Professor Thanos Papadopoulos

Professor of Management (Information Systems/Operations Management)

About

Thanos Papadopoulos is Professor of Management (Operations Management/Information Systems) and Director of the MBA at Kent Business School. He is also Associate Editor for International Journal of Operations and Production Management and 'Benchmarking: an international journal'.

Previously, he held appointments as Senior Lecturer in Information Systems and MBA Director at Sussex School of Business, Management, and Economics, University of Sussex, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Hull University Business School, and Lecturer in Knowledge and Information Systems Management at Southampton Business School.

Thanos holds a PhD from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK. He also holds a Diploma (Dipl-Eng, equivalent to MEng) in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the School of Engineering of Patras University, Greece, and an MSc in Information Systems from the Department of Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. He has been awarded the Best Paper Award in the 2007 International Conference on the Management of Healthcare and Medical Technology. He currently serves as an Editorial Board Member for Technological Forecasting and Social Change, and Industrial Management and Data Systems.

Research Interests

Operations and Information Management, with a focus on the strategic use of Information Systems for process improvements and sustainability within organisations and supply chains.
  • Information Systems’ adoption and stakeholder interactions during problem structuring and strategic thinking within group settings and process improvements;
  • Adoption and management of Information Systems to achieve sustainability within supply chains;
  • Differences between expert and novices in structuring problems through the use of Information Systems for process improvements within organizations and supply chains

Teaching

Operations Management, Information Systems

Supervision

Current Supervisees

  • Frank Donkor: The Impact of Supply Chain Integration on Supply Chain Sustainability and the moderating role of Environmental Uncertainty

Past Supervisees

  • Dr Elena Tavella (Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen).
  • Dr Bundit Thanasopon (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information Technology, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand).
  • Dr Daniel Ufua (Post-doc, Hull University).
  • Dr Mariana Almeida (Industry)
  • Dr Syed Tahir Abbas (Lecturer at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester)

Professional

Thanos currently acts as external examiner for Liverpool and Kingston Universities. He has been an external examiner for PhDs in several UK institutions (e.g. University of Bristol, Newcastle University, Royal Holloway, Brunel University).

