Gino Franco

Gino Franco

Position: Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader for Part Time MBA

College: College of Business

Department: Derby Business School

Subject area: Marketing and Operations

Research Centre: Business Innovation for a Low Carbon Economy, Centre for Supply Chain Improvement

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I contribute constantly to delivering outstanding higher education that is student focused, employer engaged, and which enhances life opportunities through learning across the region and beyond. I am Programme Leader for the Part-Time MBA programme.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on undergraduate, postgraduate and in-company programmes. My main areas of teaching are Operations Management, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Business Improvement

Professional interests

  • Middle Management in the Public Sector 
  • Service Redesign in the Public Sector 
  • Purchasing and Contract Management 
  • Project Management 
  • Systems Thinking and Organisational Change 
  • Operations Management

Research interests

  • Systems Thinking and Organisational Change


Undergraduate qualifications

  • BSc (Econ), London School of Economics

Postgraduate qualifications

  • MBA, University of Derby
  • DRM, University of Derby

Recent publications

  • Leading and Influencing in Purchasing - CIPS unit Guide, Level 6

Additional interests and activities

In-company consultancy with public and private organisations, mostly in the service sectors.

Experience in industry

I worked for over 25 years in industry, including in restaurants, food manufacture, and wine importation.

International experience

  • Academic liaison as External Examiner in Hong Kong, Singapore, Greece
  • Teaching on Masters programmes in Israel, Africa and Middle East
  • Investment appraisals and assessments in Poland, Czech Republic, Kyrgyzstan and Spain.

In the media

Occasional contributions to local radio on a range of business topics

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