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Dr Simonov Kusi-Sarpong PhD

Lecturer in Operations Management

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Dr Simonov Kusi-Sarpong is a Lecturer in Operations Management at the Department of Decision Analytics and Risk within Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton.

Simonov holds a PhD in Management Science and Engineering with specialisation in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Dalian University of Technology, PR of China, and an MSc in Management with specialisation in Operations and Supply Chain management from The University of Liverpool, UK. He is a Chartered Member (MCIPS) of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, UK, serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal, Resources, Conservation and Recycling and a reviewer for many reputable journals.

Simonov has worked as an Adjunct for The Ghana Technology University College Graduate School on the Coventry University Partnership Graduate Programmes and supervised 14 graduate (masters) student dissertations between January 2013 and January 2016.

Before Joining Southampton Business School, he was a Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK.

Prior to academia, he worked for over a decade in various capacities in the operations and supply chain discipline; mostly from mining and mining support industries.  

Research interests

Simonov’s research focuses on emerging and developing economies and investigates the impact of organisations on the natural environment. His research provides practitioners insights into resources allocation and implementation for transitioning their organisations and supply chains towards sustainability. Dr Kusi-Sarpong’s research provides operations and supply chains sustainability tools to inform managers and organisations for sustainability adoption and implementation. His research is more important to aid organisations to respond to and address global, emerging and pressing sustainability issues. Simonov’s research includes both analytical and empirical approaches.

More specifically, Simonov’s current research interests include:

  • Sustainable/Green Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Social Sustainability of Supply Chains
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Performance Management
  • Sustainable Supplier Selection
  • Circular Economy and Reverse Logistics
  • Industry 4.0 and Blockchains

PhD supervision

I am open to PhD applications within my research areas.

Affiliated research group

OPPS (Operations, Projects, Purchasing and Supply) Group

• Editorial Board Member of the Journal, Resources, Conservation and Recycling
• Reviewer for several highly recognised international journals.

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Dr Simonov Kusi-Sarpong
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number: 2/6033

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