George Onofrei

George Onofrei
Atlantic Technological University

PhD

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Introduction
George Onofrei is a Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the Atlantic Technological University, Ireland. He completed his PhD at UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland in the area of Operations and Supply Chain Management. His research interests focus on supply chain practices, sustainability, business data analytics and behavioural operations in manufacturing and service industries.
Additional affiliations
September 2021 - January 2022
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Position
  • Head of Faculty
September 2013 - present
University College Dublin
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2005 - April 2022
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 2019 - January 2020
University of Cambridge
Field of study
  • Supply Chain Management
September 2009 - June 2013
University College Dublin
Field of study
  • Operations and Supply Chain Mangement

Publications

Publications (56)
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Leveraging suppliers and customers, in order to build closer inter‐organisational ties, is often highlighted as a competitive priority in global supply chains (SCs). The creation of relational capital (RC) within a firm is a well‐researched concept; however, few studies investigated the customer/supplier leveraging mechanisms that build relational...
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End of life (EoL) management of the electric vehicles lithium-ion batteries (EVs-LIBs) has become a vital part of circular economy practices, especially in the European Union (EU). Consequently, manufacturers must develop EoL management of EVs-LIBs through reverse logistics (RLs) activities, which are bounded with many implementation barriers. Alth...
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The current pandemic with its associated economic downturn has intensified the pressures on companies to produce quality offerings with an increased pressure on cost controls. Across industries companies have reduced their costs by enhancing their ability to operate flexibly, through increasing the use of temporary workers. However, such a reliance...
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Consumers increasingly interact with multimedia posts shared by peers on social media (SM) platforms. Drawing upon service-dominant logic (SDL) and the information adoption model (IAM), we examine the relationship between Consumer-to-Consumer’s (C2C) social media interactions (SMIs, Facebook and Instagram) and consumers’ intention (i.e., purchase i...
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The green marketing concept encompasses the consumers' perception and response to the green initiatives and activities that companies implement such as design for environment, green production systems and processes development, and green improvements in packaging. Despite the growing interest in the green marketing domain, few studies have been car...
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Purpose: This study explores business strategies adopted by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK’s grocery-retail industry to cope with supply chain (SC) disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Design/methodology/approach: The study adopted two phases of research methods. In phase 1, in-depth interviews were conducted with ten...
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Meeting customers' green requirements for manufacturing firms has been a continuing debate but with mixed results. Based on the innovation diffusion theory, this study argues that process innovation can be an important conduit to absorb customers' green pressures to enhance sustainable measures. The empirical results from 680 manufacturers in ten d...
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Purpose Increasingly, studies are reporting supply chain analytical capabilities as a key enabler of supply chain agility (SCAG) and supply chain performance (SCP). This study investigates the impact of environmental dynamism and competitive pressures in a supply chain analytics setting, and how intangible supply chain analytical capabilities (ISCA...
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BACKGROUND The COVID-19 pandemic represents the most unprecedented global challenge in recent times. As the global community attempts to manage the pandemic long-term, it is pivotal to understand what factors drive prevalence rates, and to predict the future trajectory of the virus. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate whether socioe...
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During the last twenty years there has been an increased interest among academics and practitioners in the area of business incubation. However, limited attention has been devoted to developing a comprehensive framework that can measure business incubators' performances. Therefore, there is an urgent need for an appropriate, robust and useable perf...
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Small-scale gasification Combined Heat and Power systems, fed by biowaste resources, have the potential to enhance local renewable energy production, reduce carbon emissions and address the challenges of waste disposal. However, there is a lack of understanding on the influence of challenging feedstocks, such as, for example, digestate, poultry lit...
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Systemic risks are potentially harmful events, that could severely disrupt an entire industry or economy. Examples include the bankruptcy of keystone companies and biosecurity incursions. According to the United Nations, detecting and managing systemic risk represents one of the main challenges of the 21st century. Due to increasing complexity and...
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The study draws on the dynamic capability perspective to explore how turbulent and competitive environments influence big data analytics capabilities which, in turn, impact supply chain (SC) agility. Survey data from 201 UK manufacturers is collected and analysed, and a moderation model is presented. The results show that in turbulent environments,...
Conference Paper
Systemic risks are potentially harmful events, that could severely disrupt an entire industry or economy. Examples include the bankruptcy of keystone companies and biosecurity incursions. According to the United Nations, detecting and managing systemic risk represents one of the main challenges of the 21st century. Due to increasing complexity and...
