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Practices, Pitfalls and Promises:

Blockchain Technology for the Supply Chain and Sustainability

Professor Joseph Sarkis, Ph.D.
Foisie School of Business
Worcester, MA, USA

Tuesday December 18 at 12:00

Room A303, Hanken School of Economics, Arkadiankatu 22, 0100 Helsinki

This presentation will provide an overview of the role blockchain technology can play in both supply chain management and sustainability.  It will provide an update on an exploratory study on this topic and some initial findings. After presentation of definitions, background, barriers, and potentials, and initial results, an open discussion will ensue.  This discussion will focus on the role that blockchain can play for corporate responsibility, transparency, and sustainability along its supply chain.

jsarkis.jpgAbout prof. Joseph Sarkis: Joseph Sarkis is professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, USA. He previously served as a faculty member at Clark University and the University of Texas at Arlington. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of operations, supply chain management and sustainability. He is the author or co-author of over 400 publications and his research is widely cited and earned the designation of highly cited researcher in 2016 and 2017 from Thomson-Reuters/Clarivate Analytics. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE's Engineering Management Review and Associate Editor of Sustainable Supply Chains for Resources, Conservation and Recycling . He is also Co-Editor of the Greening of Industry Networks Springer-Nature Book Series.

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