Dr David W Parker
David W Parker
Senior Lecturer in Business Operations Management
  • PhD, Operations Research (Manchester University of Science & Technology (UMIST), UK)
  • MSc, Operations Research (Manchester University, UK)
  • CertEd, Education (Manchester University, UK)
  • BA, Technology (Open University, UK)
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Room 425, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Developing business solutions for small-medium enterprise

    David Parker has held positions as Reader in Business Operations Management and PhD Research Director at the Centre for Organisational Effectiveness, Business School, Bournemouth University, UK; he was Project Director for the Smart Region Initiative, a consortium comprising Unisys, Microsoft, Bay Technologies: research funded by the Queensland government. He has held academic positions at: School of Management, Cranfield University; also Head of Schools of Operations Management at the Business School, University of the West of England, and at Manchester Metropolitan University. His research interests include SME transitioning to e-commerce capability, and strategic service operations management. He has presented at international conferences and published widely in academic journals that include: The Journal of Supply Chain Management; International Journal of Performance Management; International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management; Logistics Focus; Journal of Productivity Science; International Journal of Electronic Business; The Journal of Clothing Technology and Management; Logistics Today; International Journal of Business Process Management; Management Services Journal

    Research interests

    Logistics and supply chains
    Clustering within community-portal dynamic value constellations
    Attitudinal and organisational behavioural issues in outsourcing operational strategies
    Risk management
    Perceptions of risk management and assessment appraisal
    Transition to e-commerce
    Determinants and propensity for SMEs engagement with e-commerce and e-channels



    • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
    • Fellow, Institute of Management Services (FMS)
    • Member, European Institute of Operations and Production Management (MOPM)
    • Member, Institute of Manufacturing Engineers (MIMafE)
    • Member, Institute of Logistics (MILog)

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    Teaching Development 2007 $2,500
    Teaching Development 2006 $12,500
    Teaching Development 2005 $3,000
    Teaching Development Grant Learning Skills Council UK 2004 $3,200
    New Staff Research Grant Consortium Grant 2003 $12,000
    Learning & Interchange Virtual Exchange (LIVE) SERC 2002 Undisclosed
    Smart Region Initiative 1999 $1,700,000
    Manufacturing Simulation Modelling 1983 Undisclosed