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Fairness in Supply Chain Exchanges

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

The concept of fairness/justice was conceptualised since the time of Aristotle and Plato (Liu et al., 2012). This concept of fairness has been studied in various economic and social exchanges (Geerberg & Cropanzano, 1993). Yet, the concepts are relatively new and limited in the case of supply chain-related exchanges. An absence may lead to a breakdown of supply chain relationship e.g. pre-termination of the contractual relationship between Walmart and Lego (Georgiades, 2008), or organisations going into administration e.g. construction contractor company Carillion (Goodley, 2018). Some work has been done for the product based supply chains such as Cui et al. (2007), Caliskan-Demirag et al. (2010), Vogit (2015), Du et al. (2018). However, the scope of most of these prior work was restricted to generic situations with simplified models. Thus, this research project is aimed at developing models for supply chains that would allow the application of fairness in more realistic supply chain structures with application to more contemporary problems so that the derived results can generate meaningful insight for the practitioners.
The proposed methodology is expected to be a quantitative approach. The skillset required would be inclusive of the ability to apply quantitative techniques to solve a research problem (such as mathematical modelling, heuristics, etc depending on the scope of the study to be defined at a later stage of the project). The supervisory team would be interested to have a more detailed proposal (1000-1500 words of maximum) with a clearly defined scope, backdrop information and with the details of the corresponding methodological choice.

Supervisory Team Name:

Director of Studies: Dr. Niladri Palit
GCU Research Online URL: https://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/en/persons/niladri-palit

How to apply

The project is available as a 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time PhD study programme with an expected start date of the 1st October 2020.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the research supervisor for the project before applying.

To apply for this project, use the following link to access the online application form, as well as further information on how to apply: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/research/postgraduateresearchstudy/applicationprocess/.

Please send any other enquiries regarding your application to

Funding Notes

Funding notes

Applicants are expected to find external funding sources to cover the tuition fees and living expenses.Alumni and International students new to GCU who are self-funding are eligible for fee discounts. See more of fees and funding. View Website

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