Publications

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Article

  • Shibin, K. et al. (2018). Frugal Innovation for Supply Chain Sustainability in SMEs: Multi-method Research Design. Production Planning and Control [Online] 29:908-927. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2018.1493139.
  • Dubey, R. et al. (2018). Supply Chain Agility, Adaptability and Alignment: Empirical Evidence from the Indian Auto Components Industry. International Journal of Operations & Production Management [Online] 38:129-148. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-04-2016-0173.
  • Giannakis, M. et al. (2018). The design and delivery of modular legal services: implications for supply chain strategy. International Journal of Production Research [Online] 56:6607-6627. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2018.1449976.
  • Jeble, S. et al. (2018). Impact of Big Data & Predictive Analytics Capability on Supply Chain Sustainability. International Journal of Logistics Management [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJLM-05-2017-0134.
  • Papadopoulos, T. and Gunasekaran, A. (2018). Editorial: Big Data Analytics in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Computers & Operations Research [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2018.05.015.
  • Anagnostopoulos, D. et al. (2018). Policy and Information Systems implementation: The Greek Property Tax Information System Case. Information Systems Frontiers.
  • Dubey, R. et al. (2018). Supplier Relationship Management for Circular Economy: Influence of External Pressures and Top Management Commitment. Management Decision [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-04-2018-0396.
  • Mishra, D. et al. (2018). Supply chain performance measures and metrics: a bibliometric study. Benchmarking: An International Journal [Online] 25:932-967. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-08-2017-0224.
  • Gunasekaran, A. et al. (2018). Agile manufacturing: an evolutionary review of practices. International Journal of Production Research [Online]:1-21. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2018.1530478.
  • Dubey, R., Gunasekaran, A. and Papadopoulos, T. (2017). Green supply chain management: theoretical framework and future research directions. Benchmarking: An International Journal [Online] 24:184-218. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-01-2016-0011.
  • Dubey, R. et al. (2017). Can Big Data and Predictive Analytics Improve Social and Environmental Sustainability? Technological Forecasting and Social Change [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2017.06.020.
  • Gunasekaran, A., Subramanian, N. and Papadopoulos, T. (2017). Information Technology for competitive advantage within logistics and supply chains: A Review. Transportation Research Part E [Online] 99:14-33. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2016.12.008.
  • Gunasekaran, A. et al. (2017). Agile Manufacturing Practices: The Role of Big Data and Business Analytics with Multiple Case Studies. International Journal of Production Research [Online]:1-13. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1395488.
  • Luo, Z. et al. (2017). Explaining Environmental Sustainability in Supply Chains Using Graph Theory. Computational Economics [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10614-017-9688-2.
  • Dubey, R. et al. (2017). Antecedents of Resilient Supply Chains: An Empirical Study. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management [Online] PP:1-12. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2017.2723042.
  • Ufua, D., Papadopoulos, T. and Midgley, G. (2017). Systemic Lean Intervention: Enhancing Lean with Community Operational Research. European Journal of Operational Research [Online] 268:1134-1148. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.08.004.
  • Dubey, R. et al. (2017). World Class Sustainable Supply Chain Management: critical review and further research directions. International Journal of Logistics Management [Online] 28:332-362. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLM-07-2015-0112.
  • Reigada, C. et al. (2017). Implementation of the Needs Assessment Tool for Interstitial Lung Disease Patients (NAT:ILD): Facilitators and Barriers. Thorax [Online] 72:1049-1051. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209768.
  • Yusuf, Y. et al. (2017). Returnable Transport Packaging in developing countries: drivers,barriers and business performance. Production Planning and Control [Online] 28:629-658. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2017.1294271.
  • Dubey, R. et al. (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 [Online] 193:63-76. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2017.06.029.
  • Dubey, R. et al. (2017). Upstream Supply Chain Visibility and Complexity Effect on Focal Company's Sustainable Performance: Indian Manufacturers' Perspective. Annals of Operations Research [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10479-017-2544-x.
  • Luo, Z. et al. (2017). Sustainable production framework for cement manufacturing firms: a behavioural perspective. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews [Online] 78:495-502. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.04.069.
  • Dubey, R. et al. (2017). Examining Top Management Commitment to TQM Diffusion using Institutional and Upper Echelon Theories. International Journal of Production Research [Online]:1-19. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1394590.
  • Papadopoulos, T. et al. (2017). Big data and analytics in operations and supply chain management: managerial aspects and practical challenges. Production Planning & Control [Online] 28. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2017.1336795.
  • Irani, Z. et al. (2017). Social media and Web 2.0 for knowledge sharing in product design. Production Planning & Control [Online] 28:1047-1065. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2017.1329955.
  • Mishra, D. et al. (2017). Green supply chain performance measures: A review and bibliometric analysis. Sustainable Production and Consumption [Online] 10:85-99. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2017.01.003.
  • Thanasopon, B., Papadopoulos, T. and Vidgen, R. (2017). How do firms open up the front-end of service innovation? A case study of IT-based service firms in Thailand. International Journal of Innovation Management [Online] 22. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1142/S136391961850010X.
  • Mishra, D. et al. (2016). Vision, applications and future challenges of Internet of Things. Industrial Management & Data Systems [Online] 116:1331-1355. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-11-2015-0478.
  • Papadopoulos, T. et al. (2016). The role of Big Data in explaining disaster resilience in supply chains for sustainability. Journal of Cleaner Production [Online]. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.059.
