Prasanta Kumar Dey

Prasanta Kumar Dey
Aston University · Operations and Information Management Group

PhD Engineering

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August 2011 - present
Aston University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
February 2000 - November 2004
University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados
Position
  • Lecturer and Director of Project Management Program

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Publications (247)
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Internal organisational factors have been identified as barriers to adopt circular economy (CE) practices in prior research. However, empirical evidence is limited to support this claim. Additionally, their impact on sustainable business performance, especially for the emerging economies and within the small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have...
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The aim of this research is to facilitate small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to achieve superior performance through the adoption of circular economy (CE) principles. It analyses the current state of sustainability practices and performance across key CE areas of action (design, procurement, production, distribution, consumption and recover)...
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The extant literature has outlined the significance of collaborative intelligence stemming from effective partnership between artificial intelligence (AI) systems and human workers to achieve organisationally valued outcomes. However, there is paucity of research insights on the factors influencing AI-human partnership and its impact on business pe...
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This study develops a plastic cycle toward circular economy practice in Vietnam. First, we analyze inter-relationships between economic sectors and environmental issues concerning plastic waste in 2018. The research method integrates interdisciplinary balance with life cycle inventory, in which input–output (IO) table is both an econometric tool an...
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Circular Economy (CE) practices have the potential to enhance sustainability performance of organisations and thus help respond to United Nations Sustainability Development Goals. The aim of this research is to examine the adoption of CE in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and its impact on sustainability performance. We analyze the curren...
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The UN's sustainable development goals underscore engaging supply-chain stakeholders with environmentally friendly practices. Small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) are key participants in several supply chains, but their operations often produce a significant environmental impact. Their transition to sustainable practices is challenging because...
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly adopted within Human Resource management (HRM) due to its potential to create value for consumers, employees, and organisations. However, recent studies have found that organisations are yet to experience the anticipated benefits from AI adoption, despite investing time, effort, and resources. The existi...
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The Industry 4.0 (I4.0) revolution has led to rapid digital transformation, automation of manufacturing processes and efficient decision-making in business operations. Despite the potential benefits of I4.0 technologies in operations management reported in the extant literature, there has been a paucity of empirical research examining the intention...
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Purpose There is a critical gap in assessing how institutional voids affect SMEs' growth, investment commitment and reputation. The purpose of this paper is to explain how institutional void affects these three dimensions of SME performance; and to develop an institutional void-SME performance framework that can be applied for strategising, resourc...
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The impact of blockchain technology (BCT) implementation on the accuracy, reliability, visibility, incorruptibility, and timeliness of supply-chain processes and transactions, makes it attractive to improve the robustness, transparency, accountability and decision-making in risk management. Therefore, the emerging BCT can present an invaluable oppo...
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Although the contribution of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to economic growth is beyond doubt, they collectively affect the environment and society negatively. As SMEs have to perform in a very competitive environment, they often find it difficult to achieve their environmental and social targets. Therefore, making SMEs sustainable is o...
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The impact of stakeholders' pressure and business uncertainties on the correlation between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and organizational performance within small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is under researched. This study aims to derive the correlation of CSR antecedents, CSR practices, stakeholders' pressures, business uncertain...
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This research reveals the current state of the circular economy, challenges and opportunities of implementing CE, and interventions that could facilitate effective implementation of circular economy in the TC industry. The study, using a multi-country survey method, reveals the correlation of CE fields of action (take, make, distribute, use and rec...
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This research reveals the current state of the circular economy, challenges and opportunities of implementing CE, and interventions that could facilitate effective implementation of circular economy in the TC industry. The study, using a multi-country survey method, reveals the correlation of CE fields of action (take, make, distribute, use and rec...
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Decarbonisation is the major challenge of today's energy sector. Adopting renewable energy is one of the means for achieving lower carbon footprint. Renewables made up 17.1% of electricity generation in 2018, with hydro, wind and biomass making up the majority. That is expected to rise to 24% by 2030. Additionally, most appropriate balance among en...
