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Professor Sankar Sivarajah

Dean of School of Management

Faculty/Dept/School School of Management
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Emailu.sivarajah@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 234496

Biography

Sankar Sivarajah joined the School of Management at the University of Bradford in December 2017 and is a Professor of Technology Management and Circular Economy and is currently the Dean of the School of Management. 

He enjoys interdisciplinarity research and teaching focusing on the use of emerging digital technology by businesses and organisations for the betterment of society. He is the Deputy Editor of Journal of Enterprise Information Management and has published over 70 scientific articles in leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences. His research tackling societal challenges such as energy-efficient digital currencies, consumer behaviour and reduction of waste has featured in reputable media publications such as The World Economic Forum, BBC Yorkshire and The Conversation.

To date, he has a successful track record as Principal and Co-investigator in over £3 million worth of R&I and consultancy projects funded by national, international funding bodies and commercial organisations. Some of the notable funders have been the European Commission (FP7, H2020, Marie Curie), Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Innovate UK/DEFRA and British Council focusing on projects addressing business and societal challenges surrounding themes such as Blockchain use in Financial Services, Smart Waste and Cities, Energy-efficient data centres, Social innovation and Participatory Budgeting. Some of the key past and present industry and public sector partners that he has collaborations with are Fraunhofer, Deloitte, Thales, Enel, Telefonica, Vodafone, Leeds Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Cambridgeshire County Council, Hounslow Council, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Arup and PA Consulting to name a few.

He was awarded a PhD in 2014 in Management Studies from Brunel University London, which focused on the development of a technology evaluation and impact assessment framework for local government authorities. He holds a first-class BSc (Hons) in Business and Management specialising in Computer Sciences from Brunel University London and MSc with Distinction in Management specialising in Entrepreneurship from Bayes Business School (previously known as Cass), City University London. He was also recognised and awarded by Bayes Business School an honorary membership to the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) society, an international honour society recognizing business excellence.

He is an elected governing Council Member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) in the UK, Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of the British Academy of Management (BAM).

He tweets at @SankarSivarajah.

Research

  • Technology Management and Evaluation
  • Circular Economy 
  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Government
  • Social Innovation
Research Projects:

  • EU 2016 - 2018: ‘Enabling Multichannel Participation through ICT Adaptations (EMPATIA)’ European Commission Horizon 2020 – P674710. Co-Investigator: Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Grant Total £106,383.
  • EU 2016 - 2020: ‘Sustainable energy demand side management for GREEN Data Centers (GREENDC)’ European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) – P734273. Co-Investigator: Uthayasankar Sivarajah Grant Total £219,000.
  • EU 2014 - 2018: ‘Social Innovation Drive (SI-DRIVE)’ European Commission FP7 – P612870. Co-Investigator: Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Grant Total £355,525. 
  • EU 2014 - 2017: ‘Decision Support Advisor for innovative business models and user engagement for smart Energy Efficient Districts (DAREED)’ European Commission FP7 – P609082. Co-Investigator: Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Grant Total £283,000. Current Projects EU 
Date Role Title / Description Funder Award
01-SEP-13 - 31-DEC-16DAREED – Decision support Advisor for innovative business models and useR engagement for smart Energy Efficient Districts
DAREED – Decision support Advisor for innovative business models and useR engagement for smart Energy Efficient Districts
01-JAN-16 - 31-MAR-18Enabling Multichannel PArticipation Through ICT Adaptations
Enabling Multichannel PArticipation Through ICT Adaptations
01-JAN-17 - 31-DEC-20Sustainable energy demand side management for GREEN Data Centers
Sustainable energy demand side management for GREEN Data Centers
01-JAN-14 - 31-DEC-17Social Innovation: Driving Force of Social Change
Social Innovation: Driving Force of Social Change

Teaching

Teaching interests

  • Circular Economy: Core Principle and Concepts (MBA, DL).
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Supply Chain Analytics and Technology Management
  • Operations Management

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleDemystifying Corporate Inertia Towards Transition to Circular Economy: A Management Frame of Reference (2022)
AuthorsFred A. Yamoah, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Kamran Mahroof and Iker González Peña
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
 
TitleAdoption of artificial intelligence and cutting-edge technologies for production system sustainability: A moderator-mediation analysis (2022)
AuthorsSheshadri Chatterjee, Ranjan Chaudhuri, Sachin Kamble, Shivam Gupta and Uthayasankar Sivarajah
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
 
TitleBlockchain Technology for Supply Chains operating in emerging markets: an empirical examination of technology organization-environment (TOE) framework (2022)
AuthorsVenkataiah Chittipaka, Satish Kumar, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Jana Lay-Hwa Bowden and Manish Mohan Baral
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
 
