Due to the broad theoretical background of affiliated researchers we devote ourselves to combining different research methods to contribute to research that is combining impact, rigor and relevance. Especially we pursue combinations of empirical and theoretical work bringing different traditions in research together like mathematical modeling, experiments, case studies, secondary data research and survey research. All our projects have the following in common: They are insightful, interesting and practice relevant. Collaboration with practice allows us to get access to real and the latest problems. Practice profits from the collaboration by project-driven research projects with applicable results. We strongly believe that close collaboration of research and practice allows us to foster the development of our discipline. Reaching this challenging target is only possible by having access to experienced researchers and those who strongly devote themselves to generate new knowledge. International collaboration with research and practitioners further enables innovations in research. Being a valuable source for thought leaders and being an inspiring thinker is our credo.
Two research themes are central for the future research activities of the Chair: Procurement Ethics and Procurement 4.0. Master thesis and doctoral research in these areas is highly encouraged within the realm of the Chair.
Research outputs of Chair researchers:
- Aslam, H., Blome, C., Roscoe, S., Azhar, T. (2018) Dynamic supply chain capabilities: how market sensing, supply chain agility and adaptability affect supply chain ambidexterity. International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
- Nair, A., Blome, C. Choi, T.Y., Lee, G. (2018). Re-visiting collaborative behavior in supply networks–structural embeddedness and the influence of contextual changes and sanctions. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 24 (2), 135-150.
- Dubey, R., Altay, N., Blome, C. (2018). Swift trust and commitment: The missing links for humanitarian supply chain coordination? Annals of Operations Research.
- Dubey, R., Gunasekaran, A., Childe, S., Papdopoulos, T., Blome, C., Luo, Z. (2018). Antecedents of Resilient Supply Chains: An Empirical Study. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. (DOI: 10.1109/TEM.2017.2723042)
- Dubey, R., Altay, N., Gunasekaran, A., Blome, C., Papdopoulos, T., Childe, S. (2018). Supply chain agility, adaptability and alignment: Empirical evidence from the Indian auto components industry. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 38(1), 129-148.
- Blome, C., Foerstl, K., Schleper, M.C. (2017). Antecedents of green supplier championing and greenwashing: An empirical study on leadership and ethical incentives. Journal of Cleaner Production, 152, 339-350.
- Roscoe, S., Blome, C., (2017). Understanding the emergence of redistributed manufacturing: an ambidexterity perspective. Production Planning & Control.
- Paulraj, A., Blome, C., (2017). Plurality in environmental supply chain mechanisms: Differential effects on triple bottom line outcomes. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 37(8), 1010-1030.
- Agrell, P.J. Lundin, J., Norrman, A. (2018). Supply Chain Management: Horizontal carrier coordination through cooperative governance structures. International Journal of Production Economics 194, 59-72.
- Agrell, P.J., Bogetoft, P. (2017). Decentralization Policies for Supply Chain Investments Under Asymmetric Information. Managerial and Decision Economics 38 (3), 394-408
- Hatami-Marbini, A., Agrell, P.J., Tavana, M., Khoshnevis, P. (2017). A flexible cross-efficiency fuzzy data envelopment analysis model for sustainable sourcing. Journal of Cleaner Production 142, 2761-2779.