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Marina Papalexi joined the University of Huddersfield Business School in July 2013 as a Research Assistant. Her research area is related to the application of Operations Management concepts and theories in supply chain and services. She participates in BSc, MSc and MBA lectures in Operations Management.

Prior to her appointment at the University of Huddersfield, Marina worked as a Mechanical Engineer at her own technical office operating in Greece. She was responsible for managing projects by using engineering principles and techniques. She also worked for the OAED Institute of Vocational Training, as a Mechanical Engineering Tutor.

After graduating in Production and Management Engineering, in 2010 she completed an MSc in Health Management and in January 2017 she completed her PhD, focusing on aspects of innovation within the pharmaceutical supply chain (PSC). Her research has contributed to academic literature as it adds more theoretical and empirical insights to innovative delivery processes, especially those that have been characterised as highly complex.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Operations management improvement startegies 
  • Supply chain optimisation 
  • Innovation
  • Quality management 
  • Sport management 
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Social media 

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Research Output 2014 2017

2 Citations

Applying quality function deployment to social housing?

Kassela, K., Papalexi, M. & Bamford, D. 10 Apr 2017 In : TQM Journal. 29, 3, p. 422-437 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Quality function deployment
Social housing
Quality improvement
Service sector

Can knowledge be retained in informal organisational networks?

Abualqumboz, M., Reid, I., Papalexi, M. & Bamford, D. 1 Jan 2017 Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM 2017. Academic Conferences Limited, Vol. 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Organizational networks
Knowledge sharing
Informal networks
Knowledge networks

Can Knowledge be Retained in Organisational Networks?

Abualqumboz, M., Reid, I., Papalexi, M. & Bamford, D. Nov 2017 Knowledge Management. European Conference. 18th 2017. (ECKM 2017) (2 Vols) . Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd., p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Organizational networks
Knowledge sharing
Organizational aspects

Sports Operation Management: The Whole Nine Yards

Bamford, D., Dehe, B., Reid, I., Bamford, J. & Papalexi, M. 7 Apr 2017 The Routledge Companion to Production and Operations Management. Starr, M. K. & Gupta, S. K. (eds.). Routledge, p. 443-466 24 p. 24

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The influence of socially orientated growth of virtual teams: A conceptual model

Reid, I., Papalexi, M. & Slater, N. 2017 Phantom Ex Machina: Digital Disruption's Role in Business Model Transformation. Khare, A., Stewart, B. & Schatz, R. (eds.). Springer US, p. 237-250 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Supply chain
Open innovation
New product development
Social networks

Activities 2014 2016

  • 7 Oral presentation

Research opportunities through the use of social media?

Papalexi, M. (Speaker), Dehe, B. (Speaker), Bamford, D. (Speaker), Bamford, R. (Speaker), Reid, I. (Speaker)
20 Jun 2016

Activity: Oral presentation

Professional Service Operations Management: Sustaining the Discipline?

Reid, I. (Speaker), Bamford, D. (Speaker), Bamford, R. (Speaker), Papalexi, M. (Speaker), Dehe, B. (Speaker), Abualqumboz, M. (Speaker)
19 Jun 2016

Activity: Oral presentation

The Impact of Supply Chain Characteristics on the Adoption of Innovation

Papalexi, M. (Speaker), Bamford, D. (Speaker), Dehe, B. (Speaker), Tipi, N. (Speaker)
6 Sep 2016

Activity: Oral presentation

Orientation to Work: Comparison Between the British Workforce and Polish Migrant Workers

Dehe, B. (Speaker), Papalexi, M. (Speaker), Katarzyna Zielinska (Speaker)
6 Sep 2016

Activity: Oral presentation

Where is the competitive edge in Knowledge Transfer? the impact of KTPs

Bamford, D. (Speaker), Paul Forrester (Speaker), Reid, I. (Speaker), Dehe, B. (Speaker), Bamford, R. (Speaker), Papalexi, M. (Speaker)
28 Jun 2015

Activity: Oral presentation