Panos Kouvelis, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, USA, email@example.com
Ling Dong, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Danko Turcic, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, USA, email@example.com
This special issue reflects the state-of-the-art in research thought leadership in supply chain finance and risk
management, and it contains great expository pieces on how advanced technologies are shaping supply chains and risk
management within them. You will also find ideas on how supply chain finance and risk management can be best
taught in our classrooms.
The volume is divided into three parts, each part reflecting a major active research area of the field including:
Part 1: Supply Chain Finance;
Part 2: Financial Hedging and Commodity Risks;
Part 3: Operational Strategies and Risk Management.
Part 1 deals with the broad area of supply chain finance and programs that will better allow for working capital management within supply chains. Part 2 introduces concepts of hedging financial and operational risks due to uncertain commodity prices, fluctuating exchange rates, and volatile interest rates. Emphasis is placed on understanding how financial hedges can be used for hedging relevant supply chain risks in a way that reflects modern view of financial risk management. Part 3 examines topics and solution approaches reflecting the more traditional treatments in the contemporary literature of operational and supply chain risks. This volume provides rich implications for future research directions in efforts to master the new complexities and uncertainties of the global business environment and better understand the impact of advanced technologies in global supply chains.