Mike Tse
Senior Lecturer in Operations Management



My research activities started in the Business Automotive Laboratory in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The research activities included developing decision support systems in logistics and warehouse management activities, and building various simulation platforms in procurement management, logistics management and enterprise resource planning for training students in bachelor and master levels. In 2008, I left the researcher job at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to pursue my PhD research at The University of Nottingham. My research field has shifted from decision support system to empirical research. My current major research is to study risk perception and risk mitigation practices in solving supply chain food fraud risk by multiple research approach (big social data mining, case study, and large scale survey). Due to my background, my research crosses over different disciplines, including empirical study of risk management and supply chain management, data-mining of big social media, decision support in risk management, warehouse management, and OM educational areas.


Project title: Horsemeat Scandal and Big Social Data: Understanding Consumer Perceptions towards Food Fraud and Retailer and Food Standards Agency Responses,(2014-2016) BA/SAMS Small Research Grants; funded by British Academy and the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

Project title: Exploring Quality Risk in the Food Supply Chain: Strategic insights from horsemeat scandals, Seed-Corn Research Fund 2013/2014; funded by Charter institute of Logistics and Transport, UK (CILT)

Subject Group

Operations Management


Selected publications

Zhang, M., Tse, Y. K., Dai, J., & Chan, H. K. (2017). Examining green supply chain management and financial performance: roles of social control and environmental dynamism. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. (Accepted, Forthcoming 2017. ABS ranking: 3-star)

Chappell, P. J., Tse, Y. K., Zhang, M., & Moore, S. R. (2017). Using GPS geo-tagged social media data and geodemographics to investigate social differences: A Twitter pilot study. Sociological Research Online. (Accepted, Forthcoming 2017. IF: 0.519)

Akhtar, P., Khan, Z., Frynas, G., Tse, Y.K., Rao-Nicholson, R. (2017). Essential micro-foundations for contemporary business operations: Top management tangible competencies, relationship-based business networks and environmental sustainability, British Journal of Management, DOI:10.1111/1467-8551.12233. (Accepted, Forthcoming 2017. ABS ranking: 4-star)
Sato, Y., Tan, K. H., & Tse, Y. K. (2017). Investment Performance Analysis of Industrial Products: Case of an Effluent Processing Facility at a Chemical Company. International Journal of Production Economics, 1-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.12.021 (Accepted, Forthcoming 2017. ABS ranking: 3-star)
Ali, . M. H., Zhan, Y., Alam, S. S., Tse, Y. K., & Tan, K. H. (2017). Food supply chain integrity: the need to go beyond certification. Industrial Management & Data Systems. (Accepted, Forthcoming 2017. ABS ranking: 2-star)

Zhan, Y., Tan, K. H., Li, Y., & Tse, Y. K., 2016. Unlocking the Power of Big Data in New Product Development. Annals of Operations Research.(Accepted, , Forthcoming 2016. ABS ranking: 3-star)

Zhang, M., Tse, Y.K., Doherty, B., Li,S., Akhtar,P., 2016. Sustainable supply chain management: Confirmation of a higher-order model, Resources, Conservation and Recycling (Accepted, Forthcoming 2016. Impact Factor: 3.280)

Akhtar, P., Tse, Y. K., Khan, Z., & Rao-Nicholson, R., 2016. Data-driven and adaptive leadership contributing to sustainability: Global agri-food supply chains connected with emerging markets. International Journal of Production Economics (Accepted, Forthcoming 2016. ABS ranking: 3-Star)

Tse, Y. K., Zhang, M., Doherty, B., Chappell, P., & Garnett, P., 2016. Insight from the horsemeat scandal: exploring the consumers’ opinion of tweets toward TescoIndustrial Management & Data Systems, 116(6), 1178-1200. (ABS ranking: 2-Star)

Tse, Y. K., Zhang, M., Akhtar, P., and  MacBryde, J., 2016. Embracing supply chain agility: an investigation in the electronics industry. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 21(1), 140-156. (ABS ranking: 3-Star)

Tse, Y. K.,  Matthews, R., Tan, K.H., Sato, Y. and Pongpanich,C., 2016.  Unlocking Supply Chain Disruption Risk within the Thai Beverage Industry, Industrial Management & Data Systems, 116(1), 21-42. (ABS ranking: 2-Star)

