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Dr. Stefania Boscari is a Lecturer in Operations Management at the School of Management of Swansea University (UK). She holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from University of Udine (Italy). In 2015 she graduated with a PhD in Management Engineering from University of Padova (Italy) and with a thesis entitled ‘Lean Systems Effectiveness and Transferability across Multinational Corporations: The Role of Culture’.

Her works has been published in leading academic journals, e.g., International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM) and International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE).

Her research interests include Lean Manufacturing, Lean Service, National Culture and Organizational Culture, Knowledge Transfer in Multinational Corporations and Sustainable Supply Chain Management. Her works are empirical and based on both qualitative and quantitative approaches. She has expertise with case study (multiple and single case studies), structural equation modelling (e.g., confirmatory factor analysis and multi-group analysis), cluster analysis and ANOVA.

She has presented her research at key international conferences in Europe and North America. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) and co-organiser and co-chair of the Special Session ‘Lean operations and corporate improvement programmes’ in EurOMA 2016. She is also an annual member of the Production Operations Management Society (POMS).

She participates in the international research project named ‘High Performance Manufacturing’ (HPM).

Areas of Expertise

  • Lean operations
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Organisational culture
  • National culture
  • Knowledge transfer in MNCs
  • Case study


  1. & Successful lean implementation: Organizational culture and soft lean practices. International Journal of Production Economics 160, 182-201.
  2. & Implementation of lean production in multinational corporations: A case study of the transfer process from headquarters to subsidiaries. International Journal of Production Economics
  3. & THE TRANSFER PROCESS OF LEAN PRACTICES IN MULTI-PLANT COMPANIES. International Journal of Operations and Production Management
  4. & Internationalisation of Lean Manufacturing: The Influence of Environmental Conditions. In Chiarini, Found, Rich (Ed.), Understanding the Lean Enterprise. (pp. 185-201). Springer International Publishing.
  5. & (2015). Dynamics of Lean Knowledge Management in Multinational Companies. Presented at POMS 26th Annual Conference - RELEVANCE: Expanding POM research, teaching, and practice to help organizations, society, economics, and the environment, Washington: