Dr Stephen Childe
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Dr Stephen Childe

Associate Professor in Business Management & Operations

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)

Qualifications

Dr Stephen Childe is an Associate Professor in Operations Management at Plymouth Business School, Plymouth,UK.  He is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.  He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a member of IFIP Working Group 5.7 "Advances in Production Management Systems".  He was formerly a Vice-Chairman of the UK Institution of Operations Management and is the Editor of the international journal "Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations" which addresses operations management in all sectors,especially focussing on research that addresses or identifies problems experienced in industry.

Brief details of selected publications (Co-authors and other details availablefrom author)

Journal of Cleaner Production

- Therole of Big Data in explaining disaster resilience in supply chains forsustainability, 2017, Vol. 142, Part 2, 1108-1118

- SustainableSupply Chain Management: Theory, Framework and Further Research Directions,2017, Vol. 142, Part 2, 1119-1130.

- Explainingthe Impact of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems on EnvironmentalPerformance: the role of top management and organizational culture, 2018, Vol.141,56-66

- Examiningthe role of Big Data & Predictive Analytics on Collaborative Performance incontext of Sustainable Consumption and Production Behaviour, Accepted

 

International Journal ofOperations and Production Management

- Supplychain agility, adaptability and alignment: empirical evidence from the Indianauto components industry, 2018. Vol. 38, 1, 129-148

- PredictingPerformance - A Dynamic Capability View, Accepted

 

International Journal ofProduction Economics

- How to improve firm performance using big dataanalytics capability? 2016, Vol.186, 113-131

- Examining the effect of Institutional Pressuresand Organizational Culture on shaping Performance Measurement Systems (PMS) forSustainability Benchmarking: Some Empirical Findings, 2017, Vol.193, 63-76

 

Journal of Business Research

- Big Data Analytics and Firm Performance: Effectsof Dynamic Capabilities, 2017, 70, 356-365.

- Big data and predictive analytics for supplychain and organizational performance, 2017, 70, 308-317.

 

Renewable & SustainableEnergy Reviews

- Sustainable Production Framework for CementManufacturing Firms: a Behavioural Perspective. 2017, Vol.78, 495-502

 

Technological Forecasting andSocial Change

- Can Big Data and Predictive Analytics improvesocial and environmental sustainability? Accepted.

 

Ecological Indicators

- Social sustainability in the supply chain:Construct development and measurement validation, 2016, Vol.71, 270-279

 

Resources, Conservation andRecycling

- Towards a Theory of Sustainable Consumption andProduction: Constructs and Measurement, 2016, Vol.106, 78-89

 

International Journal ofProduction Research

- Examining Top Management Commitment to TQMDiffusion using Institutional and Upper Echelon Theories. 2017, Volume 56, No.8,2988-3006

- Modelling quality dynamics on business value andfirm performance in big data analytics environment, 2016, Vol.55 No.17, 5011-5026

