Current topics and methodologies in supply chain management
Time and place: 30.9.2024 – 4.10.2024, Aalto University School of Business, Espoo
Learning goal and objectives:
The students will gain an understanding of current topics investigated within the field of supply chain management (SCM), such as supply chain risk and disruptions, sustainable supply chain management, digitalization of the supply chain, management of service networks and contemporary issues in public procurement. The current issues are discussed in conjunction with relevant research methodologies. After the course, the students will have developed an understanding of several key methodologies and approaches typically applied in the SCM field, as well as their relevant application areas and the seminal references for these. We cover both qualitative and quantitative methods, with example methods including case studies, discourse analysis, ethnography, action research, systematic literature review, event studies, modelling, text mining methods, mixed methods, and other novel qualitative and quantitative methods.
Instruction and examination:
The course consists of a reading package, active participation during the teaching days and writing a 20-25 page essay. The essay must be handed in one month after the course ends. The essay can be a research proposal on how the student would apply a particular method in one of the current topics in their own thesis (i.e. a draft study plan) or a draft paper using the method, depending on the student’s stage of their studies.
Credits: 6 ECTS
Grading: Five-level grading scale (sufficient, satisfactory, good, very good, excellent)
Prerequisites: Target group are doctoral students doing research within supply chain management, logistics management, industrial engineering, operations management, industrial economics, or service management.
Admittance: 25 students are admitted to the course.
Application by sending an email to the course coordinator, with the details as below in the application form by 31 July 2024. Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by 7 August 2024.
There is no fee for participation, but students are required to pay their own travel and accommodation expenses.
Course application form:
Research area/thesis topic (including the planned methodology/ies):
Professor Markku Kuula, Aalto University School of Business
Associate Professor Katri Kauppi, Aalto University School of Business
Associate Professor Max Finne, Aalto University School of Business
Assistant Professor Seongtae Kim, Aalto University School of Business
Principal University Lecturer Johanna Bragge, Aalto University School of Business
Associate Professor Vikram Bhakoo, The University of Melbourne
Course coordinator and contact information: Assistant Professor Seongtae Kim, Aalto University School of Business, firstname.lastname@example.org