The AoM OSCM Team

The Operations and Supply Chain Management Division focuses on the management of the processes that create and deliver products or services. In products, this consideration spans from raw material extraction to the end consumer. In services, this consideration includes all aspects of service delivery. Our tent includes product and service design, as well as the structure of the relevant supply chain. These processes are found in all organizations including profit and non-profit organizations. Conceptual, empirical, and methodological contributions are encouraged, as are cross-functional linkages and perspectives. The Academy of Management provides tremendous opportunities for these cross-functional linkages with the presence of many Division and Interest Groups which study overlapping problems and employ the same or similar theories.


Elected Committee Members

Division Chair (2024)
Kai Förstl is the Chair of Supply Chain Management at EBS Business School and Head of the EBS Executive School. His research interests include Reshoring and Insourcing, Behavioural Operations and Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Management Teams and Sustainable Supply Chain Management. His work has been published in leading outlets such as Production and Operations Management, Journals of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and other scholarly and managerial outlets. He also serves as an associate editor and reviewer on numerous editorial review boards. Contact:

Division Chair Elect and Sponsorship (2024)

Veronica H. Villena is Associate Professor at the Department of Supply Chain Management at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on how companies engage their global supplier network to achieve economic, environmental, and social outcomes. She has worked with leading sustainability companies in the automotive, electronics, consumer product, pharmaceutical, fashion, and food sectors on how they can diffuse their environmental and social practices to their first-, second-, and third-tier suppliers. Her research explores the challenges companies face in cascading their environmental and social requirements to these upstream suppliers. It also provides insights into suppliers’ constraints in and reasons for not fulfilling such requirements. Her work has been published in leading journals such as Journal of Operations ManagementProduction and Operations ManagementJournal of Supply Chain Management, Decision Sciences, and Harvard Business Review. Contact:

Program Chair (2024)
Anand Nair is Professor & Jeff Bornstein Faculty Fellow in the Supply Chain & Information Management area at D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University. Prior to this, he served as the Eli Broad Endowed Professor at Michigan State University. Dr. Nair's research articles have been published in leading operations and supply chain management journals. He was selected as the Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair in 2017-2018. He serves on the editorial boards of various journals and is currently serving as a Department Editor for the Journal of Operations Management and an Associate Editor for Decision Sciences. Dr. Nair has worked with organizations in manufacturing, healthcare and retail sectors on issues such as inventory management, forecasting, pricing, capacity planning, lean systems, manufacturing planning and control, quality management, contracting, product development, process improvement and technology implementation. His research examines how firms, teams, and individuals learn, adapt, and organize to manage processes, supplies, technology, and innovation, and the associated performance implications. Contact:

PDW Chair (2024)
Desirée van Dun is Assistant Professor at the University of Twente. She obtained her Ph.D. (cum laude) in Operations Management and Organizational Behavior at the University of Twente. Van Dun's PhD dissertation won the international 2015 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Operations and Production Management category and the University of Twente Best PhD Award 2016. She has also 10 years of lean management consulting experience, primarily in the service industry. Her (research) interests include lean/agile management, industry 4.0, leadership, industrial and organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and change management. Her work has appeared in International Journal of Operations & Production Management, European Management Journal, International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (currently: Journal of Organizational Behavior), Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, etc. Contact:

Past Division Chair (2024)

Stephanie Eckerd is Associate Professor and Jerry and Suzanne Ratledge Professor in Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, and researches behavioral operations and supply chain management, conducting research to achieve a better understanding of how social and psychological variables impact various aspects of buyer-supplier relationship management. Her articles have appeared in journals including the Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Journal of Operations Management and the International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Eckerd’s research has received numerous awards, including the 2017 Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award at the Journal of Supply Chain Management and 2015 Chan Hahn Best Paper Winner at the Academy of Management. Contact:

General Committee Members

Subhajit Chakraborty
 is an Associate Professor of Management and Decision Sciences in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University. Subhajit received a PhD from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. He is a certified PMP since 2003, a senior member of the American Society for Quality with a total of 11 years of managerial experience in operations, supply chain and information technology domains. He is the recipient of the 2022 Gryna award, Best Student Paper award at 2015 annual DSI meeting, Emerald/EFMD’s Highly Commended Award in 2015 in the Operations Management category, and earlier his research proposal was adjudged the 2013 Juran Fellowship Proposal Finalist by the Juran Research Center. Subhajit’s scholarly interests include service quality along firms’ supply chain, service design, outsourcing and lean healthcare operations. Contact:

Knowledge Management Specialist

Vincent Yu is an Assistant Professor at Miami University. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration (Supply Chain and Operations) with a minor in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Before joining Miami University, he was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the NC State University. His primary research interests include behavioral operations and responsible operations. Contact:

Communications Specialist & Doctoral & Junior Faculty Consortium Coordinator (2024-2025)
Iana Shaheen
is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Her research interests focus on leadership, uncertainty, and disruptions in supply chain settings. Specifically, Dr. Shaheen looks at how disruptions affect commercial supply chains and investigate the significance of leadership and resilience during the response and recovery stages. Additionally, Dr. Shaheen studies inter-organizational relationships within humanitarian supply chains. Her research has been published in Production and Operations Management. Contact:

Doctoral & Junior Faculty Consortium Coordinator (2023-2024)
Annachiara Longoni
holds a PhD in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, a Master of Science and a Bachelor degree in Management Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. She previously spent a period as visiting scholar at Schulich School of Business - York University (Canada).
She studies the role of sustainability in products and processes innovation within operations and supply chains. Her research explores new manufacturing and supply chain paradigms related to sustainability management, emerging in local and global environments. In her PhD dissertation, she investigated the role of organizational practices in sustainable operations strategies to optimize the triple bottom line. Her research has been published in international academic journals and presented at several international conferences. Contact:

Membership Committee
Sherwat Elwan Ibrahim is an Associate Professor of Operations Management at The American University in Cairo (AUC) and the MBA program director at AUC School of Business. She serves as the founding Vice-Chair for PRME Chapter Africa of the UN. Sherwat holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. She has several publications in prestigious journals including Journal of Economic Geography, Africa Journal of Management, Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, and Management Decision and has been jointly awarded the Ted Eschenbach prize for Best paper in Engineering Management Journal, and the “Bright idea” award, for her paper in New Jersey Publications. Her current research interests include global value chains, sustainable supply chain management, responsible sourcing, supplier governance, and supply chain technology adoption. Contact:

Regional Ambassadors


   Regional Ambassador Coordinator: Meriem Bouazzaoui, University of Bath

Asia Region

Guangzhi Shang, Florida State University

Dequn Teng, University of Cambridge 

Antonio Lau, Kyung Hee University

Australia Region

Rico Merkert, University of Sydney

Vikram Bhakoo, University of Melbourne

Europe Region

Jens Roehrich, University of Bath

Miriam Wilhelm, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Anni-Kaisa Kahkonen, LUT University

Middle East/North Africa 


Rima Al Hasan, University of Jordan

Mohammad Moshtari, Tampere University

Mohammad Alghababsheh, Mutah University

Latin/South America 


Maciel Queiroz, Paulista University

Sabina Mlodzianowska, Universidad de Lima

Nubia Velasco, Universidad de los Andes