Alexander Ellinger

Frank Schultz Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management and Co-Director of Supply Chain Institute


Phone: 205-348-8941
Email: aellinge@culverhouse.ua.edu
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Focus and Current Research

Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Customer Service.


Bryant College (B.S.), University of Georgia (Ph.D.).

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Dr. Ellinger has published more than 50 refereed journal articles in Business Horizons, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Industrial Marketing Management, International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Transportation Management, Journal of Marketing Theory & Practice, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Marketing Education Review, Psychology & Marketing, Strategic Finance, Supply Chain Management - International Journal, The Logistics and Transportation Review, Transportation Journal, and Transportation Research E. Dr. Ellinger has received Best Paper Awards for publications in Supply Chain Management - International Journal (1996), International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (1997), Journal of Business Logistics (2002), Human Resource Development Quarterly (2003), and the Journal of Marketing Theory & Practice (2008). Dr. Ellinger serves as co-editor of the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management and as an Editorial Board member forJournal of Business Logistics, International Journal of Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management - An International Journal, Supply Chain Forum, Industrial Marketing Management andJournal of Business Research.He received the University of Alabama American Marketing AssociationOutstanding Marketing Educator Award in 2009, and was inducted as a Faculty Member of Omicron Delta Kappa, The National Leadership Honor Society in 2010.He is an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Warehouse Education Research Council, the Academy of Marketing Science, and the Society for Marketing Advances. His research interests include human resource development strategies in the supply chain, cross-functional integration, customer service performance improvement process and resource-based theory. Prior to entering academe, Dr. Ellinger worked in the retail furniture industry for 12 years in the United Kingdom and North America.

Selected Publications

Hyunju Shin and Alexander E. Ellinger 2013, “The Effect of Implicit Service Guarantees on Business Performance,” Journal of Services Marketing, Vol. 27, No. 6, 431- 442. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSM-02-2012-0037

Alexander E. Ellinger, Carolyn Findley Musgrove, Andrea D. Ellinger, Daniel G. Bachrach, Ayşe Banu Elmadağ Baş, and Yu-Lin Wang 2013, “The Influence of Organizational Investments in Social Capital on Service Employee Commitment and Performance,” Journal of Business Research, Vol. 66, No. 8, 1124-1133. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2012.03.008

Alexander E. Ellinger, Hyunju Shin and William M. Northington, Frank G. Adams, Debra Hofman and Kevin O’Marah 2012, “The Influence of Supply Chain Management Competency on Customer Satisfaction and Shareholder Value,” Supply Chain Management: International Journal, Vol. 17, No. 3, 249-262. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13598541211227090 ** (Highly Commended Paper: 2013 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence)**

Alexander E. Ellinger and Karen Chapman 2011,“Benchmarking Leading SCM and Logistics Strategy Journals,” International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 22, No. 3, 403-419. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09574091111181390

Alexander E. Ellinger, Malini Natarajarathinam, Frank G. Adams, J. Brian Gray Debra Hofman and Kevin O’Marah 2011, “Supply Chain Management Competency and Firm Financial Success,” Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 32, No.3, 214-226. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2158-1592.2011.01018.x

Arthur W. Allaway, Patricia Huddleston, Judith Whipple and Alexander E. Ellinger 2011, “Customer-Based Brand Equity Drivers and Customer Loyalty in the Supermarket Industry,” Journal of Product and Brand Management, Vol. 20, No.4, 190-204. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/10610421111134923 ** (Highly Commended Paper: 2012 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence)**

Haozhe Chen, Alexander E. Ellinger and J. Yu Tian 2011,“ Manufacturer-supplier Guanxi: An Examination of Contingent Environmental Factors,” Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 40, No. 4, 550-560. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2010.12.011

Andrea D. Ellinger, Alexander E. Ellinger, Daniel G. Bachrach, Yu-Lin Wang and Ayşe Banu Elmadağ Baş 2011, “Organizational Investments in Social Capital, Managerial Coaching and Employee Work-related Performance,” Management Learning Vol. 42, No 1, 67-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350507610384329

Haozhe Chen, J. Yu Tian, Alexander E. Ellinger and Patricia, J. Daugherty 2010, “Managing Logistics Outsourcing Relationships: An Empirical Investigation in China,” Journal of Business Logistics Vol. 31, No. 2, 279-299. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2158-1592.2010.tb00152.x

J. Yu Tian, Alexander E. Ellinger, and Haozhe Chen 2010, “Chinese Third Party Logistics Provider Customer Orientation and Buying Firm Logistics Improvement,” International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management Vol. 40, No. 5, 356-376. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09600031011052822

Terry L. Esper, Alexander E. Ellinger, Theodore P. Stank, Daniel J. Flint, and Mark Moon 2010, “Demand and Supply Chain Integration: A Conceptual Framework of Value Creation through Knowledge Management,” Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Vol. 38, No. 1, 5-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11747-009-0135-3

Karen Chapman and Alexander E. Ellinger 2009, “Constructing Impact Factors to Measure the Influence of Supply Chain Management and Logistics Journals,” Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 30, No. 2, 197-212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2158-1592.2009.tb00119.x