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Professor Dr. Aseem Kinra


BIBA Gebäude

Room 1060

Hochschulring 20

Telephone: +49 (0) 421 218-66960




Research field:

  1. International Transport and Logistics
  2. Freight distribution
  3. Transport and logistics decision support systems (DSS)
  4. Blockchain & Big Data

Prof. Dr. Aseem Kinra

Prof. Aseem Kinra heads the professorship in Global Chain Management.

Prof. Kinra received his bachelor at the Delhi University followed by a master’s degree in business administration. He went on to accomplish a MSc in Economics and Business Administration, followed by a Phd in Supply Chain Management at the Copenhagen Business School, where he graduated in 2009. He worked as an as an Assistant and later as an Associate professor at the Copenhagen Business School, where he also led the Graduate Diploma program in Supply Chain Management. Since 2019 he is the appointed Professor for Global Supply Chain Management at Uni Bremen.


Prof. Kinra has been a recipient of the prestigious Hedorf Foundation grants, and has held a Mitsui fellowship within transportation and trade. He is a founding member of the Special Interest Group (SIG) E1 on Transport Systems Analysis and Economic Evaluation.


Curriculum Vitae


  • Reich, J., Kinra, A., Kotzab, H. and Brusset, X. (2020), "Strategic global supply chain network design – how decision analysis combining MILP and AHP on a Pareto front can improve decision-making", International Journal of Production Research. Nov. 2020
  • Kinra, A., Ivanov, D., Das, A. and Dolgui, A. (2020), "Ripple effect quantification by supplier risk exposure assessment", International Journal of Production Research, vo. 58, iss. 18, pp. 5559-5578.
  • Kinra, A., Beheshti-Kashi, S., Buch, R., Sick Nielsen, T. A. and Pereira, F. (2020), "Examining the potential of textual big data analytics for public policy decision-making: A case study with driverless cars in Denmark", Transport Policy, vol 98, pp. 68-78.
  • Kinra, A., Hald, K.S., Mukkamala, R.R. and Vatrapu, R. (2020), "An unstructured big data approach for country logistics performance assessment in global supply chains", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 439-458.
  • Reich J., Wakolbinger T., Kinra A. (2020), "Development of a Decision Support Model for Managing Supply Chain Design Problems in Global Service Supply Chains." In: Freitag M., Haasis HD., Kotzab H., Pannek J. (eds) Dynamics in Logistics. LDIC 2020. Lecture Notes in Logistics. Springer, Cham.
  • Kinra, A., Ivanov, D., Das, A. and Dolgui, A. (2019), "Ripple effect quantification by supplier risk exposure assessment", International Journal of Production Research, In Press.
  • Hald, K.S. and Kinra, A. (2019), “How the Blockchain enables and constrains supply chain performance”, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, vol. 49, iss. 4, pp. 376 -397.
  • Halaszovich, T. and Kinra, A. (2019), “The Impact of Distance, National Transportation Systems and Logistics Performance on FDI and International Trade Patterns: Results from Asian Global Value Chains”. Transport Policy, In Press.
  • Buer, T., Hassis, H-D, Kinra, A. and Kotzab H. (2019), “An overview to contemporary maritime logistics and supply chain management decision areas”, in Panayides, P. (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Maritime Management, Routledge, In Press.
  • Kinra, A., Beheshti-Kashi, S., Pereira, F., Combes, F. and Rothengatter, W. (2019), “Textual data in transportation research: techniques and opportunities”, in Antoniou, C., Dimitriou, L. and Pereira, F. (eds.) Mobility Patterns, Big Data and Transport Analytics, Elsevier.
  • Loklindt, C., Moeller, M-P and Kinra, A. (2018),“How Blockchain could be implemented for exchanging documentation in the shipping industry”, Lecture Notes in Logistics, Springer.
  • Gredal, P., Panyi, Z., Kinra, A. and Kotzab, H. (2017), “What hinders the implementation of the supply chain risk management process into practice organisations?”, Lecture Notes in Logistics, Springer.
  • Prockl, G., Kinra, A. and Kotzab, H. (2017), “Patterns of internationalization: assessing network structures in the container shipping industry”. Maritime Business Review, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 279-298.
  • Kinra, A., Mukkamala, R. and Vatrapu, R. (2017), “Methodological demonstration of a text analytics approach for country logistics system assessments”, Lecture Notes in Logistics, Springer, 2017.
  • Wessel, F., Kinra, A. and Kotzab, H. (2016), “Macro-institutional Complexity in Logistics: The Case of Eastern Europe”, Dynamics in Logistics, Kotzab, H. et al eds. (2016), Springer, pp 463-472.
  • Hsuan, J., Skjøtt-Larsen, Kinra, A. and Kotzab, H. (2015), Managing the Global Supply Chain, 4th ed., CBS Press 2015.
  • Kinra, A. (2015), “Environmental complexity related information for the assessment of country logistics environments: Implications for spatial transaction costs and foreign location attractiveness”, Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 43, pp. 36-47.
  • Gammelgaard, B., Prockl, G., Andreasen, P.H., Schramm, H-J, Wieland, A., Maalouf, M. and Kinra, A. (2015), "NOFOMA 2014 Special Issue", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Emerald Publishing, Vol. 45 Iss. 4.
  • Gammelgaard, B and Kinra, A. (2012), “Logistics in the Øresund region of Scandinavia”, in Global Logistics, Jim Bookbinder (ed.), Springer, 2012.
  • Kinra, A. and Antai, I. (2010), “Emerging logics of competition: paradigm-shift, fantasy or reality check?”, Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal, Vol. 20, Iss. 2, pp. 94 – 110.
  • Kinra, A. and Kotzab, H. (2008), “A macro-institutional perspective on supply chain environmental complexity”, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 115, No. 2, pp. 283-295.
  • Kinra, A. and Kotzab, H. (2008), “Understanding and measuring macro-institutional complexity of logistics systems environment”, Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 327-346.
  • Kinra, A., Kotzab, H., Skjøtt-Larsen, T. and Bagchi, P. K. (2007), “A framework for geovalent supply chain competitiveness of nations”, In: Andreas Otto and Robert Obermaier (eds.), Logistiskmanagement – Analyse, Bewertung und Gestaltung logistisher Systeme, pp. 77-95, Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag, Regensburg.