Allan S. Ashley

Faculty, Professor, Chair



January 19, 2012
Tagged: Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Garden City

Allan S. Ashley

Faculty, Professor, Chair


Diplomas and Degrees

  • Ph.D in Operations Research and Management, Polytechnical Institute of Brooklyn (now known as Polytechnic University) (1971)
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, High Honors, Polytechnical Institute of Brooklyn (1964)
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute (1962)

Recent Courses

  • Best Practices, Operations and TQM
  • Mathematics for Managers

Teaching Specializations and Interests

  • Strategy in operations management and its impact on competitive advantage.
  • Applications of quantitative methods to business problems.

Research Interests

  • Channel coordination and bargaining in supply chain models, total quality management, and corporate leadership models.

Grants and Sponsored Research

  • “Electronic Banking: Direction and Background” Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Allen Don and E.M. Lowe, $250000, 1973.
Due to a delay in the Provost’s Office, the proposal missed the deadline by a day. The project manager for Electronic Banking at NSF indicated that it would likely have been funded had it arrived on time. He acknowledged the value of the information and asked, and was given permission to publish it.


  • (2003). Mathematical Models for the Business Student.
  • Allan S. Ashley and Detelin S. Elenkov. (1996). Total Quality Management: The New Frontier of Modern Management.
  • Robert High and Richard D. Irwin. (1996). Mathematical Models for the Business Student: A Course in Calculas and Statistics for the Business Student.

Book Chapters

  • (Ashley, A. and Diamante, T). (2008). Closing the gap between business and technology : Conquering the great divide. In Mackenzied and Rosendberq (Eds.). Emerging business theories for educators and Practitioners. (pp. 151-172).

Recent Refereed Articles

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  • Hazy, J., & Ashley, A. (2011). Unfolding the future: Bifurcation in organizing forms and emergence in social systems. Emergence: Complexity and Organization, 13(3), 57-79
  • Han, Y, Cui, X., Huang, Z., & Ashley, A. (2011). Manipulation and Equilibrium around Seasoned Equity Offerings. International Journal of Information: Technology and Decision Analysis,, 10(5), 771-792
  • Torras, M., Hazy, J., Ashley, A., & Moskalev, S,. (2011). An Economteric Analysis of Ecological Footprint Determinants: Implications for Sustainability. International Journal of Sustainable Society, 3(3), 258-275
  • James Hazy, Allan Ashley, Mariano Torras and Sviatoslav Moskalev,. (2010, 1). “Technological Leverage and Sustainable Society Systems: A Call for Technological Forecasting that Anticipates Innovation”. special issue of International Journal of Society Systems Science (IJSSS) on
  • Jayen B. Patel and Allan Ashley,. (2010, 1). “The Effect of the Work Environment on Performance of Large Corporations”. Journal of International Business and Economics,, vol 10, Number 4., pp 79-85

Conference Presentations and Papers

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  • Allan Ashley and Jayen B. Patel (01 October 2010). “The Effect of the Work Environment on Performance of Large Corporations”. International Academy of Business and Economics Meetings, Las Vegas
  • Ashley A., Diamante T. (13 October 2006). “Closing the Gap Between business and Technology: Conquering the Great Divide”. National Business and Economic Association Conference, Port Jefferson, L.I., NY
  • Ashley A., Hazy J., Torras M. (01 October 2006). “Re-Conceptualizing Value Creation When Input Resources are Limited But Knowledge is Not”. Business as an Agent of the World Benefit – A Global Forum; sponsored by the Academy of Management, The United Nations Global Compact and Case Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Ashley A., Siegfried R. (11 February 2006). “Is It Theft or Sampling? Student Attitudes on the Copying of Commercial software and Music”. ISECON Conference, Dallas, Texas
  • Ashley A., Gupta R., and Rosenstein A. (01 January 2006). “A Qualitative Exploration of Undergraduate Business Student Attitudes Regarding Action Learning”. Applied Business Research and College Teaching and Learning Conference, Orlando, Florida

Other Selected Scholarly and Artistic Work

  • “Statistical Quality Control” (new) chapter for Mathematical Models for the Business Student, Revised ed. 2003, Published by Adelphi University. (Applied – In-house Journal), 2004
  • “Applications of Linear Programming” (new) chapter for Mathematical Models for the Business Student, Revised ed. 2003, Published by Adelphi University. (Applied – In-house Journal), 2003
  • “Sensitivity Analysis of EOQ Inventory Model” Graduate School of Management and Business, Adelphi University 1993.
  • Numerous confidential reports for the Department of the Navy on power spectrum analysis of the ocean floor, search probabilities and detection of foreign objects. Published by the Operations analysis and Management Sciences Department of Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics.
  • Analysis of Security and Exchange commission Corporate Disclosure and Individual Shareholder Survey. Approximately 12,000 Extensive questionnaires were distributed and approximately 5,000 valid responses were obtained. The unusually high response rate is due to the backing of both the S.E.C. and the New York Stock Exchange.
The results represented the largest empirical study ever done in the U.S. of the disclosure problem at that time. The second largest was completed at the University of Chicago and utilized a less extensive questionnaire with approximately 1,500 responses.
Since the S.E.C. and the N.Y. Stock Exchange funded this study, the data and the results remain proprietary.

Honors and Accomplishments

  • Bender Scholarship Award – School of Business 2004-2005
  • Best Paper Award – North East Business and Economics Conference, October 13-15, 2006 Port Jefferson, NY
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award 1989-1990
  • National Science Fellowship – a six week post-doctoral Management Science program at the University of Colorado. (One of thirty professors selected from business schools throughout the U.S.)
  • Stanford University Decision Analysis Scholarship – program sponsored by General Electric and Stanford University
  • Research Fellowship Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1967
  • Wilks Scholarships (NYU) 1965
  • Master Thesis Scholarship Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1967

Professional Activities

Executive Editor for the E.E.B.R.E.F

  • Manuscript Reviewer of various texts in Mathematics for Managers; Statistics; Business Policy; and Total Quality Management
  • Attended various courses as well as seminars in project planning, technological change strategy, Total Quality Management at New York Polytechnic.
  • Referee for: Journal of Business Ethics
  • : Journal of Corporate Governance

Consulting Experience

  • Consultant to several organizations including U.S. Bantam Toys, Scizzor Wizzard Inc., Billal Corporation, etc; 1976 – present
  • Consulting to Off-Campus MBA Program (market research studies, site location studies, administrative procedures development, development of special support service), 1975-1988.
  • Consultant to Nassau County Yourth Board (analysis of the crime patterns in order to plan and allocate scarce resources), 1972-1974.
  • Enrollment forcast for a GardenCity School, Fall 1969

Industrial Experience

  • President and Chief Operating Officer of Small Bisiness – Scizzor Wizzard Inc., Bohemia, L.I., 1987-1997
  • Administrative Systems Manager, Management Science Analyst – General Dynamics / Electric Boat Division, 1964-1965.
  • Assistant Development Engineer (implementation of new product lines; special studies) – General Foods / Maxwell House Division, Pre 1964.
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