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Fu (Jeff) Jia is a Chair Professor of Supply Chain Management at the School for Business and Society. He is Head of Sustainability and Resilience Theme at TYMS and was a co-founder and director of ‘Business, Nature and Value Research Centre’ affiliated to York, which aims to focus on the relationships between business, nature and value creation. At BNV, Professor Jia leads large scale research projects and supervises a number of post-doc and PhD students. Professor Jia is a visiting professor to University of Exeter, UK, Zhejiang University, China and Free University of Bozen, Italy. Professor Jia’s research interests include supply relationship management in digital supply chain and sustainable SCM. He is a productive author publishing in top OM/SCM, Agri-food and IB journals such as Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Food Policy, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Transportation Research Part E, International Business Review, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Business Logistics and Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, and International Journal of Logistics Management among others. He has also published three books and contributed several book chapters. Professor Jia is an Associate Editor of International Journal of Operations and Production Management and Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, a Managing Editor of International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR) and an Editorial Review Board Member of Industrial Marketing Management.
Professor Jia has been leading and being involved extensively with the industry on a number of large scale projects including Newton Caldas with University of Los Andes in Colombia; WWF climate savers Chinese innovation case studies; Global sourcing and International Purchasing Offices, to name a few. He is Principal Investigator on a series of ‘Innovation Case Studies’ examining sustainability-related innovations by the Chinese-based operations of 8 multinational companies (all well-known brands, head-quartered in the US, Europe and China). This is a multidisciplinary project involving colleagues in leadership studies (Jonathan Gosling), innovation (John Bessant) and supply chain management (Jeff Jia), as well as close liaison with industrial partners. It is funded by WWF China and the HEFCE HE Innovation Fund up to 2014/15 academic year. A spin-out project on ‘Agricultural natural resource management’ is planned and Tetra Pak provided an initial fund.
In a separate project Professor Jia investigates the roles and capabilities required for the ‘International Purchasing Office in China’ (2010-2014) in the process of Global Sourcing for MNCs, and has a series of publications published or accepted by top international journals, with Professor Richard Lamming (Manchester Business School). He has extensive research links and collaborates with world class academics in the UK, US, Italy, China and Japan, and has worked with Supply Chain Management experts Professors Andrew Cox, Martin Christopher and Professor Lamming in different stages of his academic career.
Jeff holds a B. Eng in Mechanical Engineering from China, a MBA from Birmingham Business School and a Master of Research and a PhD in Management from Cranfield School of Management.
Senior Fellow Higher Education academy (SFHEA)
Sustainability and Resilience Theme Leader
Jeff’s research areas are focused on sustainability in the supply chains and digital supply chain management. These are reflected in the following projects:
All these areas are interrelated and under an umbrella research area of ‘Global supply chain management’.
I have generated in total over £500,000 external funding from various sources as Primary Investigator (PI) so far.
Brown, S., Bessant, J. and Jia, F. (2018). Strategic Operations Management. Taylor and Francis. 4th Ed.
Jia, F., Gosling, J. and Witzel, M. (2015). Sustainability champion: how international companies are changing the face of business in China. UK: Green Leaf
Huo, Y. and Jia, F. ed. (2009). Supply Chain the Way to Flat Organisation, ISBN 978-953-7619-35-0, USA: InTech
Howard, M., Jia, F. and Wu, Z. 2016. “Operating the Sustainable Supply Chain”, in Jeanrenaud, S., Jeanrenaud, J-P., Gosling (Eds) Sustainable Business: A One Planet Approach. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
Lamming, R. and Jia, F. (2011). “Discontinuous Innovation in Supply Relationship Management-two Cases and A Future Research Direction”, in Evangelista, P. and McKinnon, A. (Eds) Supply Chain Innovation for Competing in highly dynamic markets: challenges and solutions. USA: IGI Global
Chen, L., Moretto, A., Jia, F., Caniato, F. Xiong, Y. (2021). “The role of digital transformation to empower supply chain finance: Current research status and future research directions.” International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
Gong, Y., Jiang, Y. and Jia, F.* (2021). “Multiple multitier sustainable supply chain management: A social system theory perspective", International Journal of Production Research.
Chen, L., Jia, F.*, Li, T. and Zhang, T. (2021). “Supply Chain Leadership and Firm Performance: A Meta-analysis”, International Journal of Production Economics, 235
Peng, S., Jia, F.* and Doherty, B, (2021). The Role of NGOs in Sustainable Supply Chain Management: A Social Movement Perspective", Supply Chain Management: An International Journal,
Sun, Y., Gong, Y., Zhang, Y., Jia, F. and Shi, Y. (2021). “User-driven supply chain business model innovation: the role of dynamic capabilities”, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, accepted.
