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Examining the relationship between social media analytics practices and business performance in the Indian retail industry: The mediating role of customer engagement (2020)
Journal Article
Garg, P., Gupta, B., Dzever, S., Sivarajah, U., & Kumar, V. (in press). Examining the relationship between social media analytics practices and business performance in the Indian retail industry: The mediating role of customer engagement. International Journal of Information Management,

Social media analytics (SMA) is a dynamic field which has received considerable attention from both academics and management practitioners alike. A significant number of the scholarly research currently being conducted in SMA, however, is conceptual.... Read More about Examining the relationship between social media analytics practices and business performance in the Indian retail industry: The mediating role of customer engagement.

The impact of culture of quality (COQ) on the organizational performance (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Han, Y., Kumar, V., Tuyết Trương, N., & Ngoc Hoang, N. Y. (2019). The impact of culture of quality (COQ) on the organizational performance. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Vietnam, 2019

Culture of Quality (COQ) is regarded as an important component of TQM however this is a relatively new theme, compared to other concepts in the quality management domain. However, literature resources on this topic are relatively scarce and there is... Read More about The impact of culture of quality (COQ) on the organizational performance.

Lean readiness level of the Azerbaijan construction industry (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Aghayev, H., Arturo, J., Nadeem, S. P., Kumar, A., Kumar, V., Rocha-Lona, L., & González-Aleu, F. (in press). Lean readiness level of the Azerbaijan construction industry

This paper identifies and measures the Lean readiness of the Azerbaijan construction industry. A survey questionnaire was utilised to evaluate the Lean readiness of this industry by measuring its quality practices and to test three hypotheses. The Le... Read More about Lean readiness level of the Azerbaijan construction industry.

Learning orientation and innovation performance: The mediating role of operations strategy and supply chain integration (2019)
Journal Article
Kumar, V., Jabarzadeh, Y., Jeihooni, P., & Arturo Garza-Reyes, J. (in press). Learning orientation and innovation performance: The mediating role of operations strategy and supply chain integration. Supply Chain Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-05-2019-0209

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of operations strategy (cost, quality, flexibility, and delivery) and supply chain integration on innovation performance under influence of learning orientation. Design/Methodology/approac... Read More about Learning orientation and innovation performance: The mediating role of operations strategy and supply chain integration.

A Multi-Objective Linear Optimization Model for Designing Sustainable Closed-Loop Agricultural Supply Chain (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Kumar, V., Reyhani, H., Jabarzadeh, Y., Ghaffarinasab,, N., & Garza-Reyes, J. A. (in press). A Multi-Objective Linear Optimization Model for Designing Sustainable Closed-Loop Agricultural Supply Chain

Demand for agricultural products will grow by nearly 70 percent in 2050 and high volume of chemical pesticides and agricultural fertilizers along with considerable waste in this sector induces serious environmental concerns. Hence it is not a priorit... Read More about A Multi-Objective Linear Optimization Model for Designing Sustainable Closed-Loop Agricultural Supply Chain.

Supply Chain 4.0: concepts, maturity and research agenda (2019)
Journal Article
Frederico, G. F., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Anosike, A., & Kumar, V. (in press). Supply Chain 4.0: concepts, maturity and research agenda. Supply Chain Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-09-2018-0339

© 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Industry 4.0 is one of the most emergent research topics attracting significant interest by researchers as well as practitioners. Many articles have been published with regards Industry 4.0; however, there... Read More about Supply Chain 4.0: concepts, maturity and research agenda.

An Investigation of the performance of nascent manufacturing firms (2019)
Journal Article
Zhang, Y., Zwiegelaar, J., & Kumar, V. (in press). An Investigation of the performance of nascent manufacturing firms. Journal of Small Business Management,

To understand the context for firms being created in the manufacturing space we explore the factors affecting performance by applying Gartners’ (2004) overarching theoretical framework. We investigate the phenomenon of nascent entrepreneurship from a... Read More about An Investigation of the performance of nascent manufacturing firms.

Investigating the motivators, barriers and enablers associated with the implementation of sustainable supply chain in Saudi manufacturing industry (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Aljoghaiman, A., Saad, M., & Kumar, V. (2019, July). Investigating the motivators, barriers and enablers associated with the implementation of sustainable supply chain in Saudi manufacturing industry. Paper presented at 3rd IEOM European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) can play a significant role in improving company sustainability performance by addressing the social, environmental and economic issues in the supply chain, including suppliers, in-house operations, distribu... Read More about Investigating the motivators, barriers and enablers associated with the implementation of sustainable supply chain in Saudi manufacturing industry.

Use of clean technologies in agribusiness in Mexico: A literature review (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Rocha-Lona, L., Cuevas-Zuñiga, I. Y., Soto-Flores, M. D. R., Garza-Reyes, J. A., & Kumar, V. (2019, July). Use of clean technologies in agribusiness in Mexico: A literature review. Paper presented at 3rd IEOM European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Czech Republic

There is little research documenting the use of clean technologies (CT) in Agribusiness in Mexico. In this regard, the objective of this article is to provide an in-depth literature review that can cover this gap and help decision-makers and investor... Read More about Use of clean technologies in agribusiness in Mexico: A literature review.

Transport operations optimisation through lean implementation – A case study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Deesrisak, N., Garza-Reyes, J., Nadeem, S., Kumar, N., Kumar, V., González-Aleu, F., & Villarreal, B. (2019, July). Transport operations optimisation through lean implementation – A case study. Paper presented at 3rd IEOM European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Lean has benefited industries, however, the research regarding its implementation in the transportation sector is limited. Therefore, there is huge potential for the implementation of Lean in the transportation sector. With the growing population and... Read More about Transport operations optimisation through lean implementation – A case study.

