Dr Alireza Pakgohar

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Dr Alireza Pakgohar

Senior Lecturer In Business Operations And Systems


I have been a faculty member at University level since 1996. I have taught several modules in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management for more than 22 years.

I have had the chance to have a parallel career. I was Logistics Manager of Legrond for four years and Logistics Manager of Azin Khodro Co. - auto part manufacturer - for about four years as well.

In addition, I have worked as a Project Control/Coordinator Manager in Roshd Sanat Company.

Therefore, I have gathered lots of experience in all of my interest fields, which support my academic and teaching career. I have conducted my PhD research in University of Exeter. I proposed an Integrated System for the Management of Complex Project Portfolios and its Supply Chain Operations.

My teaching and research interest areas are Supply Chain Management and Project Management.



  • 2014: PhD Project Management & Supply Chain Management, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 2013: Advanced Certificate in Higher Education, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 1995: Industrial Engineering, Azad University
  • 1992: Industrial Engineering, Azad University

Member of professional body


  • 2016: , Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), formerly (CIT), United Kingdom


  • 2013: , Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom

Senior Lecturer

Teaching expertise

  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics


Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems

Sheffield Business School

Business Operations and Systems

2015 to 2018: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND PARTNERING, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

2014 to 2016: Data Analysis for Business Decisions, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

2014 to 2018: MANAGING BUSINESS PROCESSES AND INFORMATION, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

2014 to 2018: BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND PROCESS MANAGEMENT, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom


Journal articles

El Fakir, A., Tkiouat, M., Fairchild, R., & Pakgohar, A. (2021). Can Real Options Reduce Moral Hazards in Profit and Loss Sharing Contracts?: A Behavioural Approach Using Game Theory and Agent Based Simulation. Journal of Islamic Business and Management, 10 (2), 284-302. http://doi.org/10.26501/jibm/2020.1002-001

Nicholson, A., & Pakgohar, A. (2020). Lean Thinking in a UK University Law Clinic: A Reflective Case Study. International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 27 (1), 171-203. https://www.northumbriajournals.co.uk/index.php/ijcle/article/view/816

Khalili-Damghani, K., Shahrokh, A., & Pakgohar, A. (2017). Stochastic multi-period multi-product multi-objective Aggregate Production Planning model in multi-echelon supply chain. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING, 5 (2), 85-106. http://doi.org/10.4995/ijpme.2017.6633

Conference papers

Khalili-Damghani, K., Poortarigh, M., & Pakgohar, A. (2017). A new model for probabilistic multi-period multi-objective project selection problem. 24th International Conference on Production Research (ICPR 2017), 598-603.

Pakgohar, A., & Joof, T. (2017). The logistic regression analysis of procurement and logistics data. In International conference on research and business sustainability, India, 2017 - 2017.

Pakgohar, A., Zhang, D.Z., & Ward, S. (2013). Dynamically integrated project portfolio planning to accommodate asset management plan cycles in the UK water industry. Machine Learning in Water Systems - AISB Convention 2013, 30-34.

Pakgohar, A., & Zhang, D. (2012). Dynamic multi-mode multi-project scheduling problem: an agent based approach. In 17th international working seminar on production economics, Innsbruck, Austria, 20 February 2012 - 24 February 2012.

Bahramkhoo, K., Khalili-damghani, K., & Pakgohar, A. (2018). New bi-objective location-coverage models to determine location of banks' ATMs considering failure rate. In 20th international working seminar on production economics, Innsbruck, 19 February 2018 - 23 February 2018.

Book chapters

Pakgohar, A. (2019). Economic Order Quantity, Case Study of a Toy Factory. In In Business Economics. (3rd). Pearson Publishing

Pakgohar, A., Childe, S.J., & Zhang, D.Z. (2013). A DSS Solution for Integrated Automated Bidding, Subcontractor Selection and Project Scheduling. In Decision Support Systems II - Recent Developments Applied to DSS Network Environments. (pp. 72-85). Springer Berlin Heidelberg: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-41077-2_6

Theses / Dissertations

Hawcroft, D. (2021). Big data marketing strategy approaches for businesses selling through online marketplace platforms. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Pandya, K., & Pakgohar, A. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00466


Pakgohar, A., Childe, S., Kucukkoc, I., & Zhang, D. (2013). Generalised discrete time-cost trade-off scheduling problem in highway construction projects. Presented at: The OR society conference, University of Exeter, 2013

Pakgohar, A., Childe, S., & Zhang, D. (2013). Hierarchical project portfolio management and supply chain operation in construction industry. Presented at: The OR society conference, University of Exeter, 2013

Pakgohar, A. (2011). The management of complex project portfolio and supply chain operations. Presented at: Annual postgraduate student conference: meeting the challenges ahead, Oxford, 2011

Karimi-Nasab, M., & Pakgohar, A. (2010). Multi-period multi-product production planning with controllable processing times for deteriorating items.

Other publications

Pakgohar, A. (2016). Reviewing paper for Peng, C and Meng, Y (2016) Empirical Study of Manufacturing Enterprise Collaboration Network: Formation and Characteristics, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Volume 42, December 2016, Pages 49-62.

Postgraduate supervision

Current supervisions

  • 2017:Supervising PhD Student (1 student)

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