Max Chipulu

max chipulu

Prof Max Chipulu PhD, MSc, BEng, SFHEA

Professor

Biography

Max Chipulu joined Napier as research professor in The Business School in September 2021. Previously, he was associate professor of business analytics and head of teaching of the department of decision, analytics and risk at the University of Southampton, and thematic cluster pathway coordinator for the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership. He had earlier served as a senior lecturer in operational research at the University of Hertfordshire.

Max had worked in industry before academia: First as a mechanical engineer in the mining industry and then, briefly, as an account manager in corporate banking.

Max earned an ESRC-funded PhD in Management Sciences and Statistics, an MSc in Management Sciences and a BEng in Mechanical Engineering, all from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom.

Max studies the management of operations, particularly projects, in complex and/or uncertain environments through the lens of data analytics, particularly predictive modelling, text and content analytics. He also researches how culture influences organisations, ethicality and sustainability; the pedagogy of quantitative courses within business schools, whereby, his most recent interest, is the effective application of learning analytics in the teaching and learning of business subjects.

He has published articles in peer reviewed international journals including, among others, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Forecasting, Production Planning & Control, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, International Review of Financial Analysis, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, the International Journal of Project Management, and Project Management Journal. He also regularly presents at international conferences, and has contributed to research books and reports.

Max contributes regularly and consistently to the peer review process. He is a member of the British Academy of Management Peer Review College and co-chair of the Operations Logistics and Supply Chain Management SIG at British Academy of Management conference; and has guest-edited special issues in several journals. He is a regular ad hoc reviewer for a range of international journals and conferences, including CABS 3/4*, e.g., International Journal of Operations and Production Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Production Planning and Control.

Max regards teaching, learning and the student experience extremely importantly. Recognised as a senior fellow of Advance HE, Max was a two-time nominee of the Vice Chancellor’s Award in the Teaching Innovation category at Southampton (2017 and 2021), and a winner of the Advance HE Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE, 2018).

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Conference Organising Activity

  • OR64 Conference, 'OR for a Better World Together', Stream Organiser
  • OR63 Conference organising

 

Editorial Activity

  • Co-chair Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management SIG at British Academy of Management
  • Lead Guest Editor - Special Issue on Operations Analytics, Regulation, and Economic Attitudes toward Sustainability in the Sustainability Journal
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Project Management Journal
  • Guest editor of special issue: Bridging the fields of Careers and Project Management, Project Management Journal
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Acta Commercii

 

External Examining/Validations

  • Programme Comparability Examiner, Hochschule Bremen - University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Module External Examiner, University of Hertfordshire

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior Fellow, Advance HEA
  • Winner: “Top 1% best reviewer”, Publons
  • Winner: Advance HE’s Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE)
  • Winner: “Best paper in conference”, ISER ICEBR-2015 International Conference on Economics and Business Research.
  • Winner: “Best Developmental Paper Award in Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management”, BAMS annual conference.

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Research Councils United Kingdom Reviewer
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) sponsored research scheme
  • Brazil Research Council (CNPQ) Reviewer

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Speaker: "What is Business Analytics?" Covenant University, Nigeria

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member, British Academy of Management.
  • Member, European Academy of Management (EURAM),
  • Member, Operational Research Society (ORS).

 

Non-executive Directorship

  • Member Scottish Funding Council Advisory Group on Supporting Scotland’s Postgraduate Researchers.
  • Director and Trustee, Age Concern Southampton

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • PhD External Examiner

 

Reviewing

  • Member of the British Academy of Management Peer Review College
  • Ad hoc reviewer: international journals in operations management/projects and analytics

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Professor, University of Southampton
  • Visiting Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa.

 

Date


94 results

Why and how should we phase in the big lecture in post-pandemic teaching of Business courses? An ideation workshop

Presentation / Conference
Chipulu, M. (2021, July)
Why and how should we phase in the big lecture in post-pandemic teaching of Business courses? An ideation workshop. Presented at Advance HE's Teaching and Learning Conference 2021, Online
It is worth considering why and how we should phase in the big lecture in post-pandemic teaching. This ideation workshop intends to generate ideas of configurations of teachin...

