Ulf Paulsson

Associate professor, affiliated with the university

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Business Administration


My subject-based background is mainly logistics and supply chain management and about 20 years ago I became increasingly interested in the vulnerability of modern society, with special focus on disruptions and disturbances in the flows. In 2001, a group of researchers with similar interest met in Crewe in England and shared experiences and discussed what our subject area would be called. We agreed after some discussion upon Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) and formed the ISCRiM (International Supply Chain Risk Management) research network.

Since then I have researched within this field and in various ways published my research results. I have also found that the subject area has become increasingly hot every year. Among other things, my PhD dissertation from 2007 has been downloaded from over 110 different countries in the world.


My focus now as a new retiree is to update and popularize my research results and publish them readily available to anyone to download at no cost. The popularization idea also states that each individual publication must have a limited number of pages, usually 10-30 pages, and a clear focus.

In the spring of 2017, I have published 7 different shorter, focused reports in the field of SCRM. The publications are written in Swedish, which limits the reading circle. By autumn 2017, therefore, my plans are to gradually translate, supplement, process and publish these writings in English – freely available to everyone.

Behind this endeavour, I believe that the knowledge about the vulnerability of society and what we can do to reduce the vulnerability must be spread to more educations and businesses than today and also to a broader public.

Recent research outputs

Ulf Paulsson, 2018 Feb 2, 9 p.

Research output: Other contributionMiscellaneous

Ulf Paulsson, 2018, Turku: University of Turku. 20 p. (Publications of the Hazard projects)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Ulf Paulsson, 2018, Turku: University of Turku. 33 p. (Publications of the Hazard projects)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

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