Dr. Sinéad Roden

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

  • 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 - 288Journal 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 - 296Journal Article, 2011, 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 - 99Journal 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 - 434Journal 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--1459Journal 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--170Journal Article, 2011, 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--528Journal Article, 2016, 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--944Journal 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, p120-131Journal Article, 2016, DOI
  • Storey, Chris, Kocabasoglu-Hillmer, Canan, Roden, Sinéad, de Ruyter, Ko, Governing embedded partner networks, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 38, (9), 2018, p1709-1734Journal Article, 2018, DOI
  • Kocabasoglu Hillmer, C., Roden, S., Vanpoucke, E., Byung-Gak, S., & Lewis, M. W. , RADICAL INNOVATIONS AS SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS? A PARADOX BETWEEN CHANGE AND STABILITY, Journal of Supply Chain Management, 2023, pAccepted. -Journal Article, 2023
  • Lee C.-H., Son B.-G., Roden S., Supply chain disruption response and recovery: The role of power and governance, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 2023Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Kocabasoglu-Hillmer, C., Vanpoucke, E., Son, B.-.G. and Roden, S., Seeing with fresh eyes: the potential of paradox theory to explore persistent, interdependent tensions in supply chains, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 43, (11), 2023, p1669 - 1689Journal Article, 2023, DOI , URL

Research Expertise

  • Title
    ÉirPlANE (Éire's Plan for Aviation Net-zero Emissions)
    Funding Agency
    Science Foundation Ireland
    Date From
    Date To


  • Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, Operations and Production Management (Highly Commended) 2009
  • Highly Commended Award Winner, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012
  • Outstanding Conference Reviewer, Operations Management, Academy of Management 2010
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy Current
  • European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) 2015