PhD in Supply Chain Management

Senior Lecturer, Discipline Leader in Supply Chain Management and Operations Management

Research and teaching specialties

Supply chain management, Risk management, Robustness and resilience, Digitalisation, Empirical-quantitative methods


After several delightful years of studying and conducting research in Finland and Germany, Ethan came to Australia to pursue his post-graduate studies in supply chain management. He earned his PhD in supply chain resilience and disruption management from the University of South Australia Business School. Since the completion of his PhD, Ethan has worked in several teachings as research positions in several large universities, including as Lecturer at Flinders University and Researcher at the Centre for Workplace Excellence, University of South Australia Business School. Ethan Joint AIB family in 2019 with a great passion to practical learning.

His current academic interests lie at the intersection of supply chain management, human resource, and information technology literature. With a genuine interest in solving real life problems, his current industry-oriented research seeks to make future supply chains more resilient while they are compatible with Industry 4.0. Ethan’s research output has already been published or being reviewed in leading journals of the field.

Ethan is the recipient of several awards and scholarships, including International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) (2015), Australian Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship (2017), and an Award for his outstanding performance in Three Minutes Thesis presentation (3MT) competition (2018). Ethan also serves as Reviewer for Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and the Academy of Management Conference.

Ethan has also an extensive career history with some of the best-known companies in the manufacturing sector. Prior to academia, Ethan spent several years in various automotive and steel manufacturing companies leading supply chains.