1986 …2019
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Dr Amrik Sohal is a Professor in the Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University. He is also the Director of the Australian Supply Chain Management Research Unit.

 He has received research grants from the State and Federal Governments, the Australian Research Council and Monash University. In 2001, Professor Sohal received the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Postgraduate Supervision and in 2004 he received an award for research excellence from the International Association for Management of Technology.

Research interests

Professor Sohal has impressive research experience both in Australia and overseas. He has authored or co-authored over 100 papers published in refereed journals, as well as three books and a number of chapters contributed to books. His current research interests are in manufacturing/ operations strategy, technology/information management, quality management, supply chain management, lean/agile production systems and electronic business.

He is Associate Editor for the journal Technovation and Asia Pacific Editor of the International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management. He is a member of the Editorial Board of a number of journals in the area of quality management, technology management and operations management.

Monash teaching commitment

MGF5531: Quality systems management

MGF5430: Business research methods

MGF5461: Manufacturing management seminars


  • manufacturing/ operations strategy
  • quality management
  • supply chain management

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Projects 2000 2019

Research Output 1986 2019

An investigation into talent shortages in the Australian procurement profession

Hopkins, J. & Sohal, A., Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Brokering knowledge into the public sector: understanding improvement facilitators’ priorities in the redesign of hospital care

McLoughlin, I., Burns, P., Looi, E., Sohal, A. & Teede, H., May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Public Management Review. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Communication, coordination, decision-making and knowledge-sharing: a case study in construction management

Al Nahyan, M. T., Sohal, A., Hawas, Y. & Fildes, B., 19 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Knowledge Management. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

New development: 4P recommendations for implementing change, from research in hospitals

Leggat, S. G., Stanton, P., Bamber, G. J., Bartram, T., Gough, R., Ballardie, R., GermAnn, K. & Sohal, A., 2 Jan 2018, In : Public Money and Management. 38, 1, p. 45-50 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

The effects of supply chain management on technological innovation: the mediating role of guanxi

Lee, V-H., Ooi, K-B., Chong, A. Y-L. & Sohal, A., Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Production Economics. 205, p. 15-29 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review