Course – Empirical Methods in Supply Chain Management

June 13, 2018 10.00 - 16.00 h

The origin of supply chain is often traced back to a paper by Stevens (1989), where supply chain integration has been mentioned. Since then numerous papers and reviews have been published.

The aim of the course is to:

  • Get an overview of contemporary empirical research in supply chain management;
  • Reflect upon use of organizational theory.

Course description
Within this course we will provide an overview of the empirical literature on SCM, specifically paying attention to underlying organizational theory. The first day will be devoted to providing a broad introduction of the SCM literature, its foundations and the theoretical developments used. The second day will highlight a few contemporary themes and will be used to discuss the first assignment, including presenting some slides and have a discussion. Also the second assignment will be further elaborated/explained.

Lecturers: Prof. Dirk Pieter van Donk & Prof. Taco van der Vaart (RU Groningen)

Course dates: 30 May & 13 June 2018

Time: 10.00 -16.00 h.

Location:  Utrecht, Boswell-Beta, Laan van Puntenburg 2A

ECTS: 0.5 (attendance) – 2 (attendance + assignment)

Participation: free for TRAIL/Beta/OML members and PhD students of participating faculties

Registration: HERE

TRAIL OML Capita selecta Van Donk – 2018

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