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My multi-disciplinary and cross-functional approach to value chain management is a distinguishing feature of my approach to teaching, research and business engagement.
My main areas of research are consumer behaviour, inter-organisational relationships and value chain analysis. I am the founding editor of the International Journal of Supply Chain Management (the No.1 ranked journal in the discipline), author of over 150 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers, the 14th Adelaide Thinker in Residence (http://foodresearch.org.uk/andy-fearne/ ) and the son of a Kentish pig farmer, the significance of which is revealed through a tireless work ethic and a positive approach to all opportunities and challenges!
My applied research has involved working with organisations large and small, from around the world, at all stages of the food chain. Prominent amongst existing corporate partners are dunnhumby and Tesco, with whom I have been working for the last eleven years, mining the most comprehensive supermarket panel data in the world - the weekly supermarket purchases of 1.7 million Tesco Clubcard holders – and sharing insights with farmers and small food producers to support the development of sustainable business models and marketing strategies.
My work in the area of organisational justice, supplier relationships and value chain analysis has resulted in collaborative research with major players in the food industry (e.g. Unilever, Sainsbury’s) other sectors (e.g. CEVA logistics, Angel Trains, Dobbies) as well as several trade organisations and NGOs (e.g. Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, International Institute for Environment and Development, Oxfam).
I am also the father of four boys and passionately engaged in the coaching of disability sport – football, cricket, swimming and skiing - for people of all ages handicapped by physical disabilities and learning difficulties.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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The Sourcing, Interpretation and Presentation of Market Intelligence to Food Producers in Northern Ireland
1/09/19 → 31/08/22
14/05/18 → 31/12/21
- 24 Article
Cognitive frames held by supply chain managers: implications for the management of sustainability in supply chainsPreuss, L. & Fearne, A., 28 Jul 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Supply Chain Management.
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Fearne, A., Wagner, B., McDougall, N. & Loseby, D., 6 Sep 2021, In: Supply Chain Management. 26, 6, p. 753-766 14 p.
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Unlocking the link between relationship duration and product de-listing in retail channels: The role of market orientation and brand diffusionGolgeci, I., Malagueño, R. & Fearne, A., May 2021, In: Industrial Marketing Management. 95, p. 5-16 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review1 Citation (Scopus)
Using supermarket loyalty card data to measure the differential impact of the UK soft drink sugar tax on buyer behaviourFearne, A., Borzino, N., De La Iglesia, B., Moffatt, P. & Robbins, M., 10 Nov 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Determining the presence of a long-term/short-term dilemma for SMEs when adopting strategic orientation to improve performanceDidonet, S. R., Fearne, A. & Simmons, G., 1 Mar 2020, In: International Small Business Journal. 38, 2, p. 90-110 21 p., 0266242619879369.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Citations (Scopus)4 Downloads (Pure)