PhD defence: Amanda Bille

Monday, May 22, 2023 - 13:00 to 15:00

PhD defence: Amanda Bille

Amanda Bille
In order to obtain the PhD degree, Amanda Bille has submitted her thesis entitled:

No business without politics:

Investigating the political nature of supply chain management


Global crises are making it harder to navigate the complexity of supply chain management (SCM), and "business as usual" can no longer sufficiently cope with the challenges managers experience in relation to both social and environmental sustainability. Awareness is spreading in the SCM research community that new perspectives that challenge the status quo are needed. This research joins this discussion by providing a political perspective on SCM. Over the course of five articles and a cape, a range of methods, theories, and philosophies are explored and applied, ultimately leading to a conclusion that helps decomplexifying SCM for both managers and researchers: SCM is a political activity.


Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Andreas Wieland

Department of Operations Management
Copenhagen Business School 


Secondary Supervisors:

Assistant Professor Philip Beske-Janssen
Department of Operations Management
Copenhagen Business School


Assessment Committee:

Professor Britta Gammelgaard (Chair)
Department of Operations Management
Copenhagen Business School


Associate Professor Anne Touboulic
Operations Management and Information Systems
Nottingham University Business School


Professor Peter Hasle
Department of Technology and Innovation
University of Southern Denmark


The thesis will be available from


The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in Rotunden (2nd floor above the canteen).

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CBS PhD School


22 May 2023




Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: SPs03 Novo Nordisk Aud.

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