Skip to main content

Research Repository

See what's under the surface


A circularity measurement toolkit for manufacturing SMEs (2018)
Journal Article
Garza-Reyes, J. A., Valls, A. S., Nadeem, S. P., Anosike, A., & Kumar, V. (2019). A circularity measurement toolkit for manufacturing SMEs. International Journal of Production Research, 57(23), https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2018.1559961

The development and adoption of the concept of circular economy in the last two decades have been remarkable. However, despite its widespread adoption, little progress has been made regarding its measurement, especially in manufacturing SMEs. This pa... Read More about A circularity measurement toolkit for manufacturing SMEs.

Best supply chain management practices and high-performance firms: The case of Gulf manufacturing firms (2018)
Journal Article
Al Shboul, M. A., Garza-Reyes, J. A., & Kumar, V. (2018). Best supply chain management practices and high-performance firms: The case of Gulf manufacturing firms. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 67(9), 1482-1509. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-11-2016-0257

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the best supply chain management (SCM) practices that are implemented in medium- and large-sized Gulf manufacturing firms (MFs). Design/methodology/approach: Thi... Read More about Best supply chain management practices and high-performance firms: The case of Gulf manufacturing firms.

Exploring the implementation of ERP as a complex innovation: The case of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2018)
Thesis
Alhajaj, K. Exploring the implementation of ERP as a complex innovation: The case of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/858443

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have been highlighted in the literature as one of the most popular business management systems, providing the benefits of real-time capabilities and greater managerial control in organisations. With today’s... Read More about Exploring the implementation of ERP as a complex innovation: The case of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Exploring lean manufacturing practices' influence on process innovation performance (2018)
Journal Article
Moeldner, A., Garza-Reyes, J. A., & Kumar, V. (2020). Exploring lean manufacturing practices' influence on process innovation performance. Journal of Business Research, 106, 233-249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.09.002

Little is known about the effects of lean manufacturing practices on the process innovation performance of manufacturing organisations. This research aims to fill this gap and explore the aforementioned interdependency. A research framework consistin... Read More about Exploring lean manufacturing practices' influence on process innovation performance.

Servitization strategies from customers’ perspective: the moderating role of co-creation (2018)
Journal Article
Ruiz-Alba, J. L., Soares, A., Rodríguez-Molina, M. A., & Frías-Jamilena, D. M. (2019). Servitization strategies from customers’ perspective: the moderating role of co-creation. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 34(3), 628-642. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBIM-02-2017-0028

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the moderating role of co-creation in the implementation of servitization strategies in the pharmaceutical industry in a business-to-business (B-to-B) context. More specifica... Read More about Servitization strategies from customers’ perspective: the moderating role of co-creation.

Lean, green practices and process innovation: A model for green supply chain performance (2018)
Journal Article
Cherrafi, A., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Kumar, V., Mishra, N., Ghobadian, A., & Elfezazi⁠, S. (2018). Lean, green practices and process innovation: A model for green supply chain performance. International Journal of Production Economics, 206, 79-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2018.09.031

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. This paper investigates the relationship between lean, green and process innovation practices and green supply chain (GSC) performance. Data were collected from 374 manufacturing firms and results analyzed using Structural Equati... Read More about Lean, green practices and process innovation: A model for green supply chain performance.

An empirical analysis of supply and manufacturing risk and business performance: a Chinese manufacturing supply chain perspective (2018)
Journal Article
Kumar, V., Bak, O., Guo, R., Shaw, S., Colicchia, C., Jose Arturo, G., & Kumari, A. (2018). An empirical analysis of supply and manufacturing risk and business performance: a Chinese manufacturing supply chain perspective. Supply Chain Management, 23(6), 461-479. https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-10-2017-0319

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: This study aims to explore the importance and impact of supply and manufacturing risk management upon business performance within the context of Chinese manufacturing supply chains. Design/methodology/appr... Read More about An empirical analysis of supply and manufacturing risk and business performance: a Chinese manufacturing supply chain perspective.

Innovation diffusion in healthcare networks: The role of boundary-spanners and gatekeepers in a bottom-up approach to innovation diffusion (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Phillips, W., Okeke, U., Roehrich, J., & Conway, S. (2018, September). Innovation diffusion in healthcare networks: The role of boundary-spanners and gatekeepers in a bottom-up approach to innovation diffusion. Paper presented at British Academy of Management Conference 2018

Summary This paper investigates the roles of boundary-spanners and gatekeepers during the diffusion of innovation where a bottom-up approach to innovation diffusion has been employed, presenting the results of an in-depth investigation of a compl... Read More about Innovation diffusion in healthcare networks: The role of boundary-spanners and gatekeepers in a bottom-up approach to innovation diffusion.

Investigating the benefits and challenges of Total Quality Management implementation in the pharmaceutical companies (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Petliushenko, K., Kumar, V., Zwiegelaar, J., Loonam, J., & Garza-Reyes, J. (2018, September). Investigating the benefits and challenges of Total Quality Management implementation in the pharmaceutical companies. Paper presented at British Academy of Management Conference 2018

Pharmaceutical companies in Eastern European region are facing urgent quality tools implementation due to fierce global competition. The aim of this research is to provide current understanding of TQM in this region and provide further guidance on h... Read More about Investigating the benefits and challenges of Total Quality Management implementation in the pharmaceutical companies.

Evolution of leadership vision in digital transformation of organisations (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Grenham, A., & Mitra, A. (2018, September). Evolution of leadership vision in digital transformation of organisations. Paper presented at British Academy of Management Conference 2018

Capacity of organisations to respond to digital opportunities and challenges is often their competitive differentiator. Recent research points to the advent of complex challenges due to digital transformation of organisations. Despite the rise in the... Read More about Evolution of leadership vision in digital transformation of organisations.

