Steve New

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP, UK

Associate Professor in Operations Management, Said Business School

Steve New is Associate Professor in Operations Management at Saïd Business School and Fellow of Hertford College. His areas of expertise include supply chain management and process improvement.

A leading authority on supply chain management, Steve’s recent work has focussed on the idea of provenance in supply chains and the mapping of supply networks. He is interested in three key questions of great relevance to the food industry: how much do firms know about the supply network in which they operate, how much should they reveal to the wider world, and how does performance improvement work in a network context? Steve's particular interests have included issues related to safety and ethics, and in particular the role of forced labour in UK agriculture.


Recent Relevant Publications: 

New, Steve (2015) Modern slavery and the supply chain: the limits of corporate social responsibility? Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 20 (6). pp. 697-707.

New, Steve (2010) The Transparent Supply Chain. Harvard Business Review, 88.

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New, Steve (2009) Supply Chain Traceability and Product Provenance:

Challenges for Theory and Practice. In: Sweeney, Edward, (ed.) Supply Chain Management and Logistics in a Volatile Global Environment. Blackhall Publishing Ltd., Dublin.