Dr Vikas Kumar

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  • Qualifications:PhD, AHEA, LTHE, B.Tech,
  • Position:Director of Research and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Department:Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Telephone:+4411732 83466
  • Email:Vikas.Kumar@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

Prof Vikas Kumar is a Director of Research and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, UK. He has over a decade of teaching and research experience and is fellow of HEA. Prior to joining UWE in 2013, he was a Lecturer in Management at Dublin City University Business School (2009-2013). Since 2019, he is acting as a Director of Research.

He serves on the editorial board of around ten international journals and has guest-edited several special issues in high impact journals. He is also a reviewer of more than 15 international journals including ABS 4/4* and ABS 3* journals.

Prof Kumar works very closely with industries and has generated research funding in the excess of £1 million from various research agencies such as Innovate UK, EPSRC, British Council, British Academy, Newton Fund, and Science Foundation of Ireland. He is currently (2021 ) involved in two projects funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering with Jordan and another project funded by the British Council/Newton Fund with Thailand. He has worked on several international collaborative projects with researchers from several UK universities and researchers from Brazil, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Taiwan, Columbia, Peru, Costa Rica and Turkey.

Since joining UWE in 2013 he has been involved in design and delivery of several postgraduate and undergraduate modules.

UMSD3M-15-M - Management Research (Module Leader 2013-2019) (Design and Delivery)

UMCDPR-15-M - Personal and Professional Development (Module Leader 2019) (Design and Delivery)

 UMMDFF-15-M - Systems, Structures And Operations (Design and Delivery) (2015-2018)

UMCDPP-45-M - Dissertation: International Management (Module Leader 2019) (Delivery)

UMCDFS-30-3 - Business project (Project Supervisions) (2013-2018)

UMOCJY-60-M - Management Dissertation and Research Methods (Module Leader 2016-2019) (Design and Delivery)

UMCD9T-30-3 - Work-based Enquiry Project (Project Supervisions) (2013-2018)

He was also the Programme Leader for the MSc in International Management (MSc IM) from 2016-2019 and has successfully led the redesigning of the programme. The new re-designed MSc IM programme is being successfully delivered since 2019 and the student intake has increased five folds demonstrating its success. He has extensive experience of designing new modules for UG and PG programmes (Management Research; Personal and Professional Development) including MBAs (System, Structures and Operations). He regularly delivers guest lectures and keynotes at several overseas institutions and international conferences.

Prof. Kumar is actively involved in supervising UG and PG dissertations and doctoral students (PhDs). Prof Kumar’s current research focus is on Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain 4.0. His other research interests include Circular Economy, Short Food Supply Chains, Green Supply Chain, Operations Strategy, Operational Excellence and Service Supply Chains. He welcomes PhD applications broadly in the area of operations and supply chain management.

Area of expertise

Sustainable Supply Chain Management; Food Supply Chains; Industry 4.0; Digital Supply Chain Management; Structural Equation Modelling; Service Operations Management; Short Food Supply Chains; Operational Excellence


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