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Deadline extended - Call for Book Chapters on Managing Supply Chain Risks

  • 1.  Deadline extended - Call for Book Chapters on Managing Supply Chain Risks

    Posted 04-03-2020 14:44
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    Dear Colleagues,

    Attached is a call for book chapters on Managing Supply Chain Risks: Strategies, Methods and Applications, which will be published by Springer in 2021. Proposal submission deadline is extended to April 30, 2020. Please submit a proposal if you are interested in contributing with a chapter.

    Best regards,

    Yacob Khojasteh, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Sophia University
    Tokyo 102-8554, Japan

    Phone (direct): +81-3-3238-4068
    Fax: +81-3-3238-4076
    Recent book:

    Call for Book Chapters

    Managing Supply Chain Risks: Strategies, Methods and Applications



    Yacob Khojasteh, Ph.D. (Sophia University, Japan)

    Henry Xu, Ph.D. (University of Queensland, Australia)


    Publisher: Springer



    Supply chains today are vulnerable to disruptions that may have a significant impact on business performance of chain members. This was the case in the Great East Japan Earthquake that hit the north-eastern parts of Japan on March 11 in 2011 and disrupted both domestic and global supply chains. The disruption was so severe that many companies and their part suppliers were unable to deliver products at expected volumes for several months. The major objective of this proposed book is to have an excellent collection of book chapters from leading academics and scholars on strategies, methods and applications for managing supply chain risks. Particularly, chapters will cover strategies, frameworks, models, analyses, applications and research findings that are essential for supply chain risk management (SCRM). The book could be an essential source for students and scholars who are interested in supply chain management. It could also provide an informative read for managers and practitioners who need to deepen their knowledge on SCRM.


    Topics covered:

    Potential topics related to managing supply chain risks include, but are not limited to the following:


    • Supply chain vulnerability identification and evaluation
    • Supply chain vulnerability management and mitigation strategies
    • Strategies and practices in managing supply chain disruptions
    • Sourcing, inventory, and production strategies to manage supply disruptions
    • Supply chain risk identification, analysis, and assessment
    • Supply chain risk measurement (validity and reliability)
    • Integrated risk management and risk mitigation methods (internal and external)
    • Operational strategies for SCRM (supply, demand, process)
    • Optimization models and/or frameworks for SCRM
    • Service supply chain vulnerability assessment
    • Supply chain visibility, predictability, resiliency and sustainability
    • Designing and creating a resilient supply chain
    • Continuity of operations and recovery plans development
    • Role of knowledge management and information technology in SCRM
    • Case studies and industrial applications
    • Literature review (to provide theoretical insights based on review of relevant literature)
    • COVID-19 outbreak and global supply chain issues



    Interested contributors are invited to submit a 1-2 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the aims and objectives of the proposed chapter by April 30, 2020.


    The proposal (a PDF file) should contain:

    1) Title of the proposed chapter, 2) Author(s) of the chapter (including position and affiliation),  3) Type of contribution (research paper, case study, etc.), 4) Estimated number of pages,  5) Keywords (2 to 5), 6) Extended abstract (up to 500 words) describing contents of the book chapter (including methodology).


    Important Dates:

    April 30, 2020:                Proposal submission deadline

    May 10, 2020:                  Notification of acceptance

    June 30, 2020:                  Full chapter submission

    September 30, 2020:        Review reports

    November 30, 2020:        Revised chapter submission

    January 31, 2021:            Final chapter submission


    Address for submission and further queries:

    Yacob Khojasteh (, or

    Henry Xu (