Benn Lawson

Associate Professor of Operations Management

  • benn.lawson@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Benn Lawson is Associate Professor of Operations Management.

Benn’s research focuses on the operation of global supply chains. In particular, his main programme of work explores the dynamics and governance of inter-organisational relationships, and their influence on supply chain performance, product innovation, and sustainability. Recent work examines the influence and implications of digital technologies on supply chain operations

He is co-author of two textbooks: Process Theory: The Principles of Operations Management and Strategic Supply Management: Principles, Theories, and Practice.

Prior to joining Oxford, Benn was on the faculty at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School. He holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia.


  • supply chain management  
  • strategic sourcing 
  • buyer-supplier relationships 
  • sustainable procurement 
  • product design-supplier integration.


Benn teaches on the core course in Technology and Operations Management on the MBA and Executive MBA.