Dr Brian Fynes
B.Comm, MBS, PhD
Department of Business Administration, Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
+353 (0) 1 7168841
Research interests: Supply Chain Management, Contingency Theory, Quality Management
Dr. Brian Fynes is a member of the Smurfit School of Business at University College Dublin where he specialises in supply chain management. Prior to that he was on the Faculty of London Business School where he was EU Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Centre for Operations Management. He is also Director of the IBM On-Demand Supply Chain Laboratory at the School. This laboratory is part of a grid-enabled set of supply chain laboratories (along with Michigan State University, Penn State University and Arizona State University) which simulates supply chain dynamics in both teaching and research.
His research interests focus on supply chain practices and performance in manufacturing and service industries. He has acted as a consultant and adviser on supply chain issues to a wide range of companies and government agencies. He has published articles in the Production and Operations Management, the International Journal of Operations & Production Management, the International Journal of Production Economics, the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Materials Management, the International Journal of Service Industries Management, the European Management Journal, the International Labour Review, the International Review of Retail and Consumer Research, the Journal of Enterprise Information Management and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. He is co-author of two management books: Flexible Working Lives (Oaktree Press), M and Competing from the Periphery (Dryden Press).
Publications, presentations etc.:
De Burca, S., & Fynes,B., 'Managing the Marketing Design-Manufacturing Interface: An Empirical Investigation of the Underlying Problems and Solutions' Irish Journal of Management, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. 56-67, November 2004
De Burca, S., Fynes, B., and Marshall, D., 'Strategic Technology Adoption: Extending ERP across the Supply Chain', Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 18 No 4, pp. 427-440, August 2005
Fynes, B., & de Burca, S., 'The Effects of Design Quality on Quality Performance' International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 96 No. 1, pp 1-14, February 2005
Fynes, B., de Burca, S., and Marshall, D., 'Environmental Uncertainity, Supply Chain Relationship Quality and Performance' Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, Vol. 10, No. 4/5, pp. 179-190, December 2004
Fynes, B., de Burca, S., and Voss, C., 'Supply Relationship Quality, the Competitive Environment and Performance' International Journal of Production Research, Vol., 43, No. 16, pp. 3303-3320, July 2005
Fynes, B., Voss, C., & de Burca, S., 'The Impact of Supply Chain Relationship Dynamics on Manufacturing Performance' International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp 6-19, January 2005
Fynes, B., Voss, C., & de Burca, S., 'The Impact of Supply Chain Relationship Quality on Quality Performance'International Journal of Production Economics, Vol 96, No. 3, pp. 339-354, March 2005
Glynn, W. ; de Búrca, S.; Flynes, B. ; Brannick, T. and Ennis, S. "Listening Practices and Performance in Service Organisations." International Journal of Service Indsutry Management, 2003, 14(3), pp. 310-30.
Marshall, D., Lamming, R., Fynes, B., and de Burca, S., 'The Development of an Outsourcing Process Model', International Journal of Logistics, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 347-359, November 2005
Ambrose, E., and Fynes, B., 'Trust in Supply Chain Relationships - Issues of Measurement' Proceedings of the 3rd EIASM Workshop on Trust Within and Between Organisations, Brussels, October 2005
Fynes, B., & de Burca, S., 'The Competitive Environment and Supply Chain Performance' Proceedings of the 9th Logistics Research Network Conference, Dublin 2004
Fynes, B., & de Burca, S., 'The Impact of Supply Chain Relationship Dynamics on Manufacturing Performance' Proceedings of the 2nd CEMS Logistics Conference, Riezlern, 2005
Fynes, B., and de Burca, S., 'The Effects of Supply Chain Dynamics on Manufacturing Performance' 10th International Symposium in Logistics, Lisbon, July 2005
Fynes, B., de Burca, S., & Ambrose, E., "A Contingency Model of Supply Chain Relationship Quality", the Competitive Environment and Performance 11th EurOMA Conference, INSEAD, Fontainbleu 2004 Oral Presentation International
Fynes, B., de Burca, S., and Ambrose, E., 'An Empirical Study of Environmental Context, Firm Characteristics and Quality Management in Irish SMEs', 12th EurOMA Conference, Budapest, June 2005
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