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C. (Chengyong) Xiao, Dr

Associate professor of sustainable supply chain management

I am an associate professor of supply chain management at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. I hold a bachelor’s degree in management science from the University of Science and Technology of China (2010), and a PhD degree in operations management from the University of Groningen (2019). I am a researcher in the field of sustainable supply chain management, with a focus on the extension of sustainability standards along global supply chains, particularly on social and environmental sustainability of emerging-country suppliers. I have conducted qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method studies, and my research has appeared in premier academic outlets, such as the Journal of Operations Management, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Ecological Economics, Supply Chain Management: an international journal, Transportation Research Part E, the International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Operations & Production Management.

My research aims to develop an in-depth understanding of the challenges in extending sustainability standards along global supply chains, and, more importantly, to identify effective drivers and strategies that can improve suppliers’ social and environmental sustainability management capabilities. In the past years, I have developed close relationships with several multinational companies that are making efforts toward supply chain sustainability, such as Philips and Signify. I have collected extensive qualitative and quantitative data, based on which I have developed in-depth insights into the intra- and inter-organizational processes through which social and environmental sustainability standards are extended along global supply chains.

My research on supply chain sustainability has been featured at several international conferences, such as EurOMA (European Operations Management Association) annual conferences and sustainability forums, and AOM (Academy of Management) annual conferences. In particular, during the 2020 AOM annual conference, one of my papers has won the Chan Hahn Best Paper Award for the Division of Operations and Supply Chain Management. I have been serving at the editorial review board of the Journal of Supply Chain Management and the Journal of Operations Management, particularly for the area of sustainable operations. I also serve as a regular reviewer for the International Journal of Production Economics, the International Journal of Operations & Production Management, and other journals.

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