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Dr Ollie Jones


Dr Ollie Jones
Contact Details
Dr Ollie Jones

Principal Lecturer

Leeds Business School

0113 81 24865 O.Jones@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Ollie Jones

Dr Ollie Jones joined Leeds Business School in 2004 and is a Principal Lecturer in Operations, Enterprise and Supply Chain Management. Ollie graduated in Manufacturing and Business from Cambridge University before working in a large multinational co-operation in a variety of sectors progressing from a graduate to senior management roles. Over the last 10 years at Leeds Beckett University he has been appointed a Teacher Fellow, in recognition of teaching excellence.

As well as leading teaching across a range of disciplines centred around operations, supply chain and business strategy, Ollie has held a number of Faculty and University management roles, including academic leadership and resource management, quality assurance, enterprise, course leadership, technology enhanced learning, placements and personal tutoring. Ollie was involved in the initial development of Continuous improvement Unit at Leeds Beckett University, as an internal consultant and an embedded researcher as part of his Doctorate in Business Administration. Ollie has been responsible for developing and delivering consultancy services to local and regional businesses as well as securing bids for regional enterprise development.

Ollie has previously published extensively in the area of Assessment, teaching and learning, as well as on Lean, Six Sigma and Quality improvement. His more recent research is exploring the development of organizational routines, and dynamic capability, particularly in the context of process improvement.

Current Teaching

  • Operations Strategy
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Business Process Operations Management
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Consultancy Projects

Research Interests

Ollie's DBA thesis examined the development of organisational routines, explored using the practice perspective, in the context of process improvement. His research pathway is based on Action and Intervention research in different settings, looking at how process improvement practices and routines can be enacted,to improve process improvement capability and productivity. One particular mode of this is reviewing how different forms of coaching can utilised to achieve this. He is aiming to explore these interventions in a wide range of contexts from SMEs to the NHS. He is also working with colleagues across the business school to explore the nature of productivity, and with regional businesses to both develop and understand and validate interventions than can improve productivity.

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