Zhou, M., Long, P., Kong, N., Zhao, L., Jia, F.* and Campy, K.S. (2021). “Characterizing the motivational mechanism behind taxi driver ’ s adoption of electric vehicles for living: Insights from China”, Transportation Research Part A, A144, pp134-152
Wang, L., Jia, F.*, Chen, L., Xu, Q., & Lin, X. (2021). "Exploring the dependence structure among Chinese firms in the 5G industry." Industrial Management & Data Systems.
Agyemang, M., Jia, F.*, Faibil, D. and Lin, Z. (2021). Mapping the environmental aspect of kernel product system in complex supply chains of the West Africa cashew industry”. Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Agyemang, M., Kusi-Sarpong, S., Agyemang, J., Jia, F.* and Adzanyo, M. (2021) “Determining and evaluating socially sustainable supply chain criteria in agri-sector of developing countries: insights from West Africa cashew industry”, Production, Planning and Control accepted
Bailey, A., Jia, F., Dong, H. and Martins, T. (2020). “Sustaining Supply Chain Relationships for Co-operative Success: The Case of South Devon Organic Producers Co-operative (UK)”, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR),
Li, D., Jia, F., and Liu, G. (2020). “How can bike-sharing platform companies overcome the service paradox? A social exchange perspective”, Production, Planning and Control. accepted
Chen, X., Zhang, T. and Jia, F.* (2020). “Industry convergence as a strategy for achieving sustainable development of agricultural complex: The case of Sandun-Lanli in China”, Business, Strategy and The Environment. 1-20
Jia, F., Li, D., Liu, G., Sun, H. and Hormazabal, J. (2020). “Achieving loyalty for sharing economy platforms: An expectation-confirmation perspective”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management. 40 (7/8), pp. 1067-1094
Jia, F., Yin, S., Chen, L. and Chen, X. (2020). “The Circular Economy in the Textile and Apparel Industry: A Systematic Literature Review”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 259, 1-17
Jia, F., Peng, S., Green, J., Koh, L. and Chen, X. (2020). “Soybean Supply Chain Management and Sustainability: A Systematic Literature Review.” Journal of Cleaner Production, 255, 1-20.
Gong, Y., Brown, S., Jia, F. and Duan, J. (2019). “IKEA: Sustainable Cotton Initiative in China”, Asian Case Research Journal, 23, 2, 491–518
Koh, L., Orzes, G. and Jia, F. (2019). “Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0): Technologies Disruption on Operations and Supply Chain Management”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 39(6/7/8), 817-828.
Jia, F. Zhang, T. and Chen, L. (2019). “Sustainable Supply Chain Finance: Towards a Research Agenda.” Journal of Cleaner Production, 243, 1-14.
Yang, X., Chen, X., Jiang, Y. and Jia, F. (2019). “On building a business ecosystem of agricultural e-commerce: the case of Minyu E-commerce Company”, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR), 23(1), 157-171.
John, A. Qadeer, A., Shahzadib, G. and Jia, F*. (2019). “CSR and Identification: The contingencies of employees’ personal traits and desire”, Social Responsibility Journal, 1-13.
Jia, F., Hubbart, M., Zhang, T. and Chen, L. (2019). “Water stewardship in agricultural supply chains”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 235, 1170-1188.
Jiang, Y., Jia, F.* Blome, C. Chen, L. (2019). “Achieving sustainability in global sourcing: Towards a conceptual framework”, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 25(1), 35-60.
Chen, L., Ou, T. and Jia, F.* (2019). “The moderating role of supplier involvement in achieving sustainability”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 235, 245-258.
Jia, F. Blome, C., Sun, H., Yang, Y. and Zhi, B. (2020). “Towards an integrated conceptual framework of Supply Chain Finance: An information processing perspective”, International Journal of Production Economics, 219, 18-30.
Wang, Y., Jia, F., Schoenherr, T., Gong, Y. and Chen, L. (2019). “Cross-border e-commerce firms as supply chain integrators: the management of three flows”. Industrial Marketing Management, 89, 72-88.
Xiao-Xue Zheng, Deng-Feng Li, Zhi Liu, Fu Jia and Jiuh-Biing Sheu. (2019). “Coordinating a Closed-loop Supply Chain with Fairness Concerns through Variable-weighted Shapley Values”, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 126, 227-253.
Yao, Y., Jia, F., Fu, W. and Guo, H. (2019). “How to become a system integrator streamlining vegetable supply chains: The case of Song-xiao-cai Company”, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR), 22 (4), 621-634.
Zhi, B., Liu, X., Chen, J., Jia, F. (2019) "Collaborative carbon emission reduction in supply chains: an evolutionary game-theoretic study", Management Decision, 57(4), 1087-1107.
