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George Zsidisin

Professor
co-Editor, Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management

Area: Supply Chain Management and Analytics

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B4121

Interests

Teaching
  • Supply Chain Management; Purchasing and Supply Management
Research
  • Supply risk assessment and management, commodity price volatility, corporate social responsibility in SCM, supply continuity planning
Bio

George A. Zsidisin, Ph.D., CPSM, C.P.M., is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at Virginia Commonwealth University. Professor Zsidisin has conducted extensive research on how firms assess and manage supply disruptions and commodity price volatility in their supply chains. He has published over 80 research and practitioner articles that have been extensively cited, many of which focus on the topic of supply chain risk and continuity management. His research on supply chain risk has been funded by the AT& T Foundation and IBM, and has received numerous awards, such as from the Institute for Supply Management, Deutsche Post, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and the Decision Sciences Institute. He has edited three books: Supply Chain Risk: A Handbook of Assessment, Management, and Performance, Springer (with Bob Ritchie, 2010); Handbook for Supply Chain Risk Management: Case Studies, Effective Practices and Emerging Trends (with Omera Khan, 2011), J. Ross Publishing; and Revisiting Supply Chain Risk, Springer (with Michael Henke, 2019). Further, he has published Managing Price Volatility: a Supply Chain Perspective (with Janet Hartley, 2012), Business Expert Press Publishing, which has been subsequently translated in German and Italian, with the second edition published in 2017. Professor Zsidisin has served as co-Director for the Supply Chain Leadership Program for the Purchasing Management Association of Canada, is one of the initial founding members of the International Supply Chain Risk Management (ISCRiM) network, and has taught and led discussions on supply chain risk in various Executive Education Programs and numerous companies in the U.S. and Europe. Professor Zsidisin has recently stepped down from serving as the co-Editor of the Journal of Purchasing Supply Management and sits on the Editorial Review Board for several academic supply chain journals.

