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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 1997 2019

Realising genuine sustainability: Dynamic capabilities of Born Sustainable Firms

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

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Dynamic capabilities
Sustainability
Microfoundations
Sustainable business
Case analysis

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

Supply management
Purchasing
Historical perspective
Management research

Quality and integrity in purchasing and supply management research

Knight, L. & Tate, W. L., 19 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. 24, 3, p. 177-182

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Verifying concepts for complex product-service (CoPS) design

Dehn, T., Chicksand, D. & Knight, L. A., 22 Apr 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Life cycle
Concurrent engineering
Environmental regulations
Conceptual design
Product development

A year at the helm: reflecting on roles, responsibilities and progress

Tate, W. L. & Knight, L., 26 Jan 2017, In : Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. 23, 1, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access
File

Thesis

A Conceptual Foresight Model to Investigate the Adoption of Radio Frequency Identification Technology in the English National Health Service

Author: Hussain, M., 4 Jul 2016

Supervisor: Knight, L. A. (Supervisor) & Tapinos, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Building cliques and alliances as practices to 'make things happen' in complex networks

Author: Gheorghiu, L., 4 Jun 2015

Supervisor: Knight, L. A. (Supervisor) & Butler, M. J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Development of a technological innovation capability assessment model: a case study of manufacturing SMEs in Sialkot, Pakistan

Author: Munir, A., 15 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Knight, L. A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy

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Interorganizational innovation and collaboration in the UK medical device sector

Author: Surtees, J., 12 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Knight, L. A. (Supervisor) & Shipton, H. J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Activities 2004 2013

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