Professor Prasanta Kumar Dey

Operations & Information Management Group

Dr Prasanta Dey
Dr. Prasanta Kumar Dey is a professor in Operations and Information Management at Aston Business School, Aston University, UK. Prior to joining Aston University in 2004, he worked for 4 and half years with the University of West Indies in Barbados as a Director of a graduate project management program and 13 years in Indian Oil Corporation Limited, India as a project executive. He has a bachelor in mechanical engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, Master’s in Industrial engineering and management from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, and Doctoral degree in Production engineering from Jadavpur University. He specializes in low carbon supply chain management and project management. He has extensively published in the international refereed journals (e.g. IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, International Journal of Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Production Economics, European Journal of Operation Research, Supply Chain Management International Journal, Energy). He is a visiting professor of Rouen Business School and Toulouse Business School in France, University of Deusto in Spain, University of South Australia, University of Bamberg in Germany, and University of Vienna in Austria. He is the founder co-editor of the International Journal of energy Sector Management. He has published more than one hundred research papers in the leading international refereed journals. He has accomplished several research projects funded by Ford Foundation, Research Council, UK, British Council, and West Midlands Manufacturing Advisory Services. His industry clients include Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, JCB, L’Oreal, NHS, Britons Carpet, Cemex, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Kuwait National Petroleum Company and Unocal.

Position: Professor in Operations Management
Phone: +44(0)121 204 4011
Email: p.k.dey@aston.ac.uk
Room: ABS273

  • PhD Jadavpur University, India
  • Master's in Industrial Engineering and Management,Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering , Jadavpur University, India.
  • Total quality management  
  • Project management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • BN2284 (UG) Total Quality Management
  • BN3372 (UG) Supply Chain Management
  • BNM223 (PG)  Managing Projects
  • Research with: Indian oil Corporation Limited, India; Government of Barbados; Unocal, Thailand, CEMAX, UK.

  • Managing operational and project risk in oil and gas industry,

  • Project management, Service operations management, supply chain management, total quality management and six-sigma, environmental management, applications of multi-criteria decision making in industry.

  1. Bio-energy: Technology and business solution to the UK and India - Research Council, UK and Department of Science and Technology, India funded project under Science Bridge in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, with Philip Davies, Andreas Hornung, John Elgy, Pawan Budhwar, £3,000,000, likely to be completed in June 2012, Business School portion £2000,000 [Principal investigator for Business School portion]

  2. Climate change and corporate social responsibility - British Council funded project under INSPIRE in collaboration with the Dhaka University, Bangladesh, with Ataur Belal, Stuart Cooper, £45,000, likely to be completed in Feb 2012. [Co-investigator]

  3. Project feasibility analysis and development of supply chain management framework for Bio-energy plant - ESRC funded under CASE studentship for Express Energy, with William Ho, £75,000, likely to be completed in December 2012. [Principal investigator]

  4. Developing business models for renewable energy industry - ESRC funded under CASE studentship for Enco Energy, with John Brammer, £75,000, likely to be completed in December 2012. [Principal investigator]

  5. INTERGROUP COLLABORATION FOR THE STUDY OF THE INTEGRATION OF SUPPLY CHAIN, Fellowship for Dr. Carmen Medina, University of Seville, Spain, Funding body: Ministry of Education (Spain). National Program of Mobility of Human Resources for Research in 2010, in the framework of the National Plan of Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation 2008-2011, Duration of funding:  5 months (from 1/05/2011 to 30/09/2011, (£100,000). [Principal investigator from Aston Business School]

  6. Smart food and agribusiness: future internet for safe and healthy food from farm to fork, Under FP7 funding, with Christ Brewster and John Edwards (£200,000) [co-investigator]

  7. Deliveringlocal bioenergy to North West Europe – in collaboration with European Bioenergy Research Institute, Birmingham City University, and a few European Universities and organizations Under INTERREG (EU funded program); worth £7,000,000; £250,000 (Business school’s portion) [Principal investigator]

  8. Climate change issues and environmental performance of Indian small and medium sized enterprises, with Dr. Ataur Belal and Dr. Stuart Cooper, Aston Business School, and Professor Sadhan Ghosh, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, Under Innovation partnership, UKIERI, British Council, £40,000 [Principal investigator]

Completed funded projects (since 2008)


  1. Supply chain performance management - British council funded project under PMI2 Connect in collaboration with the University of Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand, with David Bennett, Duncan Shaw, £40,000, completed in February 2011. [Principal investigator]

