Dr. Sulafa Badi

Dr. Sulafa Badi


Associate Professor, Faculty of Business & Law
Honorary Senior Fellow at the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, University College London (UCL)

Contact details

+971 4 279 1400 Ext: 461
+971 4 279 1490
sulafa.badi@buid.ac.ae

Dr Sulafa Badi is Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Behaviour at the British University in Dubai (BuiD) and Honorary Senior Fellow at the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, University College London (UCL). She started her career as an Architect before joining academia and holds an MSc in Construction Economics and Management and a PhD in Project Management, both from UCL.

Dr Sulafa’s research focuses on social networks, particularly in the context of project and enterprise organisations as well as dynamic markets. In 2012, she co-founded the UCL Centre for Organisational Network Analysis (CONA@UCL). Her research has had both academic and practical impact and involved studies in the United Kingdom, China, India and the Middle East. She examined a variety of contexts including large infrastructure projects, service ecosystems, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), and community stakeholders. She secured research funding from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Transport for London (TfL) and Innovate UK. She presented the findings of her research at many international research conferences, winning several ‘Best Paper’ awards. She also published her research in leading international journals, including Industrial Marketing Management, Project Management Journal, Construction Management and Economics, and the International Journal of Managing Projects in Business.

Dr. Sulafa is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and has taught at both Master and Doctoral levels in the subjects of: project management, supply chain management, social networks in project and enterprise organisations, and organisation and people in projects. 

 

Degrees / Professional Qualification’s

  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK.
  • PhD Project Management, Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, University College London (UCL), UK.
  • MSc Construction Economics and Management, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London (UCL), UK.
  • BSc Architecture, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

Journal papers

 

  • Pryke, S., Badi, S., Soundararaj, B. and Addyman, S. (2017), Self-Organising Networks in Complex Infrastructure Projects, Project Management Journal, forthcoming.
  • Badi, S. and Diamentidou, D. (2017), A Social Network Perspective of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Greek Construction Projects, Architectural Engineering and Design Management, https://goo.gl/2qtM6t
  • Pryke, S.; Badi, S. and Bygballe, L. (2017), Editorial for the Special Issue: Social Networks in Construction, Construction Management and Economics, 35 (8–9), 445–454.
  • Badi, S.; Wang, L. and Pryke, S. (2017). Relationship Marketing in Guanxi networks: A Social Network Analysis Study of Chinese construction Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Industrial Marketing Management, 60 (2017), 204-218
  • Badi, S. (2016). Public sustainable-energy requirements and innovation in UK PFI school projects. Construction Management and Economics, 35(4), 218-238.
  • Badi, S. and Pryke, S. (2016), Assessing the impact of risk allocation on Sustainable Energy Innovation (SEI): The case of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) school projects, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 9(2), 1-25. 
  • Broft, R., Badi, S. M. and Pryke, S. (2016), Towards Supply-Chain Maturity in Construction, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6(2), 187-204.
  • Pryke, S., Lunic, D. and Badi, S. (2015). The effect of leader emotional intelligence on leader-follower chemistry: A study of construction project managers. Construction Management and Economics, 33(8), 603-624. 
  • Badi, S. and Pryke, S. (2015). Assessing the quality of collaboration towards the achievement of Sustainable Energy Innovation in PFI school projects. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 8(3), 408 – 440. 

 

Research reports

 

  • Pryke, S; Soundararaj, B; Addyman, S and Badi, S (2017), Evaluation: collaborative teams for complex infrastructure projects through Social Network Analysis, The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, UCL, London, UK. Available online: https://goo.gl/vC4p6p.
  • Pryke, S. and Badi, S. (2016), The Hub and the Place: An international study of the processes and stimulants of large transport hubs and the effects on urban development in the UK, China, and India, The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), London, UK.
  • Doloi, H, Pryke, S. and Badi, S. (2016), The Practice of Stakeholders’ Engagement in Infrastructure Projects: A comparative study of two major projects in Australia and the UK, The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), London, UK.

