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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

Dr. 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, Management Science and Modeling at the undegraduate and graduate level. 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.


The research of Dr. Kunz has been published in journals such as the Journal of Operations Management, California Management Review, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Industrial Ecology. He serves 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

Student Success Initiative Award Spring 2019, University of North Florida

Finalist Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award 2018-2019, University of North Florida

Emerald Highly Commended Paper Award 2018 for a paper in Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (2018)

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

Faculty Development Scholarship Grant from University of North Florida ($30,000)

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

Kunz, N., Van Wassenhove, L. N. (2019). Fleet sizing for UNHCR country offices. Journal of Operations Management, 65(3), 282-307.


Kunz, N. (in press). An automated quantitative content analysis process for humanitarian logistics research. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/JHLSCM-06-2018-0051.


Seifert, L., Kunz, N., Gold, S. (2018). Humanitarian supply chain management responding to refugees: A literature review. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 8(3), 398-426.


Kunz, N., Mayers, K. & Van Wassenhove, L. (2018). Stakeholder views on extended producer responsibility and the circular economy. California Management Review, 60(3), 45-70.


Kunz, N., Van Wassenhove, L. N., Besiou, M., Hambye, C. & Kovács, G. (2017). Relevance of humanitarian logistics research: Best practices and way forward. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 37(11), 1585-1599.


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. Emerald Highly Commended Paper Award 2018.


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. Emerald Highly Commended Paper Award 2017.


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), 387-404.


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.

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Contact Information

Building 42, Room 3139

(904) 620-1382

nathan.kunz@unf.edu

Website


Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays 1.45-2.45pm and 4.20-5.50pm (42/3139)