  2. Project management process development for a UK-based construction company in small and medium size enterprise sector - Funded by Advantage West Midlands funded project under INDEX, £3,000, completed in March 2010 (ESRC funded). [Principal investigator]

  3. Trends in Modern Operations Management of the UK organizations - ESRC funded, with Ben Clegg, £20,000, completed in July 2010. [Co-investigator]

  4. Corporate climate change reporting and the media in BRICS - Aston University's sustainability fund, with Reiner Grundmann, Ataur Belal, Ramesh Krishnamurthy and Mike Scott, £15,000 completed in 2010. [Co-investigator]

  5. Enhancing project Management practices of the West Midland companies - ESRC funded under business engagement opportunities, with Naomi Brookes, Robin Clark, £100,000, completed in 2009. [Co-investigator]

  6. Quality Management system improvement in a UK-based multinational carpet manufacturing company - West Midland Manufacturing Advisory Services and Brintons joint funded, with Ben Clegg, £20,000, completed in 2008. [Principal investigator]

Research proposals under review

  1. Municipal Solid waste to energy: Decision Support System for supply chain design, in collaboration with Jadavpur University, and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, UKIERI, British Council, £60,000 [Principal investigator]  

  2. Supply chain optimization for a manufacturing organization in the UK, Knowledge Transfer Partnership project, ESRC £150,000 [Principal investigator]
  3. Business models and commercial scale implementation of bioenergy plant in Northern India, in collaboration with School of Engineering and Applied Science and Indian Institute of Technology, Roper, Funding: Oglesby Trust and Department of Science Technology, India.

Main Supervisor

  1. Supply chain and logistics management of Thai manufacturing industry - Asawin Pasutham (funded by University of Thai Chamber of Commerce), Fulltime, Completed in 2011
  2. Business excellence in the manufacturing organizations in Kuwait – Reem Al-Shamari (self funded) – part time, writing up now, final dissertation to be submitted in 2012
  3. Managing risk in disintegrated bio-energy supply chain - Vimal Eswarlal (funded by Research Council, UK), Full time, to be submitted in September 2012
  4. A study of supply chain integration in the bio-energy industry - Christine Lloyd (part funded by Birmingham City University), Part time, Likely completion 2013
  5. Corporate social responsibility and environmental management practices of manufacturing organization in the UK - Peter Brown (funded by Jaguar Land Rover), Part time, Likely completion 2013
  6. Decision support systems for managing bio-energy supply chain - Daniel Wright (funded by ESRC under CASE studentship), Full time, likely to completed in Sept 2012
  7. Supply chain integration in Maltese manufacturing industry - Ronald Cuschieri (funded by University of Malta), Part time, likely to be completed in 2013
  8. Improving project management effectiveness using knowledge management – Candida Vieira (Funded by DHL), Part time, Likely to be completed in 2013
  9. Green Supply chain management practices in developing countries – Sharmin Kabir (Commonwealth Scholarship, Bangladesh), Full time, to be started in April 2012
  10. Resource optimization for bio-energy - Jim Scott (funded by ESRC under CASE studentship), Full time,likely to be completed in Sept 2012
  11. Managing multiple organizational enterprises using third generation enterprise resource planningYi Wan (self funded), Full time, Likely to be completed in Sept 2012
  12. Renewable energy solution to India, Jonathan Nixon, Full time(funded by RCUK), Full time, to be completed in September 2012  
  13. Development and implementation of a risk-based strategic sourcing framework within the construction and manufacturing industries, Martin Kotula, Part time, likely to be completed in September 2012

For a full list of publications click here. 

Refereed International Journals

  1. Dey, P K, Mario T Tabucanon, Stephen O Ogunlana, (1994), Planning for Project Control through Risk Analysis:  A case of Petroleum Pipeline Laying, International Journal of Project Management.  Vol. 12 (1) (1994). 23-33.

  2. Dey, P K, Mario T Tabucanon, Stephen O Ogunlana, (1996), Petroleum Pipeline Construction Planning: A Conceptual Framework”, International Journal of Project Management.  Vol. 14 (4). 231-240.

  3. Dey, P K, Mario T Tabucanon, Stephen O Ogunlana, (1996), Hierarchical Approach to Project Planning, Applied Math. Modelling, Vol.20, September. 683-698.  

  4. Dey, P K, (1999), Process Reengineering for Effective Implementation of Projects, International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 17 (3), 1999. 147-159,  

  5. Dey P K, (2000), Managing Projects in Fast Track: A Case of Public Sector Organisation in India, International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol.13. No.7, 588-609.  

