Research

Shawn’s research projects include:
-An empirical study of historic supply chain vulnerability
-A quantitative, game-theoretic analysis of preventing or curing forced labor in corporate supply chains
-A methodological framework for understanding vulnerability in hidden supply chains
-A qualitative analysis of research gaps in the humanitarian logistics (published in the Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 2016)

Supply Chain Vulnerability

Our shared business history is filled with the stories of the victors, yet we systematically forget the learnings of supply chain failures. Start-ups and corporations are inspired by the journeys of business heroes. Yet, it is difficult to understand why those heroes won while others languished, or even more commonly failed. Those failures, the pitfalls, … Continue reading Supply Chain Vulnerability

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Corporate Social Responsibility

In 2016, Shawn was invited to present his analysis of the United Nation’s 3P-framework against human trafficking (enshrined in the Palermo Protocol) at the INFORMS international conference. This working paper uses game theory to analyze how a government under budget constraints can optimally prevent or cure human trafficking within the supply chains of major companies. … Continue reading Corporate Social Responsibility

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Humanitarian Logistics

The paper Gaps Between Research and Practice in Humanitarian Logistics was published in 2016. This paper is accessible via Shawn’s Google Scholar profile. Abstract The paper has two goals. The first is to provide an overview of recent humanitarian operations and logistics research in the OR/MS field. The second contribution builds on our foundation of … Continue reading Humanitarian Logistics

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