Dr Gareth White
PhD, University of the West of England, 2013.
PGCert, University of the West of England, 2007.
MSc Management, University of Glamorgan, 2004.
Intermediate (Specialist) Certificate in Food Safety and Hygiene, 2002.
HNC Mechanical Engineering, Alt-yr-yn College, 1991.
Lucas Girling Technician Apprenticeship, 1987-1991.
A professional Mechanical Engineer with experience of automotive, civil & military nuclear engineering, FMCG, non-profit and SME manufacturing industries, holding several patents in automotive safety-critical systems and Formula 1.
I gained my PhD in the field of Knowledge Acquisition from the University of the West of England – “Knowledge Acquisition in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: an Activity Theory based study of business process improvement using process mapping”.
Co-author of the leading textbook ‘Business Information Management’ with Dr Dave Chaffey.
ISBN-10: 0273711792 • ISBN-13: 9780273711797
Director of Connections Research Group.
A pan-faculty initiative to stimulate and support trans-disciplinary research and development.
Co-Director of the Centre for Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement Excellence (CSCOPE).
I have supervised three PhDs to completion:
- An examination of the processes of strategic planning in the Welsh public bodies.
- An exploration of the presence of experts as a driver for mimicral behaviour within the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence Commercial Function
- An examination of complex adaptive systems in the public sector.
Currently supervising several PhDs and DBAs across a range of disciplines:
- supply chain knowledge acquisition
- information system value analysis
- decision making in NGOs
- IT adoption in SMEs
- multi-skilled team motivational characteristics
- healthcare informatic provision
Supervised Postgraduate MA/MSc and MBA Dissertations in the fields of,
- Technology Acceptance Modelling in Social Care and manufacturing sectors
- JIT and lean adoption in manufacturing SMEs
- eCommerce and eProcurement adoption, barriers and benefits in manufacturing and service sectors
Chaired PhD/DBA viva voce examinations at The University of South Wales.
External Examiner for 2 PhDs at Coventry University and Cardiff Metropolitan University.
External examiner for 1 DBA at The University of Gloucestershire.
External examiner for 1 MPhil at the University of Glamorgan, Faculty of Advanced Technology.
Internal Examiner for 4 DBA at the University of South Wales, Faculty of Business and Society.
Internal Examiner for 2 PhD at the University of South Wales, Faculty of Business and Society.
Examiner for 2 MPhil-PhD Transfers at the University of South Wales, Faculty of Business and Society.
Organiser, with Dr Wendy Philips, of ‘Unsustainable 2011’. A conference at The University of the West of England to challenge and explore the concept of ‘sustainability’, disseminate the lessons from successful case studies and present tools to improve environmental performance.
Program Committee Member for the Information Systems Post-implementation and Change Management Conference (ISPCMC), Lisbon, 2014.
Program Committee Member for the Information Systems Post-implementation and Change Management Conference (ISPCMC), Lisbon, 2015.
Program Committee Member for the Information Systems Post-implementation and Change Management Conference (ISPCMC), Lisbon, 2016.
Technical Committee Member for the International Symposium on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 2017. http://www.ieomsociety.org/ieomuk/
Invited Reviewer for the 2016 European Conference on Information System, Istanbul.
Invited Reviewer for the 2017 European Conference on Information System, Guimaraes, Portugal.
Keynote speaker for 2016 International Conference on Information Technology, Amity University, India.
I have held non-Executive Director positions for:
- ‘Decarbonated Consultancy’ that specialise in carbon & energy management, carbon
offsetting and environmental systems development in Extreme Sports and Event Industries.
- ‘Continuous Capital’ that operate a sustainable charity aiming to alleviate poverty in the
developing world through micro loans to small businesses.
My scholarly endeavours have been recognised with Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award for ‘Demonstrating Excellence in Academic Leadership’ (2013), ‘Gold Star’ Award for Postgraduate Student Pastoral Support (2014), Student Choice Awards ‘Best Faculty Supervisor’ (2016) and ‘Best University Supervisor’ (2016).
Course Leader for off-campus MSc Procurement.
Module Leader for undergraduate subjects:
Project and Operations Management
Supply Chain Management, Risk and Sustainability
Strategic Relationships and eBusiness
Module Leader for postgraduate subjects:
Strategic Operations Management and Operations Research
Business Functions and Processes
Thomas, A., White, G.R.T., Plant, E. and Zhou, P. (2017) Challenges and Practices in Halal Meat Preparation: a case study investigation of a UK slaughterhouse. TQM & Business Excellence, 28(1-2), 12-31.
White, G.R.T. (2016) Future Applications of Blockchain in Business and Management: a Delphi study. Strategic Change, Special Issue on The Future of Money and Further Applications of the Blockchain, forthcoming.
