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Implementing Industry 4.0 technologies: Future roles in purchasing and supply management (2023)
Journal Article
Delke, V., Schiele, H., Buchholz, W., & Kelly, S. (2023). Implementing Industry 4.0 technologies: Future roles in purchasing and supply management. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 196, 122847. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2023.122847

Technological advancements associated with Industry 4.0 drive a paradigm shift with economic and social consequences where digitalization, robotization, and other emerging technologies reshape the interconnection between organizations. Critical areas... Read More about Implementing Industry 4.0 technologies: Future roles in purchasing and supply management.

Reporting Controversial Issues in Controversial Industries (2023)
Journal Article
Marshall, D., Jakob, R., Aideen, O., Kelly, S., Roshan, B., & Daniel, C. (2023). Reporting Controversial Issues in Controversial Industries. Accounting, auditing, & accountability, 36(9), https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-07-2020-4684

Purpose: This article explores how companies in multiple controversial industries report their controversial issues. For the first time, we use a new conceptualization of controversial industries, focused on harm and solutions, to investigate the rep... Read More about Reporting Controversial Issues in Controversial Industries.

A Systematic Literature Review Of The Factors Of Information Sharing That Enable Circular Procurement In The Construction Industry (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Kelly, S., & Kalaitzi, D. (2023, September). A Systematic Literature Review Of The Factors Of Information Sharing That Enable Circular Procurement In The Construction Industry. Paper presented at 27th Annual Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

The construction industry is one of the most resource-intensive industries, and the recent challenges of material shortages and scarcity with the growing environmental concerns led to the ongoing discussion of the development of circular economy (CE)... Read More about A Systematic Literature Review Of The Factors Of Information Sharing That Enable Circular Procurement In The Construction Industry.

“We” versus “You”: Exploring the Extent of Gendered Language in Purchasing and Supply Management Job Advertisements (2023)
Journal Article
Kelly, S., Hasche, N., Klézl, V., Marshall, D., & Stek, K. (in press). “We” versus “You”: Exploring the Extent of Gendered Language in Purchasing and Supply Management Job Advertisements. International Journal of Procurement Management,

This paper explores the use of gendered language in purchasing and supply management job advertisements across three English-speaking countries. We use secondary data from a global job advertisement website to analyse the extent to which gendered lan... Read More about “We” versus “You”: Exploring the Extent of Gendered Language in Purchasing and Supply Management Job Advertisements.

Negotiating in public sector procurement: a systematic literature review (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Kelly, S., Polychronakis, Y., & Israilidis, J. (2023, April). Negotiating in public sector procurement: a systematic literature review. Paper presented at The 32nd Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association Conference, Barcelona

The paper synthesises and consolidates the current public sector negotiation literature to establish a coherent platform through which to inform new policies and directions that will be needed as we move into a more flexible, dynamic, and changing re... Read More about Negotiating in public sector procurement: a systematic literature review.

Can we design a better advertisement for a SCM job than the AI? An experimental study (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Klézl, V., Kelly, S., Vašek, J., Rezvani, Z., & Farashah, A. (2023, April). Can we design a better advertisement for a SCM job than the AI? An experimental study. Paper presented at 32nd Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association Conference, Barcelona

This article aims to contribute to the very current discussion on the Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered tools in practice by conducting an experiment on overall usability of an AI generated job advertisement compared to a “real” advertisement from... Read More about Can we design a better advertisement for a SCM job than the AI? An experimental study.

Demand Forecasting in Manufacturing Pharmaceutical (MPharma) Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Aidoo-Anderson, A., Polychronakis, Y., & Kelly, S. (2023, April). Demand Forecasting in Manufacturing Pharmaceutical (MPharma) Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana. Paper presented at 32nd Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association Conference, Barcelona

This paper investigates how Manufacturing Pharmaceutical (Mpharma) SMEs in Ghana forecast demand. It identifies sector-specific forecasting methods, the importance of accurately forecasting demand, as well as the challenges and how they can be mitiga... Read More about Demand Forecasting in Manufacturing Pharmaceutical (MPharma) Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana.

Organisational innovation and sustainability: the critical role of procurement (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Israilidis, J., Polychronakis, Y., & Kelly, S. (2023, April). Organisational innovation and sustainability: the critical role of procurement. Paper presented at 32nd Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association Conference, Barcelona

The paper explores how procurement can innovate to meet emerging socio-economic and environmental challenges. Innovation is looked at from the theoretical lens of absorptive capacity. We see procurement as gatekeepers operating at the interface betwe... Read More about Organisational innovation and sustainability: the critical role of procurement.

Gendered language as a barrier to female-led company participation in public sector tenders: A gender-responsive approach (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Kelly, S., Hasche, N., Klezl, V., Marshall, D., Stek, K., & Reszka, M. (2023, April). Gendered language as a barrier to female-led company participation in public sector tenders: A gender-responsive approach. Paper presented at IPSERA, Barcelona

Global public procurement spend is significant and although its central goal is essentially the acquisition of goods and services for governments at the best possible value, it must also serve to promote equal treatment of all interest groups in the... Read More about Gendered language as a barrier to female-led company participation in public sector tenders: A gender-responsive approach.

