Faculty Profile

Marianne Jahre

Professor - Department of Accounting Auditing and Business Analytics


Marianne Jahre is Professor of Logistics at Lund University and BI Norwegian Business School. She received her PhD in logistics in 1995 at Chalmers University of Technology and is now docent there. She has been visiting professor at at Université de la Méditerranée in France for a number of years.

Marianne has co-edited and co-authored several books and published articles in International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications and International Journal of Logistics Management. She won the Outstanding Paper Award at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009 from Emerald. She is an international delegate to the Norwegian Red Cross and was during the fall of 2009 undertaking a project on health supply chains in Uganda for Unicef. At present she is heading the research project Contribute in disaster relief logistics cooperating with Everywhere Humanitarian Response and Logistics Services, Wilh.Wilhelmsen and International Federation Red Cross Red Crescent.

At BI Marianne is now responsible for the major in logistics, operations and supply chain management. She was part of the group who in 1989 established NOFOMA, the Nordic network for logistics researchers and has since been heading the organising and scientific commitee for the conference when it has been hosted by BI in 1995 and in 2006. Being member of the 'latino' version of NOFOMA, RIRL established in France in 1998, she functions as a liason between the Nordic countries and Southern European Countries and Brazil.

Marianne is a board member of SMARTRANS, the research programme on transport and logistics in the Norwegian Research Council.

Research areas
Disaster relief logistics.
Project-based logistics.
Design and development of logistics networks.
Supply chain integration and the role of service providers.
Sustainable and reverse logistics.

Teaching areas
Strategic issues in logistics.
Design and development of logistics systems with particular focus on conceptual frameworks.
Development of logistics and supply chain management as a research area in its own right.
Research methodology.
Supply chain management.
Disaster relief logistics.

Publications registered in Cristin

(Current research information system in Norway)

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
1995 Chalmers University of Technology Ph.D Dr. Philos.
1988 BI Norwegian Business School Master of Science in Business
1995 Chalmers University of Technology Ph.D Dr. Philos.
1988 BI Norwegian Business School Master of Science in Business
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2008 - Present University of Lund Professor
2007 - Present Chalmers Tekniska Högskole Docent
2005 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor
2001 - 2005 BI Norwegian Business School Project leader
1995 - 2005 BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
1987 - 2005 BI Norwegian Business School Research assistant, Ph.D.student and assistant professor