Public Policy and Projects: Impact of Intranational Jurisdictional Concurrency on Construction Disputes

Journal Article
Ojiako, G., Chipulu, M., Marshall, A., & Bashir, H. (2021)
Public Policy and Projects: Impact of Intranational Jurisdictional Concurrency on Construction Disputes. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 13(2), https://doi.org/10.1061/%28ASCE%29LA.1943-+4170.0000456
Without conclusive settlement of disputes, uses of public sector infrastructure projects as public policy instruments might risk impeachment. With this in mind, we set out in ...

Can Twitter messaging help corporations mitigate the impact of ethical scandals? We topic-model pre-scandal tweets of 92 ‘offenders’ to investigate

Journal Article
Raheja, S., & Chipulu, M. (2021)
Can Twitter messaging help corporations mitigate the impact of ethical scandals? We topic-model pre-scandal tweets of 92 ‘offenders’ to investigate. Society and Business Review, 16(3), 420-441. https://doi.org/10.1108/SBR-10-2020-0122
Purpose – In this exploratory study, we examine whether Twitter messaging can help mitigate the harm corporations suffer in the aftermath of ethical scandals. Design/methodolo...

Risk Management as Knowledge Production: Application to Fast-Tracked Complex Multi-Stakeholder Airport Projects

Book Chapter
Marshall, A. J., Ojiako, U., Williams, T., Al-Mazrooie, J. R., Lin, F., & Chipulu, M. (2020)
Risk Management as Knowledge Production: Application to Fast-Tracked Complex Multi-Stakeholder Airport Projects. In H. C. Webb, & H. A. Al Numairy (Eds.), Entrepreneurial Innovation and Economic Development in Dubai and Comparisons to Its Sister Cities (33-66). Hershey: IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-9377-5.ch003
Rapid national infrastructure growth, as witnessed today in many countries such as the United Arab Emirates, commonly makes fast-tracking demands of what are already highly co...

On perishable inventory in healthcare: Random expiration dates and age discriminated demand

Journal Article
Dalalah, D., Ojiako, U., & Chipulu, M. (2022)
On perishable inventory in healthcare: Random expiration dates and age discriminated demand. Journal of Simulation, 16(5), 458-479. https://doi.org/10.1080/17477778.2020.1851614
The aim of the study is to explore how best to mitigate against inventory volatility in perishable inventory, which is characterized by random premature expiration, random dem...

The analysis of information flow interdependencies within projects

Journal Article
Bashir, H., Ojiako, U., Marshall, A., Chipulu, M., & Yousif, A. (2022)
The analysis of information flow interdependencies within projects. Production Planning and Control, 33(1), 20-36. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2020.1821115
Information flow exchange within highly distributed, co-located, self-organising and networked projects is critical for successful planning, and ultimately, for successful inf...

All policies are wrong, but some are useful—and which ones do no harm?

Journal Article
Brito, M., Chipulu, M., Dawson, I. G., Hanoch, Y., & Katsikopoulos, K. V. (2021)
All policies are wrong, but some are useful—and which ones do no harm?. Mind and Society, 20, 119-122. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11299-020-00251-3
The five of us research and teach risk analysis with an eye towards decision support. Our work has been dedicated to taming risks and helping to make challenging decisions. Bu...

Impact of the political and economic Critical Success Factors on other Critical Success Factors in the PPP projects life cycle

Presentation / Conference
Almeile, A., Chipulu, M., & Vahidi, R. (2020, May)
Impact of the political and economic Critical Success Factors on other Critical Success Factors in the PPP projects life cycle. Paper presented at Corporate Governance: Examining Key Challenges and Perspectives, Lisbon, Portugal

Bridging the fields of careers and project management

Journal Article
Jos Akkermans, J., Chipulu, M., Ojiako, U., & Williams, T. (2020)
Bridging the fields of careers and project management. Project Management Journal, 51(2), 123-134. https://doi.org/10.1177/8756972820910605

An operations readiness typology for mitigating against transitional 'disastrous openings’ of airport infrastructure projects

Journal Article
Al-Mazrouie, J. R., Ojiako, U., Williams, T., Chipulu, M., & Marshall, A. (2021)
An operations readiness typology for mitigating against transitional 'disastrous openings’ of airport infrastructure projects. Production Planning and Control, 32(4), 283-302. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2020.1730997
This article seeks to highlight the essential readiness factors commonly engaged to prevent ‘disastrous openings’ of complex multi-stakeholder infrastructure projects. To iden...

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Embedding ethical uncertainty in algorithmic decision-making
  • Value Cocreation in Service Design