TitleExploring the role of social capital mechanisms in cooperative resilience (2022)
AuthorsWulandhari, N. B. I., Gölgeci, I., Mishra, N., Sivarajah, U., and Gupta, S.
JournalJournal of Business Research
 
TitleThe future is yesterday: Use of AI-driven facial recognition to enhance value in the travel and tourism industry (2022)
AuthorsGupta, S., Modgil, S. Lee, C. and Sivarajah, U.
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
 
TitleBlockchain for Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Trends and Ways Forward (2022)
AuthorsSaumyaranjan Sahoo, Satish Kumar, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Weng Marc Lim, J. Christopher Westland and Ashwani Kumar
JournalJournal of Electronic Commerce Research
 
TitleArtificial intelligence and blockchain integration in business: Trends from a bibliometric-content analysis (2022)
AuthorsSatish Kumar, Weng Marc Lim, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, and Jaspreet Kaur
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
 
TitleEthical Framework for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies (2021)
AuthorsMona Ashok, Rohit Madan, Anton Joha and Uthayasankar Sivarajah
JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
 
TitleSupply chain agility for coping with unprecedented changes: Empirical evidence from the UK food supply chain during COVID-19 crisis (2021)
AuthorsDo, Quynh; Mishra, Nishikant; Wulandhari, Nur Baiti Ingga; Ramudhin, Amar; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Milligan, Gavin
JournalSupply Chain Management-An International Journal
 
TitleExploring circular economy in the hospitality industry: empirical evidence from Scandinavian hotel operators (2021)
AuthorsFabrice, S. and Sivarajah, U.
JournalScandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism
 
TitleAn Integrated Artificial Intelligence Framework for Knowledge Creation and B2B Marketing Rational Decision Making for Improving Firm Performance (2021)
AuthorsBag, S., Gupta, S., Kumar, A. and Sivarajah, U.
JournalIndustrial Marketing Management
 
TitleDisruptive Technologies in Agricultural Operations: A Systematic Review of AI-driven AgriTech Research (2021)
AuthorsSpanaki, K., Sivarajah, U., Fakhimi, M., Despoudi, S and Irani, Z.
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
 
TitleDetermining Sustainability Key Performance Indicators for Food Loss Reduction (2021)
AuthorsAl-Dalaeen, Q., Sivarajah, U. and Irani, Z.
JournalJournal of Enterprise Information Management
 
TitleCircular Economy versus Planetary Limits: A Slovak Forestry Sector Case Study (2021)
AuthorsBeckmann, A., Sivarajah, U. and Irani, Z.
JournalJournal of Enterprise Information Management
 
TitleLeveraging customer engagement to improve the operational efficiency of social commerce start-ups (2021)
AuthorsZhenyuan Liu, Shuihua Han, Chao Li, Shivam Gupta and Uthayasankar Sivarajah
JournalJournal of Business Research
 
TitleInfluencing subjective well-being for business and sustainable development using big data and predictive regression analysis (2021)
AuthorsWeerakkody V.;Sivarajah U.;Mahroof K.;Maruyama T.;Lu S.
JournalJournal of Business Research
DOI10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.07.038
 
TitleInfluencing subjective well-being for business and sustainable development using big data and predictive regression analysis (2020)
AuthorsWeerakkody, V., Sivarajah, U., Mahroof, K., Maruyama, T., Lu, S.
JournalJournal of Business Research
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.07.038
 
TitleTowards a circular economy: An emerging economies context (2020)
AuthorsPatwa N.;Sivarajah U.;Seetharaman A.;Sarkar S.;Maiti K.;Hingorani K.
JournalJournal of Business Research
DOI10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.05.015
 
TitleTowards a Circular Economy: An Emerging Economies Context (2020)
AuthorsPatwa, N., Sivarajah, U., Seetharaman, A., Sarkar, S., Maiti, K. and Hingorani, K.
JournalJournal of Business Research
 
TitleBig Data Analytics-enabled Sensing Capability and Organizational Outcomes: Assessing the Mediating Effects of Business Analytics Culture (2020)
AuthorsSamuel Fosso Wamba, Maciel M. Queiroz, Lunwen Wu and Uthayasankar Sivarajah
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
 
TitleDrone as a Service (DaaS) in promoting Cleaner Agricultural Production and Circular Economy for Ethical Sustainable Supply Chain Development (2020)
AuthorsMahroof, K.; Omar, A.; Rana, N.P.; Sivarajah, S.; Weerakkody, V.
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
 
