• 1522 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
19952018

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Personal profile

Curriculum

Karen Spens is the Rector of Hanken since 2015 and she will hold office for a term of five years, until 2020.

Karen Spens is Professor of Supply Chain Management and Corporate Geography at Hanken. Her research has mainly focused on humanitarian logistics in which she has published several books, co-founded the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management as well as the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute).

She has served at Hanken as the Dean of Education 2010-2015. During this time she was in charge of the development of the Assurance of Learning-process, which aims at improving student learning.

Education information

Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration), Business Economics, Hanken School of Economics, Finland, 2001

Keywords

  • 519 Social and economic geography
  • Humanitarian logistics
  • Supply chain management

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Research Output

Innovation in Humanitarian Supply Chains: A Systematic Review

Altay, N., Heaslip, G., Kovacs, G., Spens, K., Tatham, P. & Vaillancourt, A., 2018, Montréal: Cirano. 27 p. (Working Paper; no. 2018S-03)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Open Access

Introduction to the Handbook

Moshtari, M., Kovacs, G. & Spens, K., 2018, The Palgrave Handbook of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Kovács, G., Spens, K. & Moshtari, M. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. xxiii-xxxvii

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Questionable research practices in academia: antecedents and consequences

Grant, D. B., Kovacs, G. & Spens, K., 2018, In : European Business Review. 30, 2, p. 101-127

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

    Technology meets humanitarian logistics: a view on benefits and challenges

    Tatham, P., Heaslip, G. & Spens, K., 2018, Humanitarian Logistics: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing for and Responding to Disasters. Tatham, P. & Christopher, M. (eds.). 3rd ed. London: Kogan Page, p. 76-97

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

    The Palgrave Handbook of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Kovacs, G. (ed.), Spens, K. (ed.) & Moshtari, M. (ed.), 2018, London: Palgrave Macmillan. 747 p. (Palgrave Handbooks)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyScientificpeer-review

    Prizes

  • Activities

    Kate Hughes

    Karen Spens (Host)
    27.08.201529.08.2015

    Activity: Hosting a visitorHosted academic visit at Hanken

    Deltagare i examensnämnd

    Karen Spens (Examiner of doctoral thesis manuscript)
    11.09.2015

    Activity: ExaminationOfficial participation in PhD thesis supervision, defence and examination

    Griffith University

    Karen Spens (Visit abroad)
    07.01.201526.01.2015

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisit to other institution

    Griffith University

    Karen Spens (Visit abroad)
    13.01.201523.01.2015

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisit to other institution

    Griffith University

    Karen Spens (Visit abroad)
    01.01.201416.01.2014

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisit to other institution