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Research has extensively focused on how firms can become more competitive, by discovering new knowledge domains while exploiting current ones. Prior research has shown the positive impact of social capital on performance, however, there have been no empirical studies that distinguished between the architectures of social capital and how they impact...
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In this book, scale jumping potentials and approaches within regenerative practice are explored. It addresses the possibilities, problems and challenges of applying systems thinking to work towards the regenerative growth of our built environments. The publication presents the activities of the final RESTORE Working Group 5 (WG5) whose tasks were n...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between investments in quality and lean practices, and their impact on factory fitness. Using concepts originating in the theory of swift even flow, this study asserts that manufacturers in order to improve their production swiftness and evenness, must leverage the potential synergetic ef...
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Research has extensively focused on the cultural differences in supply chain collaboration while neglecting the importance of cultural similarities and compatible goals among supply chain members. With the rise of global supply chain network, the choice of supply chain orientation is critical. This study argues that performance differences between...
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Although effective supplier communication has been suggested as a crucial approach for enhancing supply chain quality and innovation, research on how and under what conditions it affects performance is still in its evolving domain, especially in emerging and turbulence markets. Using the knowledge-based view, this study suggests that supplier commu...
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The literature has highlighted manufacturing flexibility as an important requirement for an effective response to market uncertainty; however, the impact on financial performance often showed mixed results. Through the lens of congruence and uncertainty reduction theories, this study argues that cultural compatibility can enhance the efficacy of th...
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This paper investigates if inter-organizational socialization mechanisms initiated by a buyer organization towards a strategic supplier can influence the culture within that supplier organization to ultimately improve supplier performance to the buyer. Using a quantitative sample of 279 UK companies from across a variety of industry sectors, statis...
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Blended learning is an emerging trend across many educational settings, adopting the purposeful integration of traditional face-to-face and online teaching to establish an engaging learning experience for the students. Blended learning provides an ideal platform for the implementation of Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) as a pedagogical tool to sup...
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Research suggests that manufacturers increasingly innovate processes to meet customer's green requirements, however little is known about the impact on performance and the contextual conditions, under which they are effective. Grounded on configuration approach, this study develops taxonomies of manufacturing firms based on the degree of customer's...
Conference Paper
Leveraging suppliers and customers, in order to build closer inter-organisational ties, is often highlighted as a competitive priority in global supply chains. The creation of relational capital (RC) within a firm is a well-researched concept, however few studies investigated the customer/supplier leveraging mechanisms that build relational capital...
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Recently, sustainable supply chain management has received great attention among academia and practitioners. While companies are trying to incorporate sustainability into their supply chain activities, there are still some risks associated with sustainable supply chain management. Hence, one of the most important element of sustainable supply chain...
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Social capital is composed of entrepreneurial and cooperative configurations (Kang and Snell 2009). Entrepreneurial social capital is described as a work style which seeks the advancement of the individual (Swart and Kinnie 2013), while cooperative social capital emphasised team work and collective trust (Kang et al. 2007; Kang and Snell 2009). Thi...
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Social media has had a fundamental impact the on tourism and hospitality sector (Ngai et al., 2015) changing the way tourists search for, find, trust, and collaborate to generate information about suppliers and destinations (Sigala, 2012; Zeng and Gerritsen, 2014). Yet despite this ubiquity, research in this area is still in its infancy (Ngai et al...
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Social capital, an intangible knowledge asset, has two dimensions: entrepreneurial social capital and cooperative social capital (Kang and Snell, 2009). Using Grant’s (1997) Knowledge Based View (KBV) of the firm as the theoretical lenses, this study proposes to examine how these social capital configurations can impact operational performance. The...
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Purpose - Prior research has shown that operational intellectual capital (OIC) and investments in lean practices (ILP) lead to better operational performance. However, there has been no empirical studies on the synergetic effects between OIC components and ILP. More specifically, the question: can the efficacy of ILP be increased through OIC has no...
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Purpose The purpose of this research is to test a model that incorporates investments in quality and Lean practices and production fitness constructs, originating in the theory of swift even flow (SEF), to provide insights into successful implementation of manufacturing practices. Design/methodology/approach This research uses data from the Global...
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Operational Intellectual Capital (OIC) has three dimensions: human capital, social capital and organisational capital (Kang and Snell, 2009), three intangible assets to an organisation. Using Grant's (1997) Knowledge Based View (KBV) of the firm theory as the theoretical lenses, this study proposes to examine how OIC configurations can impact innov...