TitleMeasuring the Perceived Benefits of Implementing Blockchain Technology in the Banking Sector (2020)
AuthorsPoonam Garg, Bhumika Gupta, Ajay Chauchan, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Shivam Gupta and Sachin Modgil
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
 
TitleServitization Implementation in the Manufacturing Organisations: Classification of Strategies, Definitions, Benefits and Challenges (2020)
AuthorsMuhammad Mustafa Kamal, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Ali Ziaee Bigdeli, Farouk Missi and Ioannis Koliousis
JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
PublisherElsevier
 
TitleExamining the Relationship between Social Media Analytics Practices and Business Performance in the Indian Retail and IT Industries: The Mediation Role of Customer Engagement (2020)
AuthorsGarg, P., Gupta, B., Dzever, S., Sivarajah, U. and Kumar, V.
JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
 
TitleExamining the role of procurement 4.0 towards remanufacturing operations and circular economy (2020)
AuthorsBag S.;Dhamija P.;Gupta S.;Sivarajah U.
JournalProduction Planning and Control
DOI10.1080/09537287.2020.1817602
 
TitleExamining the Role of Procurement 4.0 towards Remanufacturing Operations and Circular Economy (2020)
AuthorsBag, S., Dhamija, P., Gupdat, S. and Sivarajah, U
JournalProduction Planning and Control
 
TitleArtificial Intelligence and Food Security: Swarm Intelligence of AgriTech Drones for Smart AgriFood Operations (2020)
AuthorsKonstantina Spanaki, Erisa Karafili, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Stella Despoudi and Zahir Irani
JournalProduction Planning and Control
PublisherTaylor & Francis
 
TitleA framework for analysing blockchain technology adoption: Integrating institutional, market and technical factors (2020)
AuthorsJanssen, M.; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Ismagilova, Elvira; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Irani, Zahir
 
TitleCan We Create a Circular Pharmaceutical Supply Chain (CPSC) to Reduce Medicines Waste? (2020)
AuthorsAlshemari A;Breen L;Quinn G;Sivarajah U;
JournalPharmacy
PublisherMDPI
DOI10.3390/pharmacy8040221
 
TitleFostering Financial Inclusion in Developing Countries: Predicting User Acceptance of Mobile Wallets in Cameroon (2020)
AuthorsSamuel Fosso Wamba, Maciel M. Queiroz, Constantin Blome and Uthayasankar Sivarajah
JournalJournal of Global Information Management
 
TitleSelf-building Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Empower Big Data Analytics in Smart Cities (2020)
AuthorsDamminda Alahakoon, Rashmika Nawaratne, Yan Xu, Daswin De Silva, Uthayasankar Sivarajah and Bhumika Gupta
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
DOI10.1007/s10796-020-10056-x
 
TitleRole of technological dimensions of green supply chain management practices on firm performance (2020)
AuthorsBag S.;Gupta S.;Kumar S.;Sivarajah U.
JournalJournal of Enterprise Information Management
DOI10.1108/JEIM-10-2019-0324
 
TitleThe role of a digital engineering platform in appropriating the creation of new work-related mind-set and organisational discourse in a large multi-national company (2019)
AuthorsHussain, Zahid I.; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Hussain, N.
JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
 
TitleDo agile managed Information Systems Projects fail due to a lack of Emotional Intelligence? (2019)
AuthorsLuong, T.T., Sivarajah, U., Weerakkody, V.
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
 
TitleCloud computing utilization and mitigation of informational and marketing barriers of the SMEs from the emerging markets: Evidence from Iran and Turkey (2019)
AuthorsHosseini, S.; Fallon, G.; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar
JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
 
TitleA case analysis of E-government service delivery through a service chain dimension (2019)
AuthorsWeerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; El-Haddadeh, R.; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Omar, A.; Molnar, A.
JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
 
TitleRole of big data and social media analytics for business to business sustainability: A participatory web context (2019)
AuthorsSivarajah, Uthayasankar; Irani, Zahir; Gupta, S.; Mahroof, Kamran
JournalIndustrial Marketing Management
 
TitleOperational complexity tackled using a intranet platform in a multinational engineering company: physical and behavioural alignment (2019)
AuthorsHussain Z I and Sivarajah U, Hussain N
JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
PublisherElsevier
DOI10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2018.09.014
 
TitleAchieving Agility in Evacuation Operations: An Evidence-Based Framework (2019)
AuthorsRodríguez-Espíndola, O.; Despoudi, S.; Albores, P.; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar
 
TitleMillennial Chinese consumers' perceived destination brand value (2018)
AuthorsLuo, J.; Dey, B.L.; Yalkin, C.; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Punjaisri, K.; Huang, Y.; Yen, D.A.
 