A lean-TOC approach for improving Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transport and logistics operations (2018)
Journal Article
Garza-Reyes, J. A., Villarreal, B., Kumar, V., & Diaz-Ramirez, J. (2019). A lean-TOC approach for improving Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transport and logistics operations. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 22(3), 253-272. https://doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2018.1513997

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The improvement of transport and logistics performance of Emergency Medical Services (EMSs) systems has been mainly addressed through mathematical modelling, operations research,... Read More about A lean-TOC approach for improving Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transport and logistics operations.

Facilitating students’ (doctoral) transition to the workplace: A critical review (2018)
Book Chapter
Upadhyay, A., Kumar, V., & Garza-Reyes, J. (2019). Facilitating students’ (doctoral) transition to the workplace: A critical review. In H. Bui, H. Nguyen, & D. Cole (Eds.), Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate EmployabilityRoutledge

The recent ongoing changes to the UK higher education sector have put immense pressure on both academics and students. Where academics are working hard to enhance the quality of the educational product, students, on the other hand, are struggling wit... Read More about Facilitating students’ (doctoral) transition to the workplace: A critical review.

Liminality in narratives of integration: Influence of social media use on situational ethnicity of migrants (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Mitra, A., & Evansluong, Q. (2018, August). Liminality in narratives of integration: Influence of social media use on situational ethnicity of migrants. Paper presented at 19th Nordic Migration Research Conference 2018 (NMR-Conference)

Given difficult conditions in different regions of the world, it is no wonder that people embark on journeys to regions where they may feel secure, seek refuge, be able to acquire a livelihood, as well as carry on a type of living. At the same time,... Read More about Liminality in narratives of integration: Influence of social media use on situational ethnicity of migrants.

A Lean transportation approach for improving emergency medical operations (2018)
Journal Article
Villarreal, B., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Granda-Gutiérrez, E., & Kumar, V. (2018). A Lean transportation approach for improving emergency medical operations. Production Planning and Control, 29(11), 928-942. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2018.1494343

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This paper extends the approach of Lean transportation to improve the performance of emergency medical processes (EMP) by adapting its main concepts into the main characteristics... Read More about A Lean transportation approach for improving emergency medical operations.

The role of governance mechanisms on the diffusion of innovation in healthcare networks (2018)
Thesis
Okeke, U. The role of governance mechanisms on the diffusion of innovation in healthcare networks. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/863151

Abstract This research investigated innovation diffusion in healthcare networks, focusing on the roles of contractual and relational governance mechanisms. The National Health Service (NHS) England is faced with many challenges, including an ageing... Read More about The role of governance mechanisms on the diffusion of innovation in healthcare networks.

Investigating supply chain performance and supply chain integration linkage in Jordanian manufacturing firms (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, V., Zeidan, J., Kumari, A., Garza-Reyes, J., & Tupa, J. (2018, July). Investigating supply chain performance and supply chain integration linkage in Jordanian manufacturing firms. Paper presented at The 2nd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Supply chain integration plays a major role in the success of any organisation. As a result in last over a decade it has drawn a significant interest from the research community and practitioners alike. Though researchers have aimed to address variou... Read More about Investigating supply chain performance and supply chain integration linkage in Jordanian manufacturing firms.

Public accountability: The case of government guarantee scheme in PFI/PPP projects (2018)
Thesis
Owolabi, H. Public accountability: The case of government guarantee scheme in PFI/PPP projects. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/864191

Although government guarantee scheme has become a well-known policy strategy for encouraging public-private infrastructure delivery. However, a huge concern with government guarantee in PFI/PPP is the issue of weak public accountability scrutiny. Thi... Read More about Public accountability: The case of government guarantee scheme in PFI/PPP projects.

Innovation capabilities and performance: are they truly linked in SMEs? (2018)
Journal Article
Maldonado-Guzmán, G., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Pinzón-Castro, S. Y., & Kumar, V. (2019). Innovation capabilities and performance: are they truly linked in SMEs?. International Journal of Innovation Science, 11(1), 48-62. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJIS-12-2017-0139

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: In an environment where business uncertainty is the norm, developing innovation capability in an organisation is increasingly important. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects that innovat... Read More about Innovation capabilities and performance: are they truly linked in SMEs?.

Examining legitimatisation of additive manufacturing in the interplay between innovation, lean manufacturing and sustainability (2018)
Journal Article
O'Regan, N., Ghobadian, A., Bhattacharya, A., Talavera, I., Kumar, V., & Garza-Reyes, J. A. (2018). Examining legitimatisation of additive manufacturing in the interplay between innovation, lean manufacturing and sustainability. International Journal of Production Economics, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2018.06.001

In response to hypercompetition, globalisation and increasing consumer expectations, many manufacturing firms have embraced lean manufacturing (LM). The primary goal of LM is to reduce/eliminate waste (muda). There is broad consensus as to what const... Read More about Examining legitimatisation of additive manufacturing in the interplay between innovation, lean manufacturing and sustainability.

Addressing “Wicked Problems”: Promoting the supply of innovations into complex healthcare networks (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Phillips, W., Okeke, U., Jens, R., Conway, S., & Moule, P. (2018, June). Addressing “Wicked Problems”: Promoting the supply of innovations into complex healthcare networks. Paper presented at 9th Annual Edsi Conference "Decision Sciences For The New Global Economy" Udine & Venice – June 3rd To June 6th, 2018

“Wicked problems” are complex, open-ended and intractable, encompassing public sector challenges such as poverty, healthcare problems, and unemployment which markets and bureaucracies often fail to address. It is proposed that inter-organisational ne... Read More about Addressing “Wicked Problems”: Promoting the supply of innovations into complex healthcare networks.