Robert Wiedmer

Business Administration
300 E Lemon St.
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4706
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4706

Biography

Robert Wiedmer, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, joined the Supply Chain Management Department at the W.P. Carey School of Business in 2016. Dr. Wiedmer completed his doctorate degree at Michigan State University. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as a postgraduate research assistant in maritime economics at the Cyprus University of Technology. He earned a graduate degree in business and engineering at the Dresden University of Technology in Germany, and a Master of Business Logistics Engineering at The Ohio State University. 

Dr. Wiedmer’s current research areas are buyer/supplier relationships, supply chain network analysis, and supply chain network design and its association to performance. In his dissertation, Dr. Wiedmer studied the impact of resource scarcity in buyer-supplier relationships from an international and behavioral perspective. His research has appeared in Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, other peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

Education

  • Ph.D. Michigan State University
  • Graduate degree. Business and Engineering, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  • Master's degree. Business Logistics Engineering, The Ohio State University 

Research Interests

Dr. Wiedmers research focuses on buyer-supplier relationships and supply chain networks. He investigates how relationships and network structures are related to supply chain performance and risk management. Dr. Wiedmers main areas of interest are:

  • Buyer-Supplier Relationships
  • Decision Making in Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Network Design
  • Supply Chain Management in times of external risks, such as tariffs, resource scarcity, and the Covid-19 pandemic

Research Group

  • CASN-RA - Complex Adaptive Supply Networks Research Accelerator (https://research.wpcarey.asu.edu/supply-networks/)
  • GMRG - Global Manufacturing Research Group (https://www.linkedin.com/in/global-manufacturing-research-group/)

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Wiedmer, Robert, Rogers, Zach S., Polyviou, Mikaella, Mena, Carlos, and Chae, Sangho. (forthcoming). “The dark and bright sides of complexity: A dual perspective on supply network resilience.” Journal of Business Logistics. (authors in reverse-alphabetical order)
  • Wiedmer, Robert, Whipple, Judith M., Griffis, Stanley E., and Voorhees, Clay. (forthcoming). “Resource Scarcity Perceptions in Supply Chains: The Effect of Buyer Altruism on the Propensity for Collaboration.” Journal of Supply Chain Management.
  • Chae, Sangho, Mena, Carlos, Polyviou, Mikaella, Rogers, Zach S., and Wiedmer, Robert. (2019). “The effects of tariff increases on supply base complexity: A conceptual framework.” Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 25(4): 100556. (authors in alphabetical order)
  • Whipple, Judith M., Wiedmer, Robert, and Boyer, Kenneth K. (2015). “A dyadic investigation of collaborative competence, social capital, and performance in buyer‐supplier relationships.” Journal of Supply Chain Management, 51(2): pp. 3-21.
  • Panayides, Photis M., and Wiedmer, Robert (2011). “Strategic alliances in container liner shipping.” Research in Transportation Economics, 32(1): pp. 25-38.

Book Chapter

  • Panayides, Photis M., Wiedmer, Robert, Andreou, Panayiotis C., and Louca, Christodoulos (2012). Supply chain integration of shipping companies. In D.-W. Song, and P. M. Panayides (Eds.), Maritime logistics: A complete guide to effective shipping and port management. London: Kogan Page, pp. 101-124. (reprinted 2015 in 2nd edition, 3rd edition to be published in 2020)

Courses

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 492Honors Directed Study
SCM 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 355Supply Management
SCM 492Honors Directed Study
SCM 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 492Honors Directed Study
SCM 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 355Supply Management
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 355Supply Management
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 355Supply Management

Honors/Awards

  • Finalist for the 2020 OSCM Division Chan Hahn Best Paper Award, Academy of Management (August 2020)
  • Huizingh Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University (May 2020)
  • Finalist for the 2019 Huizingh Outstanding Undergraduate Teachers Award, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University (February 2019)
  • ISM Dissertation Grant ($5,000) (May 2016)
  • Fulbright Scholarship (2007-2008)

Professional Associations

  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
  • German National Academic Alumni Association  Alumniverein der Studienstiftung e.V.
  • German Fulbright Alumni Association