Negativists, enthusiasts and others: a typology of players in free-to-play games (2022)
Journal Article
Klézl, V., & Kelly, S. (2022). Negativists, enthusiasts and others: a typology of players in free-to-play games. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 82(5), 7939-7960. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-022-13647-9

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop a novel multidimensional typology of free-to-play gamers, based on the theory of consumption values and to test whether these types of gamers differ in their premium content consumer purchasing beha... Read More about Negativists, enthusiasts and others: a typology of players in free-to-play games.

Purchasing and supply management skills and personality traits across roles: A job advertisements perspective (2022)
Journal Article
Klezl, V., Kelly, S., Stek, K., & Vasek, J. (in press). Purchasing and supply management skills and personality traits across roles: A job advertisements perspective. International Journal of Procurement Management, 15(3), 281-304. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPM.2022.122595

Abstract: This paper contributes to a growing trajectory of research on purchasing and supply management skills and requirements and uses job advertisements as a novel source of data and research perspective. Our findings broadly corroborate the exta... Read More about Purchasing and supply management skills and personality traits across roles: A job advertisements perspective.

Supplier satisfaction with public sector competitive tendering processes (2021)
Journal Article
Kelly, S., Marshall, D., Walker, H., & Israilidis, J. (2021). Supplier satisfaction with public sector competitive tendering processes. Journal of Public Procurement, 21(2), 183-205. https://doi.org/10.1108/jopp-12-2020-0088

Purpose This paper aims to explore the supplier perspective on competitive tendering processes and build on an increasing and developing interest in supplier satisfaction with public sector procurement activities. Design/methodology/approach Qua... Read More about Supplier satisfaction with public sector competitive tendering processes.

A framework for implementing gamification in purchasing and supply management education (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Kelly, S., Vangorp, P., Meyer, D., & Delke, V. (2021, March). A framework for implementing gamification in purchasing and supply management education. Presented at 30th Annual IPSERA Conference 2021, Knoxville, United States

This paper uses the findings from a literature review and series of expert interviews to develop a richer and Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) context-specific perspective of the different key techniques, tools and principles that can be used t... Read More about A framework for implementing gamification in purchasing and supply management education.

Exploring industry 4.0 professional roles and skills within purchasing and supply management (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Delke, V., Karttunen, E., Kelly, S., Stek, K., & Tkac, M. (2021, March). Exploring industry 4.0 professional roles and skills within purchasing and supply management. Presented at 30th Annual IPSERA Conference 2021, Knoxville, United States

Professional roles, including specific skills for each role, are a step towards higher professionalism and maturity within purchasing and supply management (PSM). The global development towards increasing digitalization, Industry 4.0, globalization,... Read More about Exploring industry 4.0 professional roles and skills within purchasing and supply management.

Digital supply chain management in the videogames industry : a systematic literature review (2020)
Journal Article
Kelly, S., Klézl, V., Israilidis, J., Malone, N., & Butler, S. (2021). Digital supply chain management in the videogames industry : a systematic literature review. ˜The œcomputer games journal, 10(1-4), 19-40. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40869-020-00118-0

As industries mature, they rely more heavily on supply chain management (SCM) to ensure effective operations leading to greater levels of organisational performance. SCM has been widely covered in many industrial areas and, in line with other burgeon... Read More about Digital supply chain management in the videogames industry : a systematic literature review.

Opportunities for gamified learning in purchasing and supply management education (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Kelly, S., Vangorp, P., Stek, K., & Delke, V. (2020, September). Opportunities for gamified learning in purchasing and supply management education. Presented at ECGBL 2020 14th European Conference on Game-Based Learning, Brighton, United Kingdom

Gamification has been used in a wide variety of subject-specific education contexts. Examples of such usage in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) context include the oft-played beer distribution game, developed by MIT Sloan School of Management (For... Read More about Opportunities for gamified learning in purchasing and supply management education.

Why organizations fail to share knowledge : an empirical investigation and opportunities for improvement (2020)
Journal Article
Kelly, S., Israilidis, J., & Siachou, E. (2020). Why organizations fail to share knowledge : an empirical investigation and opportunities for improvement. Information Technology and People, 34(5), 1513-1539. https://doi.org/10.1108/ITP-02-2019-0058

Purpose – This paper explores critical failure factors (CFFs) in the context of knowledge sharing. It provides further insights into what can cause knowledge- sharing failures, inflexible knowledge-sharing strategies and ineffective knowledge- shar... Read More about Why organizations fail to share knowledge : an empirical investigation and opportunities for improvement.

Smart supply chain: Are the procurers ready for industry 4.0 (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Kelly, S., Tkac, M., & Stek, K. (2020, September). Smart supply chain: Are the procurers ready for industry 4.0. Presented at 28th Interdisciplinary Information Management Talks: Digitalized Economy, Society and Information Management, IDIMT 2020, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Industry 4.0 brings changes to the supply chain environment and companies that want to benefit from these changes must be prepared to implement them. However, successful implementation requires skilled and trained personnel who will embrace these cha... Read More about Smart supply chain: Are the procurers ready for industry 4.0.