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Roadmap to Research: Creating Your Protocol

A research protocol is the detailed plan for a study, and it comes with several benefits. First, it forces you to think through the details of your research project in advance. Second, it provides a manual for collaborators and staff training. Third, it can serve as the basis for funding proposals or institutional review board …

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Ghana’s second Logistics Managers Index reveals slow growth in logistics activities

The second quarter 2022 Logistics Managers Index for Ghana shows that growth in the logistics sector has slowed from the first quarter. This slower growth is due to economic pressures such as high inflation, the depreciation of the cedi against the dollar and the global supply chain disruptions impacting logistics in Ghana. The Logistics Managers …

Kevin Dooley Distinguished Lecture

Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Kevin Dooley

Opening the third year of CARISCA’s Distinguished Lecture Series, on October 20, 2022, was Kevin Dooley, a Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at Arizona State University. Dooley spoke on “Working With Industry on Supply Chain Sustainability Issues.”

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Writing for an Academic Audience

For academics, writing for an academic audience is an unavoidable skill. It requires attention to detail and a commitment to presenting well-supported ideas clearly. CARISCA held a workshop for faculty and students in October focused on writing for an academic audience. The facilitator, CARISCA Director Nathaniel Boso, took participants through a clinical session at the …

Writing for Academic and Non-Academic Audiences

On Oct. 10 and 11, 2022, CARISCA hosted its first faculty workshop of the academic year to build the research capacity of faculty at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Over the two-day workshop, faculty and graduate students from the KNUST School of Business and other higher education institutions in Africa learned about …

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How to create quality research questions

For scholars, knowing how to create quality research questions is essential. The research question is the overarching, intellectually interesting question that will be answered by the research study. Research questions set the stage for the entire study. They determine the literature review. They guide the methodology. They shape how the results are analyzed.  During a …

John Karani Lecture

Distinguished Lecture Series featuring John Karani

On Sept. 2, 2022, the chairman of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management, John Karani, shared lessons on the institute’s “Journey Toward Supply Chain Management Professionalism.” It was the final event in CARISCA’s 2021-2022 Distinguished Lecture Series. Six times a year, CARISCA invites top supply chain scholars and leaders to deliver presentations. These Distinguished Lectures give …

Second annual Supply Chain Research Summit proves Africa matters to global supply chain

The Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain – Africa (CARISCA) hosted its second annual Supply Chain Research Summit June 28-30, 2022. The three-day event featured three keynotes, more than 50 paper presentations, four invited sessions and a dissertation award session. Researchers and practitioners presented papers during three parallel tracks: general supply chains, …

CARISCA hosts second annual Supply Chain Research Summit

CARISCA’s second annual Supply Chain Research Summit, “How Africa Matters to the Global Supply Chain,” held June 28–30, provided myriad opportunities for attendees to learn from and network with leading supply chain scholars, practitioners and students. The Summit is central to CARISCA’s goal to put Africa’s supply chain research on the map. The aim of …