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Dr Susan Grant
Senior Lecturer

Tower A 206


Susan‘s research interests lie in the area of lean and agile supply chains across manufacturing and service sectors. Her recent research has focused on the tension between opportunism and forbearance in buyer –supplier ‘partnerships’; the impact of market culture on attitudes and behaviours across supply chain players; and on the generation of values such as trust in global supply chain relationships. She is currently involved in a number of collaborative projects with researchers across management and engineering disciplines in the area of global supply chain management, and has published widely in the area.

Susan holds a PhD from Henley Management College and has been involved in the Lean Aerospace Initiative at Cranfield School of Management specialising in lean supply chain management within the domestic and international aerospace markets. Susan is a lecturer and Course director on the MSc Engineering Management within the School of Engineering and Design and a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

Newest selected publications

Grant, S. and Preston, T. (2018) 'Using social power and influence to mobilise the supply chain into knowledge sharing: a case in insurance.'. Information and Management, 56 (5). pp. 625 - 639. ISSN: 0378-7206 Open Access Link

Journal article

Grant, S. (2016) 'Classifying emerging knowledge sharing practices and some insights into antecedents to social networking: a case in insurance'. Journal of Knowledge Management, 20 (5). pp. 898 - 917. ISSN: 1367-3270 Open Access Link

Journal article

Grant, SB. (2009) 'Supply chain orientation in UK machine tool manufacturing SME’s'.16th International Annual EurOMA Conference. Goteborg Sweden. 14 - 17 June. [unpublished]

Conference paper

Pezeshki, V., Mousavi, A. and Grant, S. (2009) 'Importance-performance analysis of service attributes and its impact on decision making in the mobile telecommunication industry'. Measuring Business Excellence, 13 (1). pp. 82 - 92. ISSN: 1368-3047

Journal article

Gupta, S., Grant, S. and Melewar, TC. (2008) 'The expanding role of intangible assets of the brand'. Management Decision, 46 (6). pp. 948 - 960. ISSN: 0025-1747

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