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  • 53 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

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Dr. Hossein Zarei is currently a Lecturer in Business Strategy at School of Strategy and Leadership, Coventry Business School and an associate research member of the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS). He completed his PhDs under the scheme of European Doctorate in Industrial Management (EDIM) program at Politécnica de Madrid as home university and Politecnico di Milano as the host.

Hossein is interested in research and teaching in the wider areas of operations and supply chain management with a strong practical orientation. His main research interest lies within the intersection of “humanitarian logistics” and “sustainable supply chain management” where he has been conducting several “action research” projects with international humanitarian organizations since 2014. His other research interests include strategic agility of firms, applications of multiple-criteria decision making tools to social science problems, and quality management in the service sector.

Hossein’s research has appeared in several prestigious outlets such as International Journal of Operations & Production Management (ABS 4*) and has been widely cited by other scholars in the field of operations and supply chain management.

Hossein has nearly two years of industry experience as a management consultant and industrial engineer prior to starting his PhD. He was one of the six candidates in the world who received the prestigious European Joint Doctorate Fellowship for EDIM in 2014.

Research Interests

- Humanitarian logistics and supply chain management

- Sustainable supply chain management

- Purchasing and supply management

- Strategic agility

- Multiple-criteria decision making methods

- Quality management in the service sector

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Research Output

  • 53 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 2 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Paper

Integrating Sustainability into Humanitarian Procurement

Zarei, M. H., Carrasco-Gallego, R. & Ronchi, S., Jun 2019, Sustainable Procurement in Supply Chain Operations. Mangla, S. K., Luthra, S., Jakhar, S. K., Kumar, A. & Rana, N. P. (eds.). 1 ed. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, (Mathematical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Management Sciences).

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On the role of regional hubs in the environmental sustainability of humanitarian supply chains

Zarei, M. H., Carrasco‐Gallego, R. & Ronchi, S., 1 Sep 2019, In : Sustainable Development. 27, 5, p. 846-859 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Paving the path toward strategic agility: A methodological perspective and an empirical investigation

    Nejatian, M., Zarei, M. H., Rajabzadeh, A., Azar, A. & Khadivar, A., 3 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Enterprise Information Management. 32, 4, p. 538-562 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    28 Downloads (Pure)

    To Greener Pastures: An Action Research Study on the Environmental Sustainability of Humanitarian Supply Chains

    Zarei, M. H., Carrasco-Gallego, R. & Ronchi, S., 9 Dec 2019, In : International Journal of Operations and Production Management. 39, 11, p. 1193-1225 33 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 80 Downloads (Pure)

    Using collaborative research methodologies in humanitarian supply chains

    Sabri, Y., Zarei, M. H. & Harland, C., 10 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 9, 3, p. 371-409 39 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    13 Downloads (Pure)