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I welcome Ph.D. applications with a particular interest in using quantitative methods to study the following research areas

1- The applications of blockchain technology in sustainable/circular supply chain management
2 - Innovative use of blockchain technology in supply chain finance

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Last updated 18th April 2024


Jason is a Senior lecturer of Operations and Supply Chain Management and MBA course leader at Huddersfield Business School. Specializing in sustainable supply chain management and circular economy, using quantitative research methods, Jason’s work has been published in various renowned journals (Google Scholar - Jason X. Wang), including:

  • International Journal of Operations and Production Management
  • Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
  • International Journal of Production Economics

Jason is the Senior Editor (Operations Research, Information & Technology) in Cogent Business & Management (ABS indexed, Taylor & Francis)

His work also attracted attention from the industrial community. He provided consulting services for industrial partners, including the vehicle recovery service supply chain in New Zealand, and the motorsport industry in the UK. He was invited to publish his research in leading professionally focused magazines.

Research Expertise and Interests

Jason’s core research focuses on two broad themes:


  • Sustainable/circular supply chain management, with a particular focus on customer-driven supply chain sustainability practices and their impacts on supplying firms. This includes using carbon neutrality practices, circular product design, business model innovation, and supply chain redesign to improve economic and environmental benefits in sustainable development.


  • The application of blockchain technology in supply chain management, exploring its contributions to supply chain transparency, visibility, and traceability, and thus the development of supply chain resilience and robustness.   


Jason also works on manufacturing and sustainability innovation in the construction sector, such as prefabricated construction, to develop sector-specific sustainability strategies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Event Study Methodology
  • Buyer-Supplier Relationships
  • Prefabricated Construction
  • Circular Economy
  • Circular Supply Chain Management
  • Regression Analysis
  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Operations Resilience


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