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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
Supply chains Engineering & Materials Science
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Tourism Social Sciences
Sustainable development Engineering & Materials Science
university Social Sciences

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Research Output 2002 2019

A century of India’s economic transformation: a critical review

Siddiqui, K., 8 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Perspectives on Financing and Regional Development. 6, 4, p. 407-428 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Economic transformation
Audit quality
African countries
Audit fees
5 Citations (Scopus)

A study of environmental policies and regulations, governance structures, and environmental performance: The role of female directors

Elmagrhi, M., Ntim, C. G., Elamer, A. A. & Zhang, Q., 1 Jan 2019, In : Business Strategy and the Environment. 28, 1, p. 206-220 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

environmental policy

Projects 2014 2019

To Create and Embed New Business Processes to Enhance the Supply Chain Integration

Bamford, D.


Project: ResearchKnowledge Transfer Partnership

SHARPEN: SMEs Human resource attraction, retention and performance enhancement network

Davies, J., Emsell, P., Kevill, A. & Herath, D.


Project: ResearchEU Government

Activities 2012 2018


Neelu Seetaram (Member of editorial board)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

Deans’ “boundaried” career patterns: Ensuring the beat goes on

Julie Davies (Speaker), Graeme Currie (Speaker), Andy Lockett (Speaker)
12 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Analysis of Sector Led Improvement of Children’s and Young People’s Services

Swati Virmani (Speaker), Jill Johnes (Speaker), Robert O'Neill (Speaker)
7 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation