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Address UK: 6 Ash Tree Road, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 2JH, United Kingdom                                                                                                      

Address Sweden: Färgaregatan 14C, 453 33 Lysekil, Sweden

Mobile Tels: +44 (0)7850 579414 (UK and roaming) / +46(0)72 247 0852 (Sweden)

Skype: bennettdavidj


Doctor of Philosophy, Quality and Reliability Engineering, The University of Birmingham, 1978

Master of Science, Engineering Production and Management, The University of Birmingham, 1970

Advanced Diploma in Production Technology, Borough Polytechnic, London (London South Bank University), 1969

Higher National Diploma, Mechanical Engineering, Southall College of Technology, London (Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College), 1968                                                 


2021- Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, Affiliated Professor

2012-2020 Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Guest Professor

2011- Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Emeritus Professor

1994-2017 University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA. Adjunct Professor

1997-2011 Aston University (Aston Business School), Birmingham, UK. Professor of Technology Management

1978-1997 Aston University (Aston Business School), Birmingham, UK, Senior Lecturer in Operations Management

1974-1978 Aston University (Management Centre), Birmingham, UK. Lecturer in Production Management                               

1972-1974 The Polytechnic, Wolverhampton (Wolverhampton University) - Management Centre, Wolverhampton, UK. Lecturer in Quantitative Methods and Production Management

1970-1972 Simplex GE Manufacturing Ltd., Stoke‑on‑Trent, UK. Manufacturing Engineer

1965-1970 Engineering Components Ltd., Slough, Buckinghamshire, UK. Student Apprentice                

Membership of Professional Bodies

Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET).
Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI).
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Professional/editorial offices

Founding Member and Member of the Board of Directors, International Association for Management of Technology, 1992-

President and Chairman of the Board, European Operations Management Association, 2001-2004.

Member, Scientific Board, Production - Revista Produção, ABEPRO, 2012- (ISSN 0103-6513)

Editor, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Emerald, 1990‑2014 (ISSN 1741-038X)



Member of Peer Review College of the Economic and Social Research Council, 2015-

Award for Service to the Management of Technology Community, International Association for Management of Technology, 2011.

Outstanding Service Award as Editor of Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Emerald Group Publishing Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2010.

Member of Peer Review College of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, 2010-

Award for Effectiveness in Encouraging Publications by Doctoral Students, University of South Australia, International Graduate School of Business, 2007.

Award for Distinguished Achievement in Management of Technology, International Association for Management of Technology 2006.

Lifetime Member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Honour Society for Business, 2005 (AACSB).

Emerald Outstanding Service Award (for Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management), 2004.

External positions

Chalmers University of Technology

1 Jan 2012 → …


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