 

Conference papers

 

  • Badi, S.; Razmdoost, K. and Murtagh, N. (2017), Processes of service ecosystem collapse: the UK Green Deal as an illustrative case, ARCOM 2017 (Association of Researchers in Construction Management), University of Cambridge, UK, 4-6 September 2017. 
  • Badi, S.; Razmdoost, K. and Murtagh, N. (2017), When service ecosystems collapse: understanding the demise of the UK Green Deal, Naples Forum on Services, Sorrento, Italy, 6-9 June 2017 (Paper won NFS Best Paper Award in the category ‘Networks and Systems’)
  • Ojuri, O., Pryke, S. and Badi, S. (2017). Service exchange between service ecosystems and networks: resource integrators as value co-creation. Naples Forum on Services, 6-9 June, Sorrento, Italy.
  • Ojuri, O., Pryke, S. and Badi, S. (2017). Knowledge brokers in water infrastructure supply chain actors: Are they an issue? Dresden Nexus Conference, 17-19 May, Dresden, Germany.
  • Badi, S., Li, M. and Pryke, S. (2016). The Influence of Communication Network Centrality on Individual Popularity: A Case Study of a Chinese Construction Project, COBRA 2016 (Annual conference of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors), Toronto, Canada, 19-22 September 2016.
  • Badi, S.; Wang, L. and Pryke, S. (2016). Relationship Marketing in Guanxi networks: A Social Network Analysis Study of Chinese construction Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Sunbelt XXXVI- Annual research conference of the International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Newport Beach, California, 4-10 April 2016.
  • Diamantidou, D. and Badi, S. (2015), Assessing the Impact of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on Inter-organisational Communication in Construction Projects: A Social Network Analysis (SNA) Study, Sunbelt XXXV- Annual research conference of the International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Brighton, UK, 23 Jun 2015–28 Jun 2015.
  • Pryke, S.; Badi, S.; Soundararaj, B. Watson, E. and Addyman, S. (2015). Managing complex infrastructure projects: A social network perspective, IRNOP 2015 (Annual conference of the International Research Network on Organising by Projects), University College London, London, UK, 22 Jun 2015-24 Jun 2015.
  • Pryke, S.; Badi, S.; Soundararaj, B. Watson, E. and Addyman, S. (2015). Self-organising networks in complex projects. COBRA 2015 (Annual conference of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors), Sydney, Australia, 8 Jul 2015-10 Jul 2015 (paper won RICS 2015 Best Construction Paper Award).
  • Badi, S. M. (2014). Collaborating for Sustainable Energy Innovation in PFI school projects. Presented at: Energy, Society and People: A multi-disciplinary UCL Symposium. 29 May 2014.
  • Badi, S. M. and Pryke, S. (2014). Risk allocation and Sustainable Energy Innovation (SEI) in complex public-sector procurement: the case of the UK’s Private Finance Initiative (PFI) school projects. EURAM 2014 (Annual conference of the European Academy of Management), Valencia, Spain, 04 Jun 2014–07 Jun 2014.
  • Pryke, S., Broft, R. and Badi, S. M. (2014). SCM and extended integration at the lower tiers of the construction supply chain: An explorative study in the Dutch construction industry. CIB 2014 (Annual conference of International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction), Sri Lanka, 04 May 2014– 07 May 2014 (Paper won CIB 2014 Best Paper Award)
  • Pryke, S., Lunic, D. and Badi, S. M. (2014). The effect of leader emotional intelligence on leader-follower chemistry: A study of construction project managers. EURAM 2014 (Annual conference of the European Academy of Management), Valencia, Spain, 04 Jun 2014–07 Jun 2014.
  • Badi, S. M., Almadhoob, H. and Pryke, S. (2014). The Influence of Social Networks on Firm’s Success, Survival and Growth: A Social Network Analysis investigation of SMEs in the Bahrain Construction Industry. Sunbelt XXXIV- Annual research conference of the International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA), St Pete Beach, Florida, 18 Feb 2014–23 Feb 2014.
  • Badi, S. and Pryke, S. (2013). Client/User-Producer communication and collaboration and Sustainable Energy Innovation (SEI) in complex public-sector procurement: The case of the UK’s Private Finance Initiative (PFI) school projects. EURAM 2013 (Annual conference of the European Academy of Management), Istanbul, Turkey, 26 Jun 2013– 29 Jun 2013.
  • Pryke, S. and Badi, S. M. (2013). Identifying optimal business network configurations in construction project supply chains. Sunbelt XXXIII-Annual research conference of the International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Hamburg, Germany, 21 May 2013–26 May 2013.
  • Pryke, S., Watson, E. and Badi, S. M. (2013). Project Performance and Client Centrality. EURAM 2013 (Annual conference of the European Academy of Management), Istanbul, Turkey, 26 Jun 2013–29 Jun 2013.
  • Badi, S. M. and Pryke, S. (2006). The effect of trust on the accuracy of design-development information flows in UK construction new procurement systems: A social network analysis. Sunbelt XXVI-Annual research conference of the International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Vancouver, Canada, 24 Apr 2006–30 Apr 2006.

