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The recent major disasters have surfaced the long-standing discussion on the importance of leadership in managing disruptions. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma demonstrate how supply chain disruptions are complicated, surprising, and often unforgiving to mediocre decisions. Leading organizations through natural or man-made disruptions can be extremely challenging. In this paper, we offer theoretical and empirical evidence to help address the question: What type of leadership traits are best suited in handling supply chain disruptions? We identify baseline and contextual leadership traits that affect managerial decisions when facing SC disruption. These results offer further explanations on the nuances of supply chain disruptions.

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Iana Shaheen

Iana Shaheen

University of South Florida

Iana Shaheen (Lukina) is a 3rd year Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida. Her key research interests include supply chain disruptions, leadership, sustainability, and disaster relief management. She has been involved with several projects regarding product...

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Arash Azadegan

Arash Azadegan

Rutgers Business School

Dr. Azadegan focuses on research related to supply chain disruptions, response and recovery from disruptions and inter-organizational creativity and innovation. Dr. Azadegan manages the Supply Chain Disruption Research Laboratory (SCDrl) at the Center for Supply Chain...

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Lorenzo Lucianetti

Lorenzo Lucianetti

University of Chieti and Pescara

Lorenzo Lucianetti, Phd, CPA is associate professor in Business Administration at the Department of Management and Business Administration at the University of Chieti and Pescara (Italy) and visiting research fellow at University of Cranfield (UK). He is an Auditor and...

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Lian Qi

Lian Qi

Rutgers Business School

Dr. Qi’s research interests include Supply Chain Design and Management, especially Supply Chain Design under Stochastic Supply Disruptions; Production and Inventory Planning and Control; Operations Management; and Design and Analysis of Optimization Algorithms. Dr. Lian...

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