Mikaella Polyviou

Assistant Professor
TEMPE Campus


Mikaella Polyviou received her bachelor's degree in public and business administration (management science) at the University of Cyprus. After earning a Fulbright scholarship, she attended The Ohio State University to earn a Master of Business Logistics Engineering. Three years later, she returned to Ohio State to pursue her doctorate. 

Polyviou's research explores supply chain disruptions, organizational resilience, as well as issues of conceptual clairty and measurement in empirical supply chain management research. Her dissertation research proposed a set of dimensions to characterize supply chain disruptions and examined managerial responses to supply chain disruptions of varying characteristics. Polyviou's work has appeared in leading journals, including MIT Sloan Management Review and International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. Her teaching interests center on quantitative methods to solve logistics and operations management problems, logistics management, procurement, and supply chain management. 


  • PhD  The Ohio State University
  • MS  The Ohio State University
  • BS  University of Cyprus

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Risk
  • Resilience
  • Buyer-Supplier Relationships


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Resilient Supply Chain: Competing on the Ability to Come Back from Disaster. 2013. National Center for the Middle Market.


Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 520Strategic Procurement


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

Professional Associations

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Decision Sciences Institute Fulbright Alumni Association Institute for Supply Management Production and Operations Management Society Society for Judgement and Decision-Making


Reviewer for California Management Review, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and Journal of Business Logistics

Work History

Arizona State University: 2016-present.