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.

 

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Why do some organizations exhibit more outwardly oriented, sustainability behaviors than others? A culture theory explanation

Presentation / Conference
Chipulu, M. (2020, January)
Why do some organizations exhibit more outwardly oriented, sustainability behaviors than others? A culture theory explanation. Paper presented at Sixteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, Santiago, Chile
In this theoretical study, I consider the question: Why do some organizations exhibit more outwardly oriented, i.e. beyond self-serving, sustainability behaviors than others? ...

Process Need Areas and Technology Adoption in Construction Site Management

Journal Article
Ozumba, A., Ojiako, U., Shakantu, W., Marshall, A., & Chipulu, M. (2019)
Process Need Areas and Technology Adoption in Construction Site Management. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, 24(2), 123-155. https://doi.org/10.21315/jcdc2019.24.2.6
The study explores the areas of process need in construction site management and technology utilisation to address those needs within the construction industry. An exploratory...

The dependence upon context of project critical success factors: test of the contingency hypothesis and effects of technological uncertainty and collectivism culture

Journal Article
Chipulu, M., & Vahidi, R. (2020)
The dependence upon context of project critical success factors: test of the contingency hypothesis and effects of technological uncertainty and collectivism culture. Production Planning and Control, 31(15), 1261-1275. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1702733
Although the relationship between critical success factors (CSFs) and project performance is established, evidence regarding the dependence on the context of CSFs is patchy. ...

Analysis of Financial Distress across Countries: Using Macroeconomic, Industrial indicators and Accounting Data

Journal Article
Khoja, L., Chipulu, M., & Jayasekera, R. (2019)
Analysis of Financial Distress across Countries: Using Macroeconomic, Industrial indicators and Accounting Data. International Review of Financial Analysis, 66, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2019.101379
This paper applies three-way multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis to examine the nature of insolvency in the Gulf Corporation Council, the United Kingdom and the Unit...

Identifying challenges facing PPP construction projects, particularly in developing countries: A systematic review of the literature, 1997-2017

Presentation / Conference
Almeile, A., Chipulu, M., & Vahidi, R. (2019, June)
Identifying challenges facing PPP construction projects, particularly in developing countries: A systematic review of the literature, 1997-2017. Paper presented at EURAM 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes

Journal Article
Chipulu, M., Ojiako, G., Marshall, A., Williams, T., Bititci, U., Mota, C., …Stamati, T. (2019)
A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes. Production Planning and Control, 30(13), 1072-1090. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1567859
Driven by an interest in developing a deeper understanding of stakeholder interests, this study undertakes a dimensional analysis of how different stakeholders assess project ...

Supporting student agency and success in higher education and beyond through the development of assessment feedback skills (the ability to self-monitor and self-evaluate)

Report
Evans, C., Zhu, X., Chiorean, C., Chipulu, M., Fair, N., Ford, N., …Thorpe, K. (2018)
Supporting student agency and success in higher education and beyond through the development of assessment feedback skills (the ability to self-monitor and self-evaluate). Office for Students

A futility, perversity and jeopardy critique of “risk appetite”

Journal Article
Marshall, S., Ojiako, U., & Chipulu, M. (2019)
A futility, perversity and jeopardy critique of “risk appetite”. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 27(1), 51-73. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-06-2017-1175
Purpose Risk appetite is widely accepted as a guiding metaphor for strategic risk management, yet metaphors for complex practice are hard to critique. This paper aims to apply...

Forecasting unknown-unknowns by boosting the risk radar within the risk intelligent organisation

Journal Article
Marshall, A., Ojiako, U., Wang, V., Lin, F., & Chipulu, M. (2019)
Forecasting unknown-unknowns by boosting the risk radar within the risk intelligent organisation. International Journal of Forecasting, 35(2), 644-658. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijforecast.2018.07.015
This theoretical perspective paper interprets (un)known-(un)known risk quadrants as being formed from both abstract and concrete risk knowledge. It shows that these quadrants ...

Does students’ engagement in self-evaluation impact task performance?

Presentation / Conference
Chipulu, M. (2018, September)
Does students’ engagement in self-evaluation impact task performance?. Paper presented at Simply Better: Researching Assessment Practices – Improving Student Outcomes, Southampton, United Kingdom

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

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