Nathan M Kunz

Assistant Professor • Operations Management

Management • Coggin College of Business

Areas of Expertise

  • Humanitarian Operations Management
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Disaster Management
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability

Education

PhD in Management (Operations Management), 2013
University of Neuchatel, Switzerland


MSc in International Business Development, 2011
University of Neuchatel, Switzerland


BSc in Engineering, Automotive Technology, 2000
Berne University of Applied Science, Switzerland

Biography

Nathan Kunz is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management in the Coggin College of Business. He holds a PhD in Management (Operations Management) from University of Neuchatel, Switzerland and a Master of Science in International Business Development from the same university. His undergraduate degree was in Engineering (Automotive Technology).


Dr. Kunz joined UNF in Fall 2015, where he teaches courses in Operations Management. Before joining UNF, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at INSEAD, France. He also worked as lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and University of Neuchatel. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Kunz worked as Deputy Director and Director of Operations at the Digger Foundation, a Swiss charity manufacturing humanitarian demining machines.


Dr. Kunz serves as Treasurer of the College of Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management (HOCM) of the Production and Operations Management Society. He is also on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Operations Management (JOM) and the Production and Operations Management (POM) Journal. He is also member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (JHLSCM).


Please visit his LinkedIn profile for more information.

Awards

Emerald Highly Commended Paper Award 2017 for a paper in Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (2017)


Emerald Outstanding Paper Award 2013 for a paper in Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (2013)


Magna cum laude, PhD in Management, University of Neuchatel (2013)


Winning essay at the 2011 International PhD Student Competition of the University of South Australia, Adelaide (2011)


Jeune Consulting Award for the best master thesis, MSc in International Business Development, University of Neuchatel (2011)


Summa cum laude, MSc in International Business Development, University of Neuchatel (2011)


First prize of the national competition of the Swiss Society of Industrial Engineers (SIA-GII)  (2003)

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Research grant from University of Neuchatel Donations Fund (2013)


Research grant from Swiss National Science Foundation for PhD research project on humanitarian logistics (2012)

Publications & Presentations

Most recent information can be found on Dr. Kunz's Google Scholar profile.

 

PAPERS


Anjomshoae, A., Hassan, A., Kunz, N., Wong, K. Y. & Leeuw, S. d. (2017), Toward a dynamic balanced scorecard model for humanitarian relief organizations’ performance management, Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 7(2), 194-218.


Schwab, L., Gold, S., Kunz, N. & Reiner, G. (2017), Sustainable Business Growth: Exploring Operations Decision-Making. Journal of Global Responsibility, 8(1), 83-95.


Gold, S., Kunz, N. & Reiner, G (2017). Sustainable global agrifood supply chains – Exploring the barriers. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 21(2), 249-260.


Kunz, N., & Gold, S. (2017). Sustainable humanitarian supply chain management – exploring new theory. International Journal of Logistics. 20(2), 85-104.


Kunz, N. & Reiner, G. (2016), Drivers of Government Restrictions on Humanitarian Supply Chains: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 6(3), 329-351.


Kunz
, N., Van Wassenhove, L. N, McConnell, R. & Hov, K. (2015). Centralized vehicle leasing in humanitarian fleet management: the UNHCR case. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 5(3).


Kunz
, N., Reiner, G., & Gold, S. (2014). Investing in disaster management capabilities versus pre-positioning inventory: A new approach to disaster preparedness. International Journal of Production Economics, 157, 261-272.


Kunz
, N., Atasu, A., Mayers, K. & Van Wassenhove, L. (2014). Extended Producer Responsibility: Stakeholder concerns and future developments. White paper published by INSEAD Social Innovation Centre.


Kunz
, N., & Reiner, G. (2012). A meta-analysis of humanitarian logistics research. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2(2), 116-147. Emerald Outstanding Paper Award 2013.

 

BOOK SECTIONS

Schodl, R., Kunz, N., Reiner, G., & Gomes Dos Santos, G. (2010). Improving business processes with rapid modeling: The case of Digger. In G. Reiner (Ed.) Rapid Modelling and Quick Response – Intersection of Theory and Practice. (pp. 77-88). London: Springer.

 

MOST RECENT CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS


Dube, N., Kunz, N., Van Wassenhove, L., Van der Vaart, T. (2017). Insecurity in humanitarian organizations: Evidence from activity reports. Presented at POMS 28th Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, USA.


Beltagui, A., Gold, S., Kunz, N. (2016). Fairness, Openness, and Mobile Phones: How 3D Printing Can Disrupt an Established Supply Chain. Presented at 5th World P&OM Conference, Havana, Cuba.


Van Wassenhove, L., Kunz, N. (2016). Vehicle Leasing in the Humanitarian Sector: The Impact of Planning and Execution on Satisfaction. Presented at EURO 2016, Poznan, Poland.


Boufaied
, O., Van Wassenhove, L., Kunz, N. (2016). Fleet Size Prediction in Humanitarian Operations. Presented at EURO 2016, Poznan, Poland.


Kunz
, N., Van Wassenhove L., Boufaied, O. (2016). Fleet Size Prediction in Humanitarian Operations. Presented at POMS 27th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA.


Reiner
, G., Kunz, N., Wankmüller, C. (2015). Integrating disaster management capabilities and pre-positioning inventory. Presented at EURO 2015, Glasgow, UK.


Van Wassenhove, L., Kunz, N., Boufaied, O. (2015). Impacting Management Performance by Building Fleet Management Capacity. Presented at Annual Fleet Forum Conference 2015, Rome, Italy.


Kunz
, N., Van Wassenhove, L. (2015). Accident Analysis in a Humanitarian Vehicle Fleet. Presented at POMS 26th Annual Conference, Washington DC, USA.


Kunz
, N. (2015). Social Impact in Research: An example from the Humanitarian Research Group. Presented at INSEAD Social Impact Week 2015, Fontainebleau, France.


Kunz
, N., Van Wassenhove, L. (2014). Service Agreements in Vehicle Leasing Programs: Turning Perception Gaps into Opportunities. Presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA.


Kunz
, N., Atasu, A., Mayers, K. & Van Wassenhove, L. (2014). Extended Producer Responsibility: Stakeholder concerns and future developments. Presented at the Closed-Loop Supply Chain Workshop 2014, Fontainebleau, France.


Kunz
, N. (2014). Disaster relief decision making and supply chain issues. Panel discussion at the 5th Annual Conference of the European Decision Sciences Institute, Kolding, Denmark.


Schwab, L., Gold, S., Kunz, N. & Reiner, G. (2014). Sustainable business growth in SMEs: How may decision-making guide the transition journey? Presented at the 21th EurOMA Conference, Palermo, Italy.


Kunz
, N. (2014). The mixed effects of import barriers on humanitarian logistics. Presented at POMS 25th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GE, USA.


Kunz
, N. (2014). La technologie au service de l’humanitaire: l’exemple de l’ONG Digger. EssentialTalk given at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne), Switzerland.

  

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Kunz, N. (2015). How Can Humanitarian Logistics Research Become More Relevant for Practice? Insights from a Panel Discussion at EurOMA 2015 Conference. EurOMA Newsletter #44, Practitioners’ Insights.


Kunz
, N. (2011). A critical view on global supply chains. Winning essay at 2011 International PhD Student Competition, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

KunzContact Information

Building 42, Room 3304

(904) 620-1382

nathan.kunz@unf.edu


Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-2:30p and 4:30-5:30p (42/3304)