February 15, 2020
China is a manufacturing superpower, supplying both critical equipment and items of convenience. With some of the country’s citizens unable to report to work and exports curtailed, there are already shortages that have some companies worried.
Amazon, for instance, is reportedly already stockpiling orders of Chinese-made products. And health care officials warn that protective medical equipment is already becoming scarce, as demand in China outweighs the amount the country can supply.
“Anything related to manufacturing is disrupted,” says Ruomeng Cui, assistant professor of information systems & operations management at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. “That ranges from tech products to toys to auto parts.”
February 14, 2020
Phase one of the trade deal was supposed to reopen the Chinese market to American farmers, but they’re still not sending produce to China because neither demand nor buying power are not there. That’s especially bad news for American soy farmers anxious to get their produce back into the Chinese market.
Many experts have been comparing the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak to the SARS epidemic in 2003. But Ruomeng Cui, assistant professor of information systems and operations management at Emory University, said while SARS isn’t a bad reference point, this seems vastly different.
“I would predict the impact of coronavirus on the Chinese economy to be broader and more profound, compared to SARS,” she said.
July 16, 2020
TULSA, Okla. — Research shows women are shouldering the burden of the coronavirus pandemic far more than men when it comes to distance learning, childcare and household labor.
Dr. Ruomeng Cui from Emory University, along with researchers from Harvard University, studied a large database where scholars submit papers they are working on and found productivity among male researchers increased 35 percent during the lockdown, while productivity for female researchers stayed flat or dropped.
February 15, 2020
The impact of the coronavirus extends far beyond health; it is also disrupting global supply chains and, as a result, international economies.
February 14, 2020
The spread of the coronavirus is expected to slow down the trade deal between the U.S. and China and the predicted economic impact of that deal for both nations.
November 6, 2019
Discrimination has become an important issue in the recent development of sharing‐economy marketplaces. Previous studies raise serious concerns over racial discrimination on Airbnb, showing that guests with African American–sounding names are 16 percent less likely to be accommodated relative to identical guests with white‐sounding names. Many African American users have expressed frustration on social media about how they were allegedly denied booking requests by Airbnb hosts because of their race.
November 11, 2019
Alibaba's annual Singles' Day shopping event.
The Robin Report
September 22, 2019
E-commerce brands’ business models are getting more interesting. If you are an investor, these are fundable businesses.
INFORMS Resoundingly Human Podcast Series
September 20, 2019
With online retailers like Amazon delivering nearly everything often within a day or two of ordering it, what happens if access to expedited shipping were to suddenly and unexpectedly stop?
Atlanta Business Chronicle
March 25, 2019
Recent research co-authored by Emory University professor Ruomeng Cui shows that the ability to deliver products to customers quickly and efficiently impacts revenue and retention rates directly and significantly.
Harvard Business Review China
November 1, 2018
How online retail platforms compete over logistics strategy.
September 6, 2017
Social media data can help predict consumer demand, and using advanced algorithms is key to the improvements.
June 6, 2017
What can predict a deal’s success? When ratings and reviews aren’t enough, showing that a deal is popular can convince others to buy.
U.S. National Public Radio
March 2, 2017
Airbnb has come under fire in the last year following reports that hosts are less likely to rent to African-Americans compared to whites. New research looked at ways to address the discrimination.
Harvard Business Review
February 27, 2017
The sharing economy has a discrimination problem. Studies have shown that the sharing economy isn’t as open as we think.