Veronica H. Villena
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain & Information Systems
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Phone Number 814-863-2054
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Veronica H. Villena is an assistant professor of supply chain and information systems in the Smeal Business School at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research has focused on how buyers and suppliers inadvertently create relational inertia when they commit to establishing strategic partnerships and the mechanisms that help them overcome this inertia. Dr. Villena's current research explores how leading companies transfer their best environmental and social practices to their first-, second-, and third-tier suppliers. Her studies have been recognized by the Production and Operations Management Society, Decision Sciences Institute, and Academy of Management Society. Her work has been published in a variety of prestigious journals, including the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management Journal, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, the Journal of Management, and Decision Sciences Journal. You can easily access and download Dr. Villena's research papers on Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ACsVe_AAAAAJ&hl=en
Prior to joining the academia, Dr. Villena worked in several positions in manufacturing, purchasing, quality, and project management. Her experience as an auditor for SGS allowed her to assess process management of hundreds multinational companies in various industries in Europe and Latin America
Buyer-supplier relationships, Supply networks, Sustainable procurement
Ph D, Supply Chain Management, IE Business School, 2011
MBA, Operations Management, IE Business School, 2005
BS, Industrial Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, 2002
SCM 820 – Strategic Procurement (4)
SCM 406 – Strategic Procurement (3)
Analysis of strategic procurement in the supply chain.
An earlier version of this paper was a finalist for the 2012 Chan Hahn Best Paper Award at the Academy of Conference, Operations Management Division.
This paper was chosen as a finalist for the Student Paper Competition in two conferences: The 2010 POMS Conference (College of Supply Chain Management) and the 2010 Academy of Management Meeting (Operations Management Division).
This paper was chosen as one of the 2009 Best Paper Award Finalist at Decision Sciences Journal.
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