David Dobrzykowski Ph.D.
David Dobrzykowski Ph.D.
Position: Associate Professor, Director Supply Chain Management Institute
Address: 3017 Business Administration
Prior to joining the Department of Management at BGSU’s College of Business, Dr. Dobrzykowski earned tenure and the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management at Rutgers Business School (Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey). While at Rutgers, Dr. Dobrzykowski served as the Founding Program Director of the Masters of Science in Healthcare Services Management. He is a native of Northwest Ohio, as a three-time alum and former tenure-track faculty member at the University of Toledo, so he is passionate about building this community and very excited be a member of the outstanding faculty at BGSU, serving as an Associate Professor and Director of the Supply Chain Management Institute at BGSU.
Dr. Dobrzykowski’s research investigates information processing and the coordination of work in supply chain networks. While his primary interest is in healthcare, his research also explores these phenomena in other operational contexts. He has several peer-reviewed publications in journals like Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, and Journal of Supply Chain Management among other scholarly outlets. His research has been presented on three continents and in seven countries, and has won journal and conference awards including the 2017 Decision Sciences Journal Best Paper Award. In 2017, he co-authored a book with Professor Mark Vonderembse titled “A Healthcare Solution: A Patient-Centered, Resource Management Perspective” that uses an operations and supply chain lens to address the challenges facing the healthcare sector. He has been quoted in Hospitals & Health Networks and Bloomberg Businessweek as well as appeared in local media.
He is active in the scholarly community, serving as an Academic Scholar at Cornell’s Institute for Healthy Futures, an Associate Editor for Journal of Operations Management and Decision Sciences Journal, and an Editorial Review Board member of Journal of Supply Chain Management. He received Decision Sciences Journal’s Outstanding Reviewer of the Year award for 2015 (only awardee).
Dr. Dobrzykowski is an enthusiastic teacher and particularly enjoys “simplifying and illustrating the business relevance of subjects that are often thought of as complex.” He has taught primarily in the Operations and Supply Chain Management, Decision Sciences, and Strategy domains at the undergraduate, graduate (MBA - full-time and part-time programs), Executive Education (workshops, EMBA, and International EMBA), and post-doctoral levels. In 2016, he received the “Favorite Professor of the Year” Award from Rutgers Business School’s MBA students.
Prior to his Ph.D., Dr. Dobrzykowski enjoyed a 13-year career as an executive, serving in Chief Executive Officer and Vice President roles in the provider and insurance verticals of the healthcare sector, working for organizations like BIDON Companies, Corporate One Benefits, Mercy Health and UnitedHealthcare. Learn more at: www.dobrzykowski.wordpress.com
Ph.D., University of Toledo, College of Business and Innovation, 2010
Graduate Certificate in Public Health Epidemiology, University of Toledo, College of Medicine,
(A collaborative program with Bowling Green State University – NWOCPH), 2010
(E)MBA, University of Toledo, College of Business, 1999
BBA, University of Toledo, College of Business, 1995
Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Bowling Green State University, 2017 – present
Director, BGSU Supply Chain Management Institute, 2017 – present
Academic Scholar, Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures, 2016 – present
Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2014-2017 (tenured and promoted from Assistant to Associate in 2016)
Founding Director, Rutgers Business School Masters of Science – Healthcare Services Management, 2015-2017
Assistant Professor of Information Operations and Technology Management, University of Toledo, 2012-2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Toledo, 2012-2013 (joint appointment with the College of Business)
Director, School of Healthcare Business Innovation and Excellence, University of Toledo, 2012-2013
Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Eastern Michigan University, 2010-2012
Adjunct Professor, University of Toledo, 2000-2007
Various industry positions, 1995-2007
