Ting Chi Profile

Ting Chi

Department of AMDT
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6406

(509) 335-8536

Department Chair and Professor

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.
  • Product/Technology Life Cycle Analysis.

Teaching Interests

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

Honors and Awards (Select)

  • 2020   “President’s Award for Leadership”, Washington State University.
  • 2020 “Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence” Outstanding Reviewer Award
  • 2018 “Excellence Award –Academic Advisor”, Graduate & Professional Students Association, Washington State University.
  • 2018  “Outstanding Reviewer Award”, Elsevier.
  • 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”.

Recent Publications (Select)

  • Chen Y, & Chi T. (2021). How does channel integration affect consumers’ selection of omni-channel shopping methods? an empirical study of U.S. consumers. Sustainability, 13(16), 8983-9012. (IF: 3.251)
  • McCoy L, Wang Y. T. & Chi T. (2021). Why is collaborative apparel consumption gaining popularity? an empirical study of US gen z consumers. Sustainability, 13(15), 8360-8378. (IF: 3.251)
  • Chi, T., Ganak, J., Summers, L., Adesanya, O., McCoy, L., Liu, H., Tai, Y. (2021). Understanding perceived value and purchase intention toward eco-friendly athleisure apparel: insights from U.S. millennials. Sustainability, 13(14), 7946-7963. (IF: 3.251).
  • Chi, T., Gerard, J., Yu, Y. F. and Wang, Y. T. (2021). A study of U.S. consumers’ intention to purchase slow fashion apparel: understanding the key determinants, International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 14(1), 101-112.
  • Ganak, J., Chen, Y., Liang, D., Liu, H. and Chi, T. (2020). Understanding U.S. millennials’ perceived values of denim apparel recycling: insights for brands and retailers, International Journal of Sustainable Society, 12(4), 257-290.
  • Chi, T. and Chen, Y. (2020). A study of lifestyle fashion retailing in China. Marketing Intelligence & Planning, 38(1), 46-60. (IF: 2.164).
  • Chi, T., Gerard, J., Dephillips, A., Liu, H., and Sun, J. (2019). Why U.S. consumers buy sustainable cotton made collegiate apparel? a study of the key determinants. Sustainability, 11(11), 1-15. (IF: 2.592).
  • Sun, J. and Chi, T. (2019). Investigating the adoption of apparel m-commerce in the U.S. market. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 31(4), 544-563. (IF: 0.752).
  • Watts, L. and Chi, T. (2019). Key factors influencing the purchase intention of activewear: an empirical study of U.S. consumers. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 12(1), 46-55.
  • 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: 3.585).
  • Chi, T. (2018). Mobile commerce website success: antecedents of consumer satisfaction and purchase intention. Journal of Internet Commerce. 17(3), 189-215.
  • Sun, J. and 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. and 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), 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), 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), 206 – 227.
  • Chi, T. (2015). Making firm supply chain arrangement fit business contingency: an empirical study. International Journal of Business Performance Management, 16(4), 472 – 489.
  • Chi, T. (2015). Consumer perceived value of environmentally friendly apparel: an empirical study of Chinese consumers. Journal of the Textile Institute, 106(10), 1038-1050(ISI impact factor: 1.128).
  • Chi, T. (2015). Business contingency, strategy formation, and firm performance: an empirical study of Chinese apparel SMEs. Administrative Sciences,5(1), 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),  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). 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), 339-350. (ISI impact factor: 1.849).
  • 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), 837-848. (ISI impact factor: 0.514).
  • Chi, T. and Kilduff, P. (2011). Understanding consumer perceived value of casual sportswear: an empirical study. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 18(5), 422-429.
  • Chi, T. (2010). Corporate competitive strategies in a transitional manufacturing industry: an empirical study. Management Decision,48(6), 976-995. (ISI impact factor: 3.787).

Grants/Funding (Select)

  • 2023-2028, USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Program, (Co-PI)
  • 2022-2026, USDA NIFA SCRI Program, (Co-PI).
  • 2017-2022, USDA NIFA Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program, (PI).
  • 2017-2022, Walmart Foundation, (Co-PI).
  • 2019-2021, USDA NIFA SCRI Program, Planning Grant, (Co-PI).
  • 2020, Cotton Inc., (PI).
  • 2018-2021, Murdock Charitable Trust, (Co-PI).
  • 2019, Cotton Inc., (PI).
  • 2014-2019 USDA NIFA SCRI Program, (Co-PI).
  • 2018, Cotton Inc., (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).
  • 2009-2010, WSU New Faculty Seed Grant, (PI).
  • 2007-2008, California Agricultural Research Initiative (ARI), (Co-PI).

Books/Book Chapters

  • Chen, Y. & Chi, T. (2021). Lifestyle Fashion Retailing in China: Redesigning the Consumer Journey. Chapter included in BookExperiential Marketing in an Era of Hyper-Connectivity’ Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK.
  • Chi, T. & Lu, S. (2020). Fashion Supply Chain Sustainability: Offshore vs. Domestic Sourcing. Chapter included in Book “The Dangers of Fashion: Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions” Bloomsbury/Fairchild, New York, USA.
  • 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.

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