Irina Dovbischuk

Irina Dovbischuk
Associate Professor
Office: EB 3039
Phone: 403-440-7790
PhD, Economics and Social Sciences (University of Bremen, Germany)
MA, Urban and Regional Development (University of Bremen, Germany)
BA, Sociology (University of Bremen, Germany)


Dr. Irina Dovbischuk holds an associate professorship in International Business and Supply Chain Management at the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University since July 2023. She is a Canada Research Chair Tier II nominee. Previously, she served as a full professor in logistics management at IU International University of Applied Sciences (Germany). Since 2014, she has been acting as the co-founder and managing director of the Asian-German Knowledge Network for Transport and Logistics e.V. (Germany). Additionally, she has been a visiting professor at two Ukrainian universities for several years: Uman National University of Horticulture and National Economic University named after V. Hetman. From April 2015 until March 2016, she held an interim professorship in Business Administration, Maritime Business, and Logistics at the University of Bremen (Germany), where she earned her Ph.D. with the distinction summa cum laude in June 2014.


Dr. Dovbischuk research interests revolve around resilient and socially sustainable Global Value Chains (GVC). She amalgamates insights from supply chain and logistics management, international business, and regional and development studies to explore strategies for fostering social sustainability in GVCs, emphasizing information exchange mechanisms and factors that enhance GVC resilience in times of disruption.

Sample Publications

Dovbischuk, I.: Sustainability in logistics service quality: evidence from agri-food supply chain in Ukraine. Sustainability, Vol. 15 No. 4, 3534,, 2023.
Dovbischuk, I.: Innovation-oriented dynamic capabilities of logistics service providers, dynamic resilience and firm performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, Intern. Journal of Logistics Management, 33 (2), pp. 499-519,, 2022.
Dovbischuk, I.: Investigating the interplays between supplier relationship management and the German Supply Chain Act for better sustainability in global value chains, International Journal of Management and Applied Science, 7 (10), pp. 28-32, 2021.
Dovbischuk, I.: Sustainable Firm Performance of Logistics Service Providers along Maritime Supply Chain. Sustainability, 13 (14), 8040, pp. 1-12,, 2021.

Editorial Activities
Antulov-Fantulin, B.; Campisi, T., Dovbischuk, I.; Slavuj, M. (guest editors): International Scientific Conference “The Science and Development of Transport – Znanost i razvitak prometa – ZIRP 2023”, Transportation Research Procedia, Vol.73, pp.1-344, 2023.
Petrović, M.; Dovbischuk, I.; Cunha, A. L. (Editors): International Scientific Conference “The Science and Development of Transport – Znanost i razvitak prometa – ZIRP 2022”, Transportation Research Procedia, 64 (2022), pp. 1-388, 2022.


Sample Teaching Experience 
Global Business Environment (Mount Royal University, INBU 3301)
Global Supply Chain Management (Mount Royal University, INBU 3304)

Introduction to Internet of Things (International University of Applied Sciences)
Industrial Supply Chain Management: procurement and distribution (International University of Applied Sciences)
Logistics and production management (International University of Applied Sciences)
Transportation, transhipment and storage technologies (International University of Applied Sciences)
Logistics forecasting and planing (International University of Applied Sciences)
International transport (Bremen City University of Applied Sciences)
Global logistics (University of Bremen)
Transport economics (University of Bremen)
Sustainable value-added processes (University of Bremen)

Other Countries
Strategic Supply Chain Management (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
Transport economics (Dalian Maritime University, China)
Global logistics (Kyiv National Economic University, Ukraine)
Global logistics (National Economic University, Vietnam)

Committee member
Scientific committee member at the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA)
Rotating alternate / member of the Bargaining Committee for the 2023-2024 term
Member, Academy of Management, Division 'Operations and Supply Chain Management'