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Professor David Gallear
Vice Dean (Research) / Professor - Operations Management

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I am Professor of Operations Management with the Operations and Information Systems Management (OISM) research group at Brunel Business School, and from 2017 through 2023 served as Vice Dean (Research) for the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences (CBASS).  I moved to Brunel in 2006, where I became Reader in Operations Management and Enterprise in 2010 and then Professor of Operations Management in 2015.  After serving as Director of Undergraduate Programmes (2006-2010), I was appointed Deputy Head for Teaching, Learning and Accreditation (2010-2015) and combined that role with directorship of the Operations and Supply Chain Systems (OASiS) Research Centre (2013-2015).  I served as Associate Head of the Brunel Business School between 2015 and 2017, and was appointed College Vice Dean (Research) in July 2017.

Research and knowledge transfer expertise centres around sustainability considerations applied to stakeholder relationships in operations networks and value/supply chains. My work explores the determinants and facilitators of stakeholder partnership. It seeks to understand the mechanisms through which corporate social responsibility and circularity can be embedded and sustained, with a particular focus on inter-organisational knowledge transfer, stakeholder engagement and social capital and social value.


  • PhD Quality Management (Middlesex)
  • PGCHE (Middlesex)
  • MEng Manufacturing Systems Engineering with Management (Nottingham)
  • BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Systems Engineering (Nottingham) 

Newest selected publications

Alghababsheh, M., Gallear, D. and Saikouk, T. (2023) 'Justice in supply chain relationships: A comprehensive review and future research directions'. European Management Review, 20 (3). pp. 367 - 397. ISSN: 1740-4754 Open Access Link

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Gallear, D., Ghobadian, A., He, Q., Kumar, V. and Hitt, M. (2022) 'Relationship between Routines of Supplier Selection and Evaluation, Risk Perception and Propensity to Form Buyer–Supplier Partnerships'. Production Planning and Control, 33 (14). pp. 1399 - 1415. ISSN: 0953-7287 Open Access Link

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He, Q., Ghobadian, A. and Gallear, D. (2021) 'Inter-Firm Knowledge Transfer between Strategic Alliance Partners: A Way Forward'. European Management Review, 18 (3). pp. 229 - 248. ISSN: 1740-4754 Open Access Link

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Alghababsheh, M. and Gallear, D. (2020) 'Social capital in buyer-supplier relationships: A review of antecedents, benefits, risks, and boundary conditions'. Industrial Marketing Management, 91. pp. 338 - 361. ISSN: 0019-8501 Open Access Link

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Alghababsheh, M. and Gallear, D. (2020) 'Socially Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Suppliers’ Social Performance: The Role of Social Capital'. Journal of Business Ethics, 173 (4). pp. 855 - 875. ISSN: 0167-4544 Open Access Link

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