White, G.R.T., Jones, W.P., Beynon-Davies, P. (2016) The Strategic Impact of Information Technology Deployment, Part 4. Strategic Change, Special Issue on ‘Strategic Impact of the Deployment of Information Technology’, forthcoming.
Eaves, S., Kumar, V., White, G.R.T., Glanfield, K. (2016) Challenge and Opportunity: the strategic impact of information technology on, and through, knowledge sharing during joint venture. Strategic Change Special Issue on ‘Strategic Impact of the Deployment of Information Technology’, Forthcoming.
Razak, A.A., Rowling, M., White, G.R.T., Mason-Jones, R. (2016) Public Sector Supply Chain Management: A Triple Helix Approach to Aligning Innovative Environmental Initiatives. Foresight and STI Governance, 10(1), 43-52.
White, G.R.T., Parfitt, S., Lee, C., Mason-Jones, R. (2016) Challenges to the Development of Strategic Procurement: a meta-analysis of organisations in the public and private sectors. Strategic Change, 25(3), 285-298.
White, G.R.T., Samuel, A. (2016) Fairtrade and Halal Food Certification and Labeling: Commercial Lessons and Religious Limitations. Journal of Macromarketing, 36(4).
Mohammed, A., White, G.R.T., Wang, X., Chan, H.K. (2016) IT Adoption in Social Care: a study of the factors that mediate technology adoption. Strategic Change, Special Issue on ‘Strategic Impact of the Deployment of Information Technology’, Forthcoming.
White, G.R.T., Jones, W.P., Beynon-Davies, P. (2016) The Strategic Impact of Information Technology Deployment, Part 3. Strategic Change, Special Issue on ‘Strategic Impact of the Deployment of Information Technology’, forthcoming.
Beynon-Davies, P., Jones, W.P., White, G.R.T. (2016) Business Patterns and Strategic Change. Strategic Change, Special Issue on ‘Strategic Impact of the Deployment of Information Technology’, Forthcoming.
Thomas, A., Byard, P., Francis, M., Fisher, R., White, G.R.T. (2016) Profiling the Resiliency and Sustainability of UK Manufacturing Companies. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 27(1), 82-99.
White, G.R.T., Jones, W.P., Beynon-Davies, P. (2016) The Strategic Impact of Information Technology Deployment, Part 2, 25(1), 589-591.Strategic Change, Special Issue on ‘Strategic Impact of the Deployment of Information Technology’, forthcoming.
White, G.R.T., Puckering, A. and Parry, G. (2016) Knowledge Acquisition in Information System Development: a case study of system developers in an international bank. Strategic Change, 25(1), 667-681.
White, G.R.T. and Cicmil, S. (2016) Knowledge Acquisition Through Process Mapping: factors affecting the performance of work-based activity. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 65(3), 302-323.
White, G.R.T., Jones, W.P., Beynon-Davies, P. (2015) The Strategic Impact of Information Technology Deployment, Part 1. Strategic Change, 24(5), 401-403.
Afoloyan, A., Plant, E., White, G.R.T., Jones, W.P. and Beynon-Davies, P. (2015) Information Technology Usage in SMEs in a Developing Economy. Strategic Change, 24(5), 483-498.
Parry, G., DeBock, R. and White, G.R.T. (2015) Global Information System Implementation: a study of strategic and cultural challenges and enablers in a DMNC. Strategic Change, 24(5), 447-462..
White, G.R.T., Wang, X. and Li, D. (2015) Inter-Organisational Green Packaging Design: a case study of influencing factors and constraints in the automotive supply chain. International Journal of Production Research, 53(21), 6551-6566.
Davies, L., White, G.R.T., Plant, E. and 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.
Plant, E., Yusen, X. and 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(4), 21-30.
White, G.R.T., Sarpong, D. and Ndrecaj, V. (2015) Sustainable packaging: Regulations and operational challenges in a manufacturing SME. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 6(4), 31-40.
Razak, A.A. and White, G.R.T. (2015) The Triple Helix Model for Innovation: a holistic exploration of barriers and enablers. International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling. 7(3), 278-291.
Wang, X. and White, G.R.T. (2014) Lifecycle Assessment for Eco-packaging Design: a hybrid multi-criteria decision analysis approach. Transactions on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing. 1(1), 350-361.
Deasy, M., White, G.R.T., Parfitt, S. and Ringwald, K. (2014) Asymmetric Procurement in the Public Sector. Strategic Change, 23(1-2), 21-29.
White, G.R.T. and James, P. (2014) Extension of Process Mapping for the Identification of ‘Green Waste’. Benchmarking: An International Journal. 21(5), p835-850.
Jones, W.P., Packham, G., Pickernell, D., Thomas, B.C. and White, G.R.T. (2013) E-Commerce trading activity and the SME sector: an FSB perspective. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 20(4), p866-888.
