I am Academic Dean of Lancaster University Leipzig since September 2022. I was previously in the position of Full Professor of Operations Management and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Sussex Business School. I had also been the Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange for the Business School since February 2018. I am also Co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Operations & Production Management.


I have a PhD from the Technical University Berlin, Germany  and finished my habilitation at EBS Business School, Germany. I was formerly the GSK Endowed Chair for Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and prior to that an Assistant Professor, EBS Business School, Germany.

Research interests
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement
  • Risk Management
Research articles

Azadegan, A., Srinivasan, R., Blome, C., Tajeddini, K. (2019). Learning from near-miss events: An organizational learning perspective on supply chain disruption response. International Journal of Production Economics.

Thürer, M., Tomašević, I., Stevenson, M., Blome, C., Melnyk, S.A., Huang, G.Q. (2019). A systematic review of China’s belt and road initiative: implications for global supply chain management. International Journal of Production Research.

Dubey, R., Gunasekaran, A., Childe, S. J, Blome, C., Papadopoulos, T. (2019). Big data and predictive analytics and manufacturing performance: integrating institutional theory, resource-based view and big data culture. British Journal of Management.

Aslam, H., Blome, C., Roscoe, S., Azhar, T. (2018). Dynamic supply chain capabilities: how market sensing, supply chain agility and adaptability affect supply chain ambidexterity. International Journal of Operations and Production Management.

Dubey, R., Gunasekaran, A., Childe, S., Papdopoulos, T., Blome, C., Luo, Z. (2017). Antecedents of Resilient Supply Chains: An Empirical Study. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Dubey, R., Altay, N., Gunasekaran, A., Blome, C., Papdopoulos, T., Childe, S. (2018). Supply chain agility, adaptability and alignment: Empirical evidence from the Indian auto components industry. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 38(1), 129-148

Paulraj, A., Blome, C., (2017). Plurality in environmental supply chain mechanisms: Differential effects on triple bottom line outcomes. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 37(8), 1010-1030.