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Associate Professor John Hopkins

Associate Professor, Logistics and Supply Chain Management


John Hopkins is an Innovation Fellow, and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, for Swinburne's School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship. He has worked extensively in industry, for organisations such as General Motors and Cadbury, in addition to academic institutions in the UK, USA, Ireland and Australia. John's experience in industry has been critical to his academic career and he enjoys working at the interface of academic theory/knowledge and real-world industry practice.

Specialising in survey, focus group and case study-based methods, John's research has featured in many high ranking, internationally recognised peer-reviewed academic journals and industry publications.

John is also regularly invited to provide expert opinion in the local, national and international media, for outlets like Channel 7 News, SBS World News, ABC TV News, Channel 10 News, Forbes Magazine, The European Financial Review, World Economic Forum, The Age, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Saigon Times and The Hong Kong Herald.

John has led and participated in many collaborative research projects during his time at Swinburne, for a range of industry and government clients, including:
Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions of Victoria Fund Scheme
Australian National Mental Health Commission
Australian Fair Work Commission
Australian Productivity Commission
Regional Development Victoria
NSW Public Service Commission
Transport for NSW
Fairtrade Australia 
Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia
Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (UK)

His current research interests include:
Flexible, hybrid, and remote working
The four day work week (4DWW)
Supply chain innovation
Business innovation

Recent awards:
Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards 2022 - High Commendation for Education, Training & Development
Swinburne Innovation Fellow 2020 - Winner
Swinburne Vice-Chancellor's Global Initiatives Award 2019 - Winner
Faculty of Business and Law Teaching Excellence Award (Individual), for 'Innovation, leadership or scholarship that has influenced and enhanced learning and teaching and/or the student experience' 2019 - Winner
SCLAA & PwC 'To Be Disrupted Ideathon' 2018 - Winner
Victorian International Education Awards 2013 – Excellence in International Education, Student Employability and Careers 2013 - Winner
Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (Programs that Enhance Learning) 2013 - Winner
Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards – National Training, Education & Development Award 2012 - Winner
Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) – Victorian Training, Education & Development Award 2012 - Winner
VU Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Learning and Teaching 2011 - Winner

Professional Association Memberships
CIPS (Committee Member for the Australasian Academic Forum)
Organising committee member for ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium
Program committee member of Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)

Research interests

Supply Chain Management; Hybrid work; Workplace flexibility; Supply Chain Innovation; Future of work; Working from home; Flexible work arrangements; 4 day work week

Fields of Research

  • Innovation Management - 350705
  • Technology Management - 350307
  • Supply Chains - 350909


Also published as: Hopkins, John; Hopkins, J.; Hopkins, J. L.; Hopkins, John L.
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