Arvind Upadhyay

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Handelshøgskolen ved UiS
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Arvind Upadhyay is Professor of International Trade, Supply Chain and Logistics at the University of Stavanger Business School, University of Stavanger, Norway.

Professor Upadhyay's research, consulting and teaching stretch across the management spectrum, emphasising integrating operations and supply chain with other management subject areas. He combines a sound technical base across all aspects of operations, logistics and supply chain management with excellent communication skills, delivering knowledge, understanding and skills in a user-friendly, relevant manner. He has teaching experience across Doctoral, Master, and Undergraduate levels and on vocational and professional courses. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), UK. The Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) also awarded him the Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE) in 2020.

Professor Upadhyay has taken an active role in the research and publications. His research has been published in the International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning and Control, Journal of Business Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Business Strategy and the Environment, and Journal of Cleaner Production, amongst others. He has presented at international conferences, including European Operations Management Association Conferences, Production and Operations Management Society Conference, British Academy of Management and research lunch seminars at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Research Interest

Professor Upadhyay’s research interests lie in the field of operations and supply chain management, specifically around two interrelated phenomena: operational efficiency and sustainability. Both phenomena often stretch beyond the walls of a single organisation and demand complex and holistic solutions. The most recent additions to his research scope include broader issues such as greenhouse gas emissions and the social impacts of supply chain practices. Due to the emergence of the digital economy, his research scope also includes the impact of the digital economy on business operations, for example, Industry 4.0.

Supervisory Interest

Professor Upadhyay has successfully supervised ten doctoral students as their Lead Supervisor till completion. He welcomes enquiries from potential PhD students in the areas of operations management, logistics and supply chain management. He also has a particular interest in innovative empirical methodologies. His current areas of research are:

- Implementation and design of supply chain strategy and supply chain 4.0.

- Sustainable supply chain management

- Reducing supply chain vulnerability and risk

Knowledge Exchange

Professor Upadhyay has seventeen years of experience, including ten years of academic and seven years of corporate experience in Norway, India, Switzerland and the UK.

He has worked on many industrial projects, for example, John Deere, Luxembourg – Cash Management and Risk Assessment, Transport for London (TfL), UK – Sustainable Procurement Practices in TfL, Surrey County Council, UK – Role of Project-Based Learning, Pyroban SS, UK: (Pyroban provides explosion protection solutions for materials handling equipment and diesel engines)- Project: Identifying and applying an appropriate decision-making technique for supplier selection, Schuh, UK (Footwear company)- Project: Understanding key motivating factors for employees in a high-pressure retail job etc.

He also received many grants from British Council-Newton on projects, like Higher Education for all’, ‘Sustainability in Pantanal’ and ‘Food Supply Chain Practices’ in Brazil; ‘Short Food Supply Chains: A pathway to sustainable development and employment creation’ in Thailand; ‘Resource Scarcity: Securing a sustainable development of mineral resource base’ in Kazakhstan; ‘Sustainable Development– Exploring Energy Efficiency Opportunities through Supply Chain and Operations Innovation’ project in Aguascalientes, Mexico among other.

He welcomes enquiries for guest lectures, consulting projects, research collaboration and research degree supervision in the area of logistics and supply chain management, project management, sustainability, and operations management.

Selected Publications

  • Song, M., Zhou, W., Upadhyay, A. and Shen, Z. 2023. Evaluating hospital performance with plant capacity utilization and machine learning. Journal of Business Research. 

  • Sahoo, S., Kumar, A. and Upadhyay, A. 2022. How Green Knowledge Management and Green Technology Innovation Impact Corporate Environmental Performance? –Understanding The Role of Green Knowledge Acquisition. Business Strategy and the Environment.

  • Srivastava, D., Kumar, V., Ekren, B., Upadhyay, A., Tyagi, M. and Kumari, A. 2022. Adopting Industry 4.0 by leveraging organisational factors. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

  • Mukhuty, S., Upadhyay, A. and Rothwell, H. 2022. Strategic sustainable development of Industry 4.0 through the lens of social responsibility: The role of human resource practices.  Business Strategy and the Environment.

  • Upadhyay, A., Mukhuty, S., Garza-Reyes, J.A. and Shukla, V. 2022. A Review of Lean and Agile Management in Humanitarian Supply Chains: Analysing the Pre-Disaster and Post-Disaster Phases, and Future Directions. Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations.

  • Jraisat, L., Jreissat, M. Upadhyay, A. Sajjad, F. and Balodi, K. 2022. Paradox of Strategic Partnerships for Sustainable Value Chains: Perspectives of Not-for-Profit Actors. Business Strategy and the Environment.

  • Sharma, M., Kumar, A., Luthra, S. and Upadhyay, A. 2022. The Impact of Environment Dynamism on Low-Carbon Practices and Digital Supply Chain Networks to Enhance Sustainable Performance: An Empirical Analysis. Business Strategy and the Environment.

  • Jraisat, L., Upadhyay, A., Ghalia, T., Kumar, V. and Sarpong, D. 2021. Triads in Sustainable Supply-Chain Perspective: Why is a Collaboration Mechanism Needed?, International Journal of Production Research.

  • Upadhyay, A., Kumar, A., Kumar, V. and Alzaben, A. 2021. A Novel Business Strategies Framework of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Practises in Logistics to Minimize Environmental Waste and Improve Performance. Business Strategy and the Environment.

  • Upadhyay, A., Mukhuty, S., Kumar, V. and Kazancoglu, Y. 2021Blockchain Technology and the Circular Economy: Implications for Sustainability and Social Responsibility.  Journal of Cleaner Production.

  • Liang, T., Upadhyay, A., Mohan, S. and Subramanian, N. 2019. Environmental improvement initiatives in the coal mining industry: Maximisation of the triple bottom line. Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations.

  • Kumar, N., Upadhyay, A., Ximing, P. 2019. Integrating sustainable supply chain practices with operational performance: An exploratory study of Chinese SMEs. Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations.

  • White, G., Svetlana. C., Upadhyay, A., Subramanian, N., and Dwivedi. A. 2019. Soft side of knowledge transfer partnership between universities and small to medium enterprises: Exploratory study to understand process improvement. Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations.