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.