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 Professor John Sharp

Professor John Sharp is the OLC Emeritus Director of Academic Affairs and a founding father of OLC (Europe) where he retired from in October 2020. John has had an outstanding career in Engineering and Higher Education where he has published over 50 peer reviewed articles, presented over 70 conference papers and supervised to completion over twenty PhD graduates. John is continuing as Director of Studies for PhD supervision at the University of Bolton, Institute of Management with continuing research interest in Organisational Excellence, Higher Education and Business Improvement. John holds an Engineering Doctorate from Bradford University and held until 2009 a Professorial Chair in Organisational Excellence at the University of Salford.

 Published Research

  • ‘Factors affecting successful implementation of total productive maintenance. A UK manufacturing case study perspective’ (Bamber, C.J.; with Sharp, J.M.; Hides, M.T.) Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering; Volume 5 No. 3; 1999
  • ‘Developing management systems towards integrated manufacturing: a case study perspective (Bamber, C.J.; with Sharp, J.M.; Hides, M.T.) Integrated Manufacturing Systems; Volume 11 No. 7; 2000
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