  • Subramanian, N. et al. (2016). 4th party logistics service providers and industrial cluster competitiveness. Industrial Management & Data Systems [Online] 116:1303-1330. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-06-2015-0248.
  • Wang, G. et al. (2016). Big data analytics in logistics and supply chain management: Certain investigations for research and applications. International Journal of Production Economics [Online] 176:98-110. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.03.014.
  • Mani, V. et al. (2016). Supply chain social sustainability for developing nations: Evidence from India. Resources, Conservation and Recycling [Online] 111:42-52. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.04.003.
  • Dubey, R. et al. (2016). Explaining the impact of reconfigurable manufacturing systems on environmental performance: The role of top management and organizational culture. Journal of Cleaner Production [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.09.035.
  • Mani, V. et al. (2016). Social sustainability in the supply chain: Construct development and measurement validation. Ecological Indicators [Online] 71:270-279. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.07.007.
  • Mishra, D. et al. (2016). Big Data and supply chain management: a review and bibliometric analysis. Annals of Operations Research [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10479-016-2236-y.
  • Tavella, E. and Papadopoulos, T. (2016). Applying OR to problem situations within community organisations: a case in a Danish non-profit, member-driven food cooperative. European Journal of Operational Research [Online] 258:726-742. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2016.08.065.
  • Tayal, A. et al. (2016). Formulating and Solving Sustainable Stochastic Dynamic Facility Layout Problem: A Key to Sustainable Operations. Annals of Operations Research [Online]:1-35. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10479-016-2351-9.
  • Shibin, K. et al. (2016). Energy sustainability in operations: an optimization study. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology [Online] 86:2873-2884. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-016-8398-6.
  • Gunasekaran, A. et al. (2016). Big Data and Predictive Analytics for Supply Chain and Organizational Performance. Journal of Business Research [Online] 70:308-317. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.08.004.
  • Luo, Z. et al. (2016). Antecedents of low carbon emissions supply chains. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management [Online] 9:707-727. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCCSM-09-2016-0142.
  • Dubey, R. et al. (2016). Sustainable supply chain management: framework and further research directions. Journal of Cleaner Production [Online] 142:1119-1130. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.117.
  • Giannakis, M. and Papadopoulos, T. (2015). Supply chain sustainability: A risk management approach. International Journal of Production Economics: Challenges for Sustainable Operations – Selected papers of ICPR 2013 [Online] 171:455-470. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2015.06.032.
  • Irani, Z., Sharif, A. and Papadopoulos, T. (2015). Organizational Energy: A Behavioral Analysis of Human and Organizational Factors in Manufacturing. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management [Online] 62:193-204. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2015.2402215.
  • Paroutis, S., Franco, L. and Papadopoulos, T. (2015). Visual Interactions with Strategy Tools: Producing Strategic Knowledge in Workshops. British Journal of Management [Online] 26:S48-S66. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12081.
  • Stamati, T., Papadopoulos, T. and Anagnostopoulos, D. (2015). Social media for openness and accountability in the public sector: Cases in the greek context. Government Information Quarterly [Online] 32:12-29. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2014.11.004.
  • Thanasopon, B., Papadopoulos, T. and Vidgen, R. (2015). The role of openness in the fuzzy front-end of service innovation. Technovation [Online] 47:32-46. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2015.11.007.
  • Kumar, V. et al. (2015). Cross sector comparison of sustainability reports of Indian companies: A stakeholder perspective. Sustainable Production and Consumption [Online] 4:62-71. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.spc.2015.08.005.
  • Tavella, E. and Papadopoulos, T. (2015). Novice facilitators and the use of scripts for managing facilitated modelling workshops. Journal of the Operational Research Society [Online] 66:1967-1988. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1057/jors.2015.7.
  • Dubey, R. et al. (2015). The impact of big data on world-class sustainable manufacturing. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology [Online]:1-15. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/DOI 10.1007/s00170-015-7674-1.
  • Reigada, C. et al. (2015). Adaptation, face and content validation of a Palliative Care Needs Assessment Tool for people with Interstitial Lung Disease. British Medical Journal supportive & palliative care [Online] 5:111-112. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000838.26.
  • Dubey, R. et al. (2015). Green supply chain management enablers: Mixed methods research. Sustainable Production and Consumption [Online] 4:72-88. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2015.07.001.
  • Dubey, R. et al. (2015). Enablers of Six Sigma: contextual framework and its empirical validation. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence [Online]:1-27. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14783363.2015.1075877.
  • Tavella, E. and Papadopoulos, T. (2014). Expert and novice facilitated modelling: A case of a Viable System Model workshop in a local food network. Journal of the Operational Research Society [Online] 66:247-264. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1057/jors.2013.187.
  • Stamati, T., Papadopoulos, T. and Anagnostopoulos, D. (2014). Social media for openness and accountability in the public sector: Cases in the Greek context. Government Information Quarterly [Online] 32:12-29. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2014.11.004.
  • Gunasekaran, A. et al. (2014). Performance measures and metrics in outsourcing decisions: A review for research and applications. International Journal of Production Economics [Online] 161:153-166. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2014.12.021.
  • Gunasekaran, A., Irani, Z. and Papadopoulos, T. (2013). Modelling and analysis of sustainable operations management: certain investigations for research and applications. Journal of the Operational Research Society [Online] 65:806-823. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1057/jors.2013.171.