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This paper aims to report the results of an empirical study, examining the perceived performance implications of quality, environmental and occupational health and safety certifications (i.e., ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001) at the supply chain level considering certifications of both the buyer and supplier. To assess the perceived performanc...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate how synergies between operational intellectual capital (OIC) and lean practices emerge. In particular, the authors explore three knowledge based resource dimensions: human capital (HUC), structural capital (STC) and social capital (SOC). This study aims to examine a research framework relating knowledge-b...
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This study assesses the combined impact of multiple certifications (i.e., ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001) on perceived performance dimensions related to quality, environmental and occupational health and safety. Using survey data collected from 59 Irish manufacturing plants in 2014 we employed MANCOVA and regression analysis to test our proposed...
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This book explores how complexity science and social simulation can be used to improve and inform policy-making in both research and innovation. Beginning with an introduction to conceptual definitions of complexity science and social simulation, the book demonstrates the validity of the underlying integrated research framework used throughout. It...
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Piercy (2010, p. 275) reports that experiential learning techniques, such as business simulation exercises, are increasingly being used to improve student engagement and learning and that a wide range of exercises or games for management are currently available. The research presented in this teaching brief involves the use of the MIT Beer Game. Th...
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This paper makes a theoretical analysis of the European Union, the Euro Zone and Romania’s desire to join the European single currency. The controversies between economists regarding the construction process of the Monetary and Economic Union remain large. Is it advisable for Romania to adopt the Euro, given the uncertainty clouds over the currency...
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Purpose - This paper seeks to report the empirical results examining potential synergetic effects between investments in environmental and quality/lean practices within the supply chain. Design/methodology/approach - Cross-country survey data collected by the "Global Manufacturing Research Group" within Europe was utilized to test the hypotheses....
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This paper makes a theoretical analysis of the European Union, the Euro Zone and Romania’s desire to join the European single currency. The controversies between economists regarding the construction process of the Monetary and Economic Union remain large. Is it advisable for Romania to adopt the Euro, given the uncertainty clouds over the currency...
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This paper examines the impact of business incubation on its participants (incubatees). The research presented enhances the conceptual framework of performance measures for business incubation proposed by Voisey et al (2006). Following an extensive review of the literature, data were collected using a survey of 43 incubatees and interviews with a r...
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This book starts with the assumption that little is known about statistics; however it does assume that the reader has some knowledge of Excel. This book has been written as a tutorial and as such the techniques of statistics are illustrated through many examples. The mathematical equations required for statistical concepts such as the mean and the...
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Graduate development programmes such as FUSION continue to be seen by policy-makers, higher education institutions and SMEs as a primary means of strengthening higher education-to-business links and in turn improving the match between graduate output and the needs of industry. This paper provides evidence from case studies. The findings indicate th...
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The aim of this paper is to reflect on the experience of Ireland as a member of the European Union (EU) and offer insights that will be of use to Romanian policy makers, planners and businesses as they endeavor to maximise the short, medium and long-term benefits of membership. Ireland’s experience has in the main been positive. Membership has prov...
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The aim of this paper is to gain a greater insight into the branding activities of small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) within the NorthWest of Ireland. Brands play an important role in instilling and evoking emotions and feelings towards that product or service and the organization. However, the majority of SMEs find it difficult to execute...
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The ability to redefine inter-firm relationships and processes, internet-enabled and other Business to Business (B2B) mechanisms facilitate the integration and management of inter- or intra-organisational business processes that produce value for customers. B2B e-commerce in supply chain management (SCM) becomes more important due to its performanc...
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Over the last decades, the literature regarding manufacturing planning and control (MPC) systems has emphasized the need for linking the MPC system employed and the manufacturing environment. According to the Enterprise Ireland’s study “Made in Ireland” (2001), very few Irish companies scored sufficiently well on manufacturing practices and their p...
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Case study research has been widely used as a research instrument for data collection in theory building. This paper provides guidelines for the design and execution of case study research in a business setting. It attempts to bridge the gap between case study research and theory development. The study explores the underlying value of ‘good’ theory...

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To investigate the impact or circular supply chains; To assess the restorability and regenerative capabilities of supply chains.
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To investigate the impact of lean practices on operations and supply chains.
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To investigate how intellectual capital impacts operations and supply chains.