Background

Dr Leila Alinaghian joined Cranfield School of Management in August 2015. Prior to joining Cranfield, Leila was part of the University of Cambridge Centre for International Manufacturing's strategy team and she was involved in case study research that supports the EPSRC Centres for innovative manufacturing. She also founded and ran the Research Capability Development programme at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. Leila holds an MPhil and a PhD in Engineering, Manufacturing and Management from the University of Cambridge. She was a Trust Scholar at University Cambridge and her research was nominated for best PhD research award and best paper award at the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society.

Current activities

Leila is a senior lecturer and course director for the MSc in Management at Cranfield School of Management. Leila's research revolves around social impact supply chain management and seeks to advance the science of supply networks to drive sustainability and social impact. Leila is highly engaged in the school's PhD and DBA programmes. She is presently supervising several PhD and DBA work and sits on a number of doctoral review panels.

Leila is a fellow of Higher Education Academy and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from Cranfield University. She delivers lectures and leads modules on a number of School of Management and University postgraduate and executive development programmes.

Leila is also a member of Academy of Management, British Academy of Management, European Operations Management Association and Strategic Management Society.

Research opportunities

I am currently recruiting for doctoral research students in the areas of Social Impact Supply Chain Management, Social Procurement and Social Enterprise-Corporate relationships. Please get in contact if you are interested in pursuing a doctorate in this area. 



Clients

Leila has been involved in projects for large multinationals across a range of sectors including healthcare and pharmaceuticals, aerospace and fast-moving consumer goods.

