Ameila Carr, Ph.D.


Amelia Carr, Ph.D.

Position: Professor and Chair
Phone: 419-372-2453
Email: ascarr@bgsu.edu
Address: 3016 Business Administration

Supply chain management is Dr. Carr’s area of expertise. She says that specific areas of interest include the following: strategic sourcing; buyer supplier relationships; the role of information technology in supply chain relationships, supply chain strategy, and supply chain integration.

Her current research includes working on a study of supply chain disaster relief efforts.  The purpose of the study is to understand how public sector and private sector organizations collaborate to bring solutions to disaster affected areas.  Another study involves evaluation of the supply chains for non-human subjects.  The purpose is to understand critical success factors for service and manufacturing supply chain operations as the organizations interact to provide goods and service their respective customers. 

Dr. Carr says in regards to her professional achievements, “I am proud to be a recipient of the Mentor of the Year Award from the Association of Operations Management, a recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from Tuskegee University, a recipient of the OM Division of the Academy of Management Service Award, a recipient of the BGSU College of Business Service Award, and a recipient of the Stan Hardy Award for a Best Paper published in the Journal of Operations Management.  And, I am honored to have held faculty positions at the Ohio State University, Georgia State University and Bowling Green State University.”

Dr. Carr has a passion for teaching as well as conducting research. “I enjoy teaching and working with students.  One of my passions is to help students develop leadership skills and to learn how to do independent research.”  To this end, she has worked with students who have won research paper awards, published in trade magazines and academic journals.  Also, she has worked with a number of students to assist with their career planning and job searches.  Many of her former students stay in touch and come back to campus to share their careers and work experiences with our students.

The key experience Dr. Carr brings to the classroom is over 25 years of academic teaching, research and administrative experience. She worked in private industry where she gained experience in the areas of quality management, project management, scheduling, operations and production planning.  Dr. Carr continues to work with a variety of companies through her research and in her role as a Professor of Supply Chain Management.



Ph.D., Arizona State University, Purchasing and Logistics Management, August 1996
M.A., Central Michigan University, Business Management, May 1984
B.A., Fordham University, Economics/French, May 1980


Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management & Director of the Supply Chain Management Institute, Bowling Green State University, 2003 – Present.

Assistant Professor of Operations Management/Supply Chain Management, Georgia State University, 2001 – 2003

Assistant Professor of Operations Management/Supply Chain Management, The Ohio State University, 1997 – 2002


Carr, Amelia. “An Examination of Technology and Organization’s Change in Service Delivery to Meet Customer Expectations,” Journal of Applied Business Research, forthcoming, 2014.

Kaynak, Hale & Carr, Amelia. “The Role of Information Sharing and Coordination in Managing Supply Chain Relationships,” International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2012, pp. 246-271.

Carr, Amelia, Muthusamy, Senthil, & Owens, Charles. “Strategic Repositioning of the Service Supply Chain,” Organization Development Journal, Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2012, pp. 63-78.

Carr, Amelia, Zhang, Man, Klopping, Inge, & Min, Hokey. “RFID Technology: Implications for Healthcare Organizations,” American Journal of Business, Vol. 25, No. 2, Fall 2010, pp. 25-40.

Hong, Yunsook, Pearson, John, & Carr, Amelia. “A Typology of Coordination Strategy in Multi-organizational Product Development,” International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 29, No. 10, 2009, pp. 1000-1024.

Maloni, Michael, Carter, Craig, & Carr, Amelia. “Assessing the Academic Maturation of Logistics though Author Concentration,” International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Vol. 39, no. 3&4, 2009, pp. 250-268.

Schumacher, Lillian, Wheeler, Jane, & Carr, Amelia, “The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Buyer’s Performance,” Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Vol. 24, No. 3&4, 2009, pp 269-277.Amelia S. Carr, Amanie Kariyawasam, and Maureen Casile, “A Study of the Characteristics of Cooperatives,” forthcoming Organization Development Journal, 2008.

Lillian Schumacher, Jane Wheeler, and Amelia Carr, “Examining the Impact of Emotional Intelligence on the Buyer-Supplier Relationship:  Moving Towards Enhanced Organizational Effectiveness, forthcoming, special issue of the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 2008.

Amelia S. Carr, Senthilkumar Muthusamy, and Peggy Lee, “The Relationship between Intra-Organizational and Inter-Organizational Coordination and Its Influence on Product Quality Improvement,” forthcoming, Journal of Applied Business Research, 2008.

Amelia Carr, Hale Kaynak and Senthilkumar Muthusamy, “The Cross-Functional Coordination between Operations, Marketing, Purchasing and Engineering and the Impact on Performance,” the International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2008, pp. 55-76.

Amelia Carr and Hale Kaynak, “Communication Methods, Information Sharing, Supplier Development and Performance:  An Empirical Study of their Relationships,” the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2007, pp 346-370.

Senthil K. Muthusamy, Margaret A. White, and Amelia Carr, “An Empirical Examination of the Role of Social Exchanges in Alliance Performance,” Journal of Managerial Issues, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2007, pp. 53-75.

Maureen Casile, Kristine Hoover and Amelia Carr, “Building Strength From Within: How One Not-For-Profit Asserted Control,” Organization Development Journal, Summer 2006, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 69-82.