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University Teacher, Operations & Supply Chain Management


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Areas of expertise

Supply chain management
Corporate social responsibility
Circular economy


Dr. Sini Laari is a postdoctoral researcher in Operations & Supply Chain Management and Turku Institute for Advances Studies (TIAS) research collegium. Her main field of research is sustainability in supply chains. Her research primarily draws from statistical research methods. She teaches sustainability and business games and supervises theses at all levels.

Sini defended her award-winning doctoral thesis on the connection between firm performance and green supply chain management in University of Turku in 2016. After that, she worked 6 months at the Finnish Defence Research Agency focusing on future SCM trends. Since 2017 she has worked as a postdoctoral reseacher in University of Turku.

She has published articles in International Journal of Production and Operations Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Business Strategy and the Environment, and Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, for example, and acts as a reviewer for several journals.

In her freetime Sini enjoys playing floorball and spending time outdoors.


  • Business games (Beer Game, Lean Game)
  • MJO4 Ethical issues is business
  • Supervision of Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral theses


  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Green logistics
  • Circular economy
  • Firm performance
  • Supply chain trends
  • Survey research


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