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BBS (Hon’s), PhD, CMILT, FHEA.

Doctoral Thesis entitled: Modeling Antecedents to Collaborative Intent in the Irish Road Freight Industry; An Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour.

Prince 2 Project Management Practitioner Level


Dr Eoin Plant is Senior Lecturer of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at South Wales Business School. Eoin joined the University of South Wales in 2009. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Eoin is also a member of the Humanities and Social Science Research Institute (HUMSOC) in the Faculty of Business and Society.

Dr Plant is programme lead for the Doctor of Business Administration programme. He has supervised and examined doctoral research in the fields of attitude measurement, the Theory of Planned Behaviour, and the application of Structural Equation Modelling. Dr Plant also holds module leadership for:

  • Developing the Doctoral Research Project
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Dissertations
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Transport and Logistics


Eoin has supervised masters research in many aspects of Supply Chain Management and Logistics, in particular: green supply chain issues in international contexts, international perspectives on third-party logistics, the position of logistics organisation to facilitate collaboration.

He is currently supervising eight doctoral research students and has examined doctorates in the areas of logistics and attitude measurement.


Programme Lead (Part-Time Programme) for:
Doctor of Business Administration
MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
MSc Strategic Procurement.


Qin, F., Zhang, X., Plant, E. (2016) The welfare effects of nationalization in a mixed duopoly public transport market, Operational Research, 1-26 [DOI: 10.1007/s12351-016-0241-1]

Abdullah, A., Thomas, B., Murphy, L., Plant, E. (2016) An investigation of the benefits and barriers of e-business adoption activities in Yemeni SMEs, Strategic Change, In Print.

Afoyolan, A., Plant, E., White, G.R.T., Jones, W.P., Beynon-Davies, P. (2015) Information Technology Usage in SMEs in a Developing Economy. Strategic Change, Special Issue ‘Strategic Impact of the Deployment of Information Technology’, 24 (5),483-498, [DOI: 10.1002/jsc.2023].

Thomas, A., White, G.R.T., Plant, E., Zhou, P. (2015) Challenges and Practices in Halal Meat Preparation: a case study investigation of a UK slaughterhouse. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, [DOI:10.1080/14783363.2015.1044892].

Davies, L., White, G.R.T., Plant, E., Lee, C. (2015) Measuring Outsourcing Efficacy: a quantitative examination of on-site outsourcing performance in the aerospace manufacturing sector. Strategic Change, Special Issue ‘High Technology Ventures’, 24 (4), 339-350 [DOI: 10.1002/jsc.2014]

Plant, E., Yusen, X. , White, G.R. T. (2015) Green Supply Chain Management in Chinese Electronic Manufacturing Organisations; An analysis of senior managements’ perceptions. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 6 (3), 21-30 [DOI: 10.4018/IJSESD.2015070102].

White, G.R.T., Afolayan, A., Plant, E. (2014) ‘Challenges to the Adoption of E-Commerce Technology for Supply Chain Management in a Developing Economy: a focus on Nigerian SMEs’. In, Lacka, E., Chan, H.K., Yip, N. ‘E-Commerce Platform Acceptance: suppliers, retailers and consumers’. Springer: UK.

Ablola, M., Plant, E., Lee, C.T. (2014) “The Future of Sustainable Urban Freight Distribution: A Delphi study of the Drivers and Barriers of Electric Vehicles (EV) in London”, 42nd European Transport Conference: 29 September to 1 October, Goethe University, Frankfurt Germany.

Ablola, M., Plant, E., Lee, C.T. (2014) “The Future of Sustainable Urban Freight Distribution: A Delphi study of the Drivers and Barriers of Electric Vehicles in London”, 5th Institution of Engineering and Technology Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Conference (HEVC 2014), London, 5-6th November.

Ablola, M., and Plant, E., (2013) “The Future of Sustainable Urban Freight Distribution: A Delphi study of the Drivers and Barriers of Electric Vehicles in London”, Logistics Research Network, Aston University, 4th to 6th September 2013.

Thomas, A., Plant, E., Byard, P., and Evans, M. (2012) “Sustainable Six Sigma – An Organisational Learning Perspective”, International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Aston University, September 2012.

Plant, E., Xu, Y. and White, G. (2012) “Green Supply Chain Management in Chinese Electronic Manufacturing Organizations: an analysis of Senior Managements’ perceptions”, International Workshop on Green Supply Chains, Université d’Artois, June 2012.

Plant, E. and McGovern, J. (2011), “Behavioural Antecedents of Inter-firm Linkages in the Irish Road Freight Industry”, The 43rd Annual Conference of the Universities’ Transport Studies Group, Open University, Milton Keynes.

Plant, E. and McGovern, J. (2007), “Behavioural Decision Making of Owner-managers and the Development of Transport Logistics Value Adding Services”, The 12th International Symposium on Logistics, July, Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, Budapest, Hungary, pp. 539-545.

Plant, E. and McGovern, J. (2007), “Rationales for Collaboration; Implications for the Irish Road Freight Industry”, The 19th Annual NOFOMA Conference, June, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, pp. 895-906.

Plant, E. (2005), “Road Freight Collaboration, The Road Ahead?”, Logistics Solutions, Vol. 8, pp. 26-29.

Plant, E. (2003), “An Examination of EU Directive 98/76/EC in Regards to the Irish Road Haulage Industry”, Irish Academy of Management Conference, Sept., Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Dublin.

Plant, E., Allen, D. and Sweeney, E. (2003), “An Investigation of the Irish Road Haulage Industry’s External Environment”, Institute of Logistics and Transport, Logistics Research Network Conference, Sept., CASS Business School, City University, London.


Dr Plant is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT), Humanities and Social Science Research Institute (HUMSOC).


Reviewer for:
Transport Policy (The official journal of the World Conference on Transport Research Society)
International Journal of Transport and Logistics
International Journal of Logistics; Research and Application.

External Examiner:
University of Huddersfield: Bachelor courses in logistics and supply chain management


Completed Strategic Insight Programme: Evaluation of automotive component sector manufacturer’s supply chain strategy for end of life cycle products.

Current Strategic Insight Programme: Assessment and development of fleet management strategies for local authorities.

Modelling behavioural decision-making in supply chain management
Attitudes to information sharing in green supply chain management
Metacognitive reasoning of higher education students; application of structural equation modelling
Urban Freight Strategies

Areas of Expertise

Decoupling Transport-logistics from Economic Growth, Modelling Business Decision-making, The Theory of Planned Behaviour, Structural Equation Modelling. Freight Transport Externalities.

Dr Plant welcomes doctoral research proposals in these areas.

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