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Professor Alistair Brandon-Jones (PhD, PGDip, BSc Hons) is a Full Chaired Professor in Operations and Supply Management at Bath University and a Visiting Professor at DTU Denmark and Hult International Business School. Between 2014 and 2017, he was Associate Dean for Post-Experience Education, responsible for MBA, EMBA, EngDoc, DBA and DBA South Africa. He was formerly a Reader at Manchester Business School, an Assistant and Associate Professor at Bath University, and a Teaching Fellow at Warwick Business School, where he also completed his PhD.


Research interests

Professor Brandon-Jones is an active empirical researcher focusing on e-enabled operations and supply, and professional service operations. This research has involved collaborations with a wide variety of organisations in the private and public sector and has been supported by funding from the Design Council, ESRC, EPSRC, Welsh Assembly Government, and Local Government Association. His work has been published extensively in world-elite journals including Journal of Operations Management (ABS4*), International Journal of Operations and Production Management (ABS4), International Journal of Production Economics (ABS3), and International Journal of Production Research (ABS3).

Professor Brandon-Jones is also co-author for the world’s leading portfolio of Operations and Supply Management textbooks. These include Operations and Process Management, the fifth edition published in 2018; Operations Management, the ninth edition published in 2019; Essentials of Operations Management, the second edition published in 2018; and Quantitative Analysis in Operations Management, published in 2008.


Teaching interests

Professor Brandon-Jones has led Operations Management, Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Service Operations courses at executive, MBA, masters and undergraduate levels and has been invited to lecture at various international institutions, including Cambridge University, SDA Bocconi, Warwick Business School, NOVA University, Danish Technical University, Hult International Business School, Edinburgh Napier, Warwick Medical School, and University College Dublin. In addition, he has extensive consulting and executive development experience with a range of organisations, including Maersk, Qinetic Defence, Schroders, Royal Bank of Scotland, Baker Tilly, Rowmarsh, Eni Oil and Gas, Crompton Greaves, Bahrain Olympic Association, National Health Service, and the Singapore Logistics Association. He has won a number of prizes for teaching excellence and contributions to pedagogy, including from the Times Higher Education, Association of MBAs (AMBA), Production Operations Management Society (POMS), University of Bath, University of Manchester, University of Warwick, and Hult International Business School.


Willing to supervise doctoral students

Professor Brandon-Jones is interested in supervising new doctoral researchers, particularly in the areas of e-enabled operations and supply chain management, and professional service operations. Expectaitons are that potential candidates have a passion for empirical research and are highly self-motivated.

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National Assembly for Wales


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output

Operations Management (9th edition)

Slack, N. & Brandon-Jones, A., 22 Apr 2019, 9th ed. Pearson. 776 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Toward a middle range theory of agency in inter-organizational relationships: A systematic literature review

Matinheikki, J., Kauppi, K., Brandon-Jones, A. & van Raaij, E., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

UK Third Sector grant making: A summary of research by the University of Bath

Speller, M., Hodgson, P., Brandon-Jones, A., Dimov, D. & Padget, J., 2019

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
42 Downloads (Pure)

Essentials of Operations Management (2nd edition)

Slack, N. & Brandon-Jones, A., 2 Jul 2018, 2nd ed. Pearson. 480 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Supply chain visibility and sustainable competitive advantage: An integrated model

Author: Nassar, S., 30 Nov 2011

Supervisor: Caldwell, N. (Supervisor), Brandon-Jones, A. (Supervisor) & Lewis, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD