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Dr Manoj Dora
Reader - Operations Management

Eastern Gateway 202i


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

Ho, WR., Tsolakis, N., Dawes, T., Dora, M. and Kumar, M. (2022) 'A Digital Strategy Development Framework for Supply Chains'. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 14. ISSN: 0018-9391 Open Access Link

Journal article

Chaudhuri, A., Subramanian, N. and Dora, M. (2021) 'Circular economy and digital capabilities of SMEs for providing value to customers: Combined Resource-Based View and ambidexterity perspective'. Journal of Business Research, 142. pp. 32 - 44. ISSN: 0148-2963 Open Access Link

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Narwane, VS., Raut, RD., Mangla, SK., Dora, M. and Narkhede, BE. (2021) 'Risks to Big Data Analytics and Blockchain Technology Adoption in Supply Chains'. Annals of Operations Research, 0 (in press). ISSN: 0254-5330 Open Access Link

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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, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 34. ISSN: 0040-1625 Open Access Link

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Kazancoglu, Y., Ozkan-Ozen, YD., Sagnak, M., Kazancoglu, I. and Dora, M. (2021) 'Framework for a Sustainable Supply Chain to Overcome Risks in Transition to a Circular Economy Through Industry 4.0'. Production Planning and Control, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 16. ISSN: 0953-7287 Open Access Link

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