Dr Emine Zehra Akgün


Emine holds a PhD in logistics and supply chain management; specifically focusing on urban freight transportation and governance of freight activities in cities. She is now a Lecturer at the Business School at Edinburgh Napier University. Emine has been to various parts of the world before settling in Scotland. She holds an MSc degree in Supply Chain Management and International Logistics from the Jönköping International Business School. After having completed her degree, she worked as a research associate in Jönköping University’s School of Engineering in Sweden, where she collaborated with several companies to investigate the interaction between product-development-related decisions and supply chain management. Emine is interested in investigating and understanding various aspects of supply chain management and logistics. In this context, she also worked with numerous local and international logistics service providers to investigate product-service system phenomena in the realm of road freight transport. 

Emine studied her PhD at the Transport Research Institute of Edinburgh Napier University, where she worked with local authorities, regional and national transport organisations in Scotland, England, and Sweden to investigate public policy making in the domain of urban freight transport. She has always nurtured a genuine interest in embedding her research into her teaching and talking about supply chain related subject. She held her first lectureship at the University of Dundee, where she taught various subjects including Procurement, Operations Management, International Trade Theory and Supply Chain Strategy in the Graduate Apprenticeship Programme. 

Since August 2021, Emine continues with her research activities focusing doing research in public sector innovation, smart cities, and urban Innovation in the Business School and teaching subjects focusing on innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. So far, she has published her research in several well-known journals in transport policy and logistics such as Transport Policy and International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications. Recently, she contributed to a research activity investigating the role of science, technology, and innovation in sustainable urban development, which will be published by the United Nations (UNCTAD Secretariat). 


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