Alex is a lecturer/industry consultant of long standing. He currently lectures at Victoria University in the Victoria Graduate School of Business and School of Management and Information Systems in undergraduate and postgraduate programs (Masters and Doctorate), onshore and offshore, and Winter and Summer Schools. He is also a research associate for the Centre for International Corporate Governance Research and associate and part time researcher at the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies. He also supervises four doctoral students and mentors others in Research Proposal Preparation and Writing which he teaches for doctoral students.

He has designed, conducted and assessed various subjects, courses and programs for a range of undergraduate to postgraduate student groups and facilitated fee-for-service activities with commercial clients for the university and his own consultancy. He has lectured in the BBus, MBA, MERP and DBA programs locally and overseas in Bangladesh and China, and for James Cook University (Melbourne Campus). He represents the Faculty of Business and Law on a number of course advisory committees and is course coordinator for BBus (Global Logistics and Transport). His academic and industrial experience is strongly grounded in Operations and Supply Chain Management and Organisation Behaviour with a tendency to quantitative methods such as operations research. His doctoral thesis however, was on performance measurement of corporate governance in a supply chain.

He has a doctoral degree in business administration and been lecturing in Management since 1996. His academic strengths are; Econometric and Business Modeling in Supply Chain Management, Corporate Governance and Strategic Management, and Organisation Behaviour. He has researched and presented his work at national and international conferences, submitted journal articles, written a book (Springer Publishers) and a chapter for an encyclopaedia on Generalised Linear Models. His doctoral thesis "A New Approach to Performance Measurement using Data Envelopment Analysis: Implications for Organisation Theory, Corporate Governance and Supply Chain Management" presents a quantitative model for national and transnational business and governance scenarios in an increasingly globalised world and required research across a number of disciplines. His examiners for this thesis rated it as an 'outstanding contribution' and excellent.

He is a current peer reviewer for the Journal of Modelling in Management, for ANZAM (Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management) and various International Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences. His academic affiliations include full membership to ANZAM, Australian Marketing Institute, and Australian Institute of Project Management. He is also working with the Institute for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Victoria University) and the International Standards association GS1 Australia. He also holds a GAMS account for research funding and liaises with industry in a consultative capacity.

Recent publications

Refereed Publications in Proceedings of International Conferences 

2005, 'A Performance Scorecard in the Australian Context: the role of DEA', Victoria University Business Research Conference, 29 Nov, Victoria Graduate School of Business, Victoria University, Melbourne.

2005, 'An Improved Performance Scorecard in the Australian Context', in Proceedings of the 19th ANZAM Conference, 7-10 Dec, Australian National University, Canberra.

2006, 'An Improved Performance Scorecard for Supply Chain Networks in the Australian Context', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Logistics and SCM (LSCM2006), 5-7 Jan, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2006, 'Measuring the Performance of Supply Chain Networks in Australia: A Business Process Model using DEA', in Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on SCM and Information Systems (SCMIS 2006), 5-7 July, National Chung Hsing, University, Taiwan.

2006, 'Measuring the Performance of Collaborative Relationships in Supply Chain Networks Using DEA: A Corporate Governance Perspective', in Proceedings of the 4th International Logistics and Supply Chain Congress, 29 Nov-1 Dec, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey.

2007, 'Modelling the Efficiency of Knowledge Economics in the Asia Pacific' in Proceedings of The International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 2-5 Dec, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 

2007, 'An Optimisation Model for Collaboration in Global Supply Networks', in Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems, 9-12 Dec, Monash University, Melbourne.

2008, 'The Development of an Optimisation Model for Collaboration in Global Supply Networks' 8-9 Jan, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Business and Management, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei.

2008, 'A Model for Comparative Analysis of Globally Competitive Industries: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach' 5-7 Mar, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Discrete Mathematics and Applications, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok.

2009 'Measuring Organisation Performance: A Top-down Approach using an Optimisation Model' Eurasia Business and Economics Society, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey

2009 'Inter-firm Performance for Global Networks: An Optimisation Model using DEA' The 14th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2009), Sabanci Universitesi, Istanbul Turkey.

Professional membership

ANZAM (Australia New Zealand Academy of Management)
AMI (Australian Marketing Institute)
AIPM (Australian Institute of Project Management)
ELN (Emerald Literati Network)
Peer Reviewer for ANZAM and various LSCM conferences

Research interests

Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Corporate Governance and Organisation Behaviour
Quantitative Methods in Management

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 1042