TitleIdiosyncratic risk and the cross-section of stock returns: the role of mean-reverting idiosyncratic volatility (2018)
AuthorsBozhkov, S.; Lee, H.; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Despoudi, S.; Nandy, M.
 
TitleFactors influencing e-diplomacy implementation: Exploring causal relationships using interpretive structural modelling (2018)
AuthorsAl-Muftah, H.; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Rana, Nripendra P.; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Irani, Zahir
JournalGovernment Information Quarterly
 
TitleInvestigating the effects of smart technology on customer dynamics and customer experience (2018)
AuthorsForoudi, P.; Gupta, S.; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Broderick, A.
JournalComputers in Human Behavior
 
TitleCritical factors affecting leadership: a higher education context (2018)
AuthorsHassan, A.; Gallear, D.; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar
 
TitleEnabling multichannel participation through ICT adaptation (2017)
AuthorsKapoor K.;Omar A.;Sivarajah U.
JournalInternational Journal of Electronic Government Research
DOI10.4018/IJEGR.2017040104
 
TitleDigitally enabled service transformation in UK public sector: A case analysis of universal credit (2017)
AuthorsOmar, A.; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar
JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
 
TitleCritical analysis of Big Data challenges and analytical methods (2017)
AuthorsSivarajah, Uthayasankar; Kamal, M.M.; Irani, Zahir; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.
JournalJournal of Business Research
 
TitleOpen data and its usability: an empirical view from the Citizen’s perspective (2017)
AuthorsWeerakkody, V.;Irani, Z.;Kapoor, K.;Sivarajah, U.;Dwivedi, Y.K.;
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
DOI10.1007/s10796-016-9679-1
 
TitleRisks and rewards of cloud computing in the UK public sector: A reflection on three Organisational case studies (2017)
AuthorsJones, S.; Irani, Zahir; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Love, P.E.D.
 
TitleOpen data and its usability: an empirical view from the Citizen’s perspective (2017)
AuthorsWeerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Irani, Zahir; Kapoor, K.; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Dwivedi, Y.K.
 
TitleThe role of e-participation and open data in evidence-based policy decision making in local government (2016)
AuthorsSivarajah, Uthayasankar; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Waller, P.; Lee, Habin; Irani, Zahir; Choi, Y.; Morgan, R.; Glikman, Y.
JournalJournal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce
 
TitleA theoretical perspective of an e-diplomacy maturity framework (2016)
AuthorsAl-Muftah, H.;Sivarajah, U.;
JournalInternational Journal of Electronic Government Research
DOI10.4018/IJEGR.2016100103
 
TitleA User Satisfaction Study of London's Congestion Charge e-Service: A Citizen Perspective (2015)
AuthorsLee, Habin; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Molnar, A.; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Irani, Zahir
 
TitleEvaluating the use and impact of Web 2.0 technologies in local government (2015)
AuthorsSivarajah, Uthayasankar; Irani, Zahir; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.
JournalGovernment Information Quarterly
 
TitleFostering Smart Cities through ICT Driven Policy-Making: Expected Outcomes and Impacts of DAREED Project (2014)
AuthorsSivarajah, Uthayasankar; Lee, Habin; Irani, Zahir; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.
 
Book Chapters
TitleDeveloping Criteria for Evaluating a Multi-channel Digitally Enabled Participatory Budgeting Platform (2017)
AuthorsOmar, A.; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar
 
Other Publications
Other typeArticle
TitleA case analysis of E-government service delivery through a service chain dimension (2018)
AuthorsWeerakkody V.;El-Haddadeh R.;Sivarajah U.;Omar A.;Molnar A.
JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
DOI10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2018.11.001
 
Title Author(s)
Participatory budgeting: The case for engaging citizens in local government decision making (2018)Omar A.;Sivarajah U.;Weerakkody V.
Developing criteria for evaluating a multi-channel digitally enabled participatory budgeting platform (2017)Omar A.;Weerakkody V.;Sivarajah U.
Cloud based e-government services: A proposal to evaluate user satisfaction (2017)Sivarajah U.;Lee H.;Irani Z.;Omar A.;Hackney R.;El-Haddadeh R.
E-Diplomacy: A systematic literature review (2016)Almuftah H.;Weerakkody V.;Sivarajah U.
Opportunities and challenges of using web 2.0 technologies in government (2016)Sivarajah U.;Weerakkody V.;Irani Z.
Open data platforms and their usability: Proposing a framework for evaluating citizen intentions (2015)Kapoor K.;Weerakkody V.;Sivarajah U.
The public value of social media in the UK public sector (2014)Osmani M.;Weerakkody V.;Sivarajah U.;El-Haddadeh R.