Mikaella Polyviou

Assistant Professor
TEMPE Campus
Assistant Professor
TEMPE Campus


Mikaella Polyviou's research focuses on supply chain disruptions, which are interruptions in the flow of materials or goods occuring in the supply chain due to triggering events. Her research aims to improve the resilience of firms to supply chain disruptions. By doing so, she examines the role of individual managers and of the firm.

At the individual level, she explores how purchasing managers react to supply disruptions and make subsequent purchasing  decisions. At the firm level, she explores the capabilities and strategies tha firms can develop or employ to mitigate disruption occurence and impact.

Professor Polyviou joined the W. P. Carey School of Business in 2016. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Cyprus, her Master in Business Logistics Engineering, and, later, her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. She has been a Fulbright scholar twice.


  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University
  • M.S.  Business Logistics Engineering, The Ohio State University
  • B.S. University of Cyprus

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Risk
  • Resilience
  • Behavioral Supply Management
  • Buyer-Supplier Relationships


Refereed publications

  • Polyviou, M., Rungtusanatham, M.J., Reczek, R.W., and Knemeyer, A.M. Supplier Non-Retention Post Disruption: What Role does Anger Play? Journal of Operations Management. In Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jom.2018.07.001.
  • Fiksel, J., Polyviou, M., Croxton, K.L., and Pettit, T.J. 2015. From Risk to Resilience: Learning to Deal with Disruption. MIT Sloan Management Review 56(2): 79–86.
    • This article was featured by The Risk Institute, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University: From Risk to Resilience: Find (& Overcome) Your Company’s Weakest Link (August 3, 2016).
  • Grimm, C.M., Knemeyer, A.M., Polyviou, M., and Ren, X. 2015. Supply-Chain-Management Research in Management Journals: A Review of Recent Literature (2004–2013). International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management 45(5): 404–458.

Research reports

  • The Resilient Supply Chain: Competing on the Ability to Come Back from Disaster. 2013. National Center for the Middle Market. Available at: https://www.middlemarketcenter.org
    • This report was featured by the National Center for the Middle Market: Resilient Supply Chain Management: Turn Disaster Response into a Competitive Strength (December 6, 2013); and by
    • Inc. Magazine (Build Quarterly): Your Supply Chain is Becoming More Complex (Even if You Don’t Know it). Here’s How to Make it More Resilient (November 2013).


Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 520Strategic Procurement
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 520Strategic Procurement


  • 2015 Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Dissertation Grant
  • 2015 Small Grant, Fisher College of Business
  • 2014 Ackerman Award, Fisher College of Business
  • 2013 ISM Scholarship for IFPSM Summer School on Advanced Purchasing Research
  • 2012-2013 Fellow, National Center for the Middle Market, Fisher College of Business
  • 2012 Research Grant, National Center for the Middle Market
  • 2006-2008, Fulbright scholar

Professional Associations

<p>Academy of Management (AOM); Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP); Decision Sciences Institute (DSI); Fulbright Alumni Association; Institute for Supply Management (ISM); Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)</p>


  • Ad hoc reviewer: California Management Review; Journal of Business Logistics; International Journal of Operations and Production Management; Journal of Operations Management
  • Track Co-Chair: 2018 Annual POMS Conference (Track: Teaching/Pedagogy in P/OM)

Work History

<p>Arizona State University: 2016-present</p>