Breno has a background (BSc and MSc) in Industrial Engineering and holds a PhD degree in management from Aston University. He joined Aston Business School staff in 2010 as Teaching Fellow in Operations Management. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Operations Management, with expertise in sustainable operations strategy and green technology management.
Dr Breno Nunes helps companies and governments to respond to sustainability challenges and opportunities. At firm level, his work focuses mostly on strategic decisions for operations function. He has acted as a consultant for the European Automotive Strategy Network (UK), SMEs clusters development (Brazil),and advised a water management agency (Brazil). Breno investigates sustainability strategies, environmental decision making processes, and green technology management in both developed and developing countries. His recent research publications deal with a variety of sustainability issues, including: sustainable operations strategy, sustainable livestock, green innovation management, electric cars and sustainable mobility, sustainable luxury, sustainability performance and systems dynamics.
Lately, he has been invited several times to deliver workshops, keynotes talks, and seminars for both academics and practitioners in the various countries such as UK, USA, and Brazil. He has recently won two Newton Funds sponsored by the British Council to deliver research workshop to early-career researchers in UK and Brazil.
His research has already been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Cleaner Production, Production Planning & Control, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Benchmarking: An International Journal, Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, and practitioners’ magazines such as The European Financial Review and The Automotive Manufacturing Solutions, IAMOT Brochure on Green Technology.
Breno is currently Vice President of Education, Research and Publications for IAMOT – The International Association for Management of Technology.
Editorials and Discussion Papers
Lalwani, S.; Nunes, B.; Chicksand, D. ( 2016) Social Sustainability Initiatives in Cocoa Supply Chains in Africa: An analysis of sustainability reporting of World’s major Chocolatiers. Proceedings of the 24th IAMOT Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2016