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Dr Bruce Pinnington PhD, MBA, BSc, MCIPS

Senior Lecturer in Operations Management Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Research

    Modern Slavery in Supply Chains

    I (and my colleagues) have undertaken an extensive programme of research since 2018, on Modern Slavery in Supply chains. This programme encompassed five major research projects, supplemented by two PhD research projects. I have been the project leader (primary investigator) on most of these projects. Our team's research includes detailed analyses of secondary sources, such as published modern slavery statements, as well as primary research interacting with managers from multiple relevant business functions. Research has focused on the construction sector because of issues highlighted with this sector, but also because the complex and dynamic nature of the sector and the diversity of its labour relationships. In addition to research conducted in the UK, I have developed good working relationship with several universities in Australia to share research insights and to collaborate on public consultations such as the recently completed Australian MSA review.

    Inter-organisational collaboration

    Following on from my industrial career (outsourcing and supplier governance consultancy), I maintain an interest in the human and social facets of inter-organisational relationships, ranging from major strategic partnerships through to episodic SME collaborations. Conceptual interests include: collaboration; the marketing concept of Value; Power; Social Capital, and Social Value.

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    AHRC IAA 22-25

    ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

    April 2022 - December 2025

    ESRC IAA 23-28

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

    April 2023 - March 2028

    Implications of COVID-19 for modern slavery challenges in supply chain management

    ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

    January 2021 - June 2021