Dr. Mohsen Varsei


With hands-on management consulting and executive education experience, Dr. Mohsen Varsei has served as a Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the Australian Institute of Business (AIB) since January 2015. He passionately follows the AIB’s practical learning model to teach related MBA and BBA courses, where students can genuinely apply operations and supply chain concepts to their workplaces.

Mohsen's research focuses on supply chain design and its impact on sustainability, global operations and supply chain strategy. Aiming for world-class excellence and innovation, he has published in leading academic outlets such as the International Journal of Management Science (Omega, ranked A*), US Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (ranked A), and Supply Chain Management (ranked A) for which he received its 2015 Outstanding Paper of the Year award. Being a finalist for the prestigious Carolyn Dexter award, he also received an Honorable Mention in the NBS Impact on Practice Award from the Academy of Management.

Mohsen holds a PhD from the University of South Australia Business School. His PhD thesis on sustainable supply chain management received The Best Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.

Publications and Presentations

Selected works:

Varsei, M, Polyakovskiy, S 2017, ‘Sustainable supply chain network design: A case of the wine industry in Australia’, Omega - International Journal of Management Science, vol. 66, pp. 236-247. (ABDC ranked A*)

Varsei, M, Christ, K & Burritt, R 2017, 'Distributing wine globally: Financial and environmental trade-offs', International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 410-428. (ABDC ranked A)

Varsei, M., Soosay, C., Fahimnia, B. and Sarkis, J. (2014), ‘Framing sustainability performance of supply chains with multidimensional indicators’, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 19 No. 3, pp. 242-257. (ABDC-ranked A)

Varsei, M., Christ, K. & Burritt, R. (2015), ‘Bottling location and the global wine supply chain: Dollar, water and carbon trade-offs’. In John Humphreys (Ed.), Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management. Online ISSN: 2151-656.