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Dr. Prasanta Kumar Dey is a professor in Operations and Information Management at Aston Business School, Aston University, UK. Prior to joining Aston University in 2004, he worked for 4 and half years with the University of West Indies in Barbados as a Director of a graduate project management program and 13 years in Indian Oil Corporation Limited, India as a project executive. He has a bachelor in mechanical engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, Master’s in Industrial engineering and management from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, and Doctoral degree in Production engineering from Jadavpur University. He specializes in low carbon supply chain management and project management. He has extensively published in the international refereed journals (e.g. IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, International Journal of Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Production Economics, European Journal of Operation Research, Supply Chain Management International Journal, Energy). He is a visiting professor of Rouen Business School and Toulouse Business School in France, University of Deusto in Spain, University of South Australia, University of Bamberg in Germany, and University of Vienna in Austria. He is the founder co-editor of the International Journal of energy Sector Management. He has published more than one hundred research papers in the leading international refereed journals. He has accomplished several research projects funded by Ford Foundation, Research Council, UK, British Council, and West Midlands Manufacturing Advisory Services. His industry clients include Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, JCB, L’Oreal, NHS, Britons Carpet, Cemex, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Kuwait National Petroleum Company and Unocal.

Research Interests

  • Research with: Indian oil Corporation Limited, India; Government of Barbados; Unocal, Thailand, CEMAX, UK.

  • Managing operational and project risk in oil and gas industry,

  • Project management, Service operations management, supply chain management, total quality management and six-sigma, environmental management, applications of multi-criteria decision making in industry.

Teaching Activity

  • Total quality management  
  • Project management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • BN2284 (UG) Total Quality Management
  • BN3372 (UG) Supply Chain Management
  • BNM223 (PG)  Managing Projects


  • PhD Jadavpur University, India
  • Master's in Industrial Engineering and Management,Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering , Jadavpur University, India.

Contact Details

Phone:  +44(0)121 204 4011
Email:  p.k.dey@aston.ac.uk
Room: ABS273

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Research Output 1994 2020

Achieving sustainability through innovation-led lean approaches to manufacturing supply chains

Bhattacharya, A. & Dey, P. K., Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Production Economics. 219, p. 402-404 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

A novel network data envelopment analysis model for performance measurement of Turkish electric distribution companies

Petridis, K., Ünsal, M. G., Dey, P. K. & Örkcü, H. H., 1 May 2019, In : Energy. 174, p. 985-998 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Data envelopment analysis
Electric power distribution

A structural equation modeling approach for assessing external and internal risk factors in projects

Malesios, C. & Dey, P. K., 9 Sep 2019, Risk Management in Engineering and Construction: Tools and Techniques. Ogunlana, S. & Dey, P. K. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Structural equation modeling
Risk factors
Risk management
Project business
Management science

Could Lean Practices and Process Innovation Enhance Supply Chain Sustainability of Small and Medium sized Enterprises?

Dey, P. K., Malesios, C., De, D., Chowdhury, S. & Abdelaziz, F. B., 1 May 2019, In : Business Strategy and the Environment. 28, 4, p. 582-598 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

small and medium-sized enterprise

Healthcare Supply Chain Management: Application in the Maltese Healthcare System

Dey, P. K., 31 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Health Services Management Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Delivery of Health Care
Hospital Equipment and Supplies
Focus Groups


A holistic supply chain integration theoretical framework within the Maltese manufacturing SMEs

Author: Cuschieri, R., 1 Mar 2016

Supervisor: Dey, P. K. (Supervisor) & Scully, J. W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


A sustainable supply chain study of the Indian bioenergy sector

Author: Eswarlal, V., 20 Feb 2014

Supervisor: Budhwar, P. S. (Supervisor) & Dey, P. K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Better queue management in a busy public hospital of a developing country without appointment system : an application using data envelopment analysis

Author: Safdar, K., 23 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Dey, P. K. (Supervisor) & Emrouznejad, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Decision support for lifecycle planning and risk management of small-scale biomass combined heat and power (bCHP) projects in the UK

Author: Wright, D., 19 Jun 2013

Supervisor: Dey, P. K. (Supervisor) & Brammer, J. G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Developing a decision framework for the strategic sourcing of biomass

Author: Scott, J., 5 Aug 2013

Supervisor: Dey, P. K. (Supervisor) & Ho, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy



quality assurance
learning environment

10th hottest paper on Science Direct

Prasanta Dey (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Soft computing
Analytic hierarchy process
Project management
Risk management

Emerald Literati Club Award for Excellence

Prasanta Dey (Recipient), 2002

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Management decisions
Decision support systems
Project risk management

MSc Scholarship (Industrial Engineering)

Prasanta Dey (Recipient), 1991

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2007 2013

International Journal of Operations and Production Management (Journal)

Prasanta Dey (Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

International Scientific Committee of Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection: Strategies and procedures for developing nations conference

Prasanta Dey (Member of programme committee)
30 Sep 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

International Journal of Energy Sector Management (Journal)

Prasanta Dey (Editor)
2012 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Journal of Advances in Management Research (Journal)

Prasanta Dey (Editorial board member)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Production Planning and Control (Journal)

Prasanta Dey (Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity