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Special Issue of Production and Operations Management: “Global Supply Chain Risk Management”

Call for Papers
Special Issue of Production and Operations Management:
Global Supply Chain Risk Management

Guest Editors:
Haresh Gurnani, Saibal Ray, Yunzeng Wang
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2011

The use of risk management practices and techniques to deal with problems associated with supply chains, such as lack of visibility in supplier reliability, cost and product quality, and uncertainties associated with rapid changes in technology and product life cycle, frequent natural and human disasters, and unstable market and exchange rates, etc., has got widespread attention in industry. Past research has well documented the impact of supply chain disruptions on operational performance that has caused serious damage to profitability of firms leading to loss of shareholder wealth and reputation. The financial crisis in the last few years has provided firms with an opportunity to draw a balance between controlling costs to achieve supply chain efficiency versus managing risk to address supply and demand disruptions. At the same time, the unstoppable globalization of economies continues to expand the spectrum of risks that industry supply chains have to bear, in particular, the type of risks associated with operating in emerging markets and in the global arena filled with governmental and economic players with different regulatory and tax regimes, disparate business cultures, varying level of economic development, and different sense of social and environmental responsibilities, etc. As such, integrative risk management approaches that capture the interaction of multiple risks and risks along the entire supply chain are becoming much more relevant.
The goal of this special issue is to publish high quality and relevant research on new ways to manage risk in global complex supply chain networks. Both theoretical and applied research will be considered. In particular we will be concerned with papers that capture the economics that govern the interaction among the firms in a supply chain. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
· Supply chain strategies to deal with overall economic risk (recessions or recoveries)
· Risks and benefits of operating in emerging markets
· Risk assessment and operational approaches to manage risk in global supply chains
· Decision models with supply side quality and/or capacity risk
· Case studies of effective supply chain risk management
· Collaborative risk management mechanisms to strengthen ties with supply chain partners
· Risk management across lifecycle of supply chain activities
· Risks brought forth by lack of informational visibility across the supply chain
· Supply chain data and process security, IP risk and remediation policies
· Regulatory compliance risks

Please submit your manuscript at POM Manuscript Central site, directed to the Guest (Department) Editor Yunzeng Wang. Questions on this special issue can be sent to any of the guest editors:

Haresh Gurnani, School of Business Administration, University of Miami,
Saibal Ray, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University,
Yunzeng Wang, A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Riverside,

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