Thursday, October 4, 2012

How to Celebrate Journal Article Publications

I usually try to motivate my doctoral students with carrots, since sticks belong on trees and in happy dogs' mouths.

Here, in Gothenburg, Sweden, or at least at the School of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of Gothenburg, in my group, which is located in Tower D (consisting of transport and logistics and financial management and some economics folks), there is a tradition that may work as an incentive to do research and publish.

When someone in the group publishes a paper, we celebrate with cake!

Today, we will be celebrating the publication of two of my papers.

I will be bringing additional treats that I have located in one of the wonderful restaurants in Haga, which is close to the business school.

The event takes place at 3PM.

I have been asked to first highlight the contributions in the two papers that I co-authored that acknowledge support from the school where I am now a Visiting Professor of Operations Management.

The first paper, "Competitive Food Supply Chain Networks with Application to Fresh Produce," co-authored with Min Yu, who is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Portland, in Oregon, is in press in the second issue of the European Journal of Operational Research in 2013 and is available online

and the second paper, "Medical Nuclear Supply Chain Design: A Tractable Network Model and Computational Approach," co-authored with the other Professor Nagurney, my husband, was just published in the International Journal of Production Economics:   

And now for some photos! 

The event is now over and the cakes and treats were delicious but they were consumed rather quickly.

Our wonderful secretary here, shared the photos belowm which were also sent to a faculty member who is at a conference in Saudi Arabia to get him envious.