E. (Eugenia) Rosca, PhD
Eugenia Rosca is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Operations at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen. She completed her PhD studies at Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany and then worked as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor at Tilburg University between 2017 and 2021. At Tilburg University she served as an Academic Director of the Master Program in Supply Chain Management and was involved in various activities related to research, teaching innovation, grants proposals, recruitment and promotion committees.
She has published in multiple international peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, among others. She regularly presents her work, chairs sessions, serves as a panellist or organizes workshops at international conferences (e.g., Decision Sciences Annual Meeting, EurOMA). She regularly reviews for multiple peer-reviewed journals and is regularly engaged with NWO (the Dutch Science Foundation) either through funding applications or acting as reviewer and committee member
Eugenia has received several awards for her teaching and research, including the Excellent Teacher Award twice at Tilburg University and several conference best paper awards (e.g., Chris Voss Highly Commended Award at EurOMA 2022 and 2023, Best Paper Award at the 14th International Social Innovation Research Conference in Nova Scotia Canada). Her research has been funded by NWO, and some international foundations and agencies (e.g., Funk Foundation, GIZ).
Her research explores mechanisms, enablers and contingencies for social and environmental impact creation in global supply chains. As the global economy in the past century has moved from vertically integrated firms to globally dispersed supply chains, one of the grand challenges of our era relates to managing ethical dilemmas and accountability in global supply chains. Child labor, ecological disasters and unequal distribution of welfare are only few examples of the negative impact of globally dispersed supply chains. Despite urgent sustainability concerns, the literature and practice in global supply chains
and operations is dominated by efficiency and cost minimization concerns. Eugenia wants to use her research to design strategies for supply chains working for societal causes. More specifically, her research revolves around two main themes: 1) understanding how social enterprises manage their supply chains and operations to balance economic, social and environmental goals and 2) exploring the role of non-traditional support actors (brokers/intermediaries, multi-stakeholder networks and meta-organizations) in enabling social impact creation in global supply chains. Her research has received several research awards.
An updated overview of her research can be found here.
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