Theories and Research in Logistics and SCM, August or September 2018

Time: August or September 2018 (to be confirmed)

Place: Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki.

Learning goal and objectives: Theories and Research in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a doctoral course for logistics, supply chain management, and operations management students. Logistics and supply chain management have been criticised for not having an own theory, thus theory development as well as borrowing theories from other disciplines remain important in this field. There are also myriads of definitions of supply chain management as well as different perspectives on the overlaps between logistics, purchasing, transportation, operations management, and supply chain management. This course focuses on discussing core concepts as well as the boundaries of the field. Furthermore, it focuses on discussing the application of different theories to this field, as well as different approaches to theory building, theory testing, and borrowing theories from other disciplines.

The aim of this course is to further the understanding for the application of different theories to supply chain management. The focus of the course is on analysing and discussing theory building, theory testing, and borrowing theories from other disciplines as well as to analyse the boundaries of supply chain management as a discipline. Upon completing the course students are expected to have an overview and be able to analyse different theories that have commonly been applied to supply chain management. They are also expected to be able to argue for their own choices of theories for their dissertation, their concepts and constituencies, ontology and epistemological approach.

Instruction and examination:

The course consists of a reading package and a pre-course assignment that students are requested to prepare prior to the course. Lectures will be given in a one week module. Students are expected to write a final assignment after the course that will be evaluated by the faculty. 

Participants will present their research proposal and discuss the role and use of theory in their research during the course, receiving feedback from faculty. A final assignment after the course will also be evaluated by faculty.

Credits: 6 Credits

Grading: fail/passed

Prerequisites: 

Admittance: PhD students preferably from the Logistics & SCM Graduate School and KATAJA. Participants will be selected on the basis of their research proposal and pre-course assignment that should be sent in with the application.

Max. 25 students

All applicants should be in contact with Professor Gyöngyi Kovács, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding the course. She will also distribute the pre-course assignment.

Instructors:

Prof. Stan Fawcett (Weber State University, JBL co-editor, USA) (not confirmed yet)

Course coordinator and contact information: Professor Gyöngyi Kovács, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.