  • Papadopoulos, T., Stamati, T. and Nopparuch, P. (2013). Exploring the determinants of knowledge sharing via employee weblogs. International Journal of Information Management [Online] 33:133-146. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2012.08.002.
  • Gunasekaran, A., Irani, Z. and Papadopoulos, T. (2013). Modelling and analysis of sustainable operations management: Certain investigations for research and applications. Journal of the Operational Research Society [Online] 65:806-823. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jors.2013.171.
  • Merali, Y., Papadopoulos, T. and Nadkarni, T. (2012). Information systems strategy: Past, present, future? Journal of Strategic Information Systems [Online] 21:125-153. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsis.2012.04.002.
  • Papadopoulos, T. et al. (2012). The criticality of risk factors in CRM Projects. Project Management Journal [Online] 43:65-76. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pmj.20285.
  • Stamati, T. and Papadopoulos, T. (2012). Corporate memory management: An empirical study from Greece. OR insight [Online] 25:39-55. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ori.2011.13.
  • Papadopoulos, T. (2012). Public-private partnerships from a systems perspective: A case in the english national health service. Systems Research and Behavioural Science [Online] 29:420-435. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sres.2110.
  • Papadopoulos, T. et al. (2012). From Open Source to Open Innovation practices: A case in the Greek context in light of the debt crisis. Technological Forecasting and Social Change [Online] 80:1232-1246. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2012.10.030.
  • Ojiako, U. et al. (2012). Perception variability for categorised risk factors. Industrial Management and Data Systems [Online] 112:600-618. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02635571211225503.
  • Papadopoulos, T. (2012). Continuous innovation through lean thinking in healthcare: The role of dynamic actor associations. International Journal of Technology Management [Online] 60:266-280. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJTM.2012.049442.
  • Papadopoulos, T. et al. (2012). From open source to open innovation practices: A case in the greek context in light of the debt crisis. Technological Forecasting and Social Change [Online] 80:1232-1246. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2012.10.030.
  • Maguire, S. et al. (2011). Synchronicity and alignment of productivity: the real value from Service Science? Production Planning & Control [Online] 23:498-512. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2011.640038.
  • Sooklal, R., Papadopoulos, T. and Ojiako, U. (2011). Information systems development: a normalisation process theory perspective. Industrial Management and Data Systems [Online] 111:1270-1286. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02635571111170794.
  • Papadopoulos, T., Radnor, Z. and Merali, Y. (2011). The role of actor associations in understanding the implementation of Lean thinking in healthcare. International Journal of Operations and Production Management [Online] 31:167-191. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01443571111104755.
  • Papadopoulos, T. and Kanellis, P. (2011). Understanding the role of stakeholders during business intelligence implementations: an actor-network theory perspective. International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences 3:85-105.
  • Papadopoulos, T. (2011). Continuous improvement and dynamic actor associations: A study of lean thinking implementation in the UK National Health Service. Leadership in Health Services [Online] 24:207-227. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17511871111151117.
  • Maguire, S. et al. (2011). Synchronicity and alignment of productivity: The real value from Service Science? Production Planning and Control: The Management of Operations [Online] 23:498-512. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2011.640038.
  • Angelopoulos, S., Kitsios, F. and Papadopoulos, T. (2010). New service development in e-government: Identifying critical success factors. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy [Online] 4:95-118. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17506161011028821.
  • Papadopoulos, T. and Kanellis, P. (2010). A path to the successful implementation of Business Intelligence: An example from the Hellenic Banking sector. OR insight [Online] 23:15-26. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ori.2009.14.
  • Papadopoulos, T. and Merali, Y. (2009). Stakeholder dynamics and the implementation of process innovations: The case of Lean thinking in a UK NHS Hospital Trust. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management [Online] 10:303-324. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJHTM.2009.030453.
  • Papadopoulos, T. and Merali, Y. (2008). Stakeholder network dynamics and emergent trajectories of lean implementation projects: A study in the UK national health service. Public Money & Management [Online] 28:41-48. Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1078179.
  • Xenos, M. and Papadopoulos, T. (2007). Computer Aided Evaluation Of Higher Education Tutors' Performance. Studies in Educational Evaluation [Online] 33:175-196. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2007.04.005.

Book section

  • Papadopoulos, T. et al. (2016). Big Data and RFID in Supply Chain and Logistics Management: A Review of the Literature and Applications for Data Driven Research. in: Supply Chain Management in the Big Data Era. Business Science Reference, pp. 108-123. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0956-1.ch007.
  • Kitsios, F., Papadopoulos, T. and Angelopoulos, S. (2012). A roadmap to the introduction of pervasive information systems in healthcare. in: Wireless Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living and Healthcare: Systems and Applications. IGI Global, pp. 1-13. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-805-0.ch001.

Edited journal

  • Papadopoulos, T., Kanellis, P. and Stamati, T. eds. (2012). Part 2 Special Issue: Facilitating informations and knowledge management through information systems and operational research: From theory to practice. OR Insight [Online] 25:57-59. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ori.2011.20.
  • Papadopoulos, T., Kanellis, P. and Stamati, T. (2012). Part 1 Special Issue: Facilitating informations and knowledge management through information systems and operational research: From theory to practice Papadopoulos, T., Kanellis, P. and Stamati, T. eds. OR Insight [Online] 25:1-3. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ori.2011.19.
Total publications in KAR: 81 [See all in KAR]