The Agility Centre

In a world increasingly defined by uncertainty and continuous change, organisations need new strategic thinking and solutions to survive and prosper. Organisational agility has emerged as an answer for organisations facing new circumstances to help them renew and proactively respond to changes.

With over 20 years of inspirational research and knowledge exchange on this subject, the Agility Centre, together with our Operations, Supply Chain and Technology Management and Marketing research group and a network of industrial partners, provides world-leading academic research with real impact for society.


The Agility Centre focuses on developing and applying advanced solutions on how resources and skills can be developed across technology-enhanced social and business networks to improve productivity, responsiveness and resilience.

Our expertise has the power to support organisations, particularly SMEs, in developing and implementing strategies and solutions to prosper in the dynamic global digital and technological transformation.

As part of its mission, the Agility Centre aspires to:

  • provide leading edge policy- and practice-influencing research in operations, supply chain, technology management, and marketing;
  • promote collaborative research with public and private-sector organisations;
  • provide knowledge exchange and advisory/consultancy services;
  • facilitate thought leadership on the current and emerging issues potentially affecting future business performance/competitiveness.

Group Leader

Dr Hossein Sharifi (