The business world is continually changing, which makes research a vital requirement, according to Dr. Huaqing (Mike) Wang, assistant professor of management.

Game theory, its application and operations management are among the areas Wang has addressed in publications such as Production and Operations Management.

“I’ve had some (papers) published and others that I’m still working on,” said Wang. “Game theory is about the strategic behavior between different ‘players.’ You have to adjust your strategy based on your competitor’s strategy.”

“It’s not (a new approach), but it has a lot of application for areas such as operations management and marketing.”

It’s an area he has continued to focus on as part of his research over the years

“Research and teaching go hand in hand,” he said. “We’re in the classroom, but we need to know what’s going on in the frontier of our area and other areas of business.”