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Research presentation

Rudrajeet Pal

Rudrajeet Pal

Research presentation

Rudrajeet Pal

Visiting professor

Research subject: Industrial engineering and management

Email: rudrajeet.pal@hig.se
Telephone: +46 26 64 85 00 (switchboard)

My research has a broad starting point in sustainable industries and challenges to resilience that arise within the value chains, and how these affect the environment and society. I highlight the importance of sustainability in the industrial value chains from the perspective of achieving resource efficiency and visibility, which shapes my three research domains; reverse and circular value chains, digital and local production in value chains based on demand, and traceability in value chains.

In my research, I primarily combine principles around value chains and business models, to design specific methods for problem solving to optimize and change value chains, which leads to sustainable value generation.


  • Industrial value chains
  • Reverse logistics
  • Digital and local production
  • Traceability
  • Organizational resilience in supply chains
  • Circular economy and circular business models


  • Publications


Scholarly articles, refereed

Paras, M., Pal, R. & Ekwall, D. (2023). An exploratory study of Swedish and Romanian organisations to investigate upcycling practice in the clothing industry. Research Journal of Textile and Apparel. 10.1108/rjta-04-2022-0048 [More information]
Kumar, V., Hernández, N., Jensen, M. & Pal, R. (2023). Deep learning based system for garment visual degradation prediction for longevity. Computers in industry (Print), 144. 10.1016/j.compind.2022.103779 [More information]
Dissanayake, K. & Pal, R. (2023). Sustainability dichotomies of used clothes supply chains: a critical review of key concerns and strategic resources. The International Journal of Logistics Management, 34 (7), 75-97. 10.1108/ijlm-10-2022-0410 [More information]
Paras, M., Wang, L., Pal, R. & Ekwall, D. (2022). A sustainable model based on genetic algorithm for garment redesign process. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management. 10.1108/jfmm-04-2022-0096 [More information]
Casciani, D., Chkanikova, O. & Pal, R. (2022). Exploring the nature of digital transformation in the fashion industry: Opportunities for supply chains, business models, and sustainability-oriented innovations. Sustainability : Science, Practice, & Policy, 18 (1), 773-795. 10.1080/15487733.2022.2125640 [More information]
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