Ting Chi

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)

  • 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)

  • Sun, J., & Chi, T. (2017). Key factors influencing the adoption of apparel mobile commerce: an empirical study of Chinese consumers. The Journal of The Textile Institute, 1-13. (ISI impact factor: 1.007, 2016)
  • 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, 2016).
  • Chi, T.and Zheng, Y. W. (In Press). Environmental concern and apparel consumption: an empirical study of Chinese consumers. International Journal of Sustainable Society.
  • 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 consumers. The Journal of the Textile Institute, 106(10), pp.1038-1050 (ISI impact factor: 0.770, 2014).
  • 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.(2013). The effects of contingency factors on perceived values of casual sportswear: an empirical study of U.S. consumers. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 25(2), pp.249 – 262.
  • Chi, T. (2011). Building a sustainable supply chain: an analysis of corporate social responsibility practices in the Chinese textile and apparel industry. The 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)
  • Chi, T.and Kilduff, P. (2010). An empirical investigation of the determinants and shifting patterns of U.S. apparel imports using a gravity model framework. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management. 14(3), pp.501 – 520.
  • Chi, T.(2010). An empirical study of trade competitiveness in the U.S. technical textile industry. Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, 6(4), pp.1-19.
  • Chi, T.,Kilduff, P., & Gargeya, V. (2009). Alignment between business environment characteristics, competitive priorities, supply chain structures, and firm business performance. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 58(7), 645-669.
  • Chi, T.(2009). Measurement of business environment characteristics in the U.S. technical textile industry: an empirical study. The Journal of the Textile Institute, 100(6), 45-555.

Book Chapters

  • Chi, T. & Sullivan, Q (forthcoming 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 2018). 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

  • “Preparing a Competitive 21st Century Workforce: Collaborative Curriculum Development and Assessment”, 5/2017- 4/2020; Sponsored by USDA NIFA Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program; PI, $139,455
  • “Upcycling Post-consumer Cotton Waste”, 3/2017-2/2020; Sponsored by Walmart Foundation; Co-PI, $365,557
  • “Biodegradable Plastic Mulch for Sustainable Specialty Crop Production”, 10/2014 – 9/2019; Sponsored by USDA SCRI, Co-PI, Lead of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the Supply Chain/ LCA Working Group [with Tom Marsh, Eric Belasco, Hayley Chouinard, Suzette Galinato, etc.], project total amount at $4.8 million.
  • “Recycling Post-consumer Cotton Waste for Value-added Regenerated Fibers”; 9/2016-8/2017
  • Sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) P3 Program; Co-PI, $14,951.
  • “A Business Promotion and Market Entry Project”, 6/2015-12/2015, sponsored by Diyang Merino Textile Ltd., Principle Investigator, $12,130.
  • “Improving student learning of WSU’s learning goals in UCORE and large classes”, 7/2014-6/2015, sponsored by Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment at WSU, Co-PI, $7,000.
  • “Engaging students in a low-division textile course: an integrated approach to effective teaching and learning”, 7/2014-6/2015, sponsored by Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment at WSU, Co-PI, $6,904.
  • “Analysis of U.S. Sportswear Market and Market Entry Strategies”, 6/2013-8/2014, sponsored by Yite Garment Co. Ltd., Principle Investigator, $10,658.
  • “Stakeholder Salience, Stakeholder Management Strategy, and Corporate Social Performance in the U.S. Apparel Industry: A Preliminary Study”, 8/2010- 5/2011, sponsored by Faculty Seed Grant Program, Washington State University Foundation, Principle Investigator, $4,145.
  • “An Empirical Study of Consumer Substitution Processes for High Quality California Cottons in the U.S. Sportswear Market”, 2007-2008; Sponsored by California Agricultural Research Initiative (ARI) & Haitian Textile Group; Co-PI. $35,996.

 

Ting Chi

 

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

(509) 335-8536
tchi@wsu.edu