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Purpose The aim of this research study is to develop a queue assessment model to evaluate the inflow of walk-in outpatients in a busy public hospital of an emerging economy, in the absence of appointment systems, and construct a dynamic framework dedicated towards the practical implementation of the proposed model, for continuous monitoring of the...
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The main aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of patent applications, development level, employment level and degree of technological diversity on innovation efficiency. Innovation efficiency is derived by relating innovation inputs and innovation outputs. Expenditures in Research and Development and Human Capital stand for innovation inp...
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Sustainability of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is significant as SMEs contribute to GDP substantially in every economy. This research develops an innovative sustainable supply chain performance measurement model for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Prior researches predominantly use balanced score card (BSC) approach that pre...
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Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in any economy as they contribute to GDP and employment. However, sustainability (right combination of economic, environmental and social) of SMEs is a major concern as they prioritise economic performance over environmental and social to remain competitive. Majority of prior research...
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Sustainability is the major issue of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) all across the globe. Although SMEs contribute to GDP of any country their negative contribution to environment is also significant. Prior studies on SMEs’ sustainability mainly classified into three categories—the correlation between environmental and social practices w...
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Introduction Hospital supply chains are complex systems ensuring flow of products/services to satisfy patients. The aim of this exploratory study is to improve the Maltese health care system’s efficiency using supply chain management principles in three hospital settings. The theoretical basis underlying the study is the supply chain decision-makin...
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This chapter focuses on a selected Indian case study of an oil and gas project and presents a method to analyse the project management maturity of any organization using a triangulation approach. It presents the relationship management across the supply chain. The chapter provides the advantages of keeping the project plan flexible and suggests how...
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The circular economy (CE) represents a major paradigm shift of moving from the concepts of linear to circular supply chains across multiple industries. Although some aspects of CE adoption within industrial supply chains have been researched extensively (particularly addressing challenges of design, implementation and operations), the research that...
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There is a growing realisation in the international community that economic development and environmental conservation must achieve a balance to enable future generations to survive and prosper as we exist on a planet of finite resources. Circular Economy (CE) has emerged as a paradigm shift to assist in attaining this balance. It has been argued t...
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In comparison to large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a tendency to be less engaged with sustainability management practices, resulting in limited potential in reducing their environmental and social impact. SMEs are much less likely to have sustainability goals. The aim of this paper is to examine the causal relationship...
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While lean management practices (LMP) helps small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to be efficient, sustainability oriented innovation (SOI) facilitates to adopt environmental and social practices. Although prior research looks into the effect of LMP on economic performance of SMEs, less is known about the effect of LMP on sustainability (econom...
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The success parameters for any business project are on time completion, within specific budget and with requisite performance. Risks are part and parcel of any project that hinders achieving project goals. Managing risk is the systematic process of identifying, analyzing and developing responses for possible risks. Although enterprises appreciate t...
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• Risk analysis should be carried out by identifying risk factors in project management • Detailed project planning covering scope, schedule, budget, quality, human resources, procurement, communication, and risk should be done before implementation. • Relationship management across the supply chain (upstream suppliers and downstream customers) cou...
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Electric distribution companies have a significant role for both households and industries. Benchmarking of the electric distribution companies in the energy sector has become a subject that is studied widely nowadays due to the effect of privatization policies for developing countries. Since there are multiple production stages regarding the gener...
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Small and medium sized enterprises adopt lean practices (LP) to reduce waste across their organisational value chain, which helps achieve sustainability. Process innovation (PI) has also been applied through cleaner production, environmental management system, eco-design etc. to address both customers" needs and legislations by policymakers. Althou...
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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute significantly to Indian GDP and Public Procurement. The supply and demand side of SMEs are challenging; hence they struggle with their sustainability. In demand side public procurement are very demanding, and competitive. In public procurement, there is an economic pressure of bidding at the lowe...
