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College of Sustainable Operations

The mission of the College of Sustainable Operations is to create a community of researchers, educators and practitioners sharing a common interest in the application of operations management principles and tools for improving environmental, social and economic sustainability. The prime objective is to foster the creation and dissemination of knowledge to improve our understanding of the issues at the interface between sustainability and operations, and to develop tools that can aid in organizational decision-making in both business and non-profit sectors. The College embraces theoretical and empirical research, practical applications and projects, field studies as well as teaching and pedagogical material.

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The Colleges of Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management will be hosting a joint mini-conference on Thursday 8 May 2014 in honor of the 25th anniversary of POMS. The event will be held in Atlanta, Georgia one day prior to the main POMS conference and will be located at the conference hotel. Join us to discuss issues relevant to environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Meet leading academics and practitioners who are working together to ensure our research is focused on topics relevant to the practice of management. Learn how to integrate these themes into existing operations and supply chain courses.

Program for Joint Sustainable Operations/Supply Chain Management POM 25th Anniversary Mini-Conference

Please join the College of Supply Chain Management and the College of Sustainable Operations for our inaugural Doctoral Research Roundtable. Attending PhD students will have the opportunity to interact with and receive one-on-one feedback on their research from faculty in their respective fields. The doctoral research roundtable will be held on the 8th of May at 9am, just prior to the joint mini-conference hosted by both colleges.

As part of the research roundtables, students and faculty will be grouped by research expertise. The faculty will offer comments on students’ papers after each student gives a brief (5 – 10 minutes) summary of his/her work. Other participants will also be invited to join and offer feedback on the papers.

Doctoral students interested in participating in the research roundtables are invited to submit an application to Gal Raz (galraz@virginia.edu) by April 1st, 2014. The application should include a CV and a one-page non-technical summary of the student’s thesis research. Priority will be given to students close to the end of their PhD. Acceptance letters will be sent out by April 15th, 2014. There is no additional cost to students for attending the Research Roundtable, but all participants must be registered for the POM Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management joint mini-conference.

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