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Research interests

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

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Projects

Improving Project Delivery

Lewis, M.

ESRC

6/12/185/12/21

Project: Research council

KT-Toolbox

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

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

1/10/0930/09/12

Project: Research council

  • A Study into Taking Forward Shared Services in NHS Wales

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

    Welsh Assembly Government

    20/04/0931/07/09

    Project: Central government, health and local authorities

    Research Output

    Open Access
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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    27 Downloads (Pure)

    Exploring the implementation of standardized processes in a professional setting

    Frangeskou, M., Lewis, M. & Vasilakis, C., 13 Aug 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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

    Brown, A. D., Lewis, M. A. & Oliver, N., 27 Jun 2019, In : Organization Studies.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    221 Downloads (Pure)

    Thesis

    An exploration of standardised processes in a knowledge-intensive healthcare operation: Implementing the acute stroke care ‘pathway

    Author: Frangeskou, M., 30 May 2018

    Supervisor: Vasilakis, C. (Supervisor) & Lewis, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    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

    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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