Kepa Mendibil is a Senior Lecturer in Business Practice at the Centre for Advanced Management Education, Stirling Management School. In his current role he supports the development of a full range of business engagement programmes including executive education, collaborative research and business consultancy projects for postgraduate students.
Kepa’s academic career has been characterised by continuous collaboration with organisations across different business sectors. He has designed and delivered consultancy, training, research and knowledge transfer projects focused on innovating organisational management processes and operations. Companies he has worked with include Australian National Institute for Manufacturing, Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service, British Waterways, Weir Group, Highland Spring, Johnson & Johnson, Backcock International, Moorbrook Textiles, Alexander Dennis, Selex Galileo, Aquapac, Highland Colour Coaters and RP Adam. Before taking a full academic post Kepa spent 3 years working for high value manufacturing organisations in process re-engineering, operations improvement and ERP implementation projects.
Kepa is a former chair of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Manufacturing Section in Scotland, Member of the European Operations Management Association, Board member of the International Federation of Information Processing WG 5.7 and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Kepa holds a PhD on Team Performance Measurement and MSc in Competitive Manufacturing from the University of Strathclyde (Scotland, UK) and Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering from University of Mondragon (Basque Country).
Kepa's research interest is in Operations Management, Innovation and Performance Measurement. My research is currently focused on the role of management innovation in improving the performance, resilience and sustainability of organisations.
Kepa’s research work has been published in leading academic journals and he has received several awards for excellence in publications.
Mediavilla M, Mendibil K & Rivera O (2019) How to negotiate with dominant suppliers? A game-theory perspective from the industry. Direccion Y Organizacion, 67, pp. 37-45. https://w.revistadyo.com/index.php/dyo/article/view/542
Wardhani AR, Acur N & Mendibil K (2016) Human capital, social capital and innovation outcome: A systematic review and research agenda. In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM). IEEM 2016: International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Bali, Indonesia, 04.12.2016-07.12.2016. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, pp. 355-359. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7797896/; https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2016.7797896
Mediavilla M, Errasti A & Mendibil K (2015) Framework for assessing the strategic plant role and deploying an improvement roadmap in global operations networks: an empirical study. Production Planning and Control, 26 (10), pp. 799-823. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2014.990067