Areas of expertise

Organizational Resilience and Change Leadership Group

Social network analysis in the supply chain management context

Programme – PhD (full-time), 2017


Prior to commencing her PhD studies, Jilin completed a BA in Economics and MSc in Procurement and Supply Chain Management. She has also interned at several Fortune Global 500 companies, including Societe Generale, The Walt Disney Company and Pepsi&Co.

Research opportunity

Primary supervisor: Dr Leila Alinaghian
Secondary supervisor: Professor Daniel Prior

Sector: Manufacturing industry

Research methods: Social network analysis

Why I chose Cranfield: The people in Cranfield and the research interests that the research community has provided.

Current activities

Jilin is currently funded by Cranfield School of Management and she is working towards a PhD in Leadership and Management. Her current research focus is on the influence of the structural position of supply network actors within the collective arrangement of network relationships, as well as the attributes and quality of those network linkages on supply chain sustainability performance.


Qiu, J, Alinaghian L & Prior D. (2019) The role of network in supply chain sustainability: a systematic review and research agenda. In: Annual European Operations Management Association Conference, 2019, Helsinki, 15-19 June 2019.

Qiu J, Alinaghian L & Prior D (2019) A systematic literature review of the role of networks in supply chain sustainability performance. In: British Academy of Management 2019 Conference, Birmingham, 3-5 September 2019.