  6. Dey, P K and S S Gupta, (2001), Feasibility Analysis of Cross-country Pipeline Projects: A Quantitative Approach”, Project Management Journal, Vol. 32, No. 4, 50 – 58.

  7. Dey, P K, (2001), Decision Support System for Project Risk Management: A case study, Management Decision, Vol. 39 No. 8. 634 - 649.  

  8. Dey, P K, (2002), Benchmarking project management practices of Caribbean organizations using analytic hierarchy process, Benchmarking International Journal, Volume 9 Number 4 2002. 326 – 356.  

  9. Dey, P K, (2003), Analytic Hierarchy Process Analyses Risk of Operating Cross-country Petroleum Pipelines in India, Natural Hazard Review, American Society of Civil Engineering, Vol. 4 issue 4, 213 – 221.  

  10. Dey P K, (2004), Decision Support System for Inspection and maintenance: A case of oil pipelines, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 51, NO. 1, 47 – 56.

  11. Dey, P K, and S O Ogunlana, (2004), Selection and application of risk management tools and techniques for Build-operate-transfer Projects, Industrial Management and Data Systems, Vol. 104 No. 4, 334 – 346.

  12. Dey P K, (2004), Analytic hierarchy process helps evaluate projects in Indian oil pipeline industry, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 24 No. 6, 588 – 604. 

  13. Harharan S, P K Dey, H S L Moseley, A Y Kumar, and J Gora, (2004), A new tool for measurement of process-based performance of multispecialty tertiary care hospitals, International journal of health care quality assurance, Vol. 17 No. 6, 302 – 312.  

  14. Dey P K, S O Ogunlana, and S Naksuksakul, (2004), Risk-based maintenance model for offshore oil and gas pipelines: a case study, Journal of quality in maintenance engineering, Vol. 10 No. 3, 169 – 183.  

  15. Hariharan S, Dey, P K, A Y Kumar, and H S L Moseley, (2005), Analytic hierarchy process as a tool for the performance measurement on intensive care services in hospital” Journal of critical care medicine,  Vol. 20 (2), 117 – 124.  

  16. Dey P K, (2005), Social impact assessment: A case study on sewerage project in Barbados,International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, Vol. 4 (4), 464 – 477.  

  17. Dey P K, Hariharan, S., and Brookes, N., (2006) "Managing healthcare quality using logical framework analysis", Managing Service Quality, Vol. 16 Iss: 2, pp.203 – 222  

  18. Dey P K, (2006), Integrated approach to project selection using multiple attribute decision-making technique” International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 103, 90 – 103.  

  19. Dey, P K, S Hariharan and B Clegg, (2006), Measuring the Operational Performance of Intensive Care Units using the Analytical Hierarchy Process Approach, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 26 No. 8, 849 – 865.  

  20. Dey, P K, S Hariharan and W Ho, (2007). Managing healthcare technology in quality management framework, International Journal of technology management, Vol. 40 No. 1/2/3, 45 - 68

  21. Dey P K and Hariharan S, (2007), Integrated approach to healthcare quality management: A case study”, The TQM Journal, 2007, Vol. 18 No. 6, 583 – 605.

  22. Bhattacharya, S C and Dey P K, (2007), Managing risk in a large rural electrification program in India  Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 25 (1), 2-14 

  23. Dey, P K, Kinch, J and Ogunlana, S O, (2007), Managing risk in software development projects, Industrial Management and Data System 107 (2), 284-303.  

  24. Thuyet, N V, Ogunlana, S O, Dey, P K (2007), Risk management in oil and gas construction projects in Vietnam,  International Journal of Energy Sector Management 1 (2) pp 175-194.  

  25. Dey, P K,  Charoenngam, C, Deewong, W & Ho, W (2008), Relationship characteristics within the supply chain of small and medium-sized construction enterprises in Thailand  International Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management 15 (1) pp 102-118  

  26. Dey, P K & Hariharan, S, Despic, O (2008), Managing healthcare performance in analytic framework,  Benchmarking: an international journal, 15 (4), pp 444-468   

  27. Dey, P K & Ramcharan, E. (2008),  Analytic hierarchy process helps select site for limestone quarry expansion in Barbados,  Journal of Environmental Management, 88 (4), pp1384-1395  

  28. Ho, W,  Jing, P &  Dey, P K. (2008), Optimization of PCB component placements for the collecxt-and-place machines, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 37 (7-8), pp 828-836  

  29. Dey, P. K. Charoenngam, C. Ogunlana, S. O. and  Kajornkiat, D. (2009), Multi-party risk management helps manage cement plant construction in ThailandInternational journal of service technology management, Vol. 11 (4), 411 – 435.   