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Blome C & Luo Z 2018 'Antecedents of Resilient Supply Chains: An Empirical Study' IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management PEARL
Jeble S, Dubey R, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Roubaud D & Prakash A 2018 'Impact of Big Data & Predictive Analytics Capability on Supply Chain Sustainability' International Journal of Logistics Management, The 29, (2) 513-538 , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Hazen B, Giannakis M & Roubaud D 2017 'Examining the effect of external pressures and organizational culture on shaping performance measurement systems (PMS) for sustainability benchmarking: Some empirical findings' International Journal of Production Economics 193, 63-76 , DOI PEARL
Childe SJ 2017 'Sustainable Production Framework for Cement Manufacturing Firms: a Behavioural Perspective' Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Luo Z, Wamba SF & Roubaud D 2017 'Can big data and predictive analytics improve social and environmental sustainability?' Technological Forecasting and Social Change , DOI PEARL
Childe SJ, Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Papadopoulos T, Luo Z & Roubaud D 2017 'Upstream Supply Chain Visibility and Complexity Effect on Focal Company's Sustainable Performance: Indian Manufacturers' Perspective' Annals of Operations Research , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Papadopoulos T, Childe SJ, Shibin KT & Fosso Wamba S 2017 'Sustainable supply chain management: framework and further research directions' Journal of Cleaner Production 142, (2) 1119-1130 , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Helo P, Papadopoulos T, Childe SJ & Sahay BS 2017 'Explaining the Impact of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems on Environmental Performance: the role of top management and organizational culture' Journal of Cleaner Production , DOI PEARL
Luo Z, Gunasekaran A, Dubey R, childe S & Papadopoulos T 2017 'ANTECEDENTS OF LOW CARBON EMISSIONS SUPPLY CHAINS' International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management 9, (5) 707-727 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Wamba SF, Gunasekaran A, Akter S, Ren SJ-F, Dubey R & Childe SJ 2017 'Big data analytics and firm performance: Effects of dynamic capabilities' Journal of Business Research , DOI PEARL
Gunasekaran A, Papadopoulos T, Dubey R, Wamba SF, Childe SJ, Hazen B & Akter S 2017 'Big data and predictive analytics for supply chain and organizational performance' Journal of Business Research 70, 308-317 , DOI PEARL
Childe S 2017 'Case studies in the management of operations' Production Planning & Control , DOI
Ji-fan Ren S, Fosso Wamba S, Akter S, Dubey R & Childe SJ 2017 'Modelling quality dynamics on business value and firm performance in big data analytics environment' International Journal of Production Research PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T & Fosso Wamba S 2017 'World Class Sustainable Supply Chain Management: critical review and further research directions' International Journal of Logistics Management , DOI PEARL
Akter S, Fosso Wamba S, Gunasekaran A, Dubey R & Childe SJ 2016 'How to improve firm performance using big data analytics capability?' International Journal of Production Economics , DOI PEARL
Mani V, Agarwal R, Gunasekaran A, Papadopoulos T, Dubey R & Childe SJ 2016 'Social sustainability in the supply chain: Construct development and measurement validation' Ecological Indicators 71, 270-279 , DOI PEARL
Mishra D, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Dubey R, Papadopoulos T & Fosso Wamba S 2016 'Vision, applications and future challenges of Internet of Things: A bibliometric study of the recent literature' Industrial Management & Data Systems , DOI PEARL
Mishra D, Gunasekaran A, Papadopoulos T & Childe SJ 2016 'Big Data and supply chain management: a review and bibliometric analysis' Annals of Operations Research , DOI PEARL
Papadopoulos T, Gunasekaran A, Dubey R, Altay N, Childe SJ & Fosso-Wamba S 2016 'The role of Big Data in explaining disaster resilience in supply chains for sustainability' Journal of Cleaner Production , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Altay N, Childe SJ & Papadopoulos T 2016 'Understanding employee turnover in humanitarian organizations' Industrial and Commercial Training 48, (4) 208-214 , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Wamba SF & Papadopoulos T 2016 'The impact of big data on world-class sustainable manufacturing' The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 84, (1-4) 631-645 , DOI PEARL
