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Qualifications

2013 – 2017: PhD-Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Wales

2015: PRINCE 2 -Foundation/Practitioner

2014 – 2015: Postgraduate Certificate on Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

2011: University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, UK
 Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2010: University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, UK
 BA (HONS) in Business and Management

2009: University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, UK
HND in Business and Management

2007: Coleg Glan Hafren, Cardiff, UK
HND in Business Administration

1991: University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
 Diploma in Albanian Literature and Journalism

Experience

Responsibilities

Course Leader – BA (Hons) Business Management
Course Tutor – BA (Hons) Business Management Year 1
Course Leader – Strategic Procurement & SCM (MSc- PT)
Course Leader – International Logistics & SCM (MSc- PT)
Module Leader- Enhancing Academic Success (HND)
Module Leader – Leadership and Management (MSc)
Module Leader – Research Methods ( MSc)

Publications

Journal:

White, G., Sarpong, D. and Ndrecaj, V. (2015) Sustainable packaging: Regulations and operational challenges in a manufacturing SME’s. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 6 (4). [In Press].

Newspaper Articles:

Ndrecaj, V. (2015). The need for a continuous reform in public procurement. Sot News, 23rd December 2015 [Online]. Available at: http://www.sot.com.al/opinione/për-një-reformim-rrënjësor-në-prokurimin-publik

Ndrecaj, V. (2013) Public Procurement Reforms and Challenges. Shekulli, 24th December 2013 [Online]. Available at: http://www.shekulli.com.al/web/p.php?id=37251&kat=92

Conference Papers:

Roberts, A. Pickernell, D, and Ndrecaj, V (2016) Public Sector Procurement and Regional Development: The Case of NHS Wales. 45th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association International: British and Irish Sector (RSAIBIS). 30th August – 1st September 2016. Newquay, Cornwall.

Ndrecaj, V. (2016) Challenges to the Development of Strategic Procurement in Albania. 3rd Annual International Conference ‘Albanian Studies Day’. 28th – 30th April 2016. Tirana, Albania.

Ndrecaj, V. and Ringwald, K. (2015) A Framework of Competitive Advantage in Public Sector Organisation: Development and Deployment of Dynamic Capabilities. 24rd Annual Conference of the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA). 29th March – 1Aprill 2015, The VU University Amsterdam,

Ringwald, K. Ndrecaj, V. and Parfitt, S. (2015) Pre-Commercial Procurement: Challenges for procurement professionals and SME suppliers in pursuit of innovation for the public sector. 24rd Annual Conference of the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA). 29th March – 1Aprill 2015, The VU University Amsterdam.

Ringwald, K. Ndrecaj, V. (2014) Driving economic development through public sector procurement. An introductory study to identify the common challenges facing public sector procurement in Sub-Saharan Africa. 23rd Annual Conference of the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA). 13-16 April 2014, South Africa.

Ringwald, K. Ndrecaj, V. (2014) An Investigation into the common challenges facing public sector procurement in Sub-Saharan Africa. 6th Public Procurement Research Student Conference. 28-29 April 2014, Nottingham.

Ringwald, R. Jones, G. Kostyra, G. and Ndrecaj, V (2014) Lessons learned from the development of a Procurement Competency Framework for the Public Sector: ‘We don’t know what we don’t know’. International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC), 14-16 August 2014Dublin.

Ringwald, K. Parfitt, S. Ndrecaj, V. (2014) Developing Competitive Advantage for SMEs in the Construction Industry Welsh Perspective. 37th Annual Conference of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). 5- 6 November 2014, Manchester.

Ringwald, K. Ndrecaj, V. (2014) Small Independent Retailers Entrepreneurial Motivation and for factor competitive advantage Model. 37th Annual Conference of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). 5- 6 November 2014, Manchester.

Ringwald, K. Parfitt, S. Ndrecaj, V. (2013) Entrepreneurial learning through reflective practice. Competitive advantage for small independent retailers. 36th Annual Conference of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). 12-13 November 2013, Cardiff.

Commissioned Research:

Ringwald, K. Parfitt, S. Ndrecaj, V. (2014) An Analysis of the Construction Industry in Wales with the following objectives:
1. To understand the composition of the construction industry in Wales (both indigenous Welsh companies and those who are Wales based)
2. To understand which companies are targeting public sector contracts as a source of revenue?

Ringwald, K. Ndrecaj, V. (2014) A baseline study of Public Sector Procurement staff resources in relation to spend.

Ringwald, K. Ndrecaj, V. (2014) NHS Supply Chain Development with the following aims:
1. To analyse the non-pay spend in each category and relate that spend to the supplier population in Wales by sector, identifying where there is potential for increased spend in Wales by sector.
2. To investigate how the economic benefits to Wales could be increased through supply chain development support targeted through the Business Wales provision’

Memberships

Member of Creative Procurement Forum
Member of the WRAP Procurement working group
Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Consultancy

£30k Small Business Research Initiative Report 2014/15 with Dr. Gareth White, Dr Kath Ringwald, Scott Parfitt, and Dr Chris Miller (June 2016).

£30k All Wales Procurement Competency Analysis (2015) with Dr. Gareth White, and Dr K.Ringwald (December 2015).

Research

Dynamic Capabilities, Strategic Procurement, Public Sector Procurement, Business Strategy, Strategic Management, Sustainable Supply Chain Management.

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