Dr Frank Donkor
Lecturer in Operations Management
CSAM Centre office
Building:One, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4ST, UK
Frank Donkor joined the Science, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (SITE) department in 2021. Before joining Exeter Business School, he held the position of a lecturer in operations management at the University of Kent. He obtained a PhD in Management Science (with a focus on operations and supply chain management) from the University of Kent. He also holds an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Distinction) from University of Westminster, BA Industrial Art (First Class) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)- Ghana, Certificate in Advanced Survey Data Analysis and Survey Experiments from University of Essex, and MRes in Supply Chain Management. He is a recipient of the ESRC IAA/SeNSS Business Boost Fund – 2018 and has significant years of experience teaching (PG and UG) at the tertiary level and working in the field of logistics, operations, and supply chain both in Ghana and the UK.
- PhD Management Science (with a focus on Operations and Supply Chain Management)
- MRes Supply Chain Management
- MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- BA Industrial Art
- Operations management
- Supply chain sustainability, management
- Innovation and leadership styles in supply chains’
- Business analytics
- Pharmaceutical industry
Frank’s research largely focuses on the area of operations, supply chain sustainability and management, leadership styles in supply chains’, and business analytics. Frank’s Ph.D. thesis titled “Understanding the supply chain integration-supply chain sustainability relationship: a study of the pharmaceutical industry in the UK and Ghana“ specifically covered the constructs, supply chain integration, supply chain sustainability, external uncertainty, patient satisfaction, leadership styles and product innovation. Although the focus was on the pharmaceutical industry in both developed (the UK and Europe) and developing (Ghana and West Africa) countries, his research generally covers a wide range of industries in both developed and developing countries' contexts. He also adopts both advance quantitative and qualitative approaches for his research.
Frank is currently working on a paper which aims to analyse and understand how pharmaceutical companies can use different leadership styles to influence their supply chain integration-supply chain sustainability relationship whilst taking into context, the presence of different types/levels of external uncertainties (EU).
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- Member of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA)
- Member of The Operational Research Society – UK
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
- SeNSS/ESRC Business Boost Research Funding Award, 2018.
- Kent Graduate School/Eastern Arc Bursary to attend University of Essex Summer School, 2019.
- Best second-year presentation award, Kent Business School Ph.D. conference, 2019 (https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/kbs-news-events/2019/06/kbs-phd-conference-2019/).
- African Education Scholarship student of the year, University of Westminster– UK, 2014.
- Best poster award, SeNSS/ESRC Business Boost Conference, University of East Anglia- UK, 2019.
- Passed Ph.D. Viva Voce with no corrections.
BEM2007 Operations management
BEM3022 Purchasing and Supply Management
BEMM114J Managing Operations