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Professor Wagner holds the Chair of Logistics Management at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland, and is Director of the Executive MBA in Supply Chain Management (MBA ETH SCM). Prior he served on the faculty of WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany, and worked for almost 10 years as head of supply chain management for a Swiss-based technology group and as senior manager for an international top-management consulting firm. He obtained a MBA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. and Habilitation degree from the University of St. Gallen.
He has been a lecturer for supply chain management, logistics, transportation, purchasing/supply management, and marketing on the undergraduate, graduate and executive level at several schools, among others, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, University of St. Gallen, Kühne Logistics University Hamburg, Bucerius Law School Hamburg, Hamburg University of Technology, Bundeswehr University Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Krasnoyarsk State University. He has been recognized for his teaching with the MBA Program Best Teacher Award at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (2006) and the "Golden Owl" Teaching Award at the ETH Zurich (2009 and 2013). In addition, he has consulted with and conducted executive training programs for leading companies and business associations.
Professor Wagner is member of various international committees, such as the Academy of Management (AOM) Distinguished OM Scholar Award Committee or the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Educational Resources Committee. Furthermore, he is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Operations Management, the Decision Sciences Journal, the Journal of Business Logistics, the Journal of Supply Chain Management and the Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, a Special Issue Editor at the Journal of Operations Management, and serves as Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for other leading journals. His service has been recognized with the Journal of Operations Management Best Associate Editor Award (2013), Journal of Supply Chain Management Best Associate Editor Award (2008, 2013), the Academy of Management Annual Meeting Best Reviewer Award (2009), and the Omega Best Reviewer Award (2010).
He is an active researcher and has received several research awards, such as the Hans Ovelgönne Research Award for outstanding scholarly research from the German Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (2001), the Overall Best Paper Award at the Annual North American Research Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (2008), the Deutsche Post DHL sponsored ProLog Award for cutting-edge research in purchasing, supply management, logistics and supply chain management (2009), the Best Application Research Paper Award at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting (2009), the Best Paper Award at the European Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting (2011), or the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (2012). Furthermore, Professor Wagner was ranked among the top 10 most productive researchers in the 2009 as well as the 2012 “Handelsblatt Ranking” consisting of over 2,000 researchers in business and management at universities in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
His research interests lie in the areas of supply chain management, purchasing and supply management, logistics and transportation management, and the management of logistics service firms - with a particular emphasis on strategy, networks, relationships, behavioral issues, risk, innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. He is author and editor of ten books and over one hundred book chapters and articles. He has published in the Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, Sociological Methods & Research, California Management Review, and other journals.
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