Dr Jihee Kim

Lecturer in Supply Chain Management

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law

School:Management

Location: Chelmsford, Cambridge

Research Supervision:Yes

Jihee has built extensive knowledge of logistics and supply chain management gained form working and research in both the commercial and not for profit sectors. In particular, she seeks to understand the suitability of the key assumptions of Business-SCM for the analysis of Humanitarian-SCM.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Humanitarian logistics and supply chain management
  • Supply chain integration
  • Humanitarian operations and disaster relief management
  • Partnerships in humanitarian action
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Background

Jihee joined ARU in early 2022, after she was awarded her PhD in Logistics and Operation Management at Cardiff University in 2021. She has a unique combination of academic and business experience. Prior to starting her PhD she worked for Samsung, LG and Korean Air in the UK, in the field of logistics and supply chain management. Throughout her BA Sociology studies and her work for the National Assembly as a congresswoman's aid, she became more concerned with public values and social issues. Finally with the sponsorship of ERSC, she conducted interdisciplinary research for her PhD that combined humanitarian and disaster studies with logistics and supply chain management principles.

Research interests

  • Transforming knowledge between the business and humanitarian sectors.
  • Development aid and disaster relief management.
  • Supplier relationships in the humanitarian sector.
  • Partnerships among humanitarian aid actors.
  • Operations management of humanitarian organisations.
  • Supply chain resilience and risk management.
  • Supply chain integration

Areas of research supervision

  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Humanitarian aid and disaster relief management
  • Supply chain integration and partnerships

Teaching

Covering the overarching modules of the MSc Supply Chain Management programme such as: 

  • MSc Sustainable logistics and supply chain
  • MSc Project Management

Qualifications

  • PhD, Logistics and Operations Management, Cardiff University, UK.
  • MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Distinction), Cardiff University, UK
  • MA in Management (Higher Degree), Durham University, UK.
  • BA in Sociology / TV, Radio & Film (Hons), Ewha Womans University, Korea.

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • The Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC) sponsorship for her PhD research into humanitarian supply chain integration

Selected recent publications

Kim, J., Pettit, S., and Beresford, A. K. C. (Release date: Dec 27, 2022). Supplier Relationships in Humanitarian Organisations. In: Graham Heaslip, G. and Tatham, P. (Eds). Humanitarian Logistics: meeting the challenge of preparing for and responding to disasters and complex emergencies. 4th ed. London: Kogan Page.

Kim, J., Pettit, S., Beresford, A. K. C. and Harris, I. (2018). An exploration of horizontal supply chain integration for humanitarian and disaster relief. In: Tatham, T. and Christopher, M. (Eds). Humanitarian logistics: meeting the challenge of preparing for and responding to disasters. 3rd ed. London: Kogan Page.

Kim, J., Pettit, S., Harris, I. and Beresford, A. K. C. (2017). Understanding humanitarian and disaster relief supply chain integration. In: Kovacs, G., Spens, K. and Moshtari, M. (Eds). The Palgrave handbook of humanitarian logistics and supply chain management. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Recent presentations and conferences

Kim, J., Pettit, S., Harris, I. and Beresford, A. K. C. (2016). A literature review for partnerships in humanitarian and disaster relief supply chain management: a content analysis approach. Presented at: Preparedness and Emergency Response Logistics Conference (PERL), Oslo, Norway, 2-3 November 2016.

Kim, J., Pettit, S., Harris, I. and Beresford, A. K. C. (2016). An exploration of humanitarian and disaster relief supply chain integration (HDR-SCI) for different types of aid organisation. Presented at: Nineteenth International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Innsbruck, Austria, 22-26 February 2016.