Biography

My multi-disciplinary and cross-functional approach to value chain management is a distinguishing feature of my approach to teaching, research and business engagement.

My main areas of research are consumer behaviour, inter-organisational relationships and value chain analysis. I am the founding editor of the International Journal of Supply Chain Management (the No.1 ranked journal in the discipline), author of over 150 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers, the 14th Adelaide Thinker in Residence (http://foodresearch.org.uk/andy-fearne/ ) and the son of a Kentish pig farmer, the significance of which is revealed through a tireless work ethic and a positive approach to all opportunities and challenges!

My applied research has involved working with organisations large and small, from around the world, at all stages of the food chain. Prominent amongst existing corporate partners are dunnhumby and Tesco, with whom I have been working for the last eleven years, mining the most comprehensive supermarket panel data in the world - the weekly supermarket purchases of 1.7 million Tesco Clubcard holders – and sharing insights with farmers and small food producers to support the development of sustainable business models and marketing strategies.

My work in the area of organisational justice, supplier relationships and value chain analysis has resulted in collaborative research with major players in the food industry (e.g. Unilever,  Sainsbury’s) other sectors (e.g. CEVA logistics, Angel Trains, Dobbies) as well as several trade organisations and NGOs (e.g. Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, International Institute for Environment and Development, Oxfam).

I am also the father of four boys and passionately engaged in the coaching of disability sport – football, cricket, swimming and skiing - for people of all ages handicapped by physical disabilities and learning difficulties.

All Publications

Howard Wilsher, S., Harrison, F., Yamoah, F., Fearne, A., Jones, A.

(2016)

The relationship between unhealthy food sales, socio-economic deprivation and childhood weight status: results of a cross-sectional study in England,

in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

13

article no. 21

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Palmer, M., Simmons, G., Robinson, P. K., Fearne, A.

(2015)

Institutional maintenance work and power preservation in business exchanges: Insights from industrial supplier workshops,

in Industrial Marketing Management

48

pp. 214-225

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Donnelly, C., Simmons, G., Armstrong, G., Fearne, A.

(2015)

Digital loyalty card "big data' and small business marketing: Formal versus informal or complementary?,

in International Small Business Journal

33

(4)

pp. 422-442

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Hornibrook, S., May, C., Fearne, A.

(2015)

Sustainable development and the consumer: exploring the role of carbon labelling in retail supply chains,

in Business Strategy and the Environment

24

(4)

pp. 266-276

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Martinez, M. G., Verbruggen, P., Fearne, A.

(2013)

Risk-based approaches to food safety regulation: what role for co-regulation?,

in Journal of Risk Research

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(9)

pp. 1101-1121

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Duffy, R., Fearne, A., Hornibrook, S., Hutchinson, K., Reid, A.

(2013)

Engaging suppliers in CRM: The role of justice in buyer-supplier relationships,

in International Journal of Information Management

33

(1)

pp. 20-27

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Fearne, A., Martinez, M. G., Dent, B.

(2012)

Dimensions of sustainable value chains: implications for value chain analysis,

in Supply Chain Management: An International Journal

17

(6)

pp. 575-581

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Felgate, M., Fearne, A., DiFalco, S., Martinez, M. G.

(2012)

Using supermarket loyalty card data to analyse the impact of promotions,

in International Journal of Market Research

54

(2)

pp. 221-240

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Soosay, C., Fearne, A., Dent, B.

(2012)

Sustainable value chain analysis - a case study of Oxford Landing from "vine to dine",

in Supply Chain Management: An International Journal

17

(1)

pp. 68-77

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Gedeon, I., Fearne, A., Poole, N.

(2009)

The role of inter-personal relationships in the dissolution of business relationships,

in Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing

24

(3-4)

pp. 218-226

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Taylor, D. H., Fearne, A.

(2009)

Demand management in fresh food value chains: a framework for analysis and improvement,

in Supply Chain Management: An International Journal

14

(5)

pp. 379-392

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Garcia Martinez, M., Fearne, A., Caswell, J. A., Henson, S.

(2007)

Co-regulation as a possible model for food safety governance: Opportunities for public-private partnerships,

in Food Policy

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(3)

pp. 299-314

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