Ting Chi

Assistant Professor

Research Statement

Dr Ting Chi’s specialization areas include textiles, apparel, and retail industries with emphasis on alignment issue (business environment-firm competitive strategy-firm organizational structure-firm business performance) and international trade.

Recent Scholarly Works

Published Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (2005-Present):

Chi, T., Kilduff, P., and Gargeya, V. (2009). “Alignment between business environment characteristics, competitive priorities, supply chain structures, and firm business performance”. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. (Forthcoming in Vol. 58 No. 7)

Chi, T. (2009). “Measurement of Business Environment Characteristics in the US Technical Textile Industry: An Empirical Study.” The Journal of the Textile Institute, 100(6), pp 545-555.

Chi, T., Kilduff, P., Gargeya, V., and Dyer, C. (2009). “Business Environment Characteristics, Competitive Priorities, Supply Chain Structure, and Firm Performance: An Empirical Study of US Technical Textile Industry.” International Journal of Intercultural Information Management, 1(4), pp407 – 432.

Kilduff, P., and Chi, T. (2007).Analysis of Comparative Advantage in the Textile Complex – A Study of East European and former Soviet Union Nations”. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 11(1), pp. 82-105.

Chi, T., and Kilduff, P. (2006). “An Assessment of Trends in China’s Comparative Advantages in Textile Machinery, Man-Made Fibers, Textiles and Apparel”. The Journal of the Textile Institute, 97(2), pp. 173-192.

Kilduff, P., and Chi, T. (2006). “Longitudinal Patterns of Comparative Advantage in the Textile Complex Part 1: Aggregate Patterns”. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 10(2), pp. 134-149.

Kilduff, P., and Chi, T. (2006). “Longitudinal Patterns of Comparative Advantage in the Textile Complex Part 2: Disaggregate Patterns”. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 10(2), pp. 150-168.

Chi, T., Kilduff, P. and Dyer, C. (2005). “An Assessment of US Comparative Advantages in Technical Textiles From a Trade Perspective”. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 35(1), pp. 17-37.

Recent Grants

Funded Research Projects and Roles (2005-Present):

  • $35,996, “An Empirical Study of Consumer Substitution Processes for High Quality California Cottons in the U.S. Sportswear Market”
    Time period: 2007/2008
    Sponsor: Agricultural Research Initiative & Haitian Textile Group
  • $40,000, “Market Research and Implementation Strategy for the Development of Home Textile Markets in the US and China”
    Time period: February /November, 2007
    Sponsor: Shanghai Textile Research Institute (STRI)
  • $18,000, “Global and US Fiber, Fabric and Apparel Coloration Market”
    Time period: April/September, 2007
    Sponsor: Colorep Inc.
  • $3,000, “Empirical Analysis of US Textile and Apparel Import Patterns using the Gravity Model”
    Time period: 2006/2007
    Sponsor: The Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (RSCA) program
  • $11,443, “Relationships between Business Environment Characteristics, Competitive Priorities, Supply Chain Structure, and Business Performance in the US Technical Textile Industry”
    Time period: January/May 2006
    Sponsor: Industrial Fabrics Foundation

Awards and Honors

  • Global Outstanding Paper – Marketing Award from Emerald Literati Network (with Dr. Peter Kilduff), 2007
    National Science Foundation (NSF) Award for Young Scholar, 2007
  • $300 Scholarship to present research paper in AUTEX conference, from the Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies, UNCG
    $1400 Miriam S. Mayo & Hazeleene Tate Scott Scholarship from UNCG, 2005/06
    $700 Louise Carter Hoffler Scholarship from UNCG, 2005/06
  • $700 Scholarship to present research paper in ITAA conference, from Department, College, and Graduate School
  • $14,000 Hayes Excellence Fellowship from UNCG, 2002/03

Ting Chi

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

(509) 335-8536
tchi@wsu.edu