Ting Chi

Department of AMDT
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-2020

(509) 335-8536
tchi@wsu.edu

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Educational Background

Ph.D. Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.S. Textile Engineering, Dong Hua University
B.S.  Knitting and Clothing & Business Administration, China Textile University

Research Interests

  • Sustainability and Sustainable Development
  • Firm’s Strategic and Supply Chain Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Environmentalism
  • International Trade and Global Sourcing
  • Multi-Channel Retailing and Electronic Commerce
  • Statistic Modeling and Analysis
  • Life Cycle Analysis

Teaching Interests

  • Sustainability and Sustainable Development
  • Firm’s Strategic and Supply Chain Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Environmentalism
  • International Trade and Global Sourcing
  • Merchandise Buying and Planning

Honors and Awards (Select)

  • 2018 “Excellence Award –Academic Advisor”, Graduate & Professional Students Association, Washington State University.
  • 2017  “Mid-Career Excellence Award”, International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)
  • 2016  “Exceptional Professor Award”, The Associated Students of Washington State University
  • 2016 & 2017  Student Favorite Professor in College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University.
  • 2010 “Outstanding Professor Award”, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society of WSU Chapter
  • 2007  “Global Outstanding Paper – Marketing Award” from Emerald Literati Network
  • 2007  “National Science Foundation (NSF) Award for Young Scholar”

Peer-Reviewed Publications (Select)

  • Chi, T. (2018). Understanding Chinese consumer adoption of apparel mobile commerce: an extended TAM approach. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 44, 274-284. (ISI impact factor: 2.919)
  • Watts, L. & Chi, T. (2018). Key factors influencing the purchase intention of activewear: an empirical study of U.S. consumers. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education.
  • Chi, T. (2018). Mobile commerce website success: antecedents of consumer satisfaction and purchase intention. Journal of Internet Commerce. 17(3), 189-215.
  • Sun, J. & Chi, T. (2018). Key factors influencing the adoption of apparel mobile commerce: an empirical study of Chinese consumers. The Journal of The Textile Institute, 109(6), 785–797. (ISI impact factor: 1.174)
  • Bertram, R. & Chi, T. (2018). A study of companies’ business responses to fashion e-commerce’s environmental impact. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 11(2), pp. 254-264.
  • Mariadoss, B. J., Chi, T., Tansuhaj, P. and Pomirleanud, N. (2016). Influences of firm orientations on sustainable supply chain management. Journal of Business Research, 69(9), pp.3406–3414 (ISI impact factor: 3.354).
  • Chi, T. and Zheng, Y. W. (2016). Understanding environmentally friendly apparel consumption: an empirical study of Chinese consumers, International Journal of Sustainable Society, 8(3), pp. 206 – 227.
  • Chi, T. (2015). What consumers want from sportswear? An anatomy of consumer perceived value. International Journal of Markets and Business Systems, 1(4), pp.314-328.
  • Chi, T. (2015). Making firm supply chain arrangement fit business contingency: an empirical study. International Journal of Business Performance Management, 16(4), pp.472 – 489.
  • Chi, T. (2015). Consumer perceived value of environmentally friendly apparel: an empirical study of Chinese consumersJournal of the Textile Institute, 106(10), pp.1038-1050 (ISI impact factor: 1.128, 2015).
  • Chi, T. (2015). Business contingency, strategy formation, and firm performance: an empirical study of Chinese apparel SMEs. Administrative Sciences, 5(1), pp.27–45.
  • Zheng, Y. W. and Chi, T. (2015). Factors influencing purchase intention toward environmentally friendly apparel: an empirical study of U.S. consumers. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 8(2), pp. 68-77.
  • Inouye, S., Chi, T., and Bradley, L. (2014). Consumer perceived values of Hawaiian attire: the effects of socio-demographic factors. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 18(4). pp. 507-524.
  • Chi, T. and Sun, Y. (2013). Development of firm export market oriented behavior: evidence from an emerging economy. International Business Review, 22(1), pp. 339-350. (ISI impact factor: 1.849, 2013)
  • Chi, T. (2011). Building a sustainable supply chain: an analysis of corporate social responsibility practices in the Chinese textile and apparel industry. Journal of the Textile Institute, 102(10), pp.837-848. (ISI impact factor: 0.514, 2011)
  • Chi, T. and Kilduff, P. (2011). Understanding consumer perceived value of casual sportswear: an empirical study. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 18(5), pp.422-429.
  • Chi, T. (2010). Corporate competitive strategies in a transitional manufacturing industry: an empirical study. Management Decision, 48(6), pp. 976-995. (ISI impact factor: 3.787, 2010)

Book Chapters

  •  Xu, Y., Chi, T., & Su, J. (2018). Chinese Consumer and Fashion Market. Springer: Singapore.
  • Chi, T. & Sullivan, Q (2018). How website quality affects apparel mobile commerce consumer satisfaction and intent to purchase? A study of Chinese consumers. Included in Book “Chinese Consumer and Fashion Market” Springer.
  • Chi, T. (forthcoming 2019). Fashion Supply Chain Sustainability: Offshore vs. Domestic Sourcing. Included in Book “The Dangers of Fashion: Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions” Bloomsbury/Fairchild.

Market Research Reports

  • Chi, T.& Kilduff, P. (2007). Market research and implementation strategy for the development of home textile market in the United States. A 145-page market analysis report, financial support from Shanghai Textile Research Institute.
  • Chi, T.& Kilduff, P. (2007). Market research and implementation strategy for the development of home textile market in China. A 135-page market analysis report, financial support from Shanghai Textile Research Institute.

Recent Funding

  • 2017-2020, USDA NIFA Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program, PI.
  • 2018-2019,  Murdock Charitable Trust, Co-PI.
  • 2014-2019 USDA SCRI Program, Co-PI.
  • 2018, Cotton Inc., PI.
  • 2017-2020, Walmart Foundation, Co-PI.
  • 2016-2017, US EPA, Co-PI.
  • 2015, Diyang Merino Textile Ltd., PI.
  • 2014-2015,  Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment, Co-PI.
  • 2013-2014, Yite Garment Co. Ltd., PI.
  • 2009-2010, WSU New Faculty Seed Grant, PI.
  • 2007-2008, California Agricultural Research Initiative (ARI), Co-PI.