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Incineration plants produce heat and power from waste, reduce waste disposal to landfills, and discharge harmful emissions and bottom ash. The objective of the incineration plant is to maximize desirable outputs (heat and power) and minimize undesirable outputs (emissions and bottom ash). Therefore, studying the overall impact of incineration plant...
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Lean and Sustainability Oriented Innovation both enhance competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in a sustainable way. Lean is efficiency focused, whereas Sustainability Oriented Innovation emphasizes on responsiveness. Although lean and sustainability oriented innovation have been separately researched, there is a gap in knowledge o...
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Purpose Length of stay (LOS) in hospital after surgery varies for each patient depending on surgeon’s decision that considers criticality of the surgery, patient’s conditions before and after surgery, expected time to recovery and experience of the surgeon involved. Decision on patients’ LOS at hospital post-surgery affects overall healthcare perf...
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Context The main aim of this study is to demonstrate the application of supply chain management (SCM) principles to the Maltese health care system. According to Lambert and Cooper (2000), SCM is the integration of key business processes from end user through original suppliers that provides products, services and information that add value for cust...
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While risk management in supply chains is continuing to receive significant attention in the extant literature, research on risk aspects relating to strategic sourcing across various industry sectors from a multi-national perspective is scant. Based on 20 case companies in the construction and electronics sectors in Germany and the United Kingdom (...
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The main aim of this paper is to facilitate small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to adopt environmental management (EM) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. The study reveals SMEs‟ motivation, pressure, targets and methods for EM and CSR practices. Additionally, the paper investigates how these variables relate to employee numb...
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The purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between social, environmental and operational practices and performance with financial performance, focusing on small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We seek to establish a relationship between the sustainability and the financial performance of SMEs in terms of economic development, as e...
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The business performance of manufacturing organizations depends on the reliability and productivity of equipment, machineries and entire manufacturing system. Therefore, the main role of maintenance and production managers is to keep manufacturing system always up by adopting most appropriate maintenance methods. There are alternative maintenance t...
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Purpose The objective of the research paper is to assess efficacy of e-Governance implementation, influenced under the Indian-EU strategic dialogue. For the same purpose, study aims to analyze and measure penetration level of ICT Applications across ten select gross domestic product (GDP) dependent sectors in Indian economy. Design/methodology/ap...
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Evaluating higher education teaching performance is complex as it involves consideration of both objective and subjective criteria. The student evaluation of teaching (SET) is used to improve higher education quality. However, the traditional approaches to considering students’ responses to SET questionnaires for improving teaching quality have sev...
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Purpose The purpose of this research paper is to assess e-Governance efficacy in various sectors of India. The paper develops on GST methodology and enlightens grey portions of e-Governance in select sectors. Research study identifies few grey criteria which affect implementation of ICT applications to support sustainable e-Governance. Such criter...
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Aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of various variables like patent applications, development level, employment level and degree of technological diversity on innovative efficiency. Innovative efficiency has been estimated by relating innovative inputs and innovative outputs. Expenditures in Research and Development and Human Capital st...
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Supply chain operations directly affect service levels. Decision on amendment of facilities is generally decided based on overall cost, leaving out the efficiency of each unit. Decomposing the supply chain superstructure, efficiency analysis of the facilities (warehouses or distribution centers) that serve customers can be easily implemented. With...
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This study aims at investigating the factors which influence positively or negatively electronic waste (e-waste) rejection rates. E-waste quantities have been calculated based on historical sales data worldwide and lifespan distribution. The methodology, which is adopted in this paper in order to estimate the effect that economic, cultural, and dem...
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Incineration plants in UK carry out two important tasks: reduction of waste disposed to landfills, and power/heat production from waste incineration distributed to the grid. However, incinerating waste produces, except for desirable outputs like exported power, harmful emissions, too. In this work, a DEA/Goal Programming model is presented to asses...