Contact Professor David Tranfield

Background

David has a distinguished research record focused on strategic change management in organisations, particularly manufacturing. His work incorporates studies of change driven by new technologies, integrated systems and new work methods. He has consulted to managers and management teams for over 30 years, helping them achieve performance improvement through successful formulation and introduction of strategies for change. David is a Fellow of the Sunningdale Institute, the British Academy of Management and the Higher Education Academy.

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Tranfield D (2006) The DNA of high reliability organisations and management practices. In: Product Service Systems Industrial Day, Cranfield.
  • Pilbeam C & Tranfield D (2006) Working collaboratively in basic research: setting a research management agenda. In: R & D Management Conference, Windermere.
  • Rowe A, Curley D, Tranfield DR, Levene R & Smart P (2005) Customer-centered construction bringing a service approach through cultural change and teamwork. In: ARCOM 2001, 3 March 2005.
  • Levene R, Smart P, Tranfield DR, Rowe A, Corley J & Deasley P (2004) Service delivery focus projects supporting theories for project management. In: International Conference for Project Management, Japan, 1 January 2004.
  • Levene R, Smart P, Tranfield D, Rowe A, Corley J & Deasley P (2004) Service delivery focus projects: Supporting theories for project management. In: ProMAC2004: 2nd International Conference on Project Management, Tokyo.
  • Levene R, Smart P & Tranfield D (2004) Organizing for service delivery projects. In: Project management Institute (PMI) Research Conference.
  • Tranfield D, Denyer D, Marcos Cuevas J & Marcos Cuevas J (2004) Creating an evidence-base for policy and practice: a comparison and critique. In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2004*, St Andrews, Scotland, 30 August - 1 September 2004.
  • Tranfield D, Denyer D, Marcos J & Burr M (2004) Developing an evidence-based approach to management consultancy by using systematic review. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2004*, New Orleans, LA, 6 August 2004.
  • Tranfield D, Denyer D, Marcos Cuevas J & Marcos Cuevas J (2004) Developing an evidence-based approach to management consulting. In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2004**, St Andrews, Scotland, 30 August - 1 September 2004.
  • Tranfield DR, Levene R, Rowe A, Smart P, Deasley P & Corley J (2003) Knowledge management into practice: an empirical contribution. In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2003, University of Leeds, Harrogate, 15-17 September 2003.
  • Tranfield D, Rowe A, Levene R, Smart P, Deasley P & Corley J (2003) Knowledge into practice: an empirical contribution. In: British Academy of Management Conference, Harrogate.
  • Denyer D, Marcos Cuevas J, Tranfield D & Marcos Cuevas J (2003) Organizational and management research into practice: an evaluation of the use of systematic reviews. In: European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology, Lisbon, 14 May 2003.
  • Marcos Cuevas J, Tranfield D, Denyer D & Marcos Cuevas J (2003) Management research into practice: exploring knowledge transfer and utilization. In: Knowledge Management Conference, Aston, 14 July 2003.
  • Tranfield D, Denyer D, Marcos Cuevas J & Marcos Cuevas J (2003) Synthesising management research: the development of field tested and grounded technological rules. In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2003***, Harrogate, 15-17 September 2003.
  • Tranfield D, Denyer D, Marcos Cuevas J & Marcos Cuevas J (2003) Knowledge into practice: the adoption and utilization of management research. In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2003***, Harrogate, 15-17 September 2003.
  • Tranfield D & Denyer D (2003) Democracy and the discourse of management in a knowledge economy. In: American Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2003, Seattle, WA, 1 August 2003.
  • Rowe A, Smart P, Tranfield DR, Levene R, Corley J & Deasley P (2002) Exploring design for serviceability in construction: A case for relation management in a web of networks. In: Proceedings of EUROMA, 1 January 2002.
  • Corley J, Deasley P, Levene R, Rowe A, Smart A & Tranfield D (2002) Constructing new relationships for service: advances in construction industry practice inspired by public-private partnerships. In: British Academy of Management Conference, London.
  • Tranfield D, Denyer D & Smart P (2002) Developing evidence-based management research: lessons from medical science. In: 1st European Conference on Research Methods, Reading.
  • Rowe A, Smart P, Tranfield D, Levene R, Corley J & Deasley P (2002) Exploring design for serviceabilty in construction: a case for relationship management in a web of networks. In: 9th EurOMA Conference, Copenhagen.
  • Rowe A, Smart P, Corley J, Tranfield D, Levene R & Deasley P (2002) New management forms for construction projects. In: IEEE International Engineering Management Conference.
  • Adams R & Tranfield D (2002) Developing a formal framework of innovation outcome. In: EIASM 9th International Product Development Management Conference, Sophia Antipolis.
  • Marcos Cuevas J, Tranfield D, Denyer D & Marcos Cuevas J (2002) Using systematic review in the management field: an example of its application to high reliability theory. In: British Academy of Management Conference, London, 9 September 1997.
  • Tranfield D, Denyer D & Smart P (2002) Developing an evidence-based approach to management knowledge using systematic review. In: EURAM 2nd annual conference, Stockholm, 9 May 2002.
  • Corley J, Rowe A, Tranfield DR, Smart P, Levene R, Rogerson J & Deasley P (2001) Customer centred construction: bringing a service approach through cultural change and team working. In: Proceedings of 17th ARCOM, 1 September 2001.
  • Levene R, Rowe A, Corley J, Smart P & Tranfield D (2001) Building Responsiveness into Construction. In: International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, Salford.
  • Tranfield D, Smart P, Rowe A, Corley J & Levene R (2001) Breaking the Efficiency Mindset: An Organizational Odyssey. In: EGOS 17th Colloquium, Lyon.
  • Partington D, Tranfield D, Young M, Bessant J & Sapsed J (2001) Mapping contexts of application: a grounded approach to understanding the key dimensions of organizational environments. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Corley J, Rowe A, Tranfield D, Smart P, Levene R, Rogerson J & Deasley P (2001) Customer-centered construction: bringing a service approach through cultural change and teamworking. In: 17th annual conference, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Salford.
  • MacClean D, MacIntosh R & Tranfield D (2001) Mode 2 Management Research: probing the boundaries. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Young M, Tranfield D, Partington D, Bessant J & Sapsed J (2000) Rigour, pragmatism and academic leadership in management research. In: British Academy of Management Conference, Edinburgh.
  • Sapsed J, Bessant J, Partington D, Tranfield D & Young M (2000) From IT to teams: trends in management of organizational knowledge. In: R & D Management Conference, Manchester.
  • Partington D, Tranfield D, Young M, Bessant J & Sapsed J (2000) Learning between sectors: a collaborative, action based research methodology. In: British Academy of Management Conference, Edinburgh.
  • Partington D, Tranfield D & Bessant J (1999) Studying routines for teamworking and knowledge management: A Grounded Theory Approach to Multi-Context Research in Team-Based Organizations. In: 3rd International Workshop on Teamworking, Egham.
  • Tranfield D, Duberley J, Smith J, Musson G & Stokes P (1998) Resources, routines and organisational learning: issues and responses in manufacturing strategy. In: 5th European Operations Management Association Conference, Dublin.
  • Tranfield D & Parry I (1998) The significance of the leadership role: an action research case study into the changing nature of first line supervision in a manufacturing company. In: EGOS 14th Colloquium, Maastricht.
  • Tranfield D, Pullen A & Musson G (1998) Middle management roles: investigating operations middle management role ambiguity and role conflit in team worked and non-teamworked operational environments. In: Organisational Effectiveness Conference, Liverpool.
  • Tranfield D, Wilson S, Parry I & Smith J (1998) Developing a methodology for team based organisation design. In: Managing Innovative Manufacturing Conference, Nottingham.
  • Tranfield D, Pullen A & Musson G (1998) Middle management roles: operations middle management's structural, functional and processual role changes in teamworked and non-teamworked environments. In: Managing Innovative Manufacturing Conference, Nottingham.
  • Tranfield D & Ratcliffe P (1998) Co-ordinating work in concurrent engineering: exploring the dimensions of a socio-technical approach. In: Managing Innovative Manufacturing Conference, Nottingham.
  • Tranfield D, Parry I, Smith S & Wilson S (1997) Reconfiguring your organisation: where legacy meets organisation design. In: British Academy of Management Conference, London.
  • Tranfield D, Duberley J, Smith S, Musson G & Stokes P (1997) Organisational routines for regeneration: developing dynamic capabilities in manufacturing. In: MATADOR Conference.
  • Tranfield D & Ratcliffe P (1997) Knowledge transfer at the design-manufacture interface. In: MATADOR Conference, Manchester.
  • Tranfield D, Smith J, Parry I, Wilson S & Foster M (1997) Reconfiguring your organisation: a teamwork approach. In: 5th international conference on Factory 2000: the technology exploitation process, Cambridge, 2 April 1997.
  • Tranfield D, Duberley J, Smith J, Musson G & Stokes P (1997) Reengineering organisations: developing dynamic capability in manufacturing. In: 2nd international conference on industrial engineering applications and practice, San Diego, CA, 1 November 1997.
  • Tranfield D, Parry I & Smith S (1996) Leadership in the front line; the changing nature of supervision in UK manufacturing. In: ERU Conference, Cardiff.
  • Tranfield D, Smith J, Parry I, Foster M & Pullen A (1996) Teamworking: an organisational perspective. In: 3rd International Conference of the European Operations Management Association, London.
  • Tranfield D, Parry I & Smith S (1996) Teamworking in manufacturing companies. In: British Academy of Management Conference, Birmingham.
  • Tranfield D, Smith S, Foster M, Parry I, Ley C & Pullen A (1996) Teamworking: releasing potential for manufacturing improvements. In: 2nd international conference on Managing Integrated Manufacturing, Leicester.

