Zhang Qiansong joins CSTM as a guest Ph.D. researcher, supervised by Professor Hans Bressers and Laura Franco Garcia. She is originally from China, and her academic background is in Management Science and Engineering.
The project Zhang is working on is how the green supply chain management can balance various aspects of firm performance (including environment, economy and society). To do so, she will conduct multiple surveys in five cities that will represent the development of China, and observe how firm performance changes with the main behaviors in the supply chain. The main purpose of the study is to determine factors to improve the performance of firms. Therefore, the project will explore the relationship between the suppliers and customers’behavior, economic performance, environmental performance and social performance, so as to not only improve the production level of firms but also benefit the environment.