Dr Alison Smart

  • Senior Lecturer in Management (Management)

telephone: 0141 330 4240
email: Alison.Smart@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

I joined the Adam Smith Business School in September 2013. My research and teaching centres around operations management, with a particular research interest in process innovations and supply networks. Some recent work has looked at the use of RFID technologies in supply chain and service settings. 

Projects

  • With colleagues at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde I am part of the FITwork project, researching Fair, Innovative and Transformative Work.  
  • With colleagues in Computing Science and Social Science at the University of Aberdeen, I was part of ASSURE, a project investigating the networking of rural SMEs. With Dr Raluca Bunduchi from the University of Edinburgh I examine process innovations, particularly those at the interface of organizations.
  • A recent project, with Dr Bunduchi, Professor Lorna McKee (Aberdeen) and Professor Azuro-Blanco (Queens University, Belfast) looked at the application of telemedicine to glaucoma care.

Before moving to Glasgow I held positions at the University of Aberdeen, Manchester Business School and the University of Edinburgh, and worked for ICI and then Zeneca as a research and development chemist.


Research interests

Alison is a member of the Services and Operations Management research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Operations management 
  • Process innovation 
  • Technology management 
  • Supply chain management
  • Manufacturing management
  • Service management

Grants

Co-investigator, FITwork, July 2015 - present

Co-investigator ASSURE Nov 2010 – 2013, University of Aberdeen with Tim Norman (principal investigator), and Jeff Pan, Katia Sycara and Claire Wallace (co-investigators). Part of Rural Digital Economy Hub funded by EPSRC.

Investigator, EPSRC Manufacturing Futures Network with MacBryde J (principal investigator, University of Strathclyde) and 13 others at several UK universities.  Grant EP/D059046/1.

Total grant value: £62,422. March 06 – Feb 08 (extended to Jul 08).

Investigator, ESRC E-Society Programme The Network Enterprise: the Shaping of Institutions and Standards in e-Business. With Williams R. and Graham I.R. (University of Edinburgh). Grant RES-335-25-0022.

Total grant value: £84,861 April 2003 – March 2005.


Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD projects in the areas of:

  • operations process innovation – particularly, but not limited to, process innovations that cross organisational boundaries;
  • supply chain management (including goods supply chains, service supply chains and mixed goods and service supply chains);
  • the implementation of new technologies within manufacturing and/or service operations.

In my own research, I use use empirical – largely qualitative, but some quantitative – methodologies, and would expect potential applicants to wish to use similar approaches in their own projects. My research interests do not involve mathematical modelling.


Publications

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2018

Smart, A. (2018) Women's Roles in Operations Management: an Examination of Photographs Depicting Women at Work from 1870 to Post-2000. 25th Annual EurOMA Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 24-26 Jun 2018.

2016

Townsend, L., Wallace, C., Smart, A. and Norman, T. (2016) Building virtual bridges: how rural micro-enterprises develop social capital in online and face-to-face settings. Sociologia Ruralis, 56(1), pp. 29-47. (doi:10.1111/soru.12068)

2015

Bunduchi, R., Smart, A., Charles, K., McKee, L. and Azuara-Blanco, A. (2015) When innovation fails: an institutional perspective of the (non)adoption of boundary spanning IT innovation. Information and Management, 52(5), pp. 563-576. (doi:10.1016/j.im.2015.04.001)

2014

Cai, J., Smart, A. U. and Liu, X. (2014) Innovation exploitation, exploration and supplier relationship management. International Journal of Technology Management, 66(2/3), pp. 134-155. (doi:10.1504/IJTM.2014.064589)

2012

Pujawan, I.N. and Smart, A.U. (2012) Factors affecting schedule instability in manufacturing companies. International Journal of Production Research, 50(8), pp. 2252-2266. (doi:10.1080/00207543.2011.575095)

2011

Bunduchi, R., Weisshaar, C. and Smart, A.U. (2011) Mapping the benefits and costs associated with process innovation: The case of RFID adoption. Technovation, 31(9), pp. 505-521. (doi:10.1016/j.technovation.2011.04.001)

2010

Bunduchi, R. and Smart, A.U. (2010) Process Innovation Costs in Supply Networks: A Synthesis. International Journal of Management Reviews, 12(4), pp. 365-383. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2370.2009.00269.x)

Graham, G. and Smart, A.U. (2010) The regional-newspaper industry supply chain and the internet. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 15(3), pp. 196-206. (doi:10.1108/13598541011039956)

Smart, A.U., Bunduchi, R. and Gerst, M. (2010) The costs of adoption of RFID technologies in supply networks. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 30(4), pp. 423-447. (doi:10.1108/01443571011029994)

2008

Bunduchi, R., Graham, I., Smart, A. and Williams, R. (2008) Homogeneity and heterogeneity in information technology private standard settings - the institutional account. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 20(4), pp. 389-407. (doi:10.1080/09537320802141387)

2006

Bunduchi, R., Williams, R., Graham, I. and Smart, A. (2006) XML-based clinical data standardisation in the National Health Service Scotland. Informatics in Primary Care, 14, pp. 227-234.

