Dr. Morteza Ghobakhloo

Project Researcher

Morteza Ghobakhloo is an ERA Chair Team Member at the School of Economics and Management, Kaunas University of Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and specializes in technology adoption and acceptance in the Industry 4.0 era, the business value of digitization, the business value of hybrid manufacturing system, and corporate sustainability. He has more than ten years of experience serving as a field engineer and technology implementation consultant in the manufacturing industry.

  • Digital and operations technology development
  • Digital hybrid manufacturing systems
  • Digital production logistic systems
  • Sustainable-digital manufacturing
  • Digital supply network management
  • Ghobakhloo, M. (2018). The future of manufacturing industry: a strategic roadmap toward Industry 4.0. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 29(6), 910-936.
  • Ghobakhloo, M. (2020a). Determinants of information and digital technology implementation for smart manufacturing. International Journal of Production Research, 58(8), 2384-2405.
  • Ghobakhloo, M. (2020b). Industry 4.0, digitization, and opportunities for sustainability. Journal of Cleaner Production, 252.
  • Ghobakhloo, M., & Azar, A. (2018). Business excellence via advanced manufacturing technology and lean-agile manufacturing. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 29(1), 2-24.
  • Ghobakhloo, M., & Ching, N. T. (2019). Adoption of digital technologies of smart manufacturing in SMEs. Journal of Industrial Information Integration, 16.
  • Ghobakhloo, M., & Fathi, M. (2020). Corporate survival in Industry 4.0 era: the enabling role of lean-digitized manufacturing. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 31(1), 1-30.
  • Ghobakhloo, M., & Hong, T. S. (2014). IT investments and business performance improvement: The mediating role of lean manufacturing implementation. International Journal of Production Research, 52(18), 5367-5384.
  • Ghobakhloo, M., Hong, T. S., & Standing, C. (2014). Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce Success: A Supply Network Perspective. Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 24(4), 312-341.
  • Ghobakhloo, M., & Tang, S. H. (2015). Information system success among manufacturing SMEs: case of developing countries. Information Technology for Development, 21(4), 573-600.
  • Ghobakhloo, M., Tang, S. H., Sabouri, M. S., & Zulkifli, N. (2014). The impact of information system-enabled supply chain process integration on business performance: A resource-based analysis. International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, 13(5), 1075-1113.
  • Assistant professor of Industrial Engineering, University Of Hormozgan 2018-2020.
  • Head of Department of Industrial Engineering, Minab Campus, University Of Hormozgan 2019-2020.
  • Director of the Modern Technology Development and Implementation Research Center, University Of Hormozgan 2018-2020.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, TMU, 2016-2017.
  • Elite Scholar Award, Iran’s National Elites Foundation, 2016
  • Research Fellow of the Year, University of Hormozgan, 2018
  • Innovative Teaching Excellence Award, University of Hormozgan, 2018
  • Emerald Literati Award for Winer and Outstanding Paper, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 2019
  • Emerald Literati Award for Outstanding Paper, Journal of Modelling in Management, 2019