Professor Vikas Kumar
Associate Dean for Research Innovation and Enterprise
Prof Vikas Kumar is an Associate Dean for Research Innovation and Enterprise at the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences, Birmingham City University, UK. He is also a Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management. Prof Kumar has over a decade of teaching and research experience. Prof Kumar holds the title of Chartered Management Business Educator (CMBE) and is fellow of HEA. Prior to joining BCU, he was Director of Research and Scholarship at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England. Prof Kumar has also worked in India, Ireland and Hong Kong.
Prof Kumar is a leading researcher in the operations and supply chain management field. He has published more than 250 papers in leading journals and international conferences of high repute. Prof Kumar serves on the editorial board of several international journals, including the Journal of Business Logistics, the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, and the International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management. He has guest-edited special issues in high-impact ABS 4/ 3* journals.
Prof Kumar works very closely with industries and has generated over £1 million in research funding from various research agencies such as Innovate UK, EPSRC, British Council, British Academy, Newton Fund, and Science Foundation of Ireland. He has worked on several international collaborative projects with researchers from UK universities and from Brazil, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Taiwan, Jordan, Columbia, Peru, Costa Rica, and Turkey.