  30. Dey, P. K., Hariharan, S. and Ho, W (2009), Innovation in healthcare services: a customer-focused approach, International Journal of Innovation and Learning, Vol. 6 (4), 387-405.  

  31. Dey, P. K., Clegg, B. T. and Bennett, D. J.  (2010), Managing Enterprise Resource Planning Projects, Business process management journal, 16 (2), 282 – 296.  

  32. Hariharan, S. and Dey, P. K. (2010), A comprehensive approach to quality management of intensive care services, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol.  23 (3), 287 – 300.  

  33. Ho W, Xu X, Dey PK (2010) Multi-criteria decision making approaches for supplier evaluation and selection: a literature review. European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 202(1), pp. 16–24.  

  34. Dey, P. K, (2010), Project risk management using the analytic hierarchy process and risk map, Applied soft computing, Vol. 10, 990 - 1000   

  35. Beldi, A., Cheffi, W., and Dey, P.K. (2010), Managing customer relationship management projects: the case of a large French telecommunication company, International journal of project management, 28 (4), 339 – 351.  

  36. Nixon, J, Dey, P. K, and Davies, P. (2010), Which is the best solar thermal collection technology for electricity generation in north-west India? Evaluation of options using
    the Analytical Hierarchy Process, Energy, 35, 5230 – 40  

  37. Ho, W., Dey, P., and Lockstrom, M. (2011), Strategic Sourcing: A combined QFD and AHP approach in manufacturing, Supply chain management: International Journal, Vol.16. No 6. 446 - 461

  38. Dey, P K. (2011) Project risk management using multiple criteria decision making technique, Production Planning and Control Journal, available on line

  39. P. K., Dey, Clegg, B. T. and Cheffi, W.  (2011), Managing Risk in Enterprise Resource Planning Projects, Production planning and control, available on line

  40. Eswarlal, V., Dey, P K, and Shankar, R. (2011), Bio-energy project planning using Interpretive Structural Modelling Approach, Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, Vol. 70, 713 – 20.   

  41. Dey, P K and Cheffi, W. (2012), Green Supply chain performance measurement framework using multiple criteria decision-making approach, Production planning and control,  available online

  42. Luque, R., Medina, C., and Dey, P. K. (2012), Supply chain integration constructs and framework: A state of art literature review, Production planning and control journal, available online

  43. Dey, P K and Cheffi, W. (2012), Supply chain integration: state of art methods and approaches, Production Planning and Control Journal, available online

Papers under Editorial Review (2012) 

  1. Dey, P K., and Cheffi, W. (2012), Project process performance measurement, Business Process Management Journal, under review.
  2. Dey, P K and Cheffi, W. (2012), Green Supply chain performance measurement using balanced scorecard approach, International Journal of Production research, under review.
  3. Dey, P K and Ho, W. (2012), Supplier evaluation using combined QFD and the AHP approach: A case studyInternational Journal of Production research, under review.
  4. Scott, J., Ho, W., and Dey, P. K. (2012), A review of multi-criteria decision-making methods for bioenergy systems, Energy.
  5. Dev, N., Shankar, R., and Dey, P. K., (2012) A study of enablers effecting reconfiguration of a Supply chain, European Journal of Operations Research, under review.
  6. Dey, P K, (2012) Environmental factors play major role in selecting oil pipeline route in Indian oil industry, Energy, under editorial review.  
  7. Nixon, J, Dey, P. K, and Davies, P., (2012) Design of a novel Fresnel solar thermal collector using Quality Function Deployment and the analytic hierarchy process, Renewable Energy.
  8. Nixon, J, Dey, P. K, and Davies, P., (2012) The techno-economic feasibility of hybrid solar-biomass power plants in India, Energy.
  9. Dey, P. K. (2012), Project risk management using quantitative approach: a case oil refinery construction, Computer and Industrial Engineering, under editorial review.
  10. Despic, O and Dey P K, (2012) Flexible multiplicative analytic hierarchy model, European journal of operations research, Under editorial review.  
  11. Dey, P K, (2012) Measuring Services Performance using the Analytical Hierarchy Process, International journal of quality and reliability management, under editorial review. 
  12. Dey P K and Hariharan, S, (2012), A combined Quality Function Deployment and Logical Framework approach to Healthcare Quality, TQM Journal, under editorial review.
  13. Mukherjee, N. and Dey, P.K. (2012), Spare parts warehousing options selection, Industrial management of data system, under editorial review.  

