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Dr Yu Gong (Jack) PhD, MSc, BSc

Lecturer in Operations Management

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Dr Yu Gong (Jack) conducted doctoral research at the University of Exeter Business School and his PhD dissertation titled “Supply chain learning of sustainability in China: What role does MNCs’ leadership play?”. He carried out case studies for his PhD project on five multinational companies’ multi-tier sustainable supply chains: IKEA, Lafarge, Nestle, SKF and Tetra Pak. His main research interests are sustainable supply chain management, supply chain leadership, supply chain learning, and logistics innovation.

Prior to his PhD studies, he had three years’ working experience in management consulting firms providing service to various large scale multinational companies. He has extensive project management experiences serving companies including 3M, British American Tobacco (BAT), Nestle Malaysia, Zuellig Pharma, TCL Corporation, Power Construction Corporation of China (PCCC) and BMW Brilliance.



2013 - 2016 PhD in Management, University of Exeter, UK

2009 - 2010 MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield University, UK

2004 – 2008 B.E. Logistics Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China

2006 – 2008 B.A. Public Administration, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Research interests

  • Sustainable supply chain management;
  • Supply chain leadership/followership;
  • Supply chain learning;
  • Logistics innovation;
  • Supply chain finance;
  • Sustainable public procurement.

Research projects

Co-investigator of the Leverhulme Trust Grant “Sustaining Urban Habitats: An Interdisciplinary Approach” (£1.75 M)

Principal investigator of SBS small grant “Supplier development for sustainability: a case study on lower-tier agriculture supply chain in China” (£5,000)

Research group


Affiliate research groups

Inclusive and Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CISEI), Business, Nature and Value (University of Exeter)

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    MANG2021 : Operations Management
    MANG3078 : Strategic Operations Management
    MANG6316 : Purchasing and Supply Management


    Dr Yu Gong (Jack)
    Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

    Room Number: 2/5047

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