Current topics in logistics and supply chain management

Special focus on sustainable supply chain management and humanitarian logistics

Quantitative and qualitative research methods


Learning outcomes

The seminar aims to keep doctoral students up to date with respect to recent developments in the supply chain and logistics community. It serves as a platform for doctoral students to present and discuss their research work. Students receive feedback with respect to conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues and acquire new research ideas. 

After visiting this seminar students should have acquired the skills to conduct critical research reviews, to design and carry out methodologically sound research projects, to write papers that can be published in international peer-reviewed journals, and to present at international conferences.

Attendance requirements

Full attendance is required.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Student presentations and discussion

Assigned readings

Written summary of a research method

Guest speaker


Students will be assessed based on the presentation of the status quo of their dissertation (50 %), class contributions (20%), and their summary of a research method (30 %).

Availability of lecturer(s)
Unit details
Unit Date Contents
1 LV 5 (Vertiefendes Seminar aus dem Hauptfach oder Seminar aus dem Nebenfach)Vortrag über den Fortschritt der Dissertation, dabei sollen bereits erste Ergebnisse vorliegen, und bereits erste Teile verfasst sein. Eine vollständige Gliederung muss vorliegen.Der Research Proposal muss abgegeben werden.
2 LV 6 (Vertiefendes Seminar aus dem Hauptfach)Vortrag über die Dissertation, die Dissertation ist weit fortgeschritten, wichtige Kernteile der Arbeit sollten verfasst sein.Ein veröffentlichungsfähiges Paper zur Dissertation mit den wesentlichen Ergebnissen.
Last edited: 2019-01-08