Contact Professor Thomas Choi


Thomas Choi is Harold E. Fearon Chair of Purchasing Management at W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. He leads the study of the upstream side of supply chains, where a buying company interfaces with many suppliers organised in various forms of networks. Thomas Choi is also Visiting Professor of Supply Chain Management at Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University.

He has published in the Academy of Management Executive, Decision Sciences, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management and others. He has co-authored two trade books on purchasing and supply management. Choi is executive director of CAPS Research, a joint venture between Arizona State University and the Institute for Supply Management. He also co-directs the Complex Adaptive Supply Networks Research Accelerator, a research group made up of scholars from around the world interested in supply networks and complexity. He has consulted with numerous corporations including LG Electronics, Toyota, Volvo, and U.S. Department of Energy. He served as co-EIC for the Journal of Operations Management from 2011 to 2014. In 2012, he was recognised as the Distinguished Operations Management Scholar by the OM Division at the Academy of Management.


  • LG Corporation
  • Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Volvo Cars
  • US Department of Energy