Chung, S.H.,  Tse, Y. K.,  Choi, J., 2015.  Managing Disruption Risk in Express Logistics via Proactive Planning (Invited review paper on Express Logistics), Industrial Management & Data Systems, 115(8), 1481-1509. (ABS ranking: 2-Star)

Sato, Y., Tan, K. H., & Tse, Y. K., 2015. An integrated marginal analysis approach for build-to-order products. International Journal of Production Economics, 170, 422-428. (ABS ranking: 3-Star)

Pang, G., Casalin, F., Papagiannidis, S., Muyldermans, L., and Tse, Y. K., 2015. Price determinants for remanufactured electronic products: a case study on eBay UK. International Journal of Production Research, 53(2), 572-589. (ABS ranking: 3-Star)

Lee, C. K. H., Tse, Y. K., Ho, G. T. S., and Choy, K. L., 2015. Fuzzy association rule mining for fashion product development. Industrial Management & Data Systems, 115(2), 383-399. (ABS ranking: 2-Star)

Ting, S.L.,Tse Y.K., Ho , G.T.S., Chung, S.H., and Pan, G., 2014. Mining logistics data to assure the quality in a sustainable food supply chain: a case in the red wine industry, International Journal of Production Economics 152: 200–209. ABS ranking: 3-Star)

Ting, S.L., E.W.K., See-To, and Tse, Y.K., 2013 Web Information Retrieval for Health Professionals. Journal of medical systems 37(3) 1-14. (Impact Factor: 1.783)

Tse, Y. K. and Tan, K. H., 2012. Managing Product Quality Risk and Visibility in Multi-layer Supply Chain. International Journal of Production Economics 139(1): 49–57. (ABS ranking: 3-Star)

Lee, C. K. H., Choy, K. L., Ho, G. T., Chin, K. S., Law, K. M. Y., and Tse, Y. K., 2012. A hybrid OLAP-association rule mining based quality management system for extracting defect patterns in the garment industry. Expert Systems with Applications 40 (7) 2435-2446. (ABS ranking: 3-Star)

Tse, Y. K., Tan, K. H., Ting, S. L., Choy, K.L., Ho, G.T.S., and Chung, S.H., 2012. Improving Postponement Operation in Warehouse: An Intelligent Pick and Pack Decision Support System. International Journal of Production Research 50 (24): 7181-7197 (ABS ranking: 3-Star)

G.T.S. Ho, W.H. Ip, C.H. Wu, Tse, Y. K., 2012. Using a fuzzy association rule mining approach to identify the financial data association, Expert Systems with Applications 39 (10): 9054–9063 (ABS ranking: 3-Star)

Tse, Y. K., Tan, K.H., Chung, S.H. and Lim, M. K., 2011. Quality Risk in Global Supply Network. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management 22(8): 1002-1013 (ABS ranking: 1-Star)

Tse, Y. K. and Tan, K. H., 2011. Managing Product Quality Risk in a multi-tier global supply chain. International Journal of Production Research 49(1): 139-158. (ABS ranking: 3-Star)

Ting S.L., Wang W.M., Tse, Y. K., Ip, W.H., 2011. A Knowledge Elicitation Approach in Enhancing Decision Support: A Case Study in a Hong Kong Healthcare Organization. Industrial Management & Data System 111 (7): 1039-1064 (ABS ranking: 2-Star)

Tan, K. H., Noble, J., Sato, Y. and Tse, Y. K., 2011. A Marginal Analysis Guided Technology Evaluation and Selection. International Journal of Production Economics 131(1): 15-21. (ABS ranking: 3-Star)

Chung, S. H., Lau, H. C. W., Choy, K. L., Ho, G. T. S. and Tse, Y. K., 2010. Application of Genetic Approach for Advanced Planning in Multi-factory Environment. International Journal of Production Economics 127(2): 300-308. (ABS ranking: 3-Star)

Tan, K. H., Tse, Y. K. and Chung, P. L., 2010. A Plug and Play Pathway Approach for Operations Management Games Development. Computers & Education 55(1): 109-117. (Impact Factor: 2.775)


 Mike Tse

The York Management School
University of York
Freboys Lane
York YO10 5GD

Telephone: +44 (0) 1904 325341
Email: mike.tse@york.ac.uk