PhD in Business program track Information & Supply Chain Management

The Information and supply chain management research group is part of the department of management and conducts primarily empirical research using a wide variety of research methods.

Description of the research field and topics

Our research cover the broad fields of supply chain management, operations management, information systems, and information management. We study organizations and individuals that make such decisions affecting their performance; not only in a financial sense, but also in terms of societal and ecological impact.
Our current research cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from understanding the digitization of business processes to the operations of digital platforms, from improvement of managing assets in the field to studying the changes in global chains, and from working with micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries to collaborating with the sourcing directors of large multinationals. Our work is primarily empirical in nature, using primary or secondary data.
Our faculty and students deploy a wide variety of methods, including qualitative fieldwork, abductive theorizing, design science, system dynamics and econometric modeling, laboratory and field experiments, and formal modeling and analysis.

Course program

PhD candidates in Information and Supply Chain Management typically have a master degree with a quantitative background, or a business degree with a research orientation. In their PhD program, they take part in a tailored course program that encompasses courses in:

  • Applied advanced econometrics
  • Data science and machine learning
  • Economic foundations in management
  • Behavioral foundations in management
  • Advanced topics in information management
  • Advanced topics in supply chain management
  • Qualitative research methods

Graduate Program Coordinator PhD in Business – track Information and Supply Chain Management