Chan, H.K., Wang, X., White, G.R.T. and Yip, N. (2013) An Extended Fuzzy-AHP Approach for the Evaluation of Green Product Designs. IEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 60(2), p327-339.
White, G.R.T., Lomax, M. and Parry, G (2012) The Implementation of an Environmental Management System in the Not for Profit Sector. Benchmarking: An International Journal. 21(4), p509-526.
White, G.R.T. and Lomax, M (2010) Environmental Management Systems: Costs, Benefits and an Activity Theory Approach to Understanding their Knowledge-Generating Capabilities. The Environmentalist, 100, p12-16.
White, G.R.T., Samson, P., Thomas, A. and Rowland-Jones, R. (2009) The Implementation of a Quality Management System in the Not-For-Profit Sector. The TQM Journal, 21(3), p273-283.
White, G.R.T., Carter, S., Abdrazak, A. and Prabhakar, G. (2009) Profiling an Entrepreneurial Family in the UK. Management & Organization, 2(1), p5-18.
Mikic, S., White, G.R.T. and Razak, A.A., (2009) A knowledge review: implications for future research and practical application. International Journal of Business Management, 4(1), p26-31.
Mohammed, U., White, G.R.T. and Prabhakar, G. (2008) Culture and Conflict Management Style of International Project Managers. International Journal of Business Management, 3(5), p3-11.
White, G.R.T. and Djebarni, R. (2008) The Turing Test for Organisational Intelligence. IB Scientific, 3(1), p7-9.
White, G.R.T., Gardiner, G., Prabhakar, G. and Abdrazak, A. (2007) A Comparison of Barcoding and RFID Technologies in Practice. Journal of Information, Information Technology and Organizations, 2, p119-132.
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.
Chaffey, D., White, G.R.T. (2010) ‘Business Information Management’. Pearson Education: UK.
Abdullah, A., White, Gareth R. T., Thomas, B. (2016) Conceptualising a New Stage Model of Electronic Business Adoption in Yemeni SMEs. ISBE Conference, Paris.
White, G.R.T. and Brown, K. (2016) Future Applications of Blockchain: toward a value-based society. INCITE Conference. Amity University October 2016.
Stephens, V., White, G.R.T. and Mason‐Jones, R. (2016) "Problematising the Concept of ‘Sustainability’ in the Supply Chain through Systematic Literature Review’, BAM Conference, Newcastle.
Afolayan, A., White, G.R.T, and Mason‐Jones, R. (2016) “Why Knowledge Acquisition is Important to effective Supply Chain Management: The Role of Supply Chain Managers as Knowledge Acquisitors”, BAM Conference, Newcastle.
Samuel, A., Taylor, D. and White, G.R.T. (2016) ‘Unpacking the Authenticity Gap in Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons learned from Levi’s ‘Go Forth Braddock’ Campaign.’ Academy of Marketing, 11th Global Brand Conference, ‘Brands that do good’ 27th -29th April 2016.
Madhavan, N., White, G.R.T., Ramdane, D. (2014) User Value Perceptions and Expectations of the Welsh Clinical Portal within hospitals in Wales. ISPCM Conference, Lisbon.
Wang, X., White, G.R.T. (2014) Life Cycle Assessment for Eco-Packaging Design: a Hybrid Multi- Criteria Decision Analysis Approach. SDM 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Cardiff.
Byard, P., Thomas, A., Evans, M., White, G.R.T. (2012) Reengineering Manufacturing Buisnesses – Characterising and Defining Future Growth in the UK. International Conference on Manufacturing Research, 11-13th September 2012.
Sarpong, D., White, G.R.T., Skinner, H. (2012) Harnessing the Technology Wave for Tourism: drawing on the community of practice of Human Search Engines. Academy of Marketing Conference July 2012: ‘Marketing: Catch the Technology Wave’. Winner of Best In Track, ‘Event and Experiential Marketing’.
Plant, E., Xu, Y., White, G.R.T. (2012) Green Supply Chain Management in Chinese Electronic Manufacturing Organizations: an analysis of Senior Managements’ perceptions. International Workshop on Green Supply Chains, University of Artois, 22nd June 2012.
White, G.R.T. (2011) An Extension of Process Mapping for the Identification and Reduction of ‘Green Waste’., Paper presented at the Unsustainability 2011 , University of the West of England.
White, G.R.T., Jenkins, D, Roberts, H (2011) The Impact of the Packaging Material Regulations upon a Small to Medium Manufacturing Enterprise in the UK: barriers to maximising environmental performance in the supply chain., Paper presented at the Unsustainability 2011 , University of the West of England.
White, G.R.T., Lomax, M. (2011) The Softer Side of Going Green. New Technologies, Regional Geographies.
