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Malihe Shahidan

Dr Malihe Shahidan PhD, MSc


Senior lecturer in supply chain management

I am an experienced senior lecturer in the business, operations and systems subject group at the Sheffield Business School. I am also the course leader for the MSc Total Quality Management and Organisational Excellence distance learning course.

My interests include engaging with roles such as journal reviewer for the Sheffield Hallam University Student Engagement and Experience Journal, mentor for the Sheffield Enterprise Agency and Managing Director of the Professional Women Society.

I have a background in computer science, having achieved a BSc and an MSc in this area. I am keen on continuous professional and personal development, to this effect I have achieved a PhD in e-supply chain management which resulted in direct links with my current teaching portfolio. In terms of continuous professional development I am regularly involved in events in the areas of project management, knowledge management, innovation and quality.

Teaching interests

- supply chain management

- business management

- business systems

- operations management

- quality

Postgraduate teaching

- Total Quality Management

- supervisory role on the PhD and DBA programmes

Research interests

My current research is focused in the areas of quality, operations and information technology. I have a significant research portfolio which directly contributes to the development of the teaching materials utilised in the classroom.

  • About


    • 2016: European Foundation Quality Management Excellence model,
    • 2003: PhD E-Supply Chain Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 1994: MSc Computing Science, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 1992: BSc Computing Science, Staffordshire University


    Learning and Development

    • 2011 to 2013: Sheffield Enterprise Agency, Yorkshire Chambers Eneterprise Consortia, United Kingdom

    Membership of external committee

    Committee Member

    • 2015 to 2016: International Supply Chain Management Symposium, International Supply Chain Management Symposium, Canada
    • 2014: , British Computer Society (BCS), United Kingdom
    • 2014: BRITISH COMPUTER SOCIETY, British Computer Society (BCS), United Kingdom

    PG External Examiner


    • 2014 to 2016: Nottingham Trent university, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

    Teaching expertise

    • Post Graduate Research - PhD
    • Supply Chain Management and Logistics

  • Teaching

    Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems

    Sheffield Business School

    Business Operations and Systems

    2015 to 2016: Module Leader, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2004 to 2014: Supply Chain Management and Partnering, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2004 to 2016: course Leader, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Khmeleva, E., Hopgood, A.A., Tipi, L., & Shahidan, M. (2017). Fuzzy-logic controlled genetic algorithm for the rail-freight crew-scheduling problem. KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, 32 (1), 61-75.

    Shahidan, M. (2016). Electronic Supply chain management in UK manufacturing. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal.

    Shahidan, M., & Netadj, M. (2008). Integration of e-business and Supply Chain Management for Small and Medium sized Enterprises in Iran. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 4 (4), 457-468.

    Conference papers

    Shahidan, M., Pandya, K., kumar Barua, M., & Minh Thu, V.T. (2019). Corporate Governance Feature on Capital Structure Decision of Vietnamese' firms. In British Academy of Management Corporate Governance Conference.

    Khmeleva, E., Hopgood, A., Tipi, L., & Shahidan, M. (2014). Rail-Freight Crew Scheduling with a Genetic Algorithm. In The 2014 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

    Fatorachian, H., Shahidan, M., & Kazemi, H. (2013). Role of Internet in Supply Chain Integration: Empirical Evidence From Manufacturing SMEs Within the UK. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE, 66-75.

    Kazemi, H., Fatorachian, H., & Shahidan, M. (2013). Role of Internet in supply chain integration; empirical evidence form manufacturing SMEs within UK. European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance (ECMLG).

    Theses / Dissertations

    Bhaiyat, F.H. (2019). Top Management Team attributes andthe probability of firm default. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Shahidan, M.

    Chiegil, R.J. (2017). Impact of national culture on aid effectiveness in Nigeria. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Shahidan, M., & Couch, O.

    Holmes, K.J. (2016). Management innovations : Their adoption, diffusion and high-fidelity adaptation. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Shahidan, M.

    Khmeleva, E. (2016). Evolutionary algorithms for scheduling operations. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Shahidan, M.


    Shahidan, M. (2011). Logistic Impact on food price, International conference of Quality and service sciences.

    Shahidan, M. (2011). Supply Chain Management and Innovation.

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Current supervisions

    • 2015:Supervisor (1 student)
    • 2015:Director of Studies (1 student)
    • 2013:Director of Studies (1 student)

    Completed supervisions

    • 2013:Director of Studies (1 student)
    • 2010:Director of studies (1 student)
    • 2008:Director of Studies (1 student)

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