Dr Oliver 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. He has been appointed a Teacher Fellow, in recognition of teaching excellence, and continues to works extensively with a different businesses in consultancy, particularly around productivity development, and is currently the research lead for his subject group.
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 has been responsible for developing and delivering consultancy services to local and regional businesses as well as securing bids for regional enterprise development. He is also developing a productivity research and action agenda, which aims to examine how regional productivity can be increased by collaborations with the different agents and organisations within the economic eco-system.
Ollie has responsibility for the development of research activity and outcomes for his subject group and is currently utilising social network analysis to map and assess how to align the spectrum of research topics towards business sustainability and productivity .
- Operations and Supply Chain management
- Business Process Operations management
- Research project supervision
Ollie was also the principal architect in the development of a specialised degree apprenticeship - Business management practice: Productivity Improvement
Ollie has previously published extensively in the area of assessment, teaching and learning, as well as on Lean, Six Sigma and Quality improvement.
Ollie's 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.
He currently supervises doctorate and masters research projects involving various topics including blockchain, productivity performance, and quality assurance and process improvement.
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Jones OW; Gold J; Claxton J (2021) Development of a Kaizen series model: abducting a blend of participatory formats to enhance the development of process improvement practices. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, pp. 1-27.
Jones O; Gold J; Devins D (2020) SME productivity stakeholders : Getting in the right orbit. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management
Jones O; Gold J; Claxton JC (2019) Process improvement capability: a study of the development of practice(s). Business Process Management Journal, 25 (7), pp. 1841-1866.
Jones OW; Claxton J; Gold J (2017) A little less conversation, a little more action: Illustrations of the Mediated Discourse Analysis method. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 28 (4), pp. 481-513.
Jones O; Gorra A (2013) Assessment feedback only on demand: Supporting the few not supplying the many. Active Learning in Higher Education, 14 (1),
Jones O; Kerr MA (2012) Refreshment by the case: Use of multimedia in case study assessment. The International Journal of Management Education, 10 (3), pp. 186-200.
Jones OW (2018) SME productivity stakeholders: Getting in the right orbit. In: British Academy of Management Conference, 4 September 2018 - 6 September 2018, Bristol.
Jones OW (In press) Productivity: Strictly not just the bottom line.