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Integrating sustainable supply chain practices with operational performance: An exploratory study of Chinese SMEs (2019)
Journal Article
Kumar, N., Brint, A., Shi, E., Upadhyay, A., & Ruan, X. (2019). Integrating sustainable supply chain practices with operational performance: An exploratory study of Chinese SMEs. Production Planning and Control, 30(5-6), 464-478. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2018.1501816

With growing regulatory and market pressure to implement green practices, SMEs are facing enormous challenges to simultaneously improve operational and green performances of their supply chains. The paper aims to understand the green practices adopte... Read More about Integrating sustainable supply chain practices with operational performance: An exploratory study of Chinese SMEs.

Utilising a systematic knowledge management based system to optimise project management operations in oil and gas organisations (2018)
Journal Article
Ochieng, E. G., Ovbagbedia, O. O., Abdulai, R., Matipa, W., Zuofa, T., Ruan, X., & Oledinma, A. (2018). Utilising a systematic knowledge management based system to optimise project management operations in oil and gas organisations. Information Technology and People, 31(2), 527-556. https://doi.org/10.1108/ITP-08-2016-0198

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the efficacy of knowledge management (KM) based systems and best practices that could be used to address operational issues in the oil and gas sector. Design/methodo... Read More about Utilising a systematic knowledge management based system to optimise project management operations in oil and gas organisations.

The effect of internal and external determinants of electricity projects in Libya (2017)
Journal Article
Mpofu, B., Ochieng, E. G., Elsahati, K., Ochieng, E., Zuofa, T., Ruan, X., & Mpufo, B. (2017). The effect of internal and external determinants of electricity projects in Libya. International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 11(1), 158-176. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJESM-11-2015-0002

© 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: In recent times, electricity as one of the most important energy sources has witnessed considerable decreases in consumption figures. These cutbacks have been mainly due to the growing increasing living... Read More about The effect of internal and external determinants of electricity projects in Libya.

Revitalising safety practices in construction projects: The case of Nigeria and United Kingdom (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Zuofa, T., Ochieng, E., & Ruan, X. (2016, September). Revitalising safety practices in construction projects: The case of Nigeria and United Kingdom. Paper presented at British Academy of Management Conference 2016

The construction industry plays a vital role in boosting the global economy. From the reviewed literature, studies indicate that the industry is also hazardous and frequently accident prone. This study examined safety practices of construction indust... Read More about Revitalising safety practices in construction projects: The case of Nigeria and United Kingdom.

Barriers to supply chain integration: The case of Vietnamese textile and apparel enterprises (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Dieu Linh, N. T., Kumar, V., Ruan, X., Loonam, J., & Gia Thu, H. (2016, September). Barriers to supply chain integration: The case of Vietnamese textile and apparel enterprises. Paper presented at British Academy of Management Conference 2016

To identify the barriers of supply chain integration and propose solutions through empirical study

An appraisal of lean construction project delivery application of lean construction (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Ruan, X., Zuofa, T., Ochieng, E., & Yang, M. (2016, July). An appraisal of lean construction project delivery application of lean construction. Paper presented at 6th IEEE International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Sciences (LISS’2016)

One major theoretical issue that has dominated the construction field for many years, concerns the general misconception that lean can only be successfully applied to manufacturing. Its introduction into design and construction industry has been slow... Read More about An appraisal of lean construction project delivery application of lean construction.

Revitalising energy capital project development and execution strategies: Lessons from the energy sector (2015)
Journal Article
Ochieng, E. G., Price, A. D. F., Zuofa, T., Egbu, C., & Ruan, X. (2016). Revitalising energy capital project development and execution strategies: Lessons from the energy sector. Production Planning and Control, 27(4), 237-248. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2015.1094583

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. This study sought to examine project delivery challenges currently being faced by energy clients and to determine how they could achieve value creation through better alignment of project delivery processes. There are impor... Read More about Revitalising energy capital project development and execution strategies: Lessons from the energy sector.

Challenges to the transformational role of university in regional innovation system (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Ruan, X., Saad, M., Kumar, V., & Kumari, A. (2015, September). Challenges to the transformational role of university in regional innovation system. Paper presented at BAM 2015

A review of literature recognizes that universities play an important role towards regional innovation system and the innovation systems in China differ from the one in advanced marketing economies. Over the past decade, some university mergers took... Read More about Challenges to the transformational role of university in regional innovation system.

Fresh driver for economic growth: Fracking the UK nation (2015)
Journal Article
Ochieng, E., Price, A., Egbu, C., Ruan, X., & Zuofa, T. (2015). Fresh driver for economic growth: Fracking the UK nation. International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 9(3), 412-431. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJESM-10-2014-0004

Purpose – The purpose of this paper was to examine UK shale gas viability. The recent commitment to shale gas exploration in the UK through fracking has given rise to well-publicised economic benefits and environmental concerns. There is potential f... Read More about Fresh driver for economic growth: Fracking the UK nation.

Knowledge management in China’s organisations (2014)
Book Chapter
Mitra, A., & Ruan, X. (2014). Knowledge management in China’s organisations. In A. Örtenblad (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Knowledge Management: Adaptation and Context, 294-317. Edward Elgar

Integration of energy efficient technologies in UK supermarkets (2014)
Journal Article
Egbu, C. O., Ochieng, E. G., Jones, N., Price, A. D., Ruan, X., Egbu, C., & Zuofa, T. (2014). Integration of energy efficient technologies in UK supermarkets. Energy Policy, 67, 388-393. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.12.002

The purpose of this paper is twofold: to determine if the integration of energy efficient technologies in UK supermarkets can determine consumer behaviour, and to establish if such activities can help satisfying the environmental elements of the clie... Read More about Integration of energy efficient technologies in UK supermarkets.

Future for offshore wind energy in the United Kingdom: The way forward (2014)
Journal Article
Melaine, Y., Ochieng, E. G., Melaine, T., Potts, S. J., Zuofa, T., Egbu, C. O., …Ruan, X. (2014). Future for offshore wind energy in the United Kingdom: The way forward. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 39, 655-666. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.105

The majority of our energy demand is satisfied by the combustion of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas. This has resulted in our fossil fuel resources being vastly reduced and has increased the carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere which is c... Read More about Future for offshore wind energy in the United Kingdom: The way forward.

Time for a real shift to relations: Appraisal of social network analysis applications in the UK construction industry (2013)
Journal Article
Ruan, X., Ochieng, E., Price, A., & Egbu, C. (2013). Time for a real shift to relations: Appraisal of social network analysis applications in the UK construction industry. Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 13(1), 92-105

The Social Network Analysis (SNA) has been adopted in the UK construction management research and generated meaningful insights in analysing project management organisations from network perspectives. As an effective tool, social network analysis has... Read More about Time for a real shift to relations: Appraisal of social network analysis applications in the UK construction industry.

The effect of cross-cultural uncertainty and complexity within multicultural construction teams (2013)
Journal Article
Ochieng, E. G., Price, A. D., Ruan, X., Egbu, C. O., & Moore, D. (2013). The effect of cross-cultural uncertainty and complexity within multicultural construction teams. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 20(3), 307-324. https://doi.org/10.1108/09699981311324023

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine challenges faced by senior construction managers in managing cross-cultural complexity and uncertainty. The rationale was to identify the key strategies that are considered essential for managing cros... Read More about The effect of cross-cultural uncertainty and complexity within multicultural construction teams.


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