I am Co-Founder and Director of The Centre for High Performance (a collaboration between senior faculty at the Universities of Kingston, Duke CE, London Business School and Oxford), which aims to become the leading authority on how to create and sustain high-performing organisations and use these insights to help develop a stronger and more robust UK economy, society and environment.
I have been identified by the Thinkers50 as one of 30 global management thinkers most likely to shape how future organisations are managed and led. I have written a number of books and published articles in leading academic journals such as the Harvard Business Review, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics and International Journal of Production Research.
My research has been widely discussed by the media in publications such as Amazon Audible, the BBC, Daily Mail, Economist, Forbes, Guardian, Huffington Post, Independent, Schools Week, Spectator, Times and Telegraph.
Professor of Operations Management
My main research interests are: high performance, strategic fit and supply chain management. These areas are currently being investigated through funded and non-funded research.
Goddard, Jules and Hill, Alex (2018) Should we incentivise the best schools to replace the worst? London Business School Review,
Hill, Alexander, Cuthbertson, Richard, Brown, Steve and Laker, Benjamin (2017) Service fitness ladders : improving business performance in low cost or differentiated markets. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 37(10), pp. 1266-1303. ISSN (print) 0144-3577
Hill, Alex (2017) Head teachers need more imagination to improve schools. The Times Newspaper, p. 32. ISSN (print) 0140-0460
Hill, Alex and Laker, Ben (2017) Governors! Here’s how to tell if your turnaround head is effective. Schools Week,
Hill, Alex, Mellon, Liz, Laker, Ben and Goddard, Jules (2017) Research : How the best school leaders create enduring change. Harvard Business Review, ISSN (print) 0017-8012
Mohammaddust, Faeghe, Rezapour, Shabnam, Zanjirani Farahani, Reza, Mofidfar, Mohammad and Hill, Alex (2017) Developing lean and responsive supply chains : a robust model for alternative risk mitigation strategies in supply chain designs. International Journal of Production Economics, 183(C), pp. 632-653. ISSN (print) 0925-5273
Hill, Alex, Mellon, Liz, Laker, Ben and Goddard, Jules (2016) The one type of leader who can turn around a failing school. Harvard Business Review, 20 Oct,
Asgari, Nasrin, Nikbakhsh, Eshan, Hill, Alex and Zanjirani Farahani, Reza (2016) Supply chain management 1982-2015 : a review. IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, 27(3), pp. 353-379. ISSN (print) 1471-678X
Saghiri, Soroosh (Sam) and Hill, Alex (2014) Supplier relationship impacts on postponement strategies. International Journal of Production Research, 52(7), pp. 2134-2153. ISSN (print) 0020-7543
Hill, Alex and Cuthbertson, Richard (2011) Fitness map: a classification of internal strategic fit in service organisations. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 31(9), pp. 991-1021. ISSN (print) 0144-3577
Doran, Desmond and Hill, Alexander (2009) A review of modular strategies and architecture within manufacturing operations. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 223(1), pp. 65-75. ISSN (print) 0954-4070
Hill, Alex (2008) How to organise operations: focusing or splitting? International Journal of Production Economics, 112(2), pp. 646-654. ISSN (print) 0925-5273
Hill, Alex and Brown, Steve (2007) Strategic profiling: a visual representation of internal strategic fit in service organisations. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 27(12), pp. 1333-1361. ISSN (print) 0144-3577
Doran, Desmond, Hill, Alex, Hwang, Ki-Soon and Jacob, Gregoire (2007) Supply chain modularisation: cases from the French automobile industry. International Journal of Production Economics, 106(1), pp. 2-11. ISSN (online) 0925-5273
Hill, Alex and Hill, Terry (2018) Operations strategy: design, implementation and delivery. London, U.K. : Palgrave. 416p. ISBN 9781137532763
Hill, Alex and Hill, Terry (2008) Operations management: realizing its strategic role. In: Dopson, Sue , Earl, Michael and Snow, Peter, (eds.) Mapping the management journey: practice, theory and context. Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press. pp. 271-288. ISBN 9780199215355
Khajeh, Ehsan, Zanjirani Farahani, Reza and Hill, Alexander (2019) Investigating optimum length of physical queues at businesses and its impact on customers’ decision to join such queues. In: 10th Annual Faculty Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business and Social Sciences in a period of uncertainty; 03 - 04 Jun 2019, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Khajeh, Ehsan, Zanjirani Farahani, Reza and Hill, Alexander (2018) Empirical research of optimum length of physical queues. In: 9th Annual Faculty of Business Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business; 04 Jun 2018, Kingston upon Thames, U.K. (Unpublished)
Hill, Alex, Laker, Benjamin, Cuthbertson, Richard and Hill, Terry (2015) How to create a ‘high-performing’ service organisation: lessons from four academy schools. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2015: The Value of Pluralism in Advancing Management Research, Education and Practice; 08 - 10 Sep 2015, Portsmouth, U.K.. (In Press)
Hill, Alex and Laker, Benjamin (2014) Understanding the relationships between investment and business performance over time within service organisations. In: 21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy; 20-25 Jun 2014, Palermo, Italy. (In Press)
Hill, Alex and Laker, Benjamin (2013) The investment-fit-performance triangle: the relationships between investment, strategic fit and performance in service organisations. In: 24th Annual Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference: Integrating Practice in POM Research and Teaching; 3-6 May 2013, Denver, Colorado, U.S.. (Unpublished)
Doran, Des, Hill, Alexander, Brown, Steve and Ektas, Emel (2012) Is operations management relevant? In: 4th Production and Operations Management (P&OM) World Conference: Serving the World; 1-5 Jul 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Unpublished)
Saghiri, Soroosh and Hill, Alexander (2011) Linking supplier relationship with postponement: an empirical analysis. In: 18th EurOMA Conference; 03 - 06 Jul 2011, Cambridge, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Hill, Alex and Hill, Terry (2011) Reflections on operations strategy development and execution. In: 18th EurOMA Conference; 03 - 06 Jul 2011, Cambridge, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Doran, D, Hill, A, Hwang, KS and Jacob, G (2004) Supply chain modularisation: cases from the French automobile industry. In: 9th International Symposium in Logistics; 11 - 14 Jul 2004, Bangalore, India.
Hill, Alex, Laker, Benjamin, Cuthbertson, Richard and Hill, Terry (2016) Performance metrics, practice, and implications: lessons from academy schools in the UK. (Working Paper) Said Business School. (Said Business School Research Papers, no. 2016-13)
Mainwaring, Lisa [Producer], Hill, Alexander [Researcher], White, Charlene [Narrator] and Anderson-Walsh, Paul [Commentator] (2019) How to outperform : what Britain's best brands can teach the world. (6-part documentary). Amazon Audible.