Shibin KT, Gunasekaran A, Papadopoulos T, Childe SJ, Dubey R & Singh T 2016 'Energy sustainability in operations: an optimization study' The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Wamba SF & Song M 2016 'Towards a theory of sustainable consumption and production: Constructs and measurement' RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING 106, 78-89 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Papadopoulos T & Childe SJ 2015 'Green supply chain management enablers: Mixed methods research' Sustainable Production and Consumption 4, 72-88 , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Fosso Wamba S & Papadopoulos T 2015 'Enablers of Six Sigma: contextual framework and its empirical validation' Total Quality Management & Business Excellence 1-27 , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A & Childe SJ 2015 'The design of a responsive sustainable supply chain network under uncertainty' The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 80, (1-4) 427-445 , DOI
Maddern H, Smart PA, Maull RS & Childe S 2014 'End-to-end process management: implications for theory and practice' Production Planning & Control 25, (16) 1303-1321 , DOI
2014 '25 is a milestone figure' Production Planning & Control 25, (1) 1-1 , DOI
Alexander AT & Childe SJ 2013 'Innovation: a knowledge transfer perspective' Production Planning & Control 24, (2-3) 208-225 , DOI
Errington M & Childe SJ 2013 'A business process model of inspection in remanufacturing' Journal of Remanufacturing 3, (1) 7-7 , DOI
Antony J, Gijo EV & Childe SJ 2012 'Case study in Six Sigma methodology: manufacturing quality improvement and guidance for managers' Production Planning & Control 23, (8) 624-640 , DOI
Childe SJ 2012 'A new schedule for PPC' Production Planning & Control 23, (1) 1-1 , DOI
Childe SJ 2011 'What are the hot topics in the management of operations?' Production Planning & Control 22, (7) 611-611 , DOI
Childe SJ 2011 'Best Paper Award' Production Planning & Control 22, (4) 335-335 , DOI
Childe SJ 2011 'Case studies in operations management' Production Planning & Control 22, (2) 107-107 , DOI
Childe SJ 2010 'New knowledge for environmental improvements' Production Planning & Control 21, (8) 723-723 , DOI
Childe SJ 2010 'How can we manage the repair of more used products?' Production Planning & Control 21, (7) 651-652 , DOI
Childe SJ 2010 'Do managers learn from experience?' Production Planning & Control 21, (5) 427-427 , DOI
Childe SJ 2010 'Best Paper Award' Production Planning & Control 21, (3) 249-249 , DOI
Childe SJ 2010 'Twenty years of PPC' Production Planning & Control 21, (1) 1-2 , DOI
Childe SJ 2009 'A vision of sustainability' Production Planning & Control 20, (8) 665-665 , DOI
Childe SJ 2009 'Operations management research agenda' Production Planning & Control 20, (5) 383-384 , DOI
Childe SJ 2009 'Best Paper Award' Production Planning & Control 20, (3) 191-191 , DOI
Childe SJ 2009 'Activities at the end of life' Production Planning & Control 20, (1) 1-2 , DOI
Childe SJ 2008 'An operations view of recession' Production Planning & Control 19, (8) 723-724 , DOI
Childe SJ 2008 'Managers of networks?' Production Planning & Control 19, (6) 545-546 , DOI
2008 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 19, (3) 197-197 , DOI
2008 'Worlds of operations management' Production Planning & Control 19, (1) 1-1 , DOI
Ijomah WL & Childe SJ 2007 'A model of the operations concerned in remanufacture' International Journal of Production Research 45, (24) 5857-5880 , DOI
Childe SJ 2007 'Operations management and people' Production Planning & Control 18, (8) 627-627 , DOI
2007 'Products, services and value' Production Planning & Control 18, (7) 537-537 , DOI
2007 'How should we organise our companies?' Production Planning & Control 18, (5) 365-366 , DOI
Childe SJ 2007 'Best paper award' Production Planning & Control 18, (4) 273-273 , DOI
2007 'From product specialist to management of production operations' Production Planning & Control 18, (3) 171-171 , DOI
2007 'Can operations managers save the world?' Production Planning & Control 18, (2) 73-73 , DOI
2006 'Theory and Practice' Production Planning & Control 17, (8) 755-755 , DOI
2006 'What is the role of a research journal?' Production Planning & Control 17, (5) 439-439 , DOI
2006 'Best paper award' Production Planning & Control 17, (4) 333-333 , DOI
2006 'What's in a name?' Production Planning & Control 17, (1) 3-3 , DOI
2005 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 16, (7) 633-633 , DOI
2005 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 16, (5) 425-425 , DOI
2005 'Best paper award' Production Planning & Control 16, (3) 241-242 , DOI
Childe SJ 2005 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 16, (1) 1-1 , DOI
