Modularity and SCM Sustainability

Date:                      Saturday, 21st November 2015.

Time:                      12:00pm-1:00pm

Venue:                   BUiD, Block 11, Level 1, Dubai International Academic City, Dubai.

Speakers:              Abiye Tob-Ogu & Raymond Obayi (University of Sheffield).

 

An emergent direction in supply chain sustainability research is one of increasingly modular emphasis, i.e. exploring different components of supply chains. This DTC session will present an overview of some key components of strategic SCM, with specific emphasis on the significance of freight transport sustainability and sustainable learning amongst specialised communities. The first part of the session explores specific constructs from the literature to present a conceptual framework for investigating ICT and freight sustainability. The resource based view (RBV) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) theories are explored as foundations for academic discourse and it identifies some relative opportunities for future research and specialisation in this area. 

21 Nov 2015

Date:                      Saturday, 21st November 2015.

Time:                      12:00pm-1:00pm

Venue:                   BUiD, Block 11, Level 1, Dubai International Academic City, Dubai.

Speakers:              Abiye Tob-Ogu & Raymond Obayi (University of Sheffield).

 

An emergent direction in supply chain sustainability research is one of increasingly modular emphasis, i.e. exploring different components of supply chains. This DTC session will present an overview of some key components of strategic SCM, with specific emphasis on the significance of freight transport sustainability and sustainable learning amongst specialised communities. The first part of the session explores specific constructs from the literature to present a conceptual framework for investigating ICT and freight sustainability. The resource based view (RBV) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) theories are explored as foundations for academic discourse and it identifies some relative opportunities for future research and specialisation in this area.

 

The second part of the workshop presentation is based on a working paper titled Building Sustainable Learning Organizations Using Specialized Adaptive, Replicative, and Innovative Communities of Practice by Obayi, Koh, and Oglethorpe (2015). For decades, researchers have sought to explain how organizations learn and acquire new capabilities. There have been debates about whether organizational learning occurs among individuals or within sub-groups. Ground breaking studies by Lave and Wegner (1991) revealed that the smallest unit within which organizational learning occurs is the ‘community of practice’. Expanding on this concept, the session explores how organizations and supply chains can facilitate sustainable and long-term learning using specialized communities of practice.

 

Abiye Tob-Ogu is a Doctoral researcher and tutor at the University of Sheffield Management school.  He is an active member of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) and Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability teams at the Sheffield University Management School. His thesis adopts a modular perspective to investigate logistics sustainability, exploring key theoretical perspectives on interrelationships between sustainable road freight and ICT. As a tutor, he is involved with teaching and delivery in operations management and green supply chain management at the Sheffield University Management School. His research interests include freight transport sustainability, green supply chains, reverse logistics, modular supply chain sustainability and sustainable road transport planning in emerging economies. With an active background in Accounting and Law, Abiye also undertakes teaching at the Sheffield International College where he delivers lectures on accounting. He has published and presented a number of conference papers at conferences including the White Rose Doctoral conference, 2014 and the European Operations Management Association conference, (EurOMA, 2015).

Raymond Obayi is a Doctoral researcher and tutor at the University of Sheffield Management School. A member of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research Centre at the University of Sheffield, he is also a part of other research centers like the Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC) and the Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES). His doctoral thesis explores the mediating role of organizational dynamic capabilities in facilitating knowledge sharing among players in collaborative networks; particularly virtual enterprises. His research interests include, dynamic capabilities, knowledge sharing in supply chains and collaborative networks, the relational theory of strategic management, and supply chain resource sustainability. He has contributed to a number of research papers, and the recent ones under review include: A Cyclic Framework of Supply Chain Resource Sustainability and its Embeddedness in Decision Making (2015, with Prof Lenny Koh, Dr. Ebrahimi and Prof Gunasekaran,), Integrated Resource Efficiency: Measurement and Management (2015, with Prof. Lenny Koh and Dr. Morris) The drivers and Barriers of Supply chain Integration: A systematic Literature review (2015, with Prof Oglethorpe and Prof Koh), Building Sustainable Learning Organizations Using Specialized Adaptive, Replicative, and Innovative Communities of Practice (with Prof. Lenny Koh and Prof. Oglethorpe), and Retail supply chain Flexibility: the mediating role of interorganizational learning drivers( with Prof. Oglethorpe, and Prof Lenny Koh). He has also published and presented his work at conferences such as the European Operations management Association conference (EurOMA 2014, 2015), International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA, 2015), and the Academy of Management Meeting (AOM, 2015).

Location: 
The British University in Dubai
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