Dr. Oliver Bischoff

Lecturer for Special Assignments

University of Kassel
Faculty of Business and Economics
Supply Chain Management
Department of Business Administration, University of Kassel
Henschelstraße 2
D-34109 Kassel

Visitors' address:
Henschelstraße 2, 2nd floor
D-34125 Kassel

Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

Since 04/2021

Institute of Business Administration, University of Kassel
Lecturer for Special Assignments

03/2017 - 09/2021

Department of Supply Chain Management, University of Kassel
Research Assistant

06/2012 - 09/2013

Sabbatical after 17 years of professional activity abroad, Europe

06/2010 – 05/2012

RSA Insurance Group plc, London, United Kingdom
Program Manager

06/2008 – 05/2010

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (Middle East) B.S.C., United Arab Emirates
Head of IT Outsourcing (Contract)

02/1995 – 05/2010

Barone, Budge & Dominick (Pty) Ltd. (BB&D), Johannesburg, South Africa
Executive Manager

01/1991 – 03/1995

debis Systemhaus GmbH, Stuttgart
Systems Engineer

06/1989 – 12/1990

Mercedes Benz AG, Production Planning and Control, Kassel
Specialist in IT Coordination and Methods

09/1986 – 05/1989

IBM Deutschland GmbH in Frankfurt am Main
Internship and part-time employment in Development, planning, and implementation of mass marketing functions



01/2018 - 01/2024

Dr. rer. pol., Chair of Supply Chain Management, University of Kassel
Thesis: "A critical assessment of opportunities and challenges from Blockchain adoption in supply chain management"

10/2013 - 11/2016

Master of Science in Business Studies, University of Kassel, Germany

10/1984 – 05/1989

Diplom-Oekonom (equivalent to Bachelor of Economics), University of Kassel

Research Specialisations

  • Digitalization in supply chains

  • Economic and business ethics


Published peer-reviewed articles

Bischoff, O., & Seuring, S. (2021). Opportunities and limitations of public blockchain-based supply chain traceability. Modern Supply Chain Research and Applications, 3(3), 226-243.

Gruchmann, T., & Bischoff, O. (2021). Blockchain-driven handling of digital freight information: a tensions perspective. Logistics Research, 14(1).

Bischoff, O. (2023): A transaction-cost perspective on blockchain applications in supply chain management – a systematic literature review”, 30. EurOMA Conference 2023, 3.–5. July, Leuven, Belgium, pp. 1-10.


Conference presentations

Bischoff, O., Seuring, S. (2022): ” Blockchain based Supply Chain Information Sharing – Insights from Expert Interviews”, 29th EurOMA Conference 2022, 1-6 July, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1-10

Bischoff, O., Seuring, S. (2019): Opportunities and limitations of blockchain based supply chain traceability”26th, EurOMA Conference 2019, 17-19 June, Helsinki, Finland, pp. 1-10.

Bischoff, O., Seuring, S. (2018): ”Big Data Analytics and Product-Service System – Advance and Accelerate Implementation”, 25th EurOMA Conference 2018, 24-26 June, Budapest, Hungary, pp. 1-10

Bischoff, O., Seuring, S. (2017): ”Big Data Analytics And Supply Chain Management – Insights From Expert Interviews”, 24th EurOMA Conference 2017, 1-5 July, Edinburgh, Scotland, pp. 1-10.