Dr Anthony Ezenwa
- 01202 962735
- aezenwa at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Lecturer in Business and Management
- Dorset House D130, Talbot Campus, Fern, Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Anthony Ezenwa is a Lecturer and Researcher in Supply Chain and Operations Management at the Department of People and Organisation, Bournemouth University Business School. Before joining Bournemouth University, he taught and conducted research in the UK (University of Leeds and University of Hull) and Nigeria (Federal University of Technology Owerri). Before joining the academia in 2011, he had been a road freight manager for over ten years.
Dr Anthony has a diverse research interest around the central theme of transport, logistics, and supply chain technology innovations and systems and their links with sustainability. His works are framed around several philosophical paradigms, such as social constructivism, pragmatism, and critical realism. In addition, he is well versed in the applications of mixed-method research; interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research techniques that recognise the complexities and dynamics surrounding advanced information technology acquisition trade-offs...
Dr Anthony’s fully PhD research project provides an authoritative analysis of factors influencing ICT adoption in the emerging supply chain networks, using the local small and medium third-party logistics providers in Nigeria as a case study. While recognising the technology readiness of the local logistics operators, the study establishes a lack of facilitating conditions as the chief dampening factor, which has, in turn, triggered the dampening effects of the limited scope of business of the local third-party logistics operators.
As a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, he was among the team that completed the European Transport Safety Council’s Intelligent Speed Assistant (ISA) sponsored project. The study explores diverse alternatives design for the Human Machine Interface (HMI). The study outcomes suggest that speed control alone, followed by a haptic pedal and speed control with a vibrating pedal, as the most acceptable HMI for ISA within the European context.
Recent community services include media engagement in BBC South Politics Programme, where I enlightened the British people on the effect of the past Royal Mail staff strike on peak online shopping and goods and delivery during the 2022 Christmas season. In addition, to advance transformative pathways toward sustainable applications of Artificial Intelligent (AI) in the trade, transport, logistics, and supply chain management and operations, Dr Anthony recently responded to a national assignment of developing Nigeria’s National Artificial Intelligent Policy (NAIP). Likewise, he is part of the Editorial Team of the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport (CILT), Nigeria. Furthermore, Dr Anthony has been at the forefront of facilitating SAP’s sponsored ERP4School program in the African University through the Centre for Enterprise Research Partnership and Innovation in Africa (CERPIA).
With the local research team at Bournemouth University Business School, Dr Anthony is collaborating with the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on the African Agricultural Knowledge Transfer Partnership (AAKTP) project. Similarly, he is collaborating with the University of Hull Business School to investigate reverse logistics implementation challenges in the United Kingdom. Educationally, he has been actively involved in curriculum design, teaching, and supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across diverse higher education learning environments. He is the current Unit Leader of Global Production and Operations Management (online undergraduate programme) and Project Management and Change at Bournemouth University Business School, UK.
Dr Anthony holds a PhD degree in Supply Chain Technology and Systems (Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK) and MSc in Transport and Logistics Planning and Administration (Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). His first degree is in Transport and Logistics Manmore
Anthony's research and scholarly interest varied broadly, cross-cutting supply chain and operations management, change management, entrepreneurship, and technology innovations in business. Key research themes include:
Supply chain optimization and design
Global production and supply chain management
Technology needs assessment in transport and logistics sectors
Transport, logistics, and supply chain management and change
Inclusive transport, logistics, and supply chain management and operations practices.
Sustainability issues in transport, logistics and supply chain operations
At the core of these themes, Anthony is interested in understanding.
How transport, logistics, and supply chain management and operations are significantly altered by the ever-increasing advancements in information and communication systems.
The transnational effects of the global supply chain disruption, primarily associated with global pandemics, trade wars, inter-regional conflicts, and disaggregated sustainability policies.
What locally led technology adoption policies look like, and impacts on the local transport and logistics operators?
How the scope of business, consumer readiness, facilitating conditions, and other locally evolved contextual factors feed into local transport and logistics operators' technology acquisition decisions and sustainable practice.
What policies and regulatory pathways can balance the age-long gender inequality and persistent skilled workforce shortage in the transport and logistics industry?...
How anticipation of future disruptive technology innovations feeds into transport, logistics, and supply chain management to prevent the industry's compounding cycle of shortage of skilled personnel.more
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:
"End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture"
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
"Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation"
Sustainable cities and communities
"Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable"
Responsible consumption and production
"Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns"
- Ezenwa, A., Whiteing, A., Jonhson, D., Oledinma, A. and Ejem, E., 2021. Development of strategies to improve Information Communication Technology diffusion in Nigeria’s logistics and transport industry: Adaptation of Structure-Process -Outcome Model. International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, 14 (4), 363-391.
