Dr Lawson serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Operations Management, as an associate editor at the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, UK (MCIPS). He has held visiting appointments at Manchester Business School, University of Melbourne and North Carolina State University.
He is also a member of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA), and Industry Studies Association (ISA).
Prior to joining Cambridge Judge Business School, Dr Lawson was Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at Queen's University Belfast, UK, and Lecturer in the Department of Management & Marketing at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Awards & scholarships
- "Citation of Excellence" Award, Emerald Management Reviews, 2013
- Runner-up, "Chris Voss Best Paper" Award (with Antony Potter and Beverly Tyler), EurOMA 2013
- "Chan Hahn Best Paper" Award Finalist, OM Division, Academy of Management, 2012
- "Chris Voss Best Paper" Award (with Antony Potter and Dan Krause), World P&OM / EurOMA conference, 2012
- "Best Reviewer" Award, Journal of Supply Chain Management, 2010
- "Highly Commended" Award, Emerald Literati Network, 2009 and 2012
- "Best Paper Proceedings", Operations Management Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2006 and 2012
Supply chain strategy; supplier relationship management; product design-supplier integration; new product development.
Benn Lawson is a member of the Operations subject group.
Cousins, P.D., Handfield, R.B., Lawson, B. and Petersen, K.J. (2006) "Creating supply chain relational capital: the impact of formal and informal socialization processes." Journal of Operations Management, 24(6): 851-863 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jom.2005.08.007)
Lawson, B., Tyler, B.B and Cousins, P.D. (2008) "Antecedents and consequences of social capital on buyer performance improvement." Journal of Operations Management, 26(3): 446-460 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jom.2007.10.001)
Lawson, B., Cousins, P.D., Petersen, K.J. and Handfield, R.B. (2009) "Knowledge sharing in interorganizational product development teams: the effect of formal and informal socialization mechanisms." Journal of Product Innovation Management, 26(2): 156-172 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5885.2009.00343.x)
Carey, S., Lawson, B. and Krause, D.R. (2011) "Social capital configuration, legal bonds and performance in buyer-supplier relationships." Journal of Operations Management, 29(4): 277-288 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jom.2010.08.003)
Cousins, P.D., Lawson, B., Petersen, K.P. and Handfield, R.B. (2011) "Breakthrough scanning, supplier knowledge exchange and new product development performance." Journal of Product Innovation Management, 28(6): 930-942 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5885.2011.00854.x)
Potter, A. and Lawson, B. (2013) "Help or hindrance? Causal ambiguity and supplier involvement in new product development teams." Journal of Product Innovation Management, 30(4): 794-808 (DOI: 10.1111/jpim.12027)
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