Special Issue "Covid-19: Operations Management Practices Holds Key to Recovery"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387). This special issue belongs to the section "Strategic Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021) | Viewed by 602

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Rameshwar Dubey
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Guest Editor
Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool L2 2QP, UK
Interests: design and management of sustainable supply chain and humanitarian supply chain; big data and predictive analytics
Department of Management, Montpellier Business School, 34000 Montpellier, France
Interests: big data and predictive analytics; healthcare operations; humanitarian operations management; humanitarian supply chain management; industry 4.0; lean operations; sustainable supply chain management.
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We have witnessed significant disruptions due to the pandemic resulting from COVID-19. Particularly operations and supply chains experienced unprecedented disruptions in lead-times and order quantities, fragilities in network structures, and severe demand fluctuations (Ivanov, 2020a; Ivanov and Dolgui, 2020). The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and its global effects have shed light on the scope and scale of the cascading effects on global supply chains (Choi, 2020). In totality, the COVID-19 virus has exposed several missing links in the global supply chain design and the degree of preparation that these organizations have made in response to such pandemics. Recently, some scholars have attempted to deepen our understanding related to the effects of the pandemic resulting from COVID-19 on global supply chains and their designs (Ivanov et al. 2020b; Currie et al. 2020; Choi, 2020; Govindan et al. 2020), yet most of this literature offers anecdotal evidence and lacks theory-grounded research. Hence, there is is an urgent need to understand the cascading effects of pandemics on global supply chain designs. To attract articles we will circulate our CFPs via conferences and seminars. We will send the CFPs to various scholars across the globe engaged in Operations and Supply Chain Management research.

Dr. Rameshwar Dubey
Prof. Dr. Cyril Foropon
Guest Editors

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  • supply chain design
  • supply chain resilience
  • supply chain agility
  • supply chain adaptability
  • supply chain alignment
  • sustainable operations management
  • circular economy
  • disaster relief operations
  • total quality management
  • healthcare operations management
  • big data analytics in operations and supply chain management
  • redefining manufacturing strategies
  • blockchain technology in operations and supply chain management
  • new product development
  • role of culture in shaping operations and supply chain management strategies
  • role of leadership in shaping operations and supply chain management strategies

Published Papers

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