2004 'Special issue editorial: In memory of Nelson Tang' Production Planning & Control 15, (8) 775-775 , DOI
2004 'Inward or outward looking management?' Production Planning & Control 15, (5) 483-483 , DOI
2004 'Best Paper Award' Production Planning & Control 15, (3) 237-237 , DOI
Smart PA, Maull RS, Childe SJ & Radnor ZJ 2004 'Capitalizing on thematic initiatives: a framework for process-based change in SMEs' Production Planning & Control 15, (1) 2-12 , DOI
Childe SJ 2004 'Editorial Six things to manage – Operators' Production Planning & Control 15, (1) 1-1 , DOI
Childe SJ 2003 'Editorial: Six things to manage – equipment' Production Planning & Control 14, (7) 587-587 , DOI
Childe SJ, Gingele J & Miles M 2003 'Incorporating links to ISO 9001 into manufacturing process models using IDEF9000' International Journal of Production Research 41, (13) 3091-3118 , DOI
2003 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 14, (5) 397-398 , DOI
Johansen S 2003 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 14, (3) 213-214 , DOI
Childe SJ 2003 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 14, (1) 1-2 , DOI
Gingele J, Childe SJ & Miles ME 2002 'A modelling technique for re-engineering business processes controlled by ISO 9001' Computers in Industry 49, (3) 235-251 , DOI
Childe SJ 2002 'Guest editorial - Six things to manage - Designs' PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL 13, (6) 495-496 Author Site , DOI
Childe SJ 2002 'Six things to manage--Designs' Production Planning & Control 13, (6) 495-496 , DOI
Childe SJ 2002 'A Green Future?' Production Planning & Control 13, (4) 335-335 , DOI
Bradford J & Childe SJ 2002 'A non-linear redesign methodology for manufacturing systems in SMEs' Computers in Industry 49, (1) 9-23
2002 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 13, (3) 235-235 , DOI
Childe S 2002 'Untitled' PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL 13, (3) 235-235 Author Site
2001 'Are you a supplier or a customer?' Production Planning and Control 12, (6) 559-559 , DOI
Nash Z, Childe S & Maull R 2001 'Factors affecting the implementation of process based change' International Journal of Technology Management 22, (1-3) 55-72
2001 'Editorial' Production Planning and Control 12, (4) 315-315 , DOI
Childe SJ 2001 'Are we safe from salesmen?' Production Planning & Control 12, (8) 727-727 , DOI
2001 'Are you a supplier or a customer?' Production Planning & Control 12, (6) 559-559 , DOI
2001 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 12, (4) 315-315 , DOI
Nash Z, Childe S & Maull R 2001 'Factors affecting the implementation of process based change' International Journal of Technology Management 22, (1/2/3) 55-55 , DOI
Childe SJ 2001 'Life is tough in manufacturing!' Production Planning & Control 12, (1) 1-1 , DOI
Childe SJ 2001 'The proof of the pudding…' Production Planning & Control 12, (7) 647-647 , DOI
Nelder G, Childe S & Willcock J 2000 'The Impact of Research on Manufacturing SMEs' Industry and Higher Education 14, (4) 217-223 , DOI
Childe SJ 2000 'Editorial No authors no journal' Production Planning & Control 11, (5) 421-421 , DOI
Childe SJ 2000 'Editorial: A word from the new Editor' Production Planning & Control 11, (4) 313-313 , DOI
Childe S 2000 'No readers no point' Production Planning & Control 11, (7) 627-627 , DOI
Childe SJ 2000 'No reviewers, no quality' Production Planning & Control 11, (6) 521-521 , DOI
2000 'The Team' Production Planning & Control 11, (8) 731-731 , DOI
Childe S 1999 'Stimulating Manufacturing Excellence in SMEs: Introduction' Industry and Higher Education 13, (5) 330-331 , DOI
Smart PA, Maull RS & Childe SJ 1999 'A reference model of 'operate' processes for process-based change' International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing 12, (6) 471-482 , DOI
Childe SJ 1998 'The extended concept of co-operation' Production Planning & Control 9, (4) 320-327 , DOI
Maull R & Childe S 1994 'Business Process Re‐engineering' International Journal of Service Industry Management 5, (3) 26-34 , DOI
Childe SJ, Maull RS & Bennett J 1994 'FRAMEWORKS FOR UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING' International Journal of Operations and Production Management 14, (12) 22-34
MAULL RS & CHILDE SJ 1993 'A step-by-step guide to the identification of an appropriate computer-aided production management system' Production Planning & Control 4, (1) 69-76 , DOI
Maull R & Childe S 1993 'Methodologies for the Regeneration of Manufacturing Competitiveness' Manufacturing Research and Technology 16, (C) 13-21 , DOI
