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Alka’s expertise lies in the operations and supply chain management fields. Her studies have been based in the services and manufacturing sector and public sector. She has published her work in a number of leading journals including International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Operations and Production Management and International Journal of Production Research. Alka obtained her PhD from the University of Melbourne and her thesis examined how firms in Australian service and manufacturing industries treated and developed their operational capabilities using primarily secondary data. Alka is an experienced lecturer, having taught many courses in undergraduate and postgraduate program locally and abroad.

Supervision interests

Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Sustainability and Collaboration practices

Monash teaching commitment

Supply Chain Management 

Research area keywords

  • Operations strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management and Production Planning

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Projects 2018 2022

Research Output 2013 2019

  • 5 Article
  • 1 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Review Article

Lean-green integration and its impact on sustainability performance: a critical review

Bhattacharya, A., Nand, A. & Castka, P., Nov 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 236, 16 p., 117697.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Public sector reforms in Fiji: Examining policy implementation setting and administrative culture

Rahman, M. H., Naz, R. & Nand, A., 17 Mar 2016, Administrative Culture in Developing and Transitional Countries. Jamil, I., Askvik, S. & Hossain, F. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 86-99 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

22 Citations (Scopus)

Antecedents of buyer opportunistic behavior in outsourcing relationships

Bhattacharya, A., Singh, P. J. & Nand, A. A., 2015, In : International Journal of Production Economics. 166, p. 258-268 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

25 Citations (Scopus)

Beyond the trade-off and cumulative capabilities models: alternative models of operations strategy

Singh, P. J., Wiengarten, F., Nand, A. A. & Betts, T., 2015, In : International Journal of Production Research. 53, 13, p. 4001-4020 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Do innovative organisations compete on single or multiple operational capabilities?

Nand, A. A., Singh, P. J. & Bhattacharya, A., 2014, In : International Journal of Innovation Management. 18, 3, 17 p., 144001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review