Ahren Johnston

Associate Professor

Ahren Johnston
College of Business & Economics

Marketing & Supply Chain Management

Merrick Hall 325
Ph.D.Business Administration (Marketing & Logistics) / University of Arkansas
OtherTransportation and Logistics Management / University of Arkansas
OtherManagement / University of Arkansas

Research Interests

Dr. Johnston's research interests focus primarily on transportation and the impact of a variety of factors (output level, government regulations, service, etc.)on the costs and profitability of carriers.

Recent Publications

  • Ahren Johnston, (2019). A note on commute times and average income levels. The Open Transportation Journal.13, pp. 151-153. 
  • Ahren Johnston, (2019). The Impact of Recent Federal Regulations on Motor Carrier Profitability. Journal of Transportation Management. 30(1).
  • Ahren Johnston, John Kent, (2019). The Relationship between Leadership Strengths and Job Performance of Fleet Managers. Transportation Journal. 58(2), pp. 126-144. 
  • Ahren Johnston, (2018). Trends in Manufacturing Inventory Efficiency: 1980-2013. Atlantic Marketing Journal. 7(2), pp. 1-15.
  • Ahren Johnston, John Ozment, (2015). A firm-specific analysis of service quality costs. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications. 18(5), pp. 387-401. 
  • Ahren Johnston, (2015). Two dimensions of service: a single carrier analysis. The International Journal of Logistics Management. 26(2), pp. 238-253. 
  • Ahren Johnston, (2014). A study of trends in wholesaler inventory performance: 1981-2012. Regional Business Review. 33, pp. 75-92. 
  • Ahren Johnston, John Kent, (2014). Teaching a blended supply chain management course to marketing majors. Atlantic Marketing Journal. 3(2), pp. 67-79.
  • John Ozment, Ahren Johnston, (2014). The long-term impact of rail abandonment on manufacturers in Arkansas. Journal of Transportation Management. 24(2), pp. 63-78. 
  • Ahren Johnston, (2014). Trends in retail inventory performance: 1982–2012. Operations Management Research. 7(3-4), pp. 86-98. 
  • Ahren Johnston, John Ozment, (2013). Economies of scale in the US airline industry. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (51), pp. 95-108.
  • Ahren Johnston, (2013). U.S. motor carrier hours of service regulations: their impact on carrier profitability and productivity. Journal of Transportation Management. 24(1), pp. 23-36.
  • Ahren Johnston, John Ozment, (2011). Concentration in the airline industry: evidence of economies of scale? Journal of Transportation Management. 22(2), pp. 59-74.
  • Ahren Johnston, John Ozment, (2011). Concentration in the airline industry: evidence of economies of scale? Journal of Transportation Management. 22(2) , pp. 59-74.