CHILDE SJ, MAULL RS & WEAVER AM 1993 'THE APPLICATION OF HIERARCHICAL CONTROL-SYSTEMS TO REDUCE LEAD TIMES IN ONE-OF-A-KIND PRODUCTION (OKP)' IFIP TRANSACTIONS B-APPLICATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY 13, 517-524 Author Site
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A & Childe SJ 0 'Big data analytics capability in supply chain agility: The moderating effect of organizational flexibility' Management Decision , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Luo Z, Fosso Wamba S, Roubaud D & Foropon C 0 'Examining the role of Big Data & Predictive Analytics on Collaborative Performance in context of Sustainable Consumption and Production Behaviour' Journal of Cleaner Production PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Hazen B & Roubaud D 0 'Examining Top Management Commitment to TQM Diffusion using Institutional and Upper Echelon Theories' International Journal of Production Research 56, (8) 2988-3006 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Childe SJ, Nudurupati S & Hasegan M 0 'Predicting Performance - A Dynamic Capability View' International Journal of Operations and Production Management , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ & Papadopoulos T 0 'Skills needed in supply chain - human agency and social capital analysis in third party logistics' Management Decision , DOI PEARL
Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T & Helo P 0 'Supplier Relationship Management for Circular Economy: Influence of External Pressures and Top Management Commitment' Management Decision , DOI PEARL
Childe SJ 0 'Supply chain agility, adaptability and alignment: empirical evidence from the Indian auto components industry' International Journal of Operations and Production Management 38, (1) 129-148 , DOI PEARL
Conference Papers
Pakgohar A, Childe SJ & Zhang DZ 2013 'A DSS Solution for Integrated Automated Bidding, Subcontractor Selection and Project Scheduling' 72-85
Alexander AT & Childe SJ 2012 'A framework for the transfer of knowledge between universities and industry' 534-548 , DOI
Baban P, Zhang D, Howard M, Childe S & Lamming R 2010 'Supply chain quality management: Analysing service-based relations within a supply chain in the manufacturing environment'
Baban P, Zhang D, Howard M, Childe S & Lamming R 2010 'Supply chain quality management: Analysing service-based relations within a supply chain in the manufacturing environment to APMS-2010 doctoral workshop 09-10 October 2010, Cernobbio, Como, Italy'
Errington M & Childe SJ 2008 'Profit seeking business models for EU producer responsibility compliance' 181-190
Ijomah WL, Hammond GP, Childe SJ & McMahon CA 2005 'A robust description and tool for rernanufacturing: A resource and energy recovery strategy' 472-479
Ijomah WL, McMahon C & Childe S 2004 'Remanufacturing - a key strategy for sustainable development' 51-63
Wood CL & Childe SJ 1998 'Process re-engineering - commitment, consultants and all that stuff!' 561-567
Greswell T, Childe S & Maull R 1998 'Three manufacturing strategy archetypes - A framework for the UK aerospace industry' 53-60
Childe SJ, Smart PA & Weaver AM 1997 'The use of generic process models for process transformation' 51-60
Maull RS, Weaver AM, Childe SJ, Smar PA & Bennett J 1995 'Current issues in business process re‐engineering' 37-52 , DOI
Greswell T, Childe S, Maull R & Bennett J 1995 'Linking manufacturing strategy to process improvement' 656-660
WEAVER A, MAULL R, CHILDE S & BENNETT J 1994 'A SOFT SYSTEMS APPROACH TO MANUFACTURING REDESIGN' 50-54
MARTIN V, WHITTLE S, TRANFIELD D, SMITH S, CHILDE S, MAULL R & ENGINEERS IE 1994 'STRATEGIES FOR REGENERATING MANUFACTURING COMPETITIVENESS - MANAGEMENT BY PERCEPTION' 461-468
OBRIEN J, CHILDE S & MAULL R 1994 'THE APPLICATION OF COMPUTER SIMULATION FOR BUSINESS PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY' 784-788
MAULL R, CHILDE S, WEAVER A, BENNETT J, BROWN P, OBRIEN J & HIGH S 1994 'THE ROLE OF IDEF(0) IN PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING' 90-94
CHILDE SJ, DELAPASCUA G, HALLIHAN AJ, MAULL RS & PEARCE PD 1993 'PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS IN A MAKE TO ORDER COMPANY' 1200-1200
CHILDE SJ, MAULL RS & WEAVER AM 1993 'THE APPLICATION OF HIERARCHICAL CONTROL-SYSTEMS TO REDUCE LEAD TIMES IN ONE-OF-A-KIND PRODUCTION (OKP)' 517-524
MAULL R, CHILDE S, HUGHES D, BENNETT J, TRANFIELD D, SMITH S & ENGINEERS IE 1992 'METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO THE REGENERATION OF COMPETITIVENESS IN MANUFACTURING' 12-17
MAULL RS, CHILDE SJ & HUGHES DR 1991 'A USER LED METHODOLOGY FOR THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INTEGRATED PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT-SYSTEMS' 419-426
Other Publications
Childe S 0 The strategy quest. 0 0 1152-1153 , DOI