- Ezenwa, A., Whiteing, A., Johnson, D. and Oledinma, A., 2020. Factors influencing Information and Communication Technology diffusion in Nigeria's transport and logistics industry: an exploratory study. International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, 13 (2-3), 252-276.
- Ezenwa, A., 2017. Evaluation of Airline Service Quality Attributes: The Nigerian Experience. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 8 (12).
- Ezenwa, A., Onyemechi, C. and Igboanusi, C., 2014. Sustainable Transport Development Options for Nigerian Lakes. International Journal of Social Relevance and Concern, 2 (8).
- Ezenwa, A., 2014. ICT Adoption in Logistics Operations: An Emerging Trend for Sustainable Development and Human Capacity Building in South-Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences.
- Onyemechi, C., Igboanusi, C. and Ezenwa, A., 2014. International Trade Flow Analysis Using the Gravity Model: The Nigerian Conundrum. International Journal of Latest Research in Science and Technology, 3 (4), 181-185.
- Ezenwa, A., Onyemechi, C. and Igboanusi, C., 2014. International Trade Flow Analysis Using the Gravity Model: The Nigerian Conundrum. International Journal of Latest Research in Science and Technology, 3 (4).
- Ezenwa, A., Chikwendu, D. and Ikeogu, C., 2013. Perceived Effect of Franchising of Selected State-Owned Mass Transit in Southern Nigeria. Asian Journal of Science and Technology, 4 (4).
- Ezenwa, A., Chikwendu, D. and Dike, D., 2013. Passengers’ Preference for Selected Mass Transit Companies in South Eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Current Research, 5 (8).
- Ezenwa, A., Chikwendu, D. and Ejem, E., 2012. Evaluation of service quality of Nigerian airline using servqual model. Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism, 3 (6).
- Ezenwa, A., Oledinma, A. and Ikeogu, C., 2022. Contextualising factors influencing decarbonisation of road-freight transportation: current practice and implications. Transport Management Studies in Nigeria: a Quantitative Modelling Approach. University of Ibadan Press.
- Ezenwa, A. and Ugboaja, P., 2020. Towards Analysis of Transport Social Sustainability and Gender Issues. Gender and Development Issues. Federal University of Technology Owerri.
- Ezenwa, A., 2019. Investigating the mechanisms influencing Information and Communication Technology adoption amongst selected supply chains in Nigeria: a multiple case study. In: 51st Annual University Transport Study Group (UTSG) Conference 8-10 July 2019 University of Leeds.
- Ezenwa, A., Whiteing, A., Jonhnson, D. and Oledinma, A., 2018. Investigating the mechanisms influencing Information and Communication Technology adoption amongst selected supply chains in Nigeria: a multiple case study. In: Annual Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK– Logistics Research Network Conferenc 5-7 September 2018 University of Plymouth, UK.
- Ezenwa, A., Whiteing, A. and Johnson, D., 2018. Exploring the mechanisms influencing ICT diffusion among SMEs: evidence from third-party logistics SMEs in Lagos, Nigeria. In: 15th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research 15-20 July 2018 University of California, Santa Barbara, USA,.
- Ezenwa, A. and Morganti, E., 2018. Universities as Sustainable Living Labs. Exploring Commercial Traffic at the University of Leeds Campus. In: Annual Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK– Logistics Research Network Conference 5-7 September 2018 University of Plymouth, UK.
Profile of Teaching PG
- Unit Leader, MSc in Project Management and Change.
Profile of Teaching UG
- Unit Leader- Global Production and Operations Management (online). Tutor - Supply chain Management, Global Production and Operations Management, and Advanced Project Management.
- African Agriculture Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Innovate UK, 18 Apr 2023). In Progress
- University of Hull, Modular/Ad-Hoc Sessions Lecturer (2022), https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/logistics-and-supply-chain-management-msc
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Media engagement in BBC South Politics Programme
- National Artificial Intelligence Policy (NAIP), Volunteer Expert Group (VEG). National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria
- CTL.SC3x: Supply Chain Dynamics, 04 Mar 2021, Pathway to MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management
- DAT204x: Introduction to R for Data Science, 07 Feb 2020, Data Science @Microsoft
- CTL.SC4x: Supply Chain Technology and Systems, 06 Jan 2020, Pathway to MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management
- CTL.SC0x: Supply Chain Analytics, 04 Jan 2020, Pathway to MITx MicroMasters Programs in Supply Chain Management
- SW47x: Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 10 Mar 2018, Entrepreneurship Studies @ HarvardX
- PhD in Supply Chain and Operations Management and Systems (University of Leeds, 2020)
- Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Member,
- Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA) Nigeria, Member,
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