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Personal profile

General

Louise is Reader in Supply Strategy and Systems. She specialises in Procurement/Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) from a policy and strategy perspective. Developing capability and building capacity in PSM have been central themes through her career, from my industrial experience at London Underground, a researcher in health and public procurement at the University of Bath, and since joining Aston as a Senior Lecturer in 2007.

Louise is Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

Current research interests include the evolution of markets and supply networks/systems, PSM’s role and sustainability, and learning, innovation and collaboration in public procurement.

Teaching Activity

  • MSc EM4056 Strategic Management and Finance
  • MSc EM4058 Supply Management
  • Final Year BSc Logistics LT3207 Developing the Purchasing and Supply Function
  • LT2PP1 Purchasing Principles for International Supply Chains, for final year BSc Construction Project Mgt, and second year BSc Logistics students
  • Contributing to various research skills / research methods courses
  • Supervising MSc, BSc, and PhD research projects

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath School of Management, September 2002

Master of Philosophy, University of Bath School of Management, October 1997

BSc (Hons) Geology, University of Southampton, 1986

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, 2016

Certificate in Learning and Teaching, Aston University, June 2009

Post-graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply, Polytechnic of North London, 1989

Employment

  • 2017 to date: Reader in Supply Strategy & Systems, Aston University
  • 2007 – 2017: Senior Lecturer, Aston University
  • 1994 – 2007: University of Bath – Research Officer to Senior Research Fellow; Deputy Director of Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (May 2003-Jan 2005)
  • 1987 – 1996: Industrial experience, various roles within London Underground and related companies, in purchasing and HRM

Membership of Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, since 2012

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) since 1994.

Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) 1987-2012

Contact Details

Phone:  +44 (0)121 204 3605
Email: l.knight2@aston.ac.uk
Room: MB222F  

External positions

Visiting Professor

31 Oct 2018 → …

Co-Editor-in-Chief

1 Jan 2016 → …

Executive Committee Member

1 Apr 20131 Apr 2016

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Research Output

Researching the future of purchasing and supply management: The purpose and potential of scenarios

Knight, L., Meehan, J., Tapinos, E., Menzies, L. & Pfeiffer, A., Jun 2020, In : Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. 26, 3, 100624.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Information Exchange in Supply chain management: Social media as an enabler

    Sasankan, A., Jones, K., Sweeney, E. & Knight, L., 5 Sep 2019, p. 190-195.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Looking back & looking forward

    Knight, L., Tate, W. L., Ellram, L. M., Salmi, A., van Raaij, E. M. & Wagner, S. M., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. 25, 5, 100582.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Realising genuine sustainability: Dynamic capabilities of Born Sustainable Firms

    Knoppen, D. & Knight, L. A., 25 Jun 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Reflecting on the past 25 years of the journal of purchasing and supply management: The editors′ perspectives

    Zsidisin, G. A., Lamming, R., Harland, C., Wynstra, F., Ancarani, A., Tate, W. L. & Knight, L., 2 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. 25, 4, 100559.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  • Activities

    International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (External organisation)

    Louise Knight (Member)

    Mar 2013 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

    British Academy of Management Conference 2012 PDW

    Louise Knight (Invited speaker)

    11 Sep 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    CIPS Qualifications Review 2013 Expert Group

    Louise Knight (Member)

    1 Jan 20121 Jun 2012

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

    British Academy of Management Conference 2012

    Louise Knight (Member of programme committee)

    2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    IPSERA 2012 21st International Conference

    Louise Knight (Member of programme committee)

    2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference