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Dr. Otso Massala

Finance / Supply Chain Management Department

 Grove Hall 233 
Phone: (717) 477-1422 
Office Hours and Teaching Schedule 

Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management with tenure

Award of selected education
2017 Sorbonne University, Paris, France
Honorary Ph.D. in Management
2016 INSEAD, France & Singapore
Ph.D. in Management
2012 INSEAD, France & Singapore
Master’s in Management
1996 Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management
1995 Far-Eastern State University, Vladivostok
Diploma in Probability, Statistics, and Applied Mathematics

Selected work experience
2016–current Shippensburg University, PA, USA
Associate Professor
2009–2016 SCS Consulting, Singapore
2004–2009 Hempel Asia Pacific, Singapore
Regional Managing Director
2002–2004 Hempel Indonesia
President Director
1999–2002 Hempel Czech Republic
Managing Director
1996–1999 Hempel Russia
General Manager

Examples of Teaching
Supply Chain Management, MBA core course, JL. Grove College of Business
Global Logistics Systems, UG elective course, JL. Grove College of Business
Supply Chain and Operations Management, UG core course, JL. Grove College of Business
Statistical Application in Business, UG core course, JL. Grove College of Business
Introduction to Entrepreneurship, UG elective course, JL. Grove College of Business
Global Supply Chain Management, MBA course, JL. Grove College of Business

Academic Awards and Distinctions
2019 IABE-2019 Membership Award
2019 Award in recognition of Exceptional Academic Mentorship
2019 Charles R. & Joletta Nebel, Jr. Service Award
2019 Teaching Innovation and Pedagogy Spotlight Award (TIPS)
2016 Decision Analysis Special Recognition Award, Runner-Up
2010 – 2015 INSEAD Doctoral Fellowship
1994 – 1995 Far Eastern State University Scholarship

2017 Three years, $90,000 grant for organizing a Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education wide business plan competition.

Research papers
Massala, O., Tsetlin I. 2015. Search Before Trade-offs Are Known. Decision Analysis, 12(3), 105–121.
Massala, O., Neidigh, R., Langella I. 2020. Teaching operational flexibility for mitigating risk in global supply chains. Operations Management Education Review, 14(1), 87–112 .
Massala, O. 2017. Delegated Sequential Search. Working paper
Massala, O. 2019. Role of Evaluation Uncertainty in Innovation Contests. Working paper
Massala, O., Neidigh, R., Langella I. 2020. Optimal batch sizing in presence of organizational learning effects. Working paper
Massala, O., Langella I., Farajnezam A. 2020. Linear programming models for maritime logistics. Working paper

Other publications
Massala, O. 1996. Conditions for Investing in Efficiency of Electricity Generation and Use in Primorsky Territory. M.Sc. thesis, Lappeenranta University of Technology.
Massala, O. 1997. “Technical Convention of District Heating in Russia” (chapter in book, Markkinana IVY). Helsinki: Rakennustuoteteollisuus.
Massala, O. 2016. Delegated Search. Ph.D. thesis, INSEAD Business School.
Massala, O. 2017 “Business model could lead to lawn care by subscription”, Crossroads Business Journal, 06/2017
Massala, O. 2017 “Best is yet to come for analytics”, Crossroads Business Journal, 08/2017
Massala, O. 2017 “New business opportunities may arrive with Electric Vehicles”, Crossroads Business Journal, 11/2017
Massala, O. 2018 “Finance industry’s important role in shifting entrepreneurship landscape”, Crossroads Business Journal, 4/2018
Massala, O. 2018 “Professional services benefit from advancement of Artificial Intelligence Technologies”, Crossroads Business Journal, 5/2018
Massala, O. 2018 “Applications of artificial intelligence move toward general applications”, Crossroads Business Journal, 11/2018
Massala, O. 2019 “How does the last mile delivery work for ecommerce in 2040 ?”, Crossroads Business Journal, 3/2019