Time and place: 12. 9 – 16. 9. 2022, 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 quantitative and qualitative methods, with example methods including event studies, IS related standards, case studies, text mining methods, and mixed methods (e.g. primary and secondary data combined).
Instruction and examination:
The course consists of an extensive reading package, active participation during the teaching days and writing a 20-25 page essay. The focus area of the essay is to be agreed upon with the instructor(s). 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, 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 18 July 2022. Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by 1 August 2022.
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, Department of Information and Service Management
- Associate Professor Katri Kauppi, Aalto University School of Business, Department of Information and Service Management
- Assistant Professor Max Finne, Aalto University School of Business, Department of Information and Service Management
- Assistant Professor Seongtae Kim, Aalto University School of Business, Department of Information and Service Management
- Senior Lecturer Johanna Bragge, Aalto University School of Business, Department of Information and Service Management
- Professor Mikko Ketokivi, IE Business School, Department of Operations & Technology
Course coordinator and contact information: Assistant Professor Seongtae Kim, Aalto University School of Business email@example.com