Dr Muhammad Farooque

EBS - Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE)
Dr Muhammad Farooque



Dr. Muhammad Farooque is a Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Essex Business School (EBS). He obtained his PhD in Supply Chain Management from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT University), New Zealand, where he was the AUT University-graduate assistantship award recipient. Dr. Farooque’s research works have been published in leading academic journals such as Transportation Research, Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Journal of Cleaner Production, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, and Sustainable Production and Consumption. His pioneering work on circular supply chain management, i.e., the integration of circular thinking in supply chain management ( has been well recognized internationally. Dr. Farooque’s current research focuses on sustainable operations and supply chain management, especially on circular supply chain management. He welcomes admission inquiries from prospective PhD and MPhil students.


  • PhD Auckland University of Technology,


University of Essex

  • Lecturer Operations Managament, EBS - Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE) (18/10/2022 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Planning and Control (BE282)


Journal articles (8)

Farooque, M., Zhang, A., Liu, Y. and Hartley, JL., (2022). Circular supply chain management: Performance outcomes and the role of eco-industrial parks in China. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. 157, 102596-102596

Zhang, A., Wang, JX., Farooque, M., Wang, Y. and Choi, T-M., (2021). Multi-dimensional Circular Supply Chain Management: A Comparative Review of the State-of-the-art Practices and Research. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. 155, 102509-102509

Liu, Y., Wood, LC., Venkatesh, VG., Zhang, A. and Farooque, M., (2021). Barriers to sustainable food consumption and production in China: A fuzzy DEMATEL analysis from a circular economy perspective. Sustainable Production and Consumption. 28, 1114-1129

Wang, B., Farooque, M., Zhong, RY., Zhang, A. and Liu, Y., (2021). Internet of Things (IoT)-Enabled Accountability in Source Separation of Household Waste for a Circular Economy in China. Journal of Cleaner Production. 300, 126773-126773

Farooque, M., Jain, V., Zhang, A. and Li, Z., (2020). Fuzzy DEMATEL analysis of barriers to Blockchain-based life cycle assessment in China. Computers & Industrial Engineering. 147, 106684-106684

Zhang, A., Zhong, RY., Farooque, M., Kang, K. and Venkatesh, VG., (2020). Blockchain-based life cycle assessment: An implementation framework and system architecture. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 152, 104512-104512

Farooque, M., Zhang, A. and Liu, Y., (2019). Barriers to circular food supply chains in China. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. 24 (5), 677-696

Farooque, M., Zhang, A., Thürer, M., Qu, T. and Huisingh, D., (2019). Circular supply chain management: A definition and structured literature review. Journal of Cleaner Production. 228, 882-900

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