 

 

Esteem Appointments and Affiliations

  • 2017 to date  Reviewer, Journal of Architectural Engineering and Design Management (AEDM).
  • 2017 to date Member, Scientific Committee, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM).
  • 2017 to date Reviewer, COBRA 2018, Annual conference of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, UCL, April 2018.
  • 2017 to date Reviewer, Journal of Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.
  • 2017 to date Reviewer, Journal of Asian and African Studies (JAS).
  • 2016 to date Guest Editor, Construction Management and Economics (CME), Special Issue ‘Social Networks in Construction’ with Stephen Pryke (UCL) and Lena Bygballe (BI Norwegian Business School).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, Facility Management Journal (FMJ).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business (IJMPiB).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, Construction Management and Economics (CME).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, Building Research and Information (BRI).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, European Management Journal (EMJ).
  • 2014- 2016 Member, UCL Non-Professorial Academic Board.
  • 2015 to date Reviewer, IRNOP 2015, International Research Network on Organising by Projects 12th biannual Conference, UCL, 22–24 May 2015.
  • 2014 to date Reviewer, International Conference on Public Private Partnership (ICPPP), Austin, Texas, 26–29 May 2015.
  • 2014 to date Reviewer, EURAM 2014, European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Valencia, Spain, 4–7 Jun 2014.
  • 2013 to date Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK.
  • 2012 to date Member, European Academy of Management (EURAM).
  • 2006 to date Member, International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA).
  • 2001 to date Member, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

 

 

Prizes, Awards and Honours

  • 2017 Award, Naples Forum on Services Best Paper Award in the category ‘Networks and Systems’, Sorrento, Italy, 6-9 June 2017.
  • 2015 Award, RICS 2015 Best Construction Paper Award, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) COBRA 2015 International Conference, Sydney, Australia, 8–10 Jul 2015.
  • 2014 Award, CIB 2014 Best Paper Award, Construction Industry Board (CIB) 2014 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, Sri Lanka, 4–7 May 2014.
  • 2000 Award, Commendation for Outstanding MSc Thesis, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK.
  • 1995 Award, University Prize for Outstanding Performance–3rd year Architecture, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
  • 1994 Award, University Prize for Outstanding Performance–2nd year Architecture, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
  • 1993 Award, University Prize for Outstanding Performance–1st year Architecture, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

 