Li, D., Liu, G., Jia, F.* and Sun, H. (2019). “Sharing economy-based service triads: Towards an integrated framework”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 218, 1031-1044.
Yang, Y., Orzes, G., Jia, F. and Chen, L. (2019). “Does GRI sustainability reporting pay off? An empirical investigation of publicly listed firms in China”, Business and Society, 1-35.
Gong, Y., Chen, L., Jia, F.* and Wilding, R. (2019). “Logistics Innovation in China: The Lens of Chinese Daoism”, Sustainability (Switzerland), 11, 545.
John, A. Qadeer, A., Shahzadib, G. and Jia, F*. (2019). “Getting paid to be good: How and when employees respond to corporate social responsibility?”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 215, 784-795.
Liang, Q., Hu, W. and Jia, F.* (2019). “A hybrid form of agricultural organization: The case of the BZJ vegetable cooperative in China”, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR), 22 (2), 283-
Yang, Y., Chen, L., Jia, F.* and Xu, Z. (2019). “Complementarity of circular economy practices: An empirical analysis of Chinese manufacturers”, International Journal of Production Research, 57(20), 6369-6384.
Batista, L., Gong, Y. Pereira, S., Jia, F. and Bittar, A. (2019). “Circular Supply Chains in Emerging Economies – A comparative study of packaging recovery ecosystems in China and Brazil”, International Journal of Production Research, 57(23), 7248-7268.
Jia, F., Gong, Y., and Brown, S. (2019). “Multitier sustainable supply chain management: The role of Supply chain leadership”, International Journal of Production Economics, 217, 44-63
Wang, Y., Jia, F.*, Schoenherr, T. and Gong, Y. (2018). “Supply Chain-Based Business Model Innovation: The Case of a Cross-Border E-commerce Company”, Sustainability (Switzerland), 10, 4362.
Xu, X., Chen, X., Jia, F.*, Brown, S., Gong, Y., and Xu, Y. (2018). “Supply Chain Finance: A systematic literature review and bibliometric analysis”, International Journal of Production Economics, 204, 160-173.
Ji, C. Jia, F.* and Xu, X. (2018). “Agricultural co-operative sustainability: Evidence from four Chinese pig production co-operatives”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 197, 1095-1107.
Yang, Y., Jia, F. and Xu, Z. (2019). “Towards an integrated conceptual model of supply chain learning: An Extended Resource-Based View”, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 24(2), 189-214.
Luo, J., Ji, C., Qiu, C. and Jia, F. (2018). Agri-food supply chain management: bibliometric and content analyses. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10, 1573.
Cheng, Y., Sun, H., Jia, F.* and Koh, L. (2018). “Pricing and Low-Carbon Investment Decisions in an Emission Dependent Supply Chain under a Carbon Labelling Scheme. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10, 123.
Wu, Z. and Jia, F. (2018). “Toward a Theory of Supply Chain Fields -- Understanding the Institutional Process of Supply Chain Localization”. Journal of Operations Management, 58-59, 27-41 (ABS 4*; UTD) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jom.2018.03.002
Jia, F., Zuluaga, L., Bailey, A. and Rueda, X. (2018). “Sustainable supply chain management in emerging economies: a review of literature”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 189, 263-278.
Shou, Y., Che, W., Dai, J. and Jia, F. (2018) “Inter-organizational fit and environmental innovation in supply chains: a configuration approach”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 38(8), 1683-1704 (ABS 4), https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-08-2017-0470
Tse, M., Zhang, M. and Jia, F.* (2018). “The effects of risk and reward sharing on quality performance”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 38(12), 2367-2388 (ABS 4).
Jia, F. and Jiang, Y. (2018). “Sustainable Global Sourcing: A Systematic Literature Review and Bibliometric Analysis”, Sustainability (Switzerland), 10, 595.
Jiang, Y., Jia, F.* and Gong, Y. (2018) “IKEA: Global sourcing and the sustainable leather initiative. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR), 21(5), 627-639.
Gong, Y., Jia, F.*, Brown, S. and Koh, L. (2018). “Supply Chain Learning of Sustainability in Multitier Supply Chains: A resource orchestration perspective”. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 38(4), 1061-1090 (ABS 4).
Zhong, Z. Zhang, C. Jia, F.* and Bijman, J. (2018). “Vertical Coordination and Cooperative Member Benefits: Case Studies of Four Dairy Farmers’ Cooperatives in China”. Journal of Cleaner Production, 172, 2266-2277.
Wang, X., Zhu, Y., Sun, H. and Jia, F.* (2018). “Production decisions of new and differentiated remanufactured products”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 171, 1225-1243.
Both were elected as runner-up for The Chris Voss the best paper at the conference out of over 400 papers presented. Yu Gong and Guido Orzes were my PhD students.
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