain Management Department, Production and Operations Management (2012-present)
  • Senior Editor, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management(2003-2005), Production and Operations Management (2007-2012)
  • Associate Editor, Management Science (2000-present), Operations Research (2000-present), Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (2006-present)
  • Chairperson, Supply Chain Management SIG, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (2011-2013)
  • Member, Hong Kong Research Grants Council (2010-2012)
  • Member, Business Studies Panel of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (2007-2013)


Service Activities within HKUST
  • Member, University Council (2009-2011)
  • Member, University Senate (2005-2011)
  • Chairperson, School Appointment and Substantiation Committee (2010-2011)
  • Chairperson, MBA Committee (2003-2005)
  • Members of various committees at department, school and university levels


Professional Association Memberships
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, Manufacturing and Service Operations Society
Selected Publications
  1. A. Y. Ha, J. Tian and S. Tong, Sharing Demand Information in Competing Supply Chains with Cost Reduction Efforts, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, forthcoming.

  2. A. Y. Ha, X. Long, and J. Nasiry (2016), Quality in Supply Chain EncroachmentManufacturing & Service Operations Management, 18 (2), pp. 280-298.

  3. W. Shang, A. Y. Ha and S. Tong (2016), Information Sharing in a Supply Chain with a Common RetailerManagement Science, 62 (1), pp. 245-263.

  4. A. Y. Ha, S. Tong and H. Zhang (2011), Sharing Demand Information in Competing Supply Chains with Production DiseconomiesManagement Science, 57 (3), pp. 566-581.

  5. Q. Li, and A. Y. Ha (2008), Reactive capacity and inventory competition under demand substitutionIIE Transactions, 40 (8), pp. 707-717.

  6. A. Y. Ha and S. Tong (2008), Contracting and Information Sharing under Supply Chain CompetitionManagement Science, 54 (4), pp. 701-715.

  7. A. YHa and S. Tong (2008), Revenue-Sharing Contracts in a Supply Chain with Unobservable ActionsNaval Research Logistics, 55, pp. 419-431.

  8. C. J. Corbett, G. A. DeCroix and A. YHa(2005), Optimal shared-savings contracts in supply chains: Linear contracts and double moral hazardEuropean Journal of Operational Research, 163 (3), pp. 653-667.

  9. A. YHa, L. Li and S. Ng (2003), Price and delivery logistics competition in a supply chainManagement Science, 49 (9), pp. 1139-1153.

  10. A. YHa (2001), Optimal pricing that coordinates queues with customer-chosen service requirementsManagement Science, 47 (7), pp. 915-930.

  11. Ha, A. Y. (2001),  Supplier-Buyer Contracting: Asymmetric Cost Information and the Cut-off Level Policy for Buyer ParticipationNaval Research Logistics, 48 (1), pp. 41-64.

  12. A. Y. Ha (2000), Stock Rationing in an M/Ek/1 Make-to-Stock QueueManagement Science, 46 (7), pp. 77-87.

  13. A. Y. Ha (1998), Incentive-Compatible Pricing for a Service Facility with Joint Production and Congestion ExternalitiesManagement Science, 44 (12), pp. 1623-1636.

  14. A. Y. Ha (1997), Inventory Rationing in a Make-to-Stock Production System with Several Demand Classes and Lost SalesManagement Science, 43 (8), pp. 1093-1103.

  15. A. Y. Ha (1997), Optimal Inventory Rationing Policy in a Make-to-Stock Production System with BackorderingNaval Research Logistics, 44, pp. 457-472.

  16. A. Y. Ha (1997), Optimal Dynamic Scheduling Policy for a Make-to-Stock Production SystemOperations Research, 45 (1), pp. 42-53.

  17. A. Y. Ha, and Porteus, E. L. (1995), Optimal timing of reviews in concurrent design for manufacturabilityManagement Science, 41 (9), pp. 1431-1447.