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Professor David B Grant

Professor of Logistics

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Hull University Business School

d.grant@hull.ac.uk

01482 347549

Professor David B Grant is Professor of Logistics at Hull University Business School (HUBS) and formerly the Director of the Logistics Institute (2009-12) and Associate Dean (Business Engagement) (2013-14).

Since 2015, he has also been Professor of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, Department of Marketing, Hanken School of Economics, Finland.

His visiting appointments include Aalto University, Finland; Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur, France; Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria; Aix-Marseille Université, France; University of Oulu, Finland.

Research

Research Interests

  • Logistics customer service quality and satisfaction

  • Retail logistics

  • Reverse, closed-loop and sustainable logistics

  • Integration of logistics and marketing

  • Research methodologies and techniques

Research groups

Professor Grant is an Associate of the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies at the University of Hull and Member of the Humanitarian Logistics (HUMLOG) Institute at Hanken School of Economics.

He is also a Member of the UK Logistics Research Network (LRN); the Nordic logistics research group NOFOMA; and the British Retail Consortium’s Storage and Distribution Technical Advisory Committee.

Publications

Vidgen R, Shaw S.and Grant D B (2017), 'Management Challenges in Creating Value from Business Analytics', European Journal of Operational Research, in press.

A-Jalil, E E, Grant D B, Nicholson J D and Deutz P (2016), 'Reverse Logistics in Household Recycling and Waste Systems: A Symbiosis Perspective', Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 21 No. 2, pp. 245-258.

Lindgreen A, Hingley M and Grant D B (2015), 'Intermediaries in Power-Laden Retail Supply Chains: An Opportunity to Improve Buyer-Supplier Relationships and Collaboration', Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 50, pp. 78-84.

Sweeney E, Grant D B and Mangan J (2015), 'The Implementation of Supply Chain Management Theory in Practice: an Empirical Investigation', Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 56-70. Recipient of Highly Commended Award for 2016 from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Kotzab H, Teller C, Grant D B and Friis A (2015), 'Supply Chain Management Resources, Capabilities and Execution', 'roduction Planning & Control, Vol. 26, No. 7, pp. 525-542.

Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Supply Chain and Operations Management

Research PhDs

Prof Grant is willing to supervise PhD students whose topics relate to his research interests.

Completed PhDs 

Dr Emy Ezura A Jalil, Reverse Logistics Symbiosis in Waste Recycling: Investigating Municipal Systems and Household Behaviour in England (University of Hull, 2017).

Dr Piyya Mohamed Rafi-Ul-Shan, Exploring Supply Chain Sustainability Risk in the UK Fashion Industry: A Multiple Case Study (University of Hull, 2016).

Dr Siriwan Chaisurayakarn, Exploring Green and Logistics Service Quality of Thai Logistics Service Providers (University of Hull, 2016) - recipient of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) James Cooper Memorial Cup PhD Award for 2016.

Dr Rachata Suansawat, The Influence of Supply Chain Integration and Green Supply Chain Management Practices on Sustainable Firm Performance in Thai Manufacturing Industry (University of Hull, 2014).

Dr Hee Sung Bae, Investigating the Effect of Environmental Uncertainty on Supply Chain Collaboration and Operational Performance (University of Hull, 2014).

Dr Sarah Shaw, Developing and Testing Green Performance Measures for the Supply Chain (University of Hull, 2013).

Prof Edward Sweeney, Implementation of Supply Chain Management Theory in Practice: An Empirical Investigation in Ireland (University of Hull, 2013) - recipient of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) James Cooper Memorial Cup PhD Award for 2013.

Dr Alexander Trautrims, Management of In-Store Replenishment Systems: An Exploratory Study of European Retailers (University of Hull, 2011) - recipient of the Peter Thompson Scholarship in Logistics, University of Hull and Emerald/EFMD Highly Commended Doctoral Research Award for 2011.

Dr. Andreas Rong Holter, An Exploration of Transport Purchasing for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises for Improved Competitive Advantage, (Heriot-Watt University, 2011).

Dr. Samiya Hamood Al-Jabri, Trust in Supply Chain Relationships and Impact on Supply Chain Performance, (University of Hull, 2010).

