Dr Minhao Zhang

Dr Minhao Zhang

Dr Minhao Zhang
Lecturer in Operations Management

Howard House, Queen's Avenue, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 39 40090

Department of Management

Personal profile

Minhao is a Lecturer in Operations Management at the University of Bristol, where he is also a Programme Director for the MSc Global Operations and Supply Chain Management. He joined Bristol in 2019 after having held a lectureship at Newcastle University Business School. He graduated from the University of York in 2018, where he pursued his PhD study. During his time at York he was involved in a range of research projects exploring supply chain risks, funded by CILT and SAMS, and from there he set out on a research journey in the broad area of empirical study in operations management and big data analytics in social media. The theme throughout Minhao’s current work is management to ensure sustainable and resilient supply chains.


Thanks to various cross-disciplinary research collaborations, Minhao has published papers in the fields of supply chain management, environmental management, big data and sociology. His work has been published in the International Journal of Operations & Production ManagementIEEE Transactions on Engineering ManagementSupply Chain Management: An International JournalInternational Journal of Production EconomicsTransporation Research Part E; R&D ManagementJournal of Business Research; Information Technology & People, among others

Minhao won the Research Excellence Award from Newcastle University London in 2018. Recently, he has been awarded outstanding reviewer for Industrial Management & Data System from Emerald Literati Awards. His research paper "Sustainable supply chain management: Confirmation of a higher-order model" has won the most downloaded paper award from Resource Conservation and Recycling in 2016-2018. Currently, Minhao is co-editing a special issue on “Digitalization adding value to healthcare” for Technological Forecasting and Social Change. This special issue aims to publish in 2021 and the submission deadline is 1 April 2020.


Unit Director, EFIMM0075 Supply Chain Technology and Digitalisation

Unit Director, EFIMM0070 Dissertation in Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

Fields of interest

Supply chain finance in emerging market, Sustainable supply chain management, Crisis management in social media, Healthcare Management

Key publications

  1. Tse, YK, Zhang, M & Jia, F, 2018, ‘The effects of risk and reward sharing on quality performance’. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, vol 38., pp. 2367-2388
  2. Zhang, M, Tse, YK, Doherty, B, Li, S & Akhtar, P, 2018, ‘Sustainable supply chain management: Confirmation of a higher-order model’. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 128.
  3. Zhang, M, Tse, YK, Dai, J & Chan, HK, 2017, ‘Examining Green Supply Chain Management and Financial Performance: Roles of Social Control and Environmental Dynamism’. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, vol 66., pp. 20-34

Latest publications

  1. Lam, HK, Zhan, Y, Zhang, M, Wang, Y & Lyons, A, 2019, ‘The effect of supply chain finance initiatives on the market value of service providers’. International Journal of Production Economics, vol 216., pp. 227-238
  2. Akhtar, P, Khan, Z, Rao-Nicholson, R & Zhang, M, 2019, ‘Building relationship innovation in global collaborative partnerships: big data analytics and traditional organizational powers’. R and D Management, vol 49., pp. 7-20
  3. Ma, J, Tse, YK, Wang, X & Zhang, M, 2019, ‘Examining customer perception and behaviour through social media research – An empirical study of the United Airlines overbooking crisis’. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol 127., pp. 192-205
  4. Tse, YK, Zhang, M, Tan, KH, Pawar, K & Fernandes, K, 2019, ‘Managing quality risk in supply chain to drive firm's performance: the roles of control mechanisms’. Journal of Business Research, vol 97., pp. 291-303
  5. Lee, C, Tse, YK, Zhang, M & Ma, J, 2019, ‘Analysing online reviews to investigate customer behaviour in the sharing economy: The case of Airbnb’. Information Technology and People.
  6. Tse, YK, Loh, H, Ding, J & Zhang, M, 2018, ‘An investigation of social media data during a product recall scandal’. Enterprise Information Systems, vol 12.
  7. Chappell, PJ, Tse, YK, Zhang, M & Moore, S, 2017, ‘Using GPS Geo-tagged Social Media Data and Geodemographics to Investigate Social Differences: A Twitter Pilot Study’. Sociological Research Online.
  8. Tse, YK, Zhang, M, Akhtar, P & MacBryde, J, 2016, ‘Embracing supply chain agility: an investigation in the electronics industry’. Supp Chain Management: an International Journal, vol 21.
  9. Tse, YK, Zhang, M, Doherty, B, Chappell, P & Garnett, P, 2016, ‘Insight from the horsemeat scandal: Exploring the consumers’ opinion of tweets toward Tesco’. Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol 116.

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