Term of Award

Spring 2015

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Ph.D.)

Document Type and Release Option

Dissertation (open access)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


Department of Marketing and Logistics

Committee Chair

Stephen Rutner

Committee Member 1

Karl Manrodt

Committee Member 2

Gerald Ledlow

Committee Member 3

Christopher Boone

Committee Member 3 Email



This dissertation attempts to determine the effect of managerial Executive on healthcare supply chain risk management maturity. The healthcare industry is faced with constant risk to its supply chain and operates under the expectation that healthcare will continue to be delivered even under the most severe and disruptive of conditions. The effect of a manager, who operationalizes firm strategy, may impact the maturity level of a hospital’s risk management efforts. Through multi-method research, this study seeks to understand the effects of management on healthcare risk management maturity. Survey and interview methods were used to understand the relationship between healthcare supply chain managers and the effect they have on a firm’s risk management efforts in their supply chain. The study’s value lies in the identification of a unique measurement of healthcare supply chain risk management maturity clusters and initial support based on qualitative findings.