The Goal and the Means: Revisiting and Extending the Arcs of Integration Concept of Supply Chain Management

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Prof. Dr. Gyula Vastag

Corvinus University of Budapest

On October, 5th, 2011 Prof. Dr. Gyula Vastag, Institute of Information Technology (Corvinus University of Budapest), will give a lecture on the topic "The Goal and the Means: Revisiting and Extending the Arcs of Integration Concept of Supply Chain Management". The lecture is open to the public. Space is limited, so please register ahead of time.

Abstract:

The generally accepted notion about supply chain integration (SCI), a core concept of supply chain management, is that higher levels of SCI lead to better performance in the focal company and, more generally, in the whole supply chain.  Several articles, using heterogeneous and hard-to-compare measures of survey data, have provided some empirical evidence for this case.  However, critical reviews of the SCI literature and empirical analyses various data sets have shown that this is not always the case and there is a need for a coherent, context-based theory of SCI.  This paper is an attempt to move in this direction by revisiting and extending Frohlich and Westbrook award winning 2001 paper, one of the most cited publications in the Journal of Operations Management.

Biography:

The generally accepted notion about supply chain integration (SCI), a core concept of supply chain management, is that higher levels of SCI lead to better performance in the focal company and, more generally, in the whole supply chain.  Several articles, using heterogeneous and hard-to-compare measures of survey data, have provided some empirical evidence for this case.  However, critical reviews of the SCI literature and empirical analyses various data sets have shown that this is not always the case and there is a need for a coherent, context-based theory of SCI.  This paper is an attempt to move in this direction by revisiting and extending Frohlich and Westbrook award winning 2001 paper, one of the most cited publications in the Journal of Operations Management.Currently, Gyula Vastag is Professor at the Institute of Information Technology (Corvinus University of Budapest) and has served as Managing Director of the Corvinus School of Management.  Prior to returning to his alma mater, Dr. Vastag was Professor and Area Coordinator of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the CEU Business School and spent almost two decades in the United States on the faculties of the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University), The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management (Michigan State University), and The Kenan-Flagler Business School (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).  Between 2005 and 2007, he was Visiting Professor (part-time) at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands).  He spent the 2000/2001 academic year in Stuttgart where he was Professor and Dean of Supply Chain Management Programs and held a visiting professorship afterwards.  Born in Hungary, he earned Ph.D. and Doctor of Sciences degrees from the predecessor of Corvinus University, from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and finished habilitation at Corvinus University.
Dr. Vastag co-authored two books, wrote eight business cases, and he has contributed chapters to 11 books.  His papers (30+ refereed journal publications) were published in a variety of peer-reviewed academic and professional journals in the United States and in Europe and in numerous conference proceedings.  The h-index of his publications in Harzing's Publish or Perish (based on about 700 citations; June 16, 2011) is 14 (14 papers of his received 14 or more citations).  His work on the competitiveness of metropolitan areas has created interest and was cited in non-academic circles as well.  His cases on Sonoco’s take-back policy were selected by CaseNet® as two of the six e-link cases for the 7th edition of the widely used legal textbook, Meiners,Ringleb & Edwards Legal Environment of Business, 7th Edition.
He is Founding Member and past Associate Director of the Global Manufacturing Research Group, served on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Inventory Research (1998 and 2006); currently, he is Member of the Auditing Committee.  He is also the Founding Member and Member of the Executive Board of the European Decision Sciences Institute, European Regionally Elected Vice President (for 2010-2012) of the Decision Sciences Institute where he is also chairs the Member Services Committee (2011-2012).

To register please send an email to: beate.linnenberg@the-klu.org

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