• Innovation management (process improvement, lean six sigma, product development)
  • Operations management (process design, operations strategy, quality management, project management)
  • Supply chain management (strategy, design, analysis)
  • Sustainable operations and supply chains (sustainability, social investment, social capital)



  • Dr Prakash J. Singh is an Associate Professor with the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne. Prakash's research interests are in operations management field, covering areas such as supply chain management, quality management, operations strategy, process management, sustainable operations and supply chains, social investment and innovation management. His research has been published in several leading journals including Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Production Economcis and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. His books are titled: What Really Works in Quality Management (Standards Australia), and Operations Management: An Integrated Approach (Cambridge University Press). His research has been recognised with the award of two Dean's Certificate for Research Excellence. Prakash is an experienced lecturer, having taught many courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels. He served as the Department’s Director of the PhD and masters by research programs. Prakash's high quality of teaching has been recognised with four Dean's Certificates for Excellent Teaching. His current teaching responsibilities include coordination of the Faculty's postgraduate Global Business Practicum subject.   


Member of

  • Production and Operations Managment Society. Member 2011 -
  • Academy of Management. Operations Management Division 2009 -
  • Decision Sciences Institute. Member 2005 -
  • European Operations Management Association. Member 2004 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • Australian Research Council Discovery Grant . (2011 - 2012) Advancing the theoretical basis of supply chain management through the lens of relational exchange theory.  Chief Investigators: PJ Singh, D Power 

    Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. (2010 - 2012) Factors influencing the adoption and diffusion of supply chain technology standards in Australia.  Chief Investigators: D Power, PJ Singh, V Bhakoo and D Samson. Industry partner: GS1


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2002
  • BBus, Queensland University of Technology 1993
  • BE, Queensland University of Technology 1993


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Areas of research interest:
    Strategic issues in operations management
    Analysis of supply chains and networks 
    Sustainable operations and supply chains
    Quality and business excellence drivers
    Process improvement methods
    Innovation management