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Research interests

Although always interested in an eclectic range of subjects, my research activities address two complementary themes across both public and private sector organizations: the strategic benefits of operational and supply competence and the dis-benefits of operational and supply failure. Moreover, these themes reflect a personal commitment to multi-disciplinary, practice-orientated but sometimes critical perspectives: employing a range of methodologies: from archive data work, to case studies and simple experimental game forms. Current research projects include:

  • KIM Grand Challenge (task 3.1). An investigation of how organizations procure, rather than produce, complex performance.
  • Producing and Procuring Productive Professional Services. A study (initially with a range of law firms and their customers) seeking to develop a perspective on these critical but poorly understood issues.
  • Vehicle Safety Recalls. The incidence of recalls has been increasing and absolute levels are very high: 10.8 million vehicles (1992-2002) representing 47% of registrations. Moreover, there are substantial differences between manufacturers – European and American producers have rates nearly three times greater than their East Asian counterparts. This project is seeking to explore this phenomenon.
  • The Process of Creating Public Value. Working with a range of local government organizations to explore how public value is created in practice. The work has three strands, focusing on process design, service charging and make versus buy decisions.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

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Projects 2005 2021

Improving Project Delivery

Lewis, M.

1/10/1830/09/21

Project: Research council

Supporting the implementation of an early cancer diagnosis programme in Cwm Taf

Vasilakis, C. & Lewis, M.

31/03/1831/12/19

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Network Grant

Lewis, M.

1/04/1530/06/17

Project: Research council

KT-Toolbox

Caldwell, N., Graves, A. & Lewis, M.

1/10/0930/09/12

Project: Research council

Industry
Power generation
Rails

A Study into Taking Forward Shared Services in NHS Wales

Lewis, M., Phillips, W. & Roden, S.

20/04/0931/07/09

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 2001 2019

Exploring the implementation of standardized processes in a professional setting

Frangeskou, M., Lewis, M. & Vasilakis, C., 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Identity Work, Loss and Preferred Identities: A study of UK business school deans

Brown, A. D., Lewis, M. A. & Oliver, N., 14 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Organization Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Procurement
Social capital
Expertise
Service provider
Buyer-supplier relationships

Thesis

An exploratory analysis of conflict dynamics in buyer-supplier relationships

Author: Bouazzaoui, M., 13 Feb 2019

Supervisor: Lewis, M. (Supervisor) & Squire, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Capability, Governance and Collaboration: Understanding the Supplier Perspective

Author: Kumar, N., 12 Dec 2012

Supervisor: Lewis, M. (Supervisor) & Howard, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Institutional and Capability Perspectives on Sustainability in Operations and Supply Management: A Dual Theoretic Analysis of the UK Fashion Sector

Author: Brandon-Jones, E., 31 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Lewis, M. (Supervisor), Roden, S. (Supervisor) & Worth, R. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Modes of Supply Strategy Making: An exploration of functional strategy process

Author: Johns, R., 1 Jun 2010

Supervisor: Lewis, M. (Supervisor) & Graves, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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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

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