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Scholarly biography

Dr Arvind Upadhyay works in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Department at Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, UK.  He holds a PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Bergamo, Italy in collaboration with SDA Bocconi Italy and MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Centre, Spain. As a doctoral researcher, he spent one year at the Cambridge Judge Business School and King’s College, University of Cambridge and at the Cranfield School of Management, UK. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK.

His MSC degree in Strategic Project Management European was on a European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK in collaboration with the MIP Business School of Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Umea University, Sweden. He also holds a first Degree in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration (MBA). 

He has published his research work in books, book chapters, case studies and academic journals; and is a regular presenter at conferences throughout the world. He is on the editorial and review committee board of various journals and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), British Academy of Management (BAM), Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) and the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA).

Research interests

Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Supply Chain Practices, Procurement, Operations Management, Project Management, Project Based Innovation and Learning.

Supervisory Interests

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students in the areas of sustainable supply chain and operations with a particular interest in innovative empirical methodologies.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Bergamo

1 Jan 201016 May 2013

Master, Heriot-Watt University

23 Sep 200714 Jan 2009


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Operations Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement
  • Project Management

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 13 Article
  • 8 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 5 Chapter
  • 1 Book - authored

Environmental improvement initiatives in the coal mining industry: Maximisation of the triple bottom line

Laing, T., Upadhyay, A., Mohan, S. & Subramanian, N., 10 May 2019, In : Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations. 30, 5-6, p. 426-436 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Mining industry
Triple bottom line
Coal mining
Social welfare
Multiple stakeholders

Facilitating students’ (doctoral) transition to the workplace: A critical review

Upadhyay, A., Kumar, V. & Reyes, J., 1 Jan 2019, Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability: Rethinking the Possibilities. Bui, H., Nguyen, H. & Cole, D. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge, p. 56-69 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

Work place
Labour market

Integrating sustainable supply chain practices with operational performance: An exploratory study of Chinese SMEs

Kumar, N., Brint, A., Erjing, S., Upadhyay, A. & Ruan, X., 10 May 2019, In : Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations. 30, 5-6, p. 464-478 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Supply chains
Green practices
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Business performance

Investigating ‘Circular Business Models’ in the Manufacturing and Service Sectors

Upadhyay, A., Nur, S., Adams, L., Kumar, V. & Varma, N., 15 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. 30, 3, p. 590-606 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Business model
Manufacturing sector
Service sector
Food industry

The soft side of knowledge transfer partnerships between universities and small to medium enterprises: an exploratory study to understand process improvement

White, G., Cicmil, S., Upadhyay, A., Subramanian, N., Kumar, V. & Dwivedi, A., 30 Jun 2019, In : Production Planning & Control. 30, 10-12, p. 907-918 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Knowledge management
Knowledge transfer
Process improvement