Northern Productivity Hub

  • United Kingdom

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The Centre focuses on aspects of 'Productivity Improvement' across a broad spectrum of research areas:

Quantitative analysis brings together researchers from across the Business School who use quantitative methods in their research. Research encompasses but is not restricted to Economics, Finance, and International Business. Their research focuses on analyzing primary and secondary datasets using empirical methodologies supported by the theory, to identify and explain current economic and financial issues.

In strategic operations management, our interest lies in the design of lean and agile operations and organisations as well as in consolidating the knowledge driven by the application of operations management concepts and theories within different sectors.

In logistics, supply chain & transport we look at aspects of logistics and inventory management applications; transport research considers the economic, environmental and policy implications of key developments and issues in the rail, road, air and shipping sectors; supply chain management examines network dynamics, alignment, responsiveness and agility mechanisms.

Our work in performance measurement systems includes the investigations of metrics as drivers for enhancing enterprise performances through the diffusion of established performance metrics within supply chains, and the development of predictive performance measurement frameworks, models, methods and tools.

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business school Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
market Social Sciences
Tourism Social Sciences
India Social Sciences
university Social Sciences
management Social Sciences

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Research Output 2002 2020

2 Citations (Scopus)

A theory-driven identification and ranking of the critical success factors of sustainable shipping management

Tran, T. M. T., Yuen, K. F., Li, K. X., Balci, G. & Ma, F., 10 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 243, p. 1-14 14 p., 118401.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Freight transportation
Critical success factors
1 Citation (Scopus)

Social Media Engagement of Stakeholders: A Decision Tree Approach in Container Shipping

Surucu-Balci, E., Balci, G. & Yuen, K. F., 1 Feb 2020, In : Computers in Industry. 115, 12 p., 103152.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision trees
Freight transportation
International trade
Open Access
Marketing theory
Marketing practices

Projects 2014 2019

Activities 2012 2019

Entrepreneurial Spaces: More than Just a Physical Space!

Deema Refai (Speaker), David Higgins (Speaker)
14 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

External Examiner (PhD)

Jill Johnes (Examiner)
1 Oct 2019

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

The Earnings Expectations of Business Economics Students in the Czech Republic and England: the Effect of Seniority

John Anchor (Speaker), Martina Benesova (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
17 Sep 201918 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

£120,000 project to eliminate freight train carbon emissions

Paul Allen & Messaoud Mehafdi


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

To dock or not to dock? The lowdown on dockless bike-share schemes

Alexandros Nikitas


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Why Your Tourist Toilet Habit are Bad for Locals - and the Environment

Brendan Canavan


2 Media contributions

Press/Media: Expert Comment