Philip is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Operations Management in the Department of Business Transformation at Surrey Business School, where he teaches and supervises students on UG and PG programs.
Philip is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and an experienced program and module manager who has an active role in curriculum & new program development. Philip has also been active in preparing programs for academic quality review and external validation on several occasions both in Ireland and the UK.
He has previously worked as a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in the Department of Service Sector Management at Sheffield Hallam University (2016-2019) and as a Lecturer at Cork Institute of Technology (2004 – 2016). Prior to joining the academy Philip worked in operations for international hotel brands like Crowne Plaza & Clarion Hotels as well as SME’s in the tourism sector.
University roles and responsibilities
- Programme Director BSc Business Management
Affiliations and memberships
Management of service operations
Postgraduate Teaching 20/21
MBA and Executive MBA: Managing the Agile Business MANM429 (Module leader)
MSc Business Analytics: Supply Chain and Logistics Management MANM250 (Module leader)
Dissertation for Business Analysis MANM389: (Dissertation supervisor)
Undergraduate Teaching 20/21:
Project Management (MAN3104)
Supply Chain Management (MAN3101)
Previously Taught: Business Analysis for the Service Sector, Hotel Operational Analysis, Revenue Management, Service Operations Management, Research Methods
The implementation of blockchain technology (BCT) is gaining traction in supply chain networks, revolutionising the operation of contemporary supply chains and reshaping the potential of business relationships. Empirical studies on blockchain adoption are scant because implementation across networks is in fairly early phase of development, yet evidence from empirical studies is highly desirable. This is one of the first studies of blockchain adoption in the Greek shipping industry, which has not so far been examined by the literature, in direct comparison to early adopters in other European countries such as Norway. The research examined eight Greek shipping companies using workshops with experienced supply chain personnel. Qualitative analysis identified the current position of these organisations in terms of blockchain adoption, by considering possible benefits and inhibitors to implementation. Despite benefits of automated processes and reduced paperwork as a result of smart contracts, findings show a reluctance to adopt BCT. That is, enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformations have left organisations fatigued and disinclined towards further systems development and resistant to subsequent change. Also, the exposure of shared information in the shipping nexus is considered to cause a threat to competitive survival.