Edição especial do BJO&PM/ABEPRO – Consequences of corona virus for markets and productive systems

Since January 2020, the fast spread of the Corona Virus has been created undefinable disruptions in supply chains worldwide (Choi et al. 2020). WHO (2020) highlights that it is a big challenge to keep smooth supplies of food and medical instruments, including masks and medicine. Importantly, COVID-19 is revealing deep interconnections between pandemics supply chain management in unforeseen ways. Examples of negative outcomes include, among many others, the difficulty of ramping medical product manufacturing capacity up, quick response to the crisis, hoarding of foodstuffs triggering bullwhip effects, as well as the fragility of supply chains contributing to overall economic chaos being faced by the world (Ivanov and Dolgui, 2020).

This Thematic Issue invites researchers from the fields of supply chain management, operations management, strategic management, logistics engineering, transport management, and industrial management to submit their manuscripts related to these themes and presenting applied research. Relevant contributions (empirical/theoretical development/case studies/state-of-the-art reviews/conceptual papers) are welcome.

The scope of this Issue includes the below topics, but not limited to:

  • Supply chain flexibility and responsiveness
  • Bullwhip effect
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Technology advancements to deal with risk
  • 3Rs (Responsiveness, Resilience, and Restoration)
  • Digital technologies to influence responsiveness
  • Optimization techniques and artificial intelligence

Submission deadline:          January 31, 2021

Articles from this Thematic Issue will be published in June/2021 Issue.


Managing Editor

Prof. Syed Abdul Rehman Khan
School of Supply Chain Management
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China


Guest Editors

Prof. Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour
Montpellier Research in Management
Lincoln International Business School
University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK

Mr. S. Fareed Khan
Department of Finance and Risk Management
Exact Corporation
Amsteram, Netherlands



The World Health Organization (WHO). Situation report – 18. Feb 7 2020. [EB/OL] https://www.who. int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/transcripts/transcript-coronavirus-press-conference-full-07feb2020-final.pdf?sfvrsn=3beba1c0_2

Choi, T.Y., Rogers, D., Vakil, B. (2020) Coronavirus is a wake-up call for supply chain management, Harvard Business Review, https://hbr.org/2020/03/coronavirus-is-a-wake-up-call-for-supply-chain-management

Ivanov, D., Dolgui, A. (2020) Viability of intertwined supply networks: extending the supply chain resilience angles towards survivability. A position paper motivated by COVID-19 outbreak, International Journal of Production Research, 58(10) 2904-2915.