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: Advance HE’s Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE)
  • Winner: “Top 1% best reviewer”, Publons
  • 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
  • Brazil Research Council (CNPQ) Reviewer
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) sponsored research scheme

 

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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The Dependence of Project Critical Success Factors upon context

Presentation / Conference
Chipulu, M., & Vahidi, R. (2018, June)
The Dependence of Project Critical Success Factors upon context. Paper presented at EURAM 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland

A Machiavellian behavioural framing of social conflict risks in supply chains

Journal Article
Marshall, A., Bashir, H., Ojiako, U., & Chipulu, M. (2018)
A Machiavellian behavioural framing of social conflict risks in supply chains. Management Research Review, 41(11), 1290-1308. https://doi.org/10.1108/MRR-01-2018-0022
Purpose This conceptual paper aims to explore how supply chain managers deal with social threats to supply chains, in the process of demonstrating the potency of a largely neg...

How commuters’ motivations to drive relate to propensity to carpool: Evidence from the United Kingdom and the United States

Journal Article
Neoh, J. G., Chipulu, M., Marshall, A., & Tewkesbury, A. (2018)
How commuters’ motivations to drive relate to propensity to carpool: Evidence from the United Kingdom and the United States. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 110, 128-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2018.02.013
This paper examines how commuter motivations to drive relate to propensities to carpool, using two sequential studies: Study 1 determines the key dimensions of commuters’ moti...

An examination of the ‘rule of law’ and ‘justice’ implications in Online Dispute Resolution in construction projects

Journal Article
Ojiako, G., Chipulu, M., Marshall, A., & Williams, T. (2018)
An examination of the ‘rule of law’ and ‘justice’ implications in Online Dispute Resolution in construction projects. International Journal of Project Management, 36(2), 301-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2017.10.002
This paper examines the ‘rule of law’ and ‘justice’ implications of using Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platforms as technology-mediated interfaces for small claim dispute r...

Evolutionary Customer Experience for Evaluating Value Co-creation

Presentation / Conference
Lee, H., Chipulu, M., & Grinevich, V. (2017, June)
Evolutionary Customer Experience for Evaluating Value Co-creation. Paper presented at EURAM 2017, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Compare and contrast: Contextualising corporate insolvency in the GCC using the UK and the USA as comparators

Presentation / Conference
Khoja, L., Chipulu, M., Jayasekera, R., & Vigne, S. (2017, June)
Compare and contrast: Contextualising corporate insolvency in the GCC using the UK and the USA as comparators. Paper presented at The 15th INFINITI Conference on International Finance, Valencia, Spain

Does the Type of Pain Clinic Patients attend matter?

Presentation / Conference
Price, C., Sui, G., Chipulu, M., & Bottle, A. (2017, May)
Does the Type of Pain Clinic Patients attend matter?. Paper presented at British Pain Society 50th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Determinants of satisfaction with campus transportation services: Implications for service quality

Journal Article
Charbatzadeh, F., Ojiako, U., Chipulu, M., & Marshall, A. (2016)
Determinants of satisfaction with campus transportation services: Implications for service quality. Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.4102/jtscm.v10i1.203
Background: In a number of countries, buses are a critical element of public transportation, providing the most inclusive and sustainable mode of transportation to all forms o...

Social cohesion and interpersonal conflicts in projects

Journal Article
Ojiako, U., Manville, G., Zouk, N., & Chipulu, M. (2016)
Social cohesion and interpersonal conflicts in projects. Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law, 169(2), 77-84. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.14.00038
One particular area of project management literature that has continued to gain momentum is its social dimension, with a number of scholars emphasising the fact that there is ...

Consumer action in response to ethical violations by service operations firms: The impact of heterogeneity

Journal Article
Chipulu, M., Ojiako, U., & Marshall, A. (2016)
Consumer action in response to ethical violations by service operations firms: The impact of heterogeneity. Society and Business Review, 11(1), 24-45. https://doi.org/10.1108/SBR-09-2015-0052
Purpose The purpose of this study is to examine whether individual demographic and socio-cultural factors affect actions taken by consumers in relation to ethical violations a...

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

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