Staff

The listings below feature Birmingham Business School academics associated with the GVC research cluster.

Professor Lisa De Propris

Professor Lisa De Propris

Professor of Regional Economic Development

Department of Management

My main research interests are: small firms and clusters; competitiveness in clusters and regions; forms of clusters and governance; innovation; clusters and foreign direct investment; regional development; knowledge economy and clusters, and creative and cultural industries. In parallel, I have always been concerned with the role of the government and institutions, and have looked at policy ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 6258
Email
l.de_propris@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andy Hodder

Dr Andy Hodder

Senior Lecturer in Employment Relations
University Director of Postgraduates (PGT)

Department of Management

Dr Andy Hodder joined Birmingham Business School in September 2012. He is the University Director of Postgraduates (PGT).

Andy is Secretary of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) – the UK’s main association for those researching the politics of work.  He is also the co-founder and co-chair (with Alex Wood) of the Midlands Labour & Employment ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6536
Email
a.j.hodder@bham.ac.uk

Dr Linda Hsieh

Dr Linda Hsieh

Reader in Strategy and International Business

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Linda is a Reader in Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School in the University of Birmingham. Her main research interests include decision-making, internationalization of firms, management of international strategic alliances and reshoring. Her research has been funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust. She has published in Journal of World Business, ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3127
Email
h.hsieh@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kurt Yang Liu

Dr Kurt Yang Liu

Lecturer in Operations Management

Department of Management

Kurt is a Lecturer in Operations Management. Kurt has taught Operations Management, Supply Chain Management and Logistics Management, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His main research interests include sustainable supply chain/network design and management as well as supply chain management in the new Big-Data era.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9670
Email
liuyy@bham.ac.uk

Professor Helen Rainbird

Professor Helen Rainbird

Emeritus Professor of Human Resource Management

Helen Rainbird joined Birmingham Business School in October 2004. She has researched and written extensively on the intersection between industrial relations structures and processes and workplace learning policies and practices in organisations and has worked on a number of European projects on training institutions.

Helen retired in December 2013 but continues to be a member of the Global ...

Dr Paulina Ramirez

Dr Paulina Ramirez

Lecturer in International Business and Innovation

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Paulina joined Birmingham University in August 2005. Before coming to Birmingham University she worked as Research Fellow at the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC) at the National University of Ireland - Galway and Research Associate at UMIST and the University of Sheffield.

Telephone
+ 44 (0) 121 414 4948
Email
p.ramirez@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ferran Vendrell-Herrero

Dr Ferran Vendrell-Herrero

Senior Lecturer in Business Economics

Department of Management

Dr. Ferran Vendrell is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Business Economics. Ferran’s research aim is to uncover innovation, digitization and internationalization dynamics of small and large organizations in manufacturing and creative industries. Across these themes he has made a distinctive contribution through publications in top academic journals, including the Journal of World ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 8563
Email
f.vendrell-herrero@bham.ac.uk

Dr Yufeng Zhang

Dr Yufeng Zhang

Reader in Operations Management
Deputy Lead of Research Excellence Framework (REF2021)
Head of the Procurement and Operations Management Group (POM)

Department of Management

Yufeng Zhang is a Reader in Operations Management at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. Yufeng’s work aims to help companies cope with complex challenges and opportunities in managing global engineering operations. He is Head of the Procurement and Operations Management Group (POM), Fellow of Higher Education Academy(FHEA), Coordinator of the EU FP7 Europe-China High ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 6695
Email
zhangys@bham.ac.uk