Dr Manoj Dora is currently the Director of Collaborative Projects and Outreach at Brunel Business School. He is also heading the Operations & Information Systems Management Group.
Manoj has several years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy worldwide. He is the founder of “Circular Food Forum” which brings together academic, industries and policy makers to facilitate dialogue and take forward research agenda.
Manoj's areas of specializations are Sustainable Value Chain and Quality Management with a focus on Lean Six Sigma in the agro-food sector. His research is an innovative application of cross-cutting operations management theories such as Lean and Six Sigma in the agriculture and food sector which will redesign agricultural production as it is today to improve efficiency and eliminate waste and losses.
He has been involved in many capacity building initiatives focusing on the circular economy, humanitarian operations, industry 4.0 and food supply chain in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. At the same time, he has also worked with over 50 SMEs to implement lean principles as part of their operations.
Manoj has been successful in acquiring research grants from the World Bank, European Commission (FP7), British Academy, UKIERI, British Council, Newton Fund and several private companies. He is also appointed as a subject expert at the European Commission, ESRC, VINOVA in the field of food research and circular economy.
Manoj is two times recipient of "Best Supervisor of the year" award organised by the Union of Brunel students. PhD candidates who are interested in applied research and believe in contributing to society with their research in these areas: #CircularEconomy #SustainableFood #ValueChain #Industry4.0 (#Blockchain, #IoT, #AI) #LeanManagement #HumanitarianOperations #ModernSlavery. Please get in touch.
He holds a PhD from Ghent University in Belgium. He has received a MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University in the USA supported by International Ford Foundation. He has several publications in the high impact journals and disseminated his research in reputed forum such as TEDx and Cambridge Festival of Ideas at the University of Cambridge.
Director, Collaborative Projects and Outreach
Head, Operations & Information Systems Management Group
Newest selected publications
Yilmaz, A., Dora, M., Hezarkhani, B. and Kumar, M. (2021) 'Lean and Industry 4.0: Mapping determinants and barriers from a social, environmental, and operational perspective'. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. ISSN: 0040-1625
Tsolakis, N., Niedenzu, D., Simonetto, M., Dora, M. and Kumar, M. (2021) 'Supply Network Design to Address United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A Case Study of Blockchain Implementation in Thai Fish Industry'. Journal of Business Research, 131. pp. 1 - 52. ISSN: 0148-2963 Open Access Link
Pearce, D., Dora, M., Wesana, J. and Gellynck, X. (2021) 'Toward sustainable primary production through the application of lean management in South African fruit horticulture'. Journal of Cleaner Production, 313 (1 September 2021). pp. 1 - 10. ISSN: 0959-6526 Open Access Link
Akenroye, TO., Dora, M., Kumar, M., Elbaz, J., Kah, S. and Jebli, F. (2021) 'A taxonomy of barriers to the adoption of sustainable practices in the coffee farming process'. Journal of Cleaner Production, 312. pp. 1 - 13. ISSN: 0959-6526 Open Access Link
Batista, L., Dora, M., Garza-Reyes, JA. and Kumar, V. (2021) 'Improving the sustainability of food supply chains through circular economy practices – a qualitative mapping approach'. Management of Environmental Quality, 32 (4). pp. 1 - 20. ISSN: 0956-6163 Open Access Link