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions
Book
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Henke, M. (2018). Revisiting Supply Chain Risk. Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-03813-7
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Hartley, J., Gaudenzi, B., Kaufmann, L. (2017). Managing Commodity Price Risk: a Supply Chain Perspective, 2nd Edition. Business Expert Press.
  • Gaudenzi, B., Zsidisin, G. A., Hartley, J. L., Kaufmann, L. (2015). La Gestione Dei Commodity Price Risks: II Punto Di Vista Della Supply Chain. Milan: Franco Angeli.
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Hartley, J. L., Kaufmann, L. (2013). Management von Rohstoffpreisrisiken: Ein Supply Chain Perspektive. Vallander: European Management Publications.
Book Chapter
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Henke, M. (2018). Research in Supply Chain Risk: Historical Roots and Future Perspectives. In Revisiting Supply Chain Risk (pp.1-12). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03813-7_1
  • Gaudenzi, B., Pellegrino, R., Zsidisin, G. A., Bruggi, C. (2018). Foreign Exchange Risk Mitigation Strategies in Global Sourcing: The Case of Vortice SPA. In Revisiting Supply Chain Risk. Springer International.
  • Gaudenzi, B., Siciliano, G., Zsidisin, G. A. (2018). Supply Chain Finance and Cyber Risk: An Illustrative Case Study. In Supply Chain Finance: Solutions for Financial Sustainability, Risk Management and Resilience in the Supply Chain. Kogan Page.
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Gaudenzi, B. (2018). Transcending Beyond Finance for Managing Foreign Exchange Risk. In Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Security in Business. Routledge.
  • Zsidisin, G. A. (2015). Supply Chain Management: Studying the ‘Meta-Discipline’ of Business. In Supply Chain Management for the Curious: Why Study Supply Chain Management.
Journal Article
  • Saunders, L. W., Tate, W., Zsidisin, G. A., Miemczyk, J. (2019). The Influence of Network Exchange Brokers on the Triple Bottom Line of Sustainable Organizational Networks. (3 ed., vol. 154, pp.849-868). Journal of Business Ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-017-3436-3
  • Gaudenzi, B., Zsidisin, G. A., Hartley, J., Kaufmann, L. (2018). An Exploration of Factors Influencing the Choice of Commodity Price Risk Mitigation Strategies. (3 ed., vol. 24, pp.218-237). Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. DOI: 10.1016/j.pursup.2017.01.004
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Petkova, B., Saunders, L. W., Dam, L. (2016). Identifying and Managing Supply Quality Risk. (3 ed., vol. 27, pp.908-930). International Journal of Logistics Management. DOI: 10.1108/IJLM-02-2015-0043
  • Birou, L., Lutz, H., Zsidisin, G. A. (2016). Current State of the Art and Science: A Survey of Purchasing and Supply Management Courses and Teaching Approaches. (1 ed., vol. 9, pp.69-82). International Journal of Procurement Management.
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Petkova, B., Dam, L. (2016). Examining the Influence of Supply Chain Glitches on Shareholder Wealth: Does the Reason Matter?. International Journal of Production Research. DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2015.1015751
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Saunders, L. W., Janet L. Hartley, E. (2015). Examining Supply Market Scanning and Internal Communication Climate as Facilitators of Supply Chain Integration. (vol. 20, pp.549-560). Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. DOI: doi:10.1108/SCM-10-2014-0364
  • Jia, F., Zsidisin, G. A. (2014). Supply Relational Risk: What Role Does Guanxi Play. (3 ed., vol. 35, pp.259-267). Journal of Business Logistics.
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Janet L. Hartley, J., A. Collins, W. (2013). Integrating Student Projects with Real World Problems: The Case of Managing Commodity Price Risk. (vol. 18, pp.389-397). Supply Chain Management: An International Journal.
Presentations Given
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Planning for and Managing Supply Chain Disruptions, University of Verona, Verona, Italy. (October 22, 2018).
  • Zsidisin, G. A. (Moderator), Hazen, B. (Panelist), Snider, K. (Panelist), Bresler, A. (Panelist), Academic Research Symposium, Research Streams in Defense Logistics, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Nashville, TN. (September 30, 2018).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Transportation: Unprecedented Economics Requires Unprecedented Strategies, Institute for Supply Management - CV, Richmond, VA. (September 11, 2018).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Integrating Cost Analysis with Negotiation Strategy, Technical University Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany. (June 18, 2018).
  • Gaudenzi, B. (Author), Hartley, J. L. (Author), Zsidisin, G. A. (Author & Presenter), Kaufmann, L. (Author), 27th Annual IPSERA Conference, An Investigation of Commodity Price Risk Assessment: Insights from Information Processing Theory, IPSERA, Athens, Greece. (March 27, 2018).
  • Zsidisin, G. A. (Author & Presenter), Invited Presentation to Faculty and Doctoral Students, An Information Processing Theory Perspective of Commodity Price Risk Assessment, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. (February 23, 2018).
  • Zsidisin, G. A. (Author & Presenter), Gaudenzi, B. (Author), 48th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Examining the Role of Supply Chain Management in Foreign Exchange Risk, DSI, Washington, D.C.. (November 19, 2017).
  • Zsidisin, G. A. (Author & Presenter), LOGIMASTER Program at the University of Verona, Planning for and Managing Supply Chain Disruptions, University of Verona, Verona, Italy. (November 9, 2017).