Esteem Appointments and Affiliations

  • 2017 to date  Reviewer, Journal of Architectural Engineering and Design Management (AEDM).
  • 2017 to date Member, Scientific Committee, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM).
  • 2017 to date Reviewer, COBRA 2018, Annual conference of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, UCL, April 2018.
  • 2017 to date Reviewer, Journal of Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.
  • 2017 to date Reviewer, Journal of Asian and African Studies (JAS).
  • 2016 to date Guest Editor, Construction Management and Economics (CME), Special Issue ‘Social Networks in Construction’ with Stephen Pryke (UCL) and Lena Bygballe (BI Norwegian Business School).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, Facility Management Journal (FMJ).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business (IJMPiB).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, Construction Management and Economics (CME).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, Building Research and Information (BRI).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, European Management Journal (EMJ).
  • 2014- 2016 Member, UCL Non-Professorial Academic Board.
  • 2015 to date Reviewer, IRNOP 2015, International Research Network on Organising by Projects 12th biannual Conference, UCL, 22–24 May 2015.
  • 2014 to date Reviewer, International Conference on Public Private Partnership (ICPPP), Austin, Texas, 26–29 May 2015.
  • 2014 to date Reviewer, EURAM 2014, European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Valencia, Spain, 4–7 Jun 2014.
  • 2013 to date Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK.
  • 2012 to date Member, European Academy of Management (EURAM).
  • 2006 to date Member, International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA).
  • 2001 to date Member, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

 

 

Prizes, Awards and Honours

  • 2017 Award, Naples Forum on Services Best Paper Award in the category ‘Networks and Systems’, Sorrento, Italy, 6-9 June 2017.
  • 2015 Award, RICS 2015 Best Construction Paper Award, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) COBRA 2015 International Conference, Sydney, Australia, 8–10 Jul 2015.
  • 2014 Award, CIB 2014 Best Paper Award, Construction Industry Board (CIB) 2014 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, Sri Lanka, 4–7 May 2014.
  • 2000 Award, Commendation for Outstanding MSc Thesis, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK.
  • 1995 Award, University Prize for Outstanding Performance–3rd year Architecture, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
  • 1994 Award, University Prize for Outstanding Performance–2nd year Architecture, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
  • 1993 Award, University Prize for Outstanding Performance–1st year Architecture, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

 

Esteem Appointments and Affiliations

  • 2017 to date  Reviewer, Journal of Architectural Engineering and Design Management (AEDM).
  • 2017 to date Member, Scientific Committee, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM).
  • 2017 to date Reviewer, COBRA 2018, Annual conference of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, UCL, April 2018.
  • 2017 to date Reviewer, Journal of Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.
  • 2017 to date Reviewer, Journal of Asian and African Studies (JAS).
  • 2016 to date Guest Editor, Construction Management and Economics (CME), Special Issue ‘Social Networks in Construction’ with Stephen Pryke (UCL) and Lena Bygballe (BI Norwegian Business School).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, Facility Management Journal (FMJ).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business (IJMPiB).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, Construction Management and Economics (CME).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, Building Research and Information (BRI).
  • 2016 to date Reviewer, European Management Journal (EMJ).
  • 2014- 2016 Member, UCL Non-Professorial Academic Board.
  • 2015 to date Reviewer, IRNOP 2015, International Research Network on Organising by Projects 12th biannual Conference, UCL, 22–24 May 2015.
  • 2014 to date Reviewer, International Conference on Public Private Partnership (ICPPP), Austin, Texas, 26–29 May 2015.
  • 2014 to date Reviewer, EURAM 2014, European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Valencia, Spain, 4–7 Jun 2014.
  • 2013 to date Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK.
  • 2012 to date Member, European Academy of Management (EURAM).
  • 2006 to date Member, International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA).
  • 2001 to date Member, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

 

 

Prizes, Awards and Honours

  • 2017 Award, Naples Forum on Services Best Paper Award in the category ‘Networks and Systems’, Sorrento, Italy, 6-9 June 2017.
  • 2015 Award, RICS 2015 Best Construction Paper Award, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) COBRA 2015 International Conference, Sydney, Australia, 8–10 Jul 2015.
  • 2014 Award, CIB 2014 Best Paper Award, Construction Industry Board (CIB) 2014 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, Sri Lanka, 4–7 May 2014.
  • 2000 Award, Commendation for Outstanding MSc Thesis, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, UK.
  • 1995 Award, University Prize for Outstanding Performance–3rd year Architecture, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
  • 1994 Award, University Prize for Outstanding Performance–2nd year Architecture, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
  • 1993 Award, University Prize for Outstanding Performance–1st year Architecture, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
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