Ni­zar Sh­bi­kat

Dis­ser­ta­ti­on Pro­ject

Working Title
Developing a Composite Index to Assess the Human Rights Due Diligence of International Supply Chains

A supply chain constitutes independent but interrelated companies work together in order to achieve business benefits. Many multinational enterprises tend to outsource major parts of their operations to low-wage countries to reduce costs and allow greater profit margins while neglecting the harsh working conditions and violation of basic human rights of workers work in the companies they are dealing with. Under the framework of UN Guiding Principles Reporting, the aim of this dissertation is to identify the salient human right issues in international supply chains and develop an appropriate composite index (CI) for measuring the accountability and due diligence of the companies involved in those supply chains.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer and Prof. Dr. Dorit Schumann


Nizar Shbikat
Hochschule Fulda
Fachbereich SK
Promotionskolleg Soziale Menschenrechte
Leipziger Straße 123
36037 Fulda

Research Interests
- supply chain sustainability with focus on social aspects
- supply chain management
- event-based simulation and heuristic optimization

Nizar Shbikat is an educator in the field of supply chain management and logistics. He received a bachelor degree in industrial engineering from German Jordanian University, and MBA in logistics management from TU Dresden. Shbikat had been teaching green logistics, supply chain management, logistics, and simulation courses for undergraduates at GJU before he joined the graduate school of social human rights in Kassel University as a doctoral student.