Janet Hartley, Ph.D.


Janet Hartley, Ph.D.

  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-8645
  • Email: jhartle@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 239B Maurer Center

Janet L. Hartley, PhD, is a Professor.. She has published 40 articles in journals including the Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and Business Horizons. Dr. Hartley serves as an Associate Editor for five academic journals. She is the author of Supply Management Core in the Institute for Supply Management Professional Series and is the co-author of Managing Operations Across the Supply Chain. Her research interests include adoption of digital technology in the supply chain, customer-supplier collaboration, supply chain risk management, and supply chain sustainability. During 2019-2020 she served as President of the Decision Sciences Institute. Dr. Hartley received the MBA and PhD degrees in Business Administration from University of Cincinnati and has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Missouri Institute of Science and Technology.  Prior to attending graduate school, she worked in product development and project management for the Clorox Co.


Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
MBA, University of Cincinnati
BS, Chemical Engineering, Missouri Institute of Science and Technology


Director Supply Chain Management Institute, Bowling Green State University, 2010 - 2017

Owens-Illinois Professor of Business Administration, Bowling Green State University, 2006

Chair, Department of Management, Bowling Green State University, 2002-2010

Director Supply Chain Management Institute, Bowling Green State University, 1999-2003

Professor, Bowling Green State University, 2005-Present

Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University, 1999-2005

Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University, 1994-1999


Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. Best Teaching Brief, 2017.

Decision Sciences Instructional Innovation Award, 2015

APICS Student Chapter Mentor Award, 2014, 2017

Journal of Operations Management Association Service Award, 2014

  • Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management
  • Customer-Supplier Collaboration
  • Supply Chain Risk Assessment
  • Negotiation
  • Digital Technology in the Supply Chain
  • Supplier innovation
  • Supply Chain Sustainability
  • Supply Category Management

Farooque, M., Zhang, A., Liu, Y. & Hartley, J. (2022). Circular Supply Chain Management: Performance Outcomes and the Role of Eco-Industrial Parks in China. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.

Hartley, J.L., Sawaya, & Dobrzykowski, D. (2021). Exploring Blockchain Adoption Intentional in the Supply Chain: Perspectives from Innovation Diffusion and Institutional Theory. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.

Zhang, M., Hartley, J. L., Al-Husan, F. B., & Alhussan, F. (2021). Informal interorganizational business relationships and customer loyalty: Comparing Guanxi, Yongo, and Wasta. International Business Review30(3).

Hartley, J. L. (2019). Tortoise, Not the Hare: Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Business Processes. Business Horizons62(6), 707–715.

Zhang, M., & Hartley, J. L. (2018). Does Guanxi influence product performance and customer loyalty? Journal of Asian Business Studies12(3), 233–252.

Zhang, M., & Hartley, J. L. (2018). Guanxi, IT Systems, and Innovation Capability: The Moderating Role of Proactiveness. Journal of Business Research90, 75–86.

Gaudenzi, B., Zisidisn, G., Hartley, J., & Kaufmann, L. (2018). An Exploration of Factor Influencing the Choice of Commodity Price Risk Mitigation Strategies. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management24, 218–237.

Atilla, E. A., Steward, M., Wu, Z., & Hartley, J. L. (2018). Triadic relationships in healthcare. Business Horizons61(2), 221-228.

Hartley, J. L., Eboch, K., & Gilberg, J. (2017). Using a Corporate Partnership to Enhance Learning in a Sourcing Negotiation Role‐Play. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education15(2), 124-137.


Swink, M., Melnyk, S., Hartley, J., & Cooper, M. (2017). Managing Operations Across the Supply Chain. McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

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