Trade and Investment

How to make fragile global supply chains stronger and more sustainable

Global supply chains have conventionally been focused on achieving financial efficiency above all else. The result is messy and fragile global supply chain systems. Image: Unsplash/William william

Mohammadreza Nematollahi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Business, University of Victoria

Cynthia Waltho

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Victoria

Adel Guitouni

Associate Professor, International Business, University of Victoria

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