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Faculty Workshop – “Experimental Research Designs in Supply Chain”

April 3, 2023 - April 4, 2023

On April 3-4, CARISCA will host its biannual capacity-building workshop for faculty and students at KNUST and other higher education institutions in Africa.

On April 3–4, CARISCA will host its second faculty workshop of the academic year to strengthen the research capacity of faculty and graduate students at KNUST and other higher education institutions in Africa. The workshop will be held in a hybrid format, both in person at KNUST in Kumasi, Ghana, and via Zoom.

The goal of these workshops is to provide faculty with new tools for understanding the intricacies of global supply chains and finding ways to improve their efficiency. The April workshop seeks to help participants diversify their research methodology approaches to reflect current trends in the field and reduce the over-reliance on survey designs.

Mahyar Eftekhar, an associate professor of supply chain management at Arizona State University, will lead the workshop. He will expose participants to experimental research designs in supply chains, including examples of classical and field experiments.

The first day of the workshop will feature presentation and Q&A sessions. On the second day, participants will apply the concepts learned the day before. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own research questions to explore the possibility of using experimental research designs to carry out their study.

About the presenter:

Mahyar Eftekhar is an associate professor of supply chain management at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business. He also serves as a senior editor for Production and Operations Management.

Eftekhar’s studies focus on nonprofit operations management, humanitarian logistics and global health. His research formulates decision models that incorporate multiple sources of uncertainty, analyzes the impact of features of humanitarian logistics on relief capacity, and develops tools to cultivate humanitarian logistics resilience.

He has been published in the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and Decision Sciences. In 2019, Eftekhar won the Best Paper Award from the POMS College of Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management.

He also has won young faculty and early career awards, as well as the Outstanding Dissertation Award from Decision Sciences Institute. Eftekhar holds a Ph.D. in management science from HEC Paris.


April 3, 2023
April 4, 2023
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