Emily Dickey

PhD Candidate

Emily Dickey

PhD Candidate

Emily Dickey joined the KLU as a PhD candidate in September 2020 under the primary and secondary supervision of Prof. Dr. Prisca Brosi and Prof. Dr. Jan Fransoo, respectively. Her research is based jointly at the crossroads of organizational behavior and supply chain management, with particular focus on bridging the two fields by addressing decent work and labor rights in global supply chains.

Emily graduated with a BSc from the University of Tennessee in the United States in 2018, where she studied Supply Chain Management and first began her academic research in sustainable and ethical supply chain practices. Before joining KLU as a PhD candidate, Emily completed a double MSc degree in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management from both the University of Tennessee and the KLU. She completed her studies with a Master thesis analyzing supply chain transparency initiatives and their impact on consumer perceptions of labor conditions in garment supply chains.
 

Education

Since 2020PhD candidate at Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2020Master of Science in Supply Chain Management, Tri-Continent Supply Chain, University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business, Knoxville, TN, USA
2020Dual Degree, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2020Tongji University, Shanghai, China (Partner University)
2018Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business

 

Professional Experience

2020      Fleet Management Intern, Kimberly-Clark, Knoxville, TN, USA
2019 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business, Knoxville, TN, USA
2017 - 2018Organizational Analytics Intern, TopSpot Internet Marketing Solutions, Houston, TX, USA

Publications

Abstract: Integrity is considered an important corporate value. Yet recent global events have highlighted the challenges firms face at living up to their stated values, especially when extended supply chain partners are involved. The concept of Supply Chain Integrity (SCI) can help firms shift focus beyond internal corporate integrity, toward supply chain integrity. Researchers and managers will benefit from an understanding of the SCI concept toward implementing SCI to better align supply chain partners with stated corporate values. This research fully develops and empirically grounds the firm-level, inter-firm-oriented SCI concept. The thematic analysis of six firms’ archival and website content elaborated empirical descriptions of SCI themes and enabled the development of a process model for SCI, presenting a novel view of the underlying process by which firms can assess, develop, and maintain SCI across their supply chains. We propose the SCI model as an evolutionary process to improve a firm’s supply chain sustainability, rather than a dichotomous end state where firms either “have” integrity or they don’t. The SCI model could be used as a tool to help leaders create necessary change to better align values and supporting statements with culture, while influencing and affecting stakeholders across the supply chain. This is particularly important in today’s world, where business leaders must consider all stakeholders and address important stakeholder-driven issues such as supply chain sustainability, resilience, and security, which are now at the forefront in the ever-changing environment.

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