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Professor Steve Brown BA (Hons), DMS, MBA, DPhil

Professor of Operations Management

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Professor Steve Brown is the module coordinator for Operations Management within the Business School at the University of Southampton.

Professor Steve Brown has written 12 books and over 100 papers. He is Head of the Operations Supply and Project Management Group and he is the Academic Lead for the School’s EQUIS accreditation

Between 2004 and 2016 he was Professor of Operations Management at Business School, University of Exeter. His role included being Member of Senate and Council; Academic Lead for EQUIS accreditation (successfully gained) Head of Management Department and MBA Director; Subject Leader of the Operations Management Group and Post-Graduate Director of Studies - this included the redesign of the MSc International Management degree, which then tripled its student numbers. During his tenure as Head of Department of Management at Exeter The Times Good University Guide 2010 ranked Business Studies fifth in the UK it had been ranked 15th before this

Between 1998 and 2004 he was a Professor, (promoted from Senior Lecturer), at he School of Management, University of Bath. – His role included: Head of the Operations Management Subject Group; Director of the MSc in Management; Director of the Centre for Technology and Innovation Management (CENTAIM). He was centrally involved in the redesign of the MBA at Bath. At Bath, he was rated as ‘outstanding’ in the AMBA publication, Which MBA.

Professor Brown is a Visiting Professor: Zicklin School of BusinessBaruch College, City University, New York; TIAS Business School (formerly NIMBAS - Holland).

He was Editor in Chief for the International Journal of Operations & Production Management, which is the leading European journal on Operations Management and in the top three in the world in its field. Under his leadership IJOPM improved its ranking from 3 to 4. He remains an Associate Editor for IJOPM. He is also on the Editorial Board for Technovation - a leading journal in Technology Management and he regularly act as a referee for a range of journals including the Journal of Operations Management, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies and the International Journal of Technology Management.

He has raised in the region of £2.1 million from research projects with industry as well as research councils including Engineering Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) where he has been a Principal Investigator.

He has been an external examiner at various Universities within the UK, including Surrey, Bath, Cardiff, and Warwick.

He has supervised 22 PhD students to successful completion of their PhDs and he has been an external PhD examiner on 12 occasions.

Professor Brown’s management experience was gained in both Public and Private Sectors including large and SME organisations. He has been involved in consulting in a range of organisations in manufacturing and service sectors including government level engagements.

Research interests

Various research projects have included links between operations strategy and performance in a range of areas including – inventory (JIT); Quality; Innovation and specific research on mass customization, agility, and Lean.

I have supervised 18 PhD students through to successful completion, including 3 in 2016.

Research group

EurOMA; POMS (USA).

I am Editor in Chief for the International Journal of Operations & Production Management, which is the leading European journal on Operations Management and in the top three in the world in its field. Under my leadership IJOPM has improved its ranking from 3 to 4.

I am also on the editorial board of Technovation - a leading journal in Technology Management and I regularly act as a referee for a range of journals including the Journal of Operations Management, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies and the International Journal of Technology Management.

I have been external examiner for 5 different universities and I have just been appointed as external examiner at Cardiff University. 

I am a visiting professor at Baruch College CUNY, New York.

 

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Module coordinator for all operations management courses on MBA (all modes) and MSc.

As well as lecturing, researching and publishing, I have always aimed to be collegiate. Many of my PhD graduates now hold senior positions, including professorships. At Bath we built a very strong Operations Group that included the likes of professors Lamming, Cousins, Maylor, Blackmon, Graves, and Harland. We hosted the very prestigious EurOMA conference, which was very successful

At Exeter, I led our successful EQUIS bid. 

During my tenure as Head of Department of Management at Exeter, we were ranked 1st in the UK for overall satisfaction in Management Studies in the National Student Survey 2006-9.

Also, our research rankings rose dramatically.

As MBA director at Exeter, I completely redesigned the full and part-time modes of the MBA; and I designed and launched the Modular MBA – all of which have been very successful for the School.

During my tenure as Head of Department of Management at Exeter The Times Good University Guide 2010 ranked Business Studies fifth in the UK - the Department had been ranked 15th in 2006.

Professor Steve Brown
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number: 2/6017

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