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Dr. Sinéad Roden
Associate Professor, Trinity Business School


Dr. Sinéad Roden is an Associate Professor in Logistics and Supply Management at Trinity Business School. Prior to joining Trinity, Sinéad was a Senior Lecturer at Cass Business School in London and a Lecturer at the University of Bath. She holds a Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from Queen's University Belfast.

Sinéad has two main research streams. First, the study of strategic inter-organisational relationships. Specifically she is interested in the governance and development of strategic buyer-supplier relationships, the role of environmental factors, and development of supplier innovation.

The second stream of research coalesces around the area of risk management and supplier crises, specifically the mitigation of supply chain risk and the impact of supply base characteristics on supply chain disruption recovery.

Sinéad's research has been published in a broad range of journals including Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, R&D Management and Journal of Manufacturing and Technology Management. Sinéad's Doctoral Research received a highly commended award from the European Foundation for Management Development (2010) and she was a Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2012). Sinéad has been involved in the delivery of a range of modules at undergraduate, masters, MBA, and Executive levels.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Storey, Chris, Kocabasoglu-Hillmer, Canan, Roden, Sinéad, de Ruyter, Ko, Governing embedded partner networks, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 38, (9), 2018, p1709-1734 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

S. Roden, A. Nucciarelli, F. Li, G. Graham, Big data and the transformation of operations models: a framework and a new research agenda, Production Planning and Control, 28, (11-12), 2017, p929--944 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Son, B.-G., Kocabasoglu-Hillmer, C., Roden, S., A dyadic perspective on retailer-supplier relationships through the lens of social capital, International Journal of Production Economics, 178, 2016, p120-131 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Feng Li, Alberto Nucciarelli, Sinead Roden, Gary Graham, How smart cities transform operations models: a new research agenda for operations management in the digital economy, Production Planning and Control, 27, (6), 2016, p514--528 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Roden, S and Lawson B., Developing Social Capital in Buyer-Supplier Relationships: The Contingent Effect of Relationship-Specific Adaptations, International Journal of Production Economics, 151, 2014, p89 - 99 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Lawson, B; Samson, D and Roden, S., Appropriating the Value from Innovation: Inimitability and the Effectiveness of Isolating Mechanisms, R&D Management, 42, (5), 2012, p420 - 434 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Baris Yalabik, Mickey Howard, and Sinéad Roden, The innovation game: lessons in strategy and managing operations, Int Jrnl of Op & Prod Mnagemnt, 32, (12), 2012, p1441--1459 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Sinéad Carey, Benn Lawson, Governance and social capital formation in buyer-supplier relationships, Jnl of Manu Tech Mnagmnt, 22, (2), 2011, p152--170 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Brandon-Jones, A. and Carey, S, The impact of user‐perceived e‐procurement quality on system and contract compliance, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 31, (3), 2011, p274 - 296 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Carey, S; Lawson, B, and Krause, D., Social Capital Configuration, Legal Bonds and Performance in Buyer-Supplier Relationships, Journal of Operations Management , 29, (4), 2011, p277 - 288 Journal Article, 2011 DOI


Awards and Honours

Highly Commended Award Winner, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012

Outstanding Conference Reviewer, Operations Management, Academy of Management 2010

Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, Operations and Production Management (Highly Commended) 2009


European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) 2008 – 2015