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Razmdoost K, Alinaghian L & Kutsch E. (2021) Practice disruption in service ecosystems: the case of K2 2008 disaster. In: 7th Naples forum on service, Naples, Italy, 6-9 September 2021.
  • Qiu J & Alinaghian L. (2021) An empirical study on the interplay between supply network structure and firm sustainability performance. In: 28th European Operations Management Association Conference, 5-7 July 2021.
  • Qiu J & Alinaghian L. (2021) The influence of supply network structure on firm sustainability performance. In: 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 29 July - 4 August 2021.
  • Qiu J & Alinaghian L (2020) The Impact of Supply Network Structure on Firm Sustainability Performance (Forthcoming). In: British Academy of Management, Virtual Venue, 2-4 September 2020.
  • Razmdoost K & Alinaghian L (2020) Service Ecosystem Boundaries and Boundary Work (Forthcoming September). In: 7th Forum on Markets and Marketing: Institutions, Service Ecosystems and Emergenc, Online.
  • Bolourian S, Alinaghian l & Angus A (2020) The Impact of Board Corporate Social Responsibility Committees on Corporate Social Responsibility Performance: An empirical investigation (Forthcoming). In: 20th Annual Conference of European Academy of Management, Dublin, Ireland, 4-6 December 2020.
  • Alinaghian L & Razmdoost K (2020) The formation and management of social enterprise-business relationships. In: Annual European Operations Management Association Conference, Online, 29-30 June 2020.
  • Qiu J, Alinaghian L & Prior D (2019) A systematic literature review of the role of networks in supply chain sustainability performance. In: British Academy of Management 2019 Conference, Birmingham, 3-5 September 2019.
  • Qiu, J, Alinaghian L & Prior D. (2019) The role of network in supply chain sustainability: a systematic review and research agenda. In: Annual European Operations Management Association Conference, 2019, Helsinki, 15-19 June 2019.
  • Razmdoost K & Alinaghian L (2019) Temporal nature of value co-creation: institutional work and resource reconfiguration. In: 6th Naples Forum on Service, Ischia, 4-6 June 2019.
  • Razmdoost K, Linder C & Alinaghian L. (2018) New Venture Ordinary and Dynamic Capabilities and Environmental Dynamism: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis Approach. In: The Strategic Management Society 38th Annual international conference, Paris, 22-25 September 2018.
  • Fausten T, Pilbeam C & Alinaghian L (2018) Exploring how and why governance changes with vertical distance in a triadic context. In: British Academy of Management, Bristol, 4-6 September 2018.
  • Razmdoost K & Alinaghian L (2017) The Generative Mechanisms of Network Resources. In: American Marketing Association Winter Conference 2017, Orlando, 17-19 February 2017.
  • Alinaghian L (2017) Social Network Analysis for Supply Chains: Who should you Partner with for Innovation. In: The Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis Seminar Series 2017, Manchester, 26 April 2017.
  • Alinaghian L (2016) Network Analysis for Supply Chains: Who Should you Partner With. In: Women in Logistics Conference 2016, Cranfield, 25 November 2016.
  • Alinghian LS & Razmdoost K (2016) Supply Network Dynamic Resource Base: An Empirical Investigation. In: 23rd Annual European Operations Management Association Conference, Trondheim, 17-22 June 2016.
  • Alinaghian LS & Srai JS (2015) Supply Network Alters' Structural Embeddedness: Predicting the Ego Firm's Dynamic Capabilities. In: 22nd International Annual European Operations Management Association Conference, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 26 June - 1 July 2015.
  • Alinaghian LS & Srai JS (2014) The Effects of Supply Network Structural and Relational Properties on Dynamic Capabilities. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2014, Philadelphia, PA. 74th, 1-5 August 2014.
  • Alinaghian LS & Srai JS (2014) Supply Network Relational Properties: Predicting Dynamic Capabilities. In: 21st EurOMA Conference, Palermo, 20-25 June 2014.
  • Harrington TS, Alinaghian LS & Srai JS (2014) Making the Business Case for Continuous Manufacturing in the Pharmaceutical Industry. In: POMS Conference, Atlanta, 9-12 May 2014.
  • Alinaghian LS & Srai JS (2014) Examining the Relationships Between Supply Network Structural and Relational Properties and Dynamic Capabilities. In: Strategic Management Society, Madrid, 19-23 September 2014.
  • Harrington TS, Alinaghian LS & Srai JS (2014) Making the business case for continuous manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry. In: POMS Conference, Atlanta, 9-12 May 2014.
  • Harrington TS, Alinaghian LS & Srai JS (2014) Making the Business Case for Continuous Manufacturing in the Pharmaceutical Industry. In: 25th Annual Production and Operations Manufacturing Society Conference (Atlanta, USA), Atlanta, USA, 9-12 May 2014.
  • Harrington TS, Alinaghian LS & Srai JS (2013) Exploring Implications of Continuous Manufacturing Within the Pharmaceutical Sector Through Industrial Landscape Mapping and Cross-Sector Analysis. In: Annual Alfred P. Sloan Industry Studies Assocation Conference, Kansas, USA, 28 May 2013.
  • Harrington TS, Alinaghian LS & Srai JS (2013) Continuous manufacturing and product-process archetypes: implications for supply network design in Pharma. In: 24th Annual Production and Operations Management Society Conference (Denver, USA), Denver, USA, 3 May 2013.
  • Alinaghian LS, Ates A, Bititci U, Harrington TS, Srai JS & Talati R (2012) Drivers and Barriers of Continuous Manufacturing in the Pharmaceutical Industry. In: 16th Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium , Cambridge, 20 September 2012.
  • Alinaghian LS & Srai JS (2012) Operationalising Dynamic Capabilities: Exploring Concepts from Strategic and Operations Management. In: 19th international annual European Operations Management Association conference (EurOMA 2012): serving the world, Amsterdam, 1 July 2012.
  • Alinaghian LS (2012) Conceptualising Inter-Firm Dynamic Capabilities. In: Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics Academy Conference, Cambridge, UK, 19 January 2012.
  • Alinaghian LS, Srai JS & Gregory M (2012) Operationalising Dynamic Capabilities in the Healthcare Industry. In: Annual Alfred P Sloan Industry Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, 29 May 2012.
  • Alinaghian LS & Srai JS (2011) A Supply Network Configuration Perspective on Scenario Planning of Future Value Chains: A Case Study of the Pharmaceutical Industry. In: 18th European Operations Management Association Conference, Cambridge, UK, 3 July 2011.
  • Alinaghian LS, Aghdasi M & Srai JS (2011) Developing a Model for Purchasing and Supply System Transformation: Benefitting from Organizational Change Theories in Purchasing Development Models. In: 20th IPSERA Conference (International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association), Maastricht, Netherlands, 10 April 2011.
  • Kirkwood DA, Alinaghian LS & Srai JS (2011) A Maturity Model for the Strategic Design of Sustainable Supply Networks. In: 22nd Annual Production and Operations Management (POMS) conference, Reno, Nevada, 29 April 2011.
  • Alinaghian LS & Srai JS (2010) Mapping Emerging Value Chains in Pharmaceutical Industry. In: 15th Annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium, Cambridge, UK, 23 September 2010.
  • Alinaghian LS & Aghdasi M (2009) Proposing a model for Purchasing System Transformation. In: 16th Annual EurOMA Conference, 2009, Gothenburg, 14 June 2009.