Advanced Seminar Operations & Supply Chain Management: Supply Chain Finance & Supply Chain Resilience

Business and Economics

About this course

Subject-specific content • Supply Chain Finance • Reverse Factoring • Supply Chain Risk Management • Finance and Operations Interface

Methodological content (depending on assigned papers and limited to an introductory level) • Research Design • Analytical Modelling • Game Theory • Event Study Method • Econometrics

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the module, students are able to • understand and analyze state-of-the-art approaches to supply chain finance and supply chain risk management, • understand selected research papers and evaluate their key findings, • present and explain complex research studies in a comprehensible and interesting manner, • evaluate suggested management solutions in the supply chain finance and supply chain risk management context and assess their strengths and weaknesses, • create management recommendations based on recent academic studies, • and criticize innovative approaches by assessing potential shortcomings.


Readings for general preparation (i.e., what is research? What marks a contribution?):

Wacker, J. G. (1998). A definition of theory: research guidelines for different theory-building research methods in operations management. Journal of operations management, 16(4), 361-385.

Whetten, D. A. (1989). What constitutes a theoretical contribution? Academy of management review, 14(4), 490-495.

Examples for typical papers that we will discuss (this list is not meant to be comprehensive, but gives some indication of topics to be covered):

Hendricks, K. B., & Singhal, V. R. (2003). The effect of supply chain glitches on shareholder wealth. Journal of operations Management, 21(5), 501-522.

Peura, H., Yang, S. A., & Lai, G. (2017). Trade credit in competition: a horizontal benefit. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 19(2), 263-289.

Wuttke, D. A., Rosenzweig, E. D., & Heese, H. S. (2019). An empirical analysis of supply chain finance adoption. Journal of Operations Management, 65(3), 242-261.

Yang, S. A., Birge, J. R., & Parker, R. P. (2015). The supply chain effects of bankruptcy. Management Science, 61(10), 2320-2338.

Further papers will be provided at the beginning of the semester

Course requirements

Management Science, Production and Logistics Please note: all classes will be 100% online. There will be classes during the semester and at the end. Students do not have to be in HN.


Seminar Each students will be provided with three research papers and asked to study them intensively. Each student in this seminar receives a different set of papers. As one form of guidance, students will be provided with a detailed set of questions that they need to answer. Students are asked to prepare a seminar paper, that is, an academic essay in which they critically reflect upon the questions they are provided with. This seminar paper will be written in a scientific style. At a later stage in the semester, the actual seminar will take place, where students present their findings and moderate an ensuing discussion. Throughout the semester, Moodle will be leveraged to provide ongoing feedback and incentives to start working early on on the assigned questions. At the beginning of the semester, specific milestones with deadlines will also be provided.

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  • Credits
    ECTS 6
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    David Wuttke
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These offerings are valid for students of CTU (Czech Republic)