New Jersey Bright Idea Award, sponsored by the Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business and the New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJ PRO) Foundation, for the paper: “Examining pathways from innovation orientation to patient satisfaction: a relational view of healthcare delivery.” Recognized as one of the top 10 papers selected from 141 publications in 2015 from New Jersey professors, 2016
New Jersey Bright Idea Award, sponsored by the Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business and the New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJ PRO) Foundation, for the paper: “Examining Absorptive Capacity in Supply Chains: Linking Responsive Strategy and Firm Performance.” Recognized as one of the top 10 papers selected from 141 publications in 2015 from New Jersey professors, 2016
“Favorite Professor of the Year” Award, voted by the Rutgers Business School MBA class of 2016
Finalist, Journal of Supply Chain Management’s 2015 Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award, 2015
Outstanding Reviewer of the Year award (only awardee), Decision Sciences Journal, 2015
Decision Sciences Institute's Best Lean Enterprise Paper Award, 1st Place Winner, 2015
New Jersey Bright Idea Award, sponsored by the Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business and the New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJ PRO) Foundation, for the paper: “Strategic Customer Service Orientation, Lean Manufacturing Practices and Performance Outcomes: An Empirical Study.” Recognized as one of the top 10 papers selected from 142 publications in 2014 from New Jersey professors, 2015
Distinguished (Best) Paper Award, Decision Sciences Institute 43rd Annual Meeting Healthcare Management Track, 2012
Elwood S. Buffa Dissertation Competition, Decision Sciences Institute 42nd Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. First Runner Up, 2011
Outstanding Paper Award Winner for Benchmarking: An International Journal at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2011
Vonderembse, M.A. and Dobrzykowski, D.D. (2017). A Healthcare Solution: A Patient-Centered, Resource Management Perspective. CRC Press / Taylor & Francis. 281 pages, 14 chapters. ISBN 9781498758758 - CAT# K27658. Link: https://www.crcpress.com/Healthcare-Solutions-A-Patient-Centered-Resource-Management-Perspective/Vonderembse-Dobrzykowski/9781498758758
Dobrzykowski, D. and Tarafdar, M. (2017). Linking Electronic Medical Records use to Physicians’ Performance: A contextual analysis. Decision Sciences, 48(1), 7-37.
Dobrzykowski, D., McFadden, K. and Vonderembse, M. (2016). Examining pathways to safety and financial performance in hospitals: A study of lean in professional service operations. Journal of Operations Management, 42-43, 39-51.
Dobrzykowski, D.D., Callaway, S.K. and Vonderembse, M.A. (2015). Examining pathways from innovation orientation to patient satisfaction: a relational view of healthcare delivery. Decision Sciences, 46(5), 863-899.
Dobrzykowski, D.D., Leuschner, R., Hong, P.C. and Roh, J.J. (2015). Examining Absorptive Capacity in Supply Chains: Linking Responsive Strategy and Firm Performance. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 51(4), 3-28.
Dobrzykowski, D. and Tarafdar, M. (2015). Understanding information exchange in healthcare operations: Evidence from hospitals and patients. Journal of Operations Management, 36, 201-214.
Hong, P., Yang, M. and Dobrzykowski, D. (2014). Strategic Customer Service Orientation, Lean Manufacturing Practices and Performance Outcomes: An Empirical Study. Journal of Service Management, 25(5), 699-723.
Dobrzykowski, D., Saboorideilami, V., Hong, P. and Kim, S.C. (2014). A structured analysis of operations and supply chain management research in healthcare (1982-2011). International Journal of Production Economics, 147, 514-530.
Jitpaiboon, T., Dobrzykowski, D., Ragu, T.S. and Vonderembse, M. (2013). Unpacking IT use and integration for mass customization: a service-dominant logic view. International Journal of Production Research, 51(8), 2527-2547.
HassabElnaby, H.R., Dobrzykowski, D.D., and Tran, O.T.K. (2012). Applying the International Medical Graduate Program Model to Alleviate the Supply Shortage of Accounting Doctoral Faculty. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 10(2), 271-294.
Dobrzykowski, D. (2012). Examining heterogeneous patterns of Electronic Health Records Use: A contingency perspective and assessment. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, 7(2), 1-16.