Professor Dr. Xavier Brusset

Skema Business School, Director of the PRISM Research Centre, Chair in Supply Chain Management, France


Xavier Brusset holds a PhD in Management Science from the Louvain Catholic University and an Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches from Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense university. He has been teaching Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Toulouse Business School, ESSCA and now SKEMA since 2009. His research focuses on the relationship between the supply chain partners and the impact of information on their behavior. He studies the influence of abnormal weather on consumer sales, and the possible uses of Blockchain in the supply chain. His findings have been published in academic journals. He edited and co-authored a textbook about business cases in distribution as well as contributed chapters in scholarly books. Previously, Xavier also worked in financial markets and created in Argentina a web-based platform of information sharing and logistic services between shippers and carriers (WebLogistix). Every year, he organizes or co-organizes a Colloquium on European Research in Retailing (CERR). He is a recognised expert assessing the European Union in its research project funding. He is on the editorial board of the journal Logistics Research.

Professor Dr. Herbert Kotzab

University of Bremen, Head of the Institute of Business Studies and Logistics Management, Chair in Logistics Management, Germany


Herbert Kotzab´s research focuses on supply chain management as a critical success factor for a firm’s performance, e-enabled supply chain management, service operations and consumer driven value networks. He published over 300 publications in leading journals such as Journal of Business Logistics, The International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Industrial Marketing Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Production & Operations Management (POM), Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Electronic Markets, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Industrial Management and Data systems, chapters in books, conference proceedings and non-refereed journals. He received his PhD and a postdoctoral degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Prior to his assignment at University of Bremen, Professor Kotzab held a position as Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, Department of Operations Management. In 1998, he was Visiting Scholar at the Center for Transportation Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has lectured and offered executive education programs in close cooperation with the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, INSEAD, European Business School, ETH Zurich, ESCCA Angers and the University of St. Gallen as well as provided logistics consulting services to a number of international companies and the Austrian Efficient Consumer Response Initiative. He has also been a frequent speaker and session chair at leading academic and practitioners’ conferences in the field. Professor Kotzab is a member of the scientific board of the German Logistics Association (BVL). He is also a member of the Editorial board of the Journal of Marketing Channels, the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management and since 2013 the editor-in-chief of Logistics Research.

Professor Dr. Marta Frasquet Deltoro

University of Valencia, Marketing and Market Reseach Department, Spain


Professor Dr. Christoph Teller

Johannes Kepler University Linz, Institute for Retailing, Sales & Marketing, Austria


In Christoph's research, he tries to find answers to one of the oldest questions in retail and marketing research: What establishes on/offline retail patronage? Thereby, he focuses not only at the single-store level but also at the supra-store (agglomeration) level, within a national but also an international context. Besides this, he also deals with the 'dark side of retailing' - retail logistics and operations. In particular, he investigates the last links in the supply chain, i.e. stores (‘last 50 metres’ to the point of sale) and households (‘last mile’ to the point of consumption). His most current research foci are store and agglomeration patronage behaviour, coopetition in retail agglomerations (shopping and town centres), the measurement of attractiveness in an on- and offline retail context, as well as the role of retail operations and shoppers in the Covid19 crisis. His work is regularly published in leading international marketing, logistics and operations management journals, e.g. Journal of Retailing, Production and Operations Management, Economic Geography, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Business Research.