Conference Papers (2011)

  1. Wright, D., Dey, P K., and Brammer, J. (2011), Decision support system for bio-energy industry management, World Renewable Energy Congress, 8 – 13 May, Sweden.
  2. Eswarlal, V., Dey, P K, and Shankar, R. (2011), Enhanced Renewable Energy Adoption for Sustainable Development in India: Interpretive Structural Modeling Approach, World Renewable Energy Congress, 8 – 13 May, 2011 Sweden.
  3. Scott, J., Ho, W., and Dey P K. (2011) Fuel supplier selection for large scale UK bioenergy schemes, World Renewable Energy Congress, 8 – 13 May, 2011 Sweden. 
  4. Scott, J., Ho, W., and Dey P K. (2011), Optimizing biomass supply chains under uncertainty: Deterministic and Stochastic methods, DSI conference, 24 – 25 June, 2011 Germany.
  5. Brown, P and Dey, P K, (2011), Corporate Social Responsibility and Automotive Project Supply Chain, DSI conference, 24 – 25 June, 2011 Germany.
  6. Dey, P K., and Cheffi, W., (2011), Strategic oil pipeline route selection using multiple criteria decision-making technique and Quality Function Deployment, Multiple criteria decision making conference, April, 2011, Tunisia.
  7. Dey, P K, Cheffi, W. and Clegg, B T. (2011), ERP implementation risk management framework: A case of UK energy service organization, British Academy of Management conference, 13 – 15 September, UK.
  8. Wright, D, Dey, P K and Brammer, J. (2011), A Fuzzy DSS for Contractual Risk Allocation in Bioenergy Projects, British Academy of Management conference, 13 – 15 September UK.
  9. Buttigieg, S and Dey, P K, Delivering better health services, The 2011 joint HSRN and SDO Network annual conference 07 - 08 June 2011, Liverpool, UK.
  10. Buttigieg, S and Dey, P K, patient focused approach to quality improvement in the accident and emergency department of Maltese Hospital, EHMA Annual conference on integration of health and healthcare, 22 – 24th June, Porto.
  11. Dey, P. K., and Ghosh, S. K (2011), Solid waste disposal site selection using MCDA technique, IconSWM 2011, International Conference on Solid Waste Management, 9 – 11, 2011, Kolkata, India.
  12. Wan, Y., Clegg, B.T. and Dey, P.K. 'Managing ERP Enabled Enterprises' British Academy of Management 25th Conference 2011. 13 - 15 September. Aston University, Birmingham, UK.


Ogunlana, S O, and Dey, P K (2011) Risk management in engineering and construction, Taylor and Francis, Manuscript submission in June 2012, likely to be published by end of this year

Book Chapters 

  1. Dey, P K, Decision support system for project selection, in Laha, D and Mandal, P., Handbook of computational intelligence in manufacturing and production management, IGI Global, New York, 2008.
  2. Dey, P K , Clegg, B and Bennett, D, Managing risk in enterprise resource planning projects, in Wyzalek, J, Handbook of enterprise integration, Taylor and Francis, 2009.
  3. Dey, P K, Project management practices in Indian Oil industry, in Budhwar, P S and Verma, A, Doing business in India, Taylor and Francis, 2010-10-01.
  4. Dey, P K, Reengineering project procurement, in Mastura, J., New Management Philosophies in Construction, USM Publisher, Malaysia 2011.
  5. Dey, P K, Walid, C and Clegg, B. T. ERP implementation, in Rezaul, K M (ed.) Strategic and Pragmatic E-Business: Implications for Future Business Practices, IGI Global 2011.
  6. Wan, Y, Clegg, B, and Dey, P K, in Rezaul, K M (ed.) A Framework for Enabling Dynamic e-Business Strategies via New Enterprise Paradigms and ERP Solutions Strategic and Pragmatic E-Business: Implications for Future Business Practices, IGI Global 2011.

Special Issue Editor of two journals

  1. International Journal of Operations and Production Management (4*), Trend in modern operations management 2012 with Ben Clegg and Jill MacBryde. 

  2. Production Planning and Control (3*), Supply chain integration, 2012 with Walid Cheffi.

Other Academic Achievements

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research