  • Hartley, J. L. (Author), Zsidisin, G. A. (Author & Presenter), Gaudenzi, B. (Author), Kaufmann, L. (Author), Academic Research Symposium, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Commodity Price Risk Assessment: Insights from Information Processing Theory, CSCMP, Atlanta, GA. (September 24, 2017).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., 15th Annual International Supply Chain Risk Management Network Seminar, Integrating Financial and Supply Chain Strategies for Mitigating Foreign Exchange Risk, ISCRiM, Lappeenranta, Finland. (September 1, 2017).
  • Zsidisin, G. A. (Author & Presenter), Supply Chain Resilience and Risk Management: Models and Opportunities for Improvement, Supply Chain Resilience and Risk Management for Improving Firm Performance, APPROLOG and CSCMP Peru, Lima, Peru. (June 22, 2017).
  • Zsidisin, G. A. (Author), Gaudenzi, B. (Author & Presenter), 12th European Research Seminar (ERS) on Logistics and SCM, Integrating Financial and Supply Chain Strategies for Mitigating Foreign Exchange Risk, CSCMP, Barcelona, Spain. (May 19, 2017).
  • Zsidisin, G. A. (Author & Presenter), Gaudenzi, B. (Author), 26th Annual IPSERA Conference, Mitigating Foreign Exchange Risk: A Research Agenda, IPSERA, Budapest, Hungary. (April, 2017).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Mitigating Commodity Price Volatility, Capital Area Purchasing Association, Richmond, VA. (February 22, 2017).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Factors Influencing the Choice of Commodity Price Risk Mitigation Strategies, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. (December, 2016).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., University of Verona LogiMaster Program, Managing Commodity Price Volatility and Supply Continuity Planning, University of Verona, Italy, Verona, Italy. (November, 2016).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Donald J. Bowersox Doctoral Symposium, Meet the Editors, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Orlando, FL. (September, 2016).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., 14th Annual International Supply Chain Risk Management Network Seminar, Re-examining Covert Supply Chains, ISCRiM, Steyr, Austria. (September, 2016).
  • Saunders, L. W. (Author), Miemczyk, J. (Author & Presenter), Zsidisin, G. A. (Author & Presenter), 25th Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association Conference, Sustainable Supply Chains in Emerging Regions: Impacts of Institutional Distance, IPSERA, Dortmund, Germany. (March 21, 2016).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Invited Seminar, Mitigating Commodity Price Volatility: Some Initial Findings, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. (December, 2015).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., University of Verona LogiMaster Program, Managing Commodity Price Volatility and Supply Continuity Planning, University of Verona, Italy, Verona, Italy. (November, 2015).
  • Gaudenzi, B. (Author), Zsidisin, G. A. (Author), Hartley, J. L. (Author & Presenter), Kaufmann, L. (Author), 46th Annual Decision Sciences Institute Conference, A Taxonomy for Managing Commodity Price Risk, Decision Sciences Institute, Seattle, WA. (November 23, 2015).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., 15th Annual International Supply Chain Risk Management Network Seminar, Commodity Price Volatility, ISCRiM, Richmond, VA. (October 12, 2015).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Donald J. Bowersox Doctoral Symposium, Meet the Editors, CSCMP, San Diego, CA. (September 28, 2015).
  • Saunders, L. W. (Author & Presenter), Miemczyk, J. (Author), Zsidisin, G. A. (Author & Presenter), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Educators Conference, The Impact of Institutional Distance on Sustainable Practices in Multi-National Enterprise Supply Networks, CSCMP, San Diego, CA. (September 27, 2015).
  • Saunders, L. W. (Author), Miemczyk, J. (Author & Presenter), Zsidisin, G. A. (Author & Presenter), European Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Linking Institutional Pressures and the Legitimacy of Sustainable Supply Chain Practices: An Emerging Economy Perspective, DSI, Taormina, Italy. (June 2, 2015).
  • Zsidisin, G. A. (Panelist), Rungtusanatham, J. (Moderator), Blome, C. (Panelist), Zhao, X. (Panelist), European Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Publishing in Top Journals, DSI, Taormina, Italy. (May 31, 2015).
  • Zsidisin, G. A. (Author & Presenter), Gaudenzi, B. (Author), Kaufmann, L. (Author), 24th Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association Conference, Understanding Commodity Price Volatility Mitigation from Transaction Cost Economics: Preliminary Results, IPSERA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (March 30, 2015).
  • Miemczyk, J. (Author & Presenter), Saunders, L. W. (Author), Tate, W. (Author), Zsidisin, G. A. (Author), 2nd EurOMA Sustainabile Operations and SC Forum, Socially-Responsible Supply Chains in Emerging Regions: A Social Network View, EurOMA, Barcelona, Spain. (March 22, 2015).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., L. Hartley, J., Kaufmann, L., Gaudenzi, B., 14th Annual International Supply Chain Risk Management Network Annual Seminar, Managing Commodity Price Volatility and Risk. (September 3, 2014).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., 14th Annual International Supply Chain Risk Management Network Annual Seminar, Managing Commodity Price Risk in the Construction Industry: Initial Insights and Inquiries. (September 2, 2014).
  • Zsidisin, G. A., L. Hartley, J., Kaufmann, L., Gaudenzi, B., Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, A Conceptual Model of Commodity Price Risk. (November 17, 2013).