White, G.R.T., Wang, X, Freeth, I (2009) Knowledge Transfer Partnerships at the University of the West of England, Paper presented at the Innovation Through Knowledge Transfer , Hampton Court.
White, G.R.T., Warnaby, G, Prabhakar, G, Abdrazak, A (2008) Adoption and Use of E-Commerce by Small Businesses in the UK Tourism Industry, Paper presented at the Entrepreneurship and Firms in the New Economy Conference.
White, G.R.T., Djebarni, R. (2005) Managerial Practices and Performance in Family Business in Greece. Edge Conference.
Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI).
Member of the Institute of Knowledge Transfer (MInstKT).
Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET).
Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (MCILT).
Reviewer for International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management.
Reviewer for Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing.
Reviewer for Production Planning and Control.
Reviewer for Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.
Reviewer for Business Process Management Journal.
Reviewer for International Journal of Technology Management.
Reviewer for International Journal of Production Economics.
Reviewer for Construction Management and Economics.
Reviewer for Transportation Research Part: E.
Reviewer for International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy.
Reviewer for Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering.
Reviewer for Benchmarking an International Journal.
Reviewer for Industrial Management & Data Systems.
Reviewer for the Journal of Macromarketing.
Reviewer for Business Strategy and the Environment.
Reviewer for Supply Chain Management: An International Journal.
Reviewer for Behaviour and Information Technology.
Reviewer for the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.
Reviewer for Education + Training.
Reviewer for the International Journal of Public Sector Management.
Reviewer for the Journal of Cleaner Production.
Reviewer for the International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling.
External Examiner, Brighton University, Information Management Subject Group, 2015-2019.
External Examiner, INTO College, Exeter University, Foundation Degree in Management, 2013-2016.
External Examiner, Portsmouth University, Operations Management and Business Information Systems, 2013-2016.
External Examiner, Exeter College, Leadership & Management Foundation Degree (2010 – 2013).
External Examiner, Glamorgan University, Faculty of Advanced Technology, undergraduate and postgraduate module and programmes in quality and environmental management (2009 – 2011).
£30k Small Business Research Initiative Report 2014/15 with Dr Kath Ringwald, Scott Parfitt, Vera Ndrecaj and Dr Chris Miller (June 2016).
£3k WISERD/ESRC funding for ‘Social Enterprise Development’ Workshop (Feb 2016).
£30k All Wales Procurement Competency Analysis (2015) with Dr K.Ringwald and V.Ndrecaj (December 2015).
£2k reverse SIP with Cardiff Council to explore the technical and sociological barriers to information system implementation in the public sector (2014).
£2.5k Strategic Insight Programme (S.I.P.) with Chris Lee, to undertake an examination of the telecommunications components supply network (May 2013).
£2.5k Strategic Insight Programme (S.I.P.) with Scott Parfitt, to investigate contract success factors in a provider of automation solutions to the automotive industry (May 2012).
£2k reverse Strategic Insight Programme (S.I.P.) with Decarbonated Consultancy, to build awareness of Carbon Management and Reduction Methdologies in the Events industry.
Business Strategy and Marketing review for a software SME supplying facilities management software to public and private services (February 2011).
£58k HEFCE funding to provide a series of 2-day workshops around the development and implementation of sustainability business strategies.
To further develop the workshops into a work-based-learning Masters degree in the areas of strategic quality and sustainability development.
‘Lean and Green’ process analysis to aid sustainability and environmental management for the S.West regional NHS Management (June 2010).
Process, Project and Risk management methods and practices for a leading construction consultancy in the South West of England. (August, 2009)
£5k for the development of a Continuing Professional Development course in the use of Open Source Office software.
£5k for the development of a Continuing Professional Development course in the development of eCommerce.
Founder and Academic Supervisor for several Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with local manufacturing and non-profit organisations, including
- The Royal Bath & West Society (2 full KTPs and 1 short KTP)
- Space Engineering (Co-supervising 1 full KTP)
- Ultra Electronics (Co-supervising 1 full KTP)
- Flexifoil (Project initiator)
Projects that have been undertaken have involved:
- Implementation of Quality Management System
- Strategic Development of Information Systems
- Implementation of Environmental Management Systems
- Implementation of Lean Practices
Commercial Consultancy Projects-
Implementation of Quality Management Systems in Automotive, Military and Food Production industries.
Implementation of Environmental, Health & Safety Management systems in global Automotive and SME Manufacturing organisations.
Design and implementation of radical and continuous quality and operations improvement programmes in global manufacturing industries, service industries and FMCG.
Research interests revolve around transdiciplinary investigation, the synthesis and sharing of knowledge across subject and practitioner boundaries. My research subjects encompass a broad range of operational subjects and disciplines including information systems & development, lean production and environmental management.
Current research explores knowledge management systems and approaches, food supply chain authenticity and traceability, and information system implementation.
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