Steve Brown is Professor of Management within the Business School at the University of Southampton. He is currently a Visiting Professor to The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and was also Visiting Professor at Tias Business School in Holland 1999-2018. Until recently, he was Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Operations & Production Management, which is the leading publication on operations management in Europe and in the top three in the world in the subject. Under his leadership IJOPM rose to a 4 rating (world class) within Association of Business School rankings on journals. His management experience was gained in both Public and Private Sectors including large and SME organisations. He remains actively involved in consulting in a range of organisations in manufacturing and service sectors including government level engagements.
He has published numerous refereed articles and is author of the books, Strategic Operations Management (now in its 4th edition); Strategic Manufacturing for Competitive Advantage; Manufacturing the Future – Strategic Resonance for Enlightened Manufacturing; and Operations Management – Policy, Practice and Performance Management.
Brown S, Bessant J. and Jia J (2018) Strategic Operations Management (4th edition) Routledge Oxford.
Brown S, Lamming R.,and Bessant J. (2013) Strategic Operations Management (3rd edition) Routledge Oxford.
Brown S, Lamming R., Bessant J., and Jones P. (2005) Strategic Operations Management (2nd edition) Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford.
Swart, J, Mann, C. and Brown S (2005): Strategy, Operations and Tactics in Employee Development Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier Oxford
Jia, J, Gong, Y Brown S Ko, L (2018) Supply Chain Learning of Sustainability in Multi-tier Supply Chains: A resource orchestration perspective. International Journal of Operations & Production Management – Vol. 38 Issue: 4, pp.1061-1090.
Bigdelli A, Baines T, and S Brown (2018) Measuring servitization progress and outcome: the case of advanced services”. Production Planning & Control – Vol 29 Issue 4, pp315-332
Jia, J, Gong, Y and Brown S (2018) Sustainable multi-tier supply chain management: The role of supply chain leadership. International Journal of Production Economics DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2018.07.022
Jia, J, Gong, Y and Brown S (2018) Supply Chain Finance: A systematic literature review and bibliometric analysis. International Journal of Production Economics. Vol. 204, p160-173
Hill, A., Cuthbertson, R., Laker, B., Brown, S. (2017) Service fitness ladders: improving business performance in low cost and differentiated markets. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 37 Issue: 10, pp.1266-1303.
Matthias, O., & Brown, S. (2016). Implementing operations strategy through Lean processes within health care: The example of NHS in the UK. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 36 Issue 11, pp 1435-1457.
Gosling, Jonathan Jia, Fu Gong, Yu Brown, Steve (2016) The role of supply chain leadership in the learning of sustainable practice: toward an integrated framework Journal of Cleaner Production Vol 137, pp1458-1469pp.
Doran D, Hill A, Brown S, Aktas E and M Kuula (2013): Operations management teaching Establishing content and relevance to practitioners Industry & Higher Education Vol 27, No 5, pp 375–387.
Brown, S (2013) Operations Masters Series – An interview with Wickham Skinner. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp. 104-110.
Brown S. & Vondráček, P (2013) Implementing time-based manufacturing practices in pharmaceutical preparation manufacturers Production Planning & Control Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 28-46.
Baines, T., Brown, S., Benedettini, O., & Ball P. (2012). Examining Green Production and Its Role within the Competitive Strategy of Manufacturers. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp 53-87.
Brown, S (2012) The Masters Series – An interview with Terry Hill, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 32 Iss: 3, pp.375 – 384
Vice Chancellor’s Award for Collegiality, Southampton University
Best Paper Award. 1-5th July 2017. Gong, Y., Jia, F. and Brown, S. (2017), Supply Chain Learning Of Sustainability In Multi-Tier Supply Chains: A Resource Orchestration Perspective EurOMA Conference Edinburgh
Numerous teaching awards from the University of Bath and the University of Exeter.