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Jan Stentoft

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Jan Stentoft, Ph.D., is Professor in Supply Chain Management (SCM) at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark. His research and teaching areas are within SCM, Supply Chain Innovation, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Jan was among the founding members of European Decision Sciences Institute (EDSI) and was President of EDSI from 2013 to 2014. He has over 15 years of teaching experience and teach primarily postgraduate, PhD and MBA levels. He is Head of a strategic research program focusing of supply chain innovation in the offshore wind energy sector (ReCoE) (www.recoe.dk). Jan has published a wide number of publications spanning international peer-reviewed journals, books, book chapters and practical articles to trade press journals and Newspapers. He has published academic articles to wide number of journals such as Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Management: An International, Journal of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, European Business Review, Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, Operations Management Research, Logistics Research, Journal of Enterprise Information Management and Industrial Management & Data Systems. He has practical industry experience from positions as Director (Programme Management Office) at LEGO Systems A/S, ERP Project Manager at Gumlink A/S, and as management consultant in a wide number of public and private enterprises.

Antony Paulrajholds the Globalisation Professorship in Supply Chain Management at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, Denmark. Prior to joining the University of Southern Denmark, he was a faculty at the Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. He has over 10 years of teaching experience and has taught at the undergraduate, Postgraduate, PhD and Executive MBA level. He also has experience in teaching postgraduate courses in many countries including United States, India, France, Sweden and Denmark. His primary research interests are in supply chain management, strategic sourcing, inter-organizational relationships, supply chain innovation and sustainable supply chain management.He has published in journals such as Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Logistics, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, among others. He has also received several awards in research. He was the winner of the Institute for Supply Management's Doctoral Dissertation Grant in 2002 for his outstanding doctoral research in the field of supply chain management. One of his articles was awarded the 2007 JPSM Best Paper Award. Additionally, another of his article was also awarded the 2004 JOM Best Paper Finalist Award.

Gyula Vastag is Professor and Magyary Chair at the National University of Public Service (Budapest, Hungary) and Professor at Szechenyi University (Gyor, Hungary). He earned PhD and Doctor of Sciences degrees from the Corvinus University of Budapest and from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and finished habilitation at Corvinus University. From the late 1980s, he spent almost two decades in the United States on the faculties of the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University), the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management (Michigan State University), and the Kenan-Flagler Business School (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Between 2005 and 2007, he was Visiting Professor (part-time) at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). He spent the 2000-2001 academic year in Stuttgart, where he was Professor and Dean of Supply Chain Management Programs and held a visiting professorship afterward. Dr. Vastag coauthored two books, wrote eight business cases, and has contributed chapters to 15 books. His papers (30+ refereed journal publications) were published in a variety of peer-reviewed academic and professional journals in the United States and in Europe. Gyula received several research awards, most recently the New Central Europe Distinguished Senior Researcher Scholarship (2014). He is Founding Member and Member of the Executive Board of the European Decision Sciences Institute, Vice President for Global Activities, and Member of the Executive Board of the Decision Sciences Institute, where he has also served as Program Chair and Track Chair of DSI conferences.