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Trained as a mechanical engineer, Mike received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and began working at Warwick Business School in 1995 and has held visiting appointments at Harvard Business School and Georgetown University. He joining the University of Bath’s School of Management in 2004. His early research focused on the meaning and management of effective manufacturing practice but, over time, he has expanded his interests to address questions of efficiency and effectiveness in various public and private sector service settings – from fast fashion retail to care homes, from management consultancy to nuclear storage. Building on the strong legacy of supply chain research at Bath, Professor Lewis studies the management of complex business relationships and contracts (PFI/PPP). He is the author of numerous journal articles as well as several books, including a widely adopted and translated textbook on Operations Strategy (co-authored with Nigel Slack, Emeritus Professor at Warwick Business School). He was a long-standing Member of the Advisory Council to the Chartered Management Institute and was recently a member of a government expert group reporting on the measurement of UK industrial activity. He is currently a theme leader for the Cabinet Office/IPA Project Excellence Initiative and an academic scholar in the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures, an initiative focused on ageing.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Competence Analysis and the Strategy Process, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 1995


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