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FOSTERING THE CENTER’S DEVELOPMENT

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

A CENTER THAT CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING

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Summer 2010-11 DeVos Award Recipient


Doug and Maria DeVos - Faculty Summer Research Awards

The Doug and Maria DeVos Faculty Summer Support Award in Global Supply Chain Management has generously awarded $25,000 to two faculty each year in support of themes revolving around Global Supply Chain Management. This research is conducted over the summer academic break. This important sponsorship has been funded since 2005 and has benefitted a diverse set of faculty from across Krannert School of Management. Without these vital funds, chosen faculty would have been unable to carry out their important mission of looking at Global Supply Chain Management thorough a rigorous academic lens, innovating new approaches and applying fresh solutions. Each year, the research style has varied from theory development, to empirical research based on primary or secondary data sets. While the primary purpose of the research funding was aimed at enabling faculty to pursue their research agenda which complements GSCMI’s mission, additional incentive has been provided to researcher willing to broadly communicate the results of their summer work to DCMME/GSCMI Center partners through the annual Fall Operations Conference. The summary of researchers and their DeVos Research overviews that follow are a tribute not only to the academic capability that can be found at the Krannert School of Management, but also to the entire DeVos family, for which this work is dedicated. We are proud to have been the guardians of the DeVos Faculty Summer Support Award in Global Supply Chain Management for its 5-year term, and are equally proud of the strong works that were born due to the DeVos’s family leadership in promoting research in the field of Global Supply Chain Management studies.


David Hummels

Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan, 1995
M.A., Economics, University of Michigan, 1992
B.A. summa cum laude, Political Science and Economics

Research Topic: Disorganization and Diversification in Global Supply Chains

This study examines the evolution of global supply chain complexity at industrial and economy-wide levels. It examines how the extent and growth of that complexity is a response to the competing imperatives of comparative advantage and diversification, and also examines whether highly interconnected global supply chains dampen or heighten the international transmission of business cycle shocks.