Measuring sustainability performance of SMEs in a developing country – A study of Southern Vietnam (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Phan, H., Kumar, V., Saad, M., Garza-Reyes, J. A., & Nadeem, S. P. (2019, July). Measuring sustainability performance of SMEs in a developing country – A study of Southern Vietnam. Paper presented at 3rd IEOM European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Over the last decade, measuring sustainability performance has been increasingly important. So far, research about the subject matter has been mostly conducted in developed nations, and for large corporations but SMEs in developing countries has rece... Read More about Measuring sustainability performance of SMEs in a developing country – A study of Southern Vietnam.

Categorization of supply chain sustainability risks in SMEs: A preliminary evidence from a developing country (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sutrisno, A., Kumar, V., Handayani, D., Arief, R., Virdhian, S., & Punuhsingon, C. (2019, July). Categorization of supply chain sustainability risks in SMEs: A preliminary evidence from a developing country. Paper presented at 3rd IEOM European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are an important contributor to the global economic growth. Nevertheless, owing to their lack of managerial capability to manage the impact of business uncertainty, they are prone to business failures. To prevent t... Read More about Categorization of supply chain sustainability risks in SMEs: A preliminary evidence from a developing country.

The impact of learning orientation on innovation performance: Mediating role of operations strategy and moderating role of environmental uncertainty (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Jeihoony, P., Jabarzadeh, Y., Kumar, V., & Garza-Reyes, J. (2019, July). The impact of learning orientation on innovation performance: Mediating role of operations strategy and moderating role of environmental uncertainty. Paper presented at 3rd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Pilsen, Czech Republic

Performing well in developing production industry is an important factor for companies to survive and sustain a competitive edge in the current turbulent business environment. The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of learning orientation... Read More about The impact of learning orientation on innovation performance: Mediating role of operations strategy and moderating role of environmental uncertainty.

Knowledge management for sustainability in operations (2019)
Journal Article
Citlalli López-Torres, G., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Maldonado-Guzmán, G., & Kumar, V. (2019). Knowledge management for sustainability in operations. Production Planning and Control, 30(10-12), 813-826

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of Knowledge Management (KM) as a platform to enable sustainability in firms’ operations and to provide recommendations for managers to integrate sustainable operations into their business strategies... Read More about Knowledge management for sustainability in operations.

The soft side of knowledge transfer partnerships between universities and small to medium enterprises: an exploratory study to understand process improvement (2019)
Journal Article
White, G. R., White, G., Cicmil, S., Upadhyay, A., Subramanian, N., Kumar, V., & Dwivedi, A. (2019). The soft side of knowledge transfer partnerships between universities and small to medium enterprises: an exploratory study to understand process improvement. Production Planning and Control, 30(10-12), 907-918. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1582098

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The study explores the soft side of knowledge transfer partnerships between universities and small to medium enterprises (SMEs), a topic which is often neglected in the knowledge... Read More about The soft side of knowledge transfer partnerships between universities and small to medium enterprises: an exploratory study to understand process improvement.

Understanding circular economy awareness and practices in manufacturing firms (2019)
Journal Article
Liakos, N., Kumar, V., Pongsakornrungsilp, S., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Gupta, B., & Pongsakornrungsilp, P. (2019). Understanding circular economy awareness and practices in manufacturing firms. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 32(4), 563-584. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-02-2019-0058

© 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Circular economy (CE) has evolved as a result of the growing environmental awareness, environmental legislation and the need for social responsibility. However, awareness levels of CE are not as high as ex... Read More about Understanding circular economy awareness and practices in manufacturing firms.

Green and lean: a Gemba–Kaizen model for sustainability enhancement (2019)
Journal Article
Cherrafi, A., Elfezazi, S., Hurley, B., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Kumar, V., Anosike, A., & Batista, L. (2019). Green and lean: a Gemba–Kaizen model for sustainability enhancement. Production Planning and Control, 30(5-6), 385-399. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2018.1501808

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Despite the encouraging results obtained from the application of Green Lean, organizations have found the integration of Green and Lean, and their implementation as an integrated... Read More about Green and lean: a Gemba–Kaizen model for sustainability enhancement.

A classification and framework for measuring sustainability supply chain risk indices in small and medium enterprises (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Sutrisno, A., Kumar, V., Handayani, D., Arief, R., Virdhian, S., & Punuhsingon, C. (2019). A classification and framework for measuring sustainability supply chain risk indices in small and medium enterprises

Considering its significant contribution to the global Gross Domestic Product, improving an understanding of risks affecting the sustainability of operation in small and medium enterprises in a networked economy is undeniably important. Unfortunate... Read More about A classification and framework for measuring sustainability supply chain risk indices in small and medium enterprises.

Analysis of critical success factors for implementing industry 4.0 integrated circular supply chain – Moving towards sustainable operations (2019)
Journal Article
Kumar, A., Choudhary, S., Garza-Reyes, J., Kumar, V., Khan, S., & Mishra, N. (in press). Analysis of critical success factors for implementing industry 4.0 integrated circular supply chain – Moving towards sustainable operations. Production Planning and Control,

Many threats, such as scarcity of sources and climate change, are forcing the business community to examine their commitment towards the environment and society. Because of this pressure, companies have started to implement long term sustainable prac... Read More about Analysis of critical success factors for implementing industry 4.0 integrated circular supply chain – Moving towards sustainable operations.