Smart, A.U. (2006) Outsourcing: ethical supply chain issues. In: Barrar, P. and Gervais, R. (eds.) Global Outsourcing Strategies: An International Reference on Effective Outsourcing Relationships. Gower: Aldershot, UK. ISBN 9780566086243

2005

Bunduchi, R., Graham, I., Smart, A. and Williams, R. (2005) The tensions shaping the emergence of standard bodies: The case of a national health informatics standards body. Prometheus, 23(2), pp. 149-166. (doi:10.1080/08109020500085544)

2003

Ansell, J., Moles, P. and Smart, A. (2003) Does benchmarking help? International Transactions in Operational Research, 10(4), pp. 339-350. (doi:10.1111/1475-3995.00411)

2002

Smart, A.U., Barrar, P., McCosh, A.M. and Lloyd, A.D. (2002) Incorporating competitive advantage into the process technology investment decision. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 4(5), pp. 401-419. (doi:10.1504/IJMTM.2002.001458)

2000

Lloyd, A.D., McCosh, A.M., Smart, A.U. and Barrar, P.R.N. (2000) Competitive advantage through investments in technology: A business process perspective. In: Elohim, J.L., Stuhler, E.A. and Parra-Luna, F. (eds.) Sustainable Development: Strategic Views Supported by Measurement, Modelling and/or Simulation. Series: Research on cases and theories (8). Rainer Hampp Verlag: Munich, Germany, pp. 123-134.

1999

Smart, A., McCosh, A., Barrar, P. and Lloyd, A. (1999) The management of knowledge during design and implementation of process technologies. Creativity and Innovation Management, 8(2), pp. 100-111. (doi:10.1111/1467-8691.00124)

1998

McCosh, A., Smart, A., Barrar, P. and Lloyd, A. (1998) Proven methods for innovation management: an executive wish list. Creativity and Innovation Management, 7(4), pp. 175-192. (doi:10.1111/1467-8691.00108)

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Number of items: 18.

Articles

Townsend, L., Wallace, C., Smart, A. and Norman, T. (2016) Building virtual bridges: how rural micro-enterprises develop social capital in online and face-to-face settings. Sociologia Ruralis, 56(1), pp. 29-47. (doi:10.1111/soru.12068)

Bunduchi, R., Smart, A., Charles, K., McKee, L. and Azuara-Blanco, A. (2015) When innovation fails: an institutional perspective of the (non)adoption of boundary spanning IT innovation. Information and Management, 52(5), pp. 563-576. (doi:10.1016/j.im.2015.04.001)

Cai, J., Smart, A. U. and Liu, X. (2014) Innovation exploitation, exploration and supplier relationship management. International Journal of Technology Management, 66(2/3), pp. 134-155. (doi:10.1504/IJTM.2014.064589)

Pujawan, I.N. and Smart, A.U. (2012) Factors affecting schedule instability in manufacturing companies. International Journal of Production Research, 50(8), pp. 2252-2266. (doi:10.1080/00207543.2011.575095)

Bunduchi, R., Weisshaar, C. and Smart, A.U. (2011) Mapping the benefits and costs associated with process innovation: The case of RFID adoption. Technovation, 31(9), pp. 505-521. (doi:10.1016/j.technovation.2011.04.001)

Bunduchi, R. and Smart, A.U. (2010) Process Innovation Costs in Supply Networks: A Synthesis. International Journal of Management Reviews, 12(4), pp. 365-383. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2370.2009.00269.x)

Graham, G. and Smart, A.U. (2010) The regional-newspaper industry supply chain and the internet. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 15(3), pp. 196-206. (doi:10.1108/13598541011039956)

Smart, A.U., Bunduchi, R. and Gerst, M. (2010) The costs of adoption of RFID technologies in supply networks. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 30(4), pp. 423-447. (doi:10.1108/01443571011029994)

Bunduchi, R., Graham, I., Smart, A. and Williams, R. (2008) Homogeneity and heterogeneity in information technology private standard settings - the institutional account. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 20(4), pp. 389-407. (doi:10.1080/09537320802141387)

Bunduchi, R., Williams, R., Graham, I. and Smart, A. (2006) XML-based clinical data standardisation in the National Health Service Scotland. Informatics in Primary Care, 14, pp. 227-234.

Bunduchi, R., Graham, I., Smart, A. and Williams, R. (2005) The tensions shaping the emergence of standard bodies: The case of a national health informatics standards body. Prometheus, 23(2), pp. 149-166. (doi:10.1080/08109020500085544)

Ansell, J., Moles, P. and Smart, A. (2003) Does benchmarking help? International Transactions in Operational Research, 10(4), pp. 339-350. (doi:10.1111/1475-3995.00411)

Smart, A.U., Barrar, P., McCosh, A.M. and Lloyd, A.D. (2002) Incorporating competitive advantage into the process technology investment decision. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 4(5), pp. 401-419. (doi:10.1504/IJMTM.2002.001458)

Smart, A., McCosh, A., Barrar, P. and Lloyd, A. (1999) The management of knowledge during design and implementation of process technologies. Creativity and Innovation Management, 8(2), pp. 100-111. (doi:10.1111/1467-8691.00124)

McCosh, A., Smart, A., Barrar, P. and Lloyd, A. (1998) Proven methods for innovation management: an executive wish list. Creativity and Innovation Management, 7(4), pp. 175-192. (doi:10.1111/1467-8691.00108)

Book Sections

Smart, A.U. (2006) Outsourcing: ethical supply chain issues. In: Barrar, P. and Gervais, R. (eds.) Global Outsourcing Strategies: An International Reference on Effective Outsourcing Relationships. Gower: Aldershot, UK. ISBN 9780566086243

Lloyd, A.D., McCosh, A.M., Smart, A.U. and Barrar, P.R.N. (2000) Competitive advantage through investments in technology: A business process perspective. In: Elohim, J.L., Stuhler, E.A. and Parra-Luna, F. (eds.) Sustainable Development: Strategic Views Supported by Measurement, Modelling and/or Simulation. Series: Research on cases and theories (8). Rainer Hampp Verlag: Munich, Germany, pp. 123-134.

Conference or Workshop Item

Smart, A. (2018) Women's Roles in Operations Management: an Examination of Photographs Depicting Women at Work from 1870 to Post-2000. 25th Annual EurOMA Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 24-26 Jun 2018.

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