Books

  • Denyer D & Tranfield D (2009) Producing a Systematic Review. In: The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Research Methods. Buchanan D, Bryman A (ed.), London: SAGE Publications, p. 671-689.
  • Tranfield D, Young M, Partington D, Bessant J & Sapsed J (2006) Building knowledge management capabilities for innovation projects. In: From Knowledge Management to Strategic Competence. Tidd J (ed.), London: Imperial College Press, ed. 2nd.
  • Parry I & Tranfield D (1998) Leadership in the Front Line: The Changing Nature of Supervision in UK Manufacturing. In: Manufacturing in Transition. Delbridge R, Lowe J (ed.), London: Routledge, p. 92-111.
  • Tranfield D (1998) Generating Strategy. In: The experience of managing. Clegg C, Legge K, Walsh S (ed.), MacMillan, p. 249-268.
  • Tranfield D (1998) Generating strategy - tutors notes. In: The experience of managing - tutors notes. Clegg C, Legge K, Walsh S (ed.), MacMillan.
  • Tranfield D, Stokes P, Musson G, Duberley J & Smith J (1997) Capability based manufacturing strategy and organisational learning: an examination of key issues. In: Managing enterprises: stakeholders, engineering, logistics and achievement. Wright D (ed.), London: Mechanical Engineering Publications.