Dr. Xiaohong Liu, The Competitiveness of Logistics Service Providers: an Investigation in China and the UK, (Heriot-Watt University, 2008); Recipient of Emerald/EFMD Highly Commended Doctoral Research Award for 2008.

Dr. Yuan Xing, An Analysis of Physical Distribution Service Quality in the Online Retail Market, (Heriot-Watt University, 2006); Recipient of Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for 2007 and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) James Cooper Memorial Cup PhD Award for 2008.

Current PhD supervisions 

Virva Tuomala, Alleviating Urban Food Insecurity with Alternative Supply Chains and Innovation, (Hanken School of Economics).

Thi Diem Em Nguyen, Exploring Critical Success Factors of Different Strategic Groups in the Vietnamese Supermarket Sector via Customer-Perceived Values, (University of Hull).

Abdullah Alsaif, An Investigation into the Impact of Supply Chain Management Practices on Competitive Advantage: The Case of the Saudi Arabian Petrochemical Industry, (University of Hull).

Wachiraporn Khunjan, Investigating Waste and Sustainability in Thai Restaurant Chains, (University of Hull).

Julija Danilova, The Effect of Supplier Development Strategies of the Offshore Wind Industry on Sustainability Performance of SMEs, (University of Hull).

Sherif Salvador, State of the Art of Reverse Logistics Management in the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Industry, (University of Hull).

Worawat Joradon, A Comparison between Short Term and Long Term Impacts in Sustainable Supply Chain Management Practices and Supply Chain Resilience for Electronic Industry in South East Asia (ASEAN), (University of Hull, second supervisor).

Majed Alotaibi, An Investigation of Electronic Commerce Logistics in the Gulf Cooperation Council, (University of Hull).

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Professional Certificate in University Teaching (University of Edinburgh)

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce and MBA, University of Calgary

  • MSc by Research (with Distinction) and PhD* University of Edinburgh.

*Doctoral thesis investigated customer service, satisfaction and service quality in UK food processing logistics and received the James Cooper Memorial Cup PhD Award from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) in 2003.

External roles

Member of Editorial Board for International Journal of Business Science & Applied Management; International Journal of Logistics Management; International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management; Journal of Business Logistics; Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Journal of Supply Chain Management; Journal of Supply Chain Management: Research & Practice; Logistique et Management; Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal.

Peer Reviewer for Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO); Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) Jubiläumsfonds; UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra); UK Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC).

Awards and accolades

Ouvrage Nominé 2016 – Les Plumes des Achats & Supply Chain for Fernie J and Grant D B, Fashion Logistics, Kogan Page: London.

Ouvrage Nominé 2016 – Les Plumes des Achats & Supply Chain for Grant D B (Ed.) Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Management: Case Study Collection, Kogan Page: London.

Recipient of Highly Commended Award for 2016 from Emerald Group Publishing Limited for Sweeney E, Grant D B and Mangan D J (2015), 'The Implementation of Supply Chain Theory in Practice: An Empirical Investigation', Supply Chain Management: An International Journal.

Recipient of Best Paper Award for 17th Toulon-Verona International Conference, August 2014, Liverpool, for Grant D B and Philipp B, 'A Planned Study of the Impact of B2C Logistics Service Quality on Shopper Satisfaction and Loyalty'. Paper invited for publication in Sinergie, Italian Journal of Management.

Recipient of Highly Commended Award for 2012 from Emerald Group Publishing Limited for Kotzab H, Teller C, Grant D B and Sparks L (2011), 'Antecedents for the Adoption and Execution of Supply Chain Management', Supply Chain Management: An International Journal.

Recipient of Highly Commended Award for 2009 from Emerald Group Publishing Limited for Fernie J and Grant D B (2008), 'On-Shelf Availability: The Case of a UK Grocery Retailer', International Journal of Logistics Management.

Recipient of Highly Commended Award for 2007 from Emerald Group Publishing Limited for Teller C, Kotzab H and Grant D B (2006), 'The Consumer Direct Services Revolution in Grocery Retailing: An Exploratory Investigation', Managing Service Quality (now Journal of Service Theory and Practice).

Recipient of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) James Cooper Memorial Cup PhD Award (2003).