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Dr Debashree De

Lecturer
EBS - Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE)
Dr Debashree De
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    +44 (0) 1702 328449

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    GB.3.24, Southend Campus

Profile

Biography

Debashree De is a Lecturer in Supply Chain Management.She is passionate about solving sustainability related issues, specially in the manufacturing sector. In broader aspect her research interest encompasses green supply chain management, sustainability, low carbon strategies and operations management. She has worked with Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) and the Indian farming supply chain. She is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy. She welcomes inquiries from potential PhD students.

Research and professional activities

Current research

The transformative role of digital technologies for resilience in Fresh Food supply chains in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

To explore how Fresh Food supply chains (FFSC) have been affected due to the restrictions placed during the multiple COVID- 19 lockdowns. To explore ways in which digital technologies (DT) have helped to transform and improve resilience in FFSCs during and after the restrictions. Specifically, to identify best practices in FFSCs that used digital technologies to help monitor food quality and keep running their businesses during the lockdown

Resilient food-bank supply chains for disadvantaged communities in uncertain times of cost of living crisis

PVC (Research) Strategic Fund 2022: The project aims to explore the food bank supply chains resilience in UK and India in current uncertain scenario of cost of living crisis , its impact on communities and the recovery practices adopted. A pilot study was conducted to assess the food bank supply chains and the risks involved. The outcome of the project was an evaluation tool for supply risks and early triggers of food shortages. Potential recommendations were identified to improve the resilience of the food bank supply chain

Economically motivated adulteration (EMA) and the Global Base of the Pyramid (GBP) in sustainable farming supply chains

Conferences and presentations

A more resilient food future? The challenges and opportunities of charitable food supply chains

Invited presentation, Eastern Arc Conference 2023: Food in a Time of Crisis, university of kent, 20/9/2023

Role of customers in Circular Economy adoption in Indian Manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises

European Operations Management Association, EUROMA, Brussels, 7/7/2023

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Strategic Operations and Supply Chain (BE224)

  • Principles of Operations and Supply Chain Management (BE424)

  • Research Methods (BE955)

Publications

Journal articles (9)

Moursellas, A., De, D., Wurzer, T., Skouloudis, A., Reiner, G., Chaudhuri, A., Manousidis, T., Malesios, C., Evangelinos, K. and Dey, PK., (2023). Sustainability Practices and Performance in European Small-and-Medium Enterprises: Insights from Multiple Case Studies. Circular Economy and Sustainability. 3 (2), 835-860

Dey, PK., Malesios, C., Chowdhury, S., Saha, K., Budhwar, P. and De, D., (2022). Adoption of circular economy practices in small and medium-sized enterprises: Evidence from Europe. International Journal of Production Economics. 248, 108496-108496

Dey, PK., Yang, G-L., Malesios, C., De, D. and Evangelinos, K., (2021). Performance Management of Supply Chain Sustainability in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Using a Combined Structural Equation Modelling and Data Envelopment Analysis. Computational Economics. 58 (3), 573-613

Malesios, C., De, D., Moursellas, A., Dey, PK. and Evangelinos, K., (2021). Sustainability performance analysis of small and medium sized enterprises: Criteria, methods and framework. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences. 75, 100993-100993

Dey, PK., Malesios, C., De, D., Budhwar, P., Chowdhury, S. and Cheffi, W., (2020). Circular economy to enhance sustainability of small and medium-sized enterprises. Business Strategy and the Environment. 29 (6), 2145-2169

De, D., Chowdhury, S., Dey, PK. and Ghosh, SK., (2020). Impact of Lean and Sustainability Oriented Innovation on Sustainability Performance of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: A Data Envelopment Analysis-based framework. International Journal of Production Economics. 219, 416-430

Dey, PK., Malesios, C., De, D., Chowdhury, S. and Abdelaziz, FB., (2020). The Impact of Lean Management Practices and Sustainably‐Oriented Innovation on Sustainability Performance of Small and Medium‐Sized Enterprises: Empirical Evidence from the UK. British Journal of Management. 31 (1), 141-161

Dey, PK., Malesios, C., De, D., Chowdhury, S. and Abdelaziz, FB., (2019). Could lean practices and process innovation enhance supply chain sustainability of small and medium-sized enterprises?. Business Strategy and the Environment. 28 (4), 582-598

Ghosh, SK., Debnath, B., Baidya, R., De, D., Li, J., Ghosh, SK., Zheng, L., Awasthi, AK., Liubarskaia, MA., Ogola, JS. and Tavares, AN., (2016). Waste electrical and electronic equipment management and Basel Convention compliance in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) nations. Waste Management & Research. 34 (8), 693-707

Book chapters (4)

De, D., (2022). Supply Chain Sustainability in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. In: Supply Chain Sustainability in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Editors: Dey, PK., Chowdhury, S. and Malesios, C., . Routledge. 1000647285. 9781000647280

De, D., (2022). Correlation of lean management practices, sustainability-oriented innovation and corporate social responsibility with sustainability performance of small and medium sized enterprises. In: Supply Chain Sustainability in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Routledge. 186- 215

De, D., Dey, PK., Ghosh, SK. and Pappu, RP., (2020). Impact of Waste Management Practices of Indian Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Enterprises on Their Financial Performance. In: Sustainable Waste Management: Policies and Case Studies. Springer Singapore. 53- 65. 9789811370700

Dey, PK., De, D. and Soni, V., (2019). Managing the challenges of project management. In: Indian Business. Routledge. 166- 183. 9781315268422

Conferences (1)

Tanksale, A., De, D. and Kumar, N., A multi-objective model for placement optimization in refugee resettlement

Grants and funding

2022

The transformative role of digital technologies for resilience in Fresh Food supply chains in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

University of Essex

Market assessment and feasibility analysis to support future growth of the business

Paddy & Scotts Cafes Ltd

Improving sustainability in Colchester with reduced single-use plastics

University of Essex (ESRC IAA)

The transformative role of digital technologies for resilience in Fresh Food supply chains in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

University of Essex

Contact

d.de@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1702 328449

Location:

GB.3.24, Southend Campus