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Nick joined the University in 1987. Having completed an undergraduate degree in Geography at the University of Liverpool and a post graduate diploma in Tourism at the University of Surrey, he secured an MPhil scholarship from the English Tourist Board to undertake research into the occupancy performance of hotels in Yorkshire and Humberside. Additional funding was secured to extend the study and its methodology to PhD level through analysing regional patterns of the occupancy performance of hotels in England.
Over the years, Nicks research and teaching interests have extended into the field of transport and logistics. He has worked tirelessly in promoting the work of the University in this field and is passionate about developing the knowledge and skills of his graduates so that they are ready for employment.
Nick has taught in several countries, including Denmark, Egypt, Hong Kong, Hungary, Norway and Malaysia. He is a long standing member of the European Forum of Logistics Education and a committee member of the Logistics Research network.
Nick is currently working on a range of projects relating to logistics education opportunities and practices across the world. He continues his interest in tourism through supervising projects related to sustainable tourism in North Africa.
El Sayed, M., Hubbard, N. and Tipi, N. (2013) ‘Evaluating enterprise resource planning (ERP) post implementation problems in Egypt: Findings from case studies of governmental, multinational and private Egyptian organisations’. In: LRN Annual Conference and PhD Workshop 2013, 4th-6th September 2013, Birmingham, UK
Abdel Hafez, M., Hubbard, N., Tipi, N. and Eltawil, A. (2013) ‘A Simulation based model for the berth allocation and quay crane assignment problem’. In: LRN Annual Conference and PhD Workshop 2013, 4th-6th September 2013, Birmingham, UK
Ismaila, D., Warnock-Smith, D. and Hubbard, N. (2013) ‘The impact of Air Service Agreement liberalization: the case of Nigeria’. In: 17th Air Transport Research Society Conference, 26th-29th June 2013, Bergamo, Italy
Elgazzar, S., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Leach, D. (2012) ‘Linking supply chain processes performance to a companys financial strategic objectives’ European Journal of Operational Research , 223 (1), pp. 276-289. ISSN 0377-2217
Elgazzar, S., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Leach, D. (2012) ‘Linking SCM strategy to financial performance: a scenario analysis approach’. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference. : Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. . ISBN 9781904564447
El Sayed, M., Hubbard, N. and Tipi, N. (2012) ‘Evaluating enterprise resource planning (ERP) post-implementation problems in Egypt ’. In: The International Conference on Industrial Logistics (ICIL) 2012, 14th-16th June 2012, Zagreb, Croatia
Elsayeh, M., Hubbard, N. and Tipi, N. (2011) ‘An Assessment of hub-ports competitiveness and its impact on the Mediterranean container market structure.’. In: Proceedings of the 16th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference 2011. Southampton: Transportation Research Group. .
Elgazzar, S., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Leach, D. (2011) ‘Linking supply chain operations' performance to the company's financial strategy: a case study of an Egyptian natural bottled water company’. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL) 2011. Nottingham, UK: Centre for Concurrent Enterprise Nottingham University Business School. pp. 173-181. ISBN 978 085358 278 6
Elgazzar, S., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Leach, D. (2010) ‘An application of fuzzy AHP to SCOR performance measures: a case study of an Egyptian natural bottled water company’. In: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference. Northamptonshire, UK: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK. pp. 180-187. ISBN 9781904564348
Miligy, B., Tipi, N., Bamford, C. and Hubbard, N. (2009) ‘Enhancing the Operational Efficiency of the Global Supply Chain through the Development of an E-Business Model: A Case Study of Alexandria Port of Egypt ’. In: 14th International Symposium on Logistics, 5th - 8th July 2009, Istanbul , Turkey , pp. 377-383
EL-Sakty, K., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Bamford, C. (2009) ‘Developing a supply chain performance measurement system: case study of Damietta Port in Egypt’. In: 14th International Symposium on Logistics, 5 - 8 July 2009, Istanbul , Turkey , pp. 149-156
EL-Sakty, K., Tipi, N., Bamford, C. and Hubbard, N. (2008) ‘Port supply chain performance measurement analysis’. In: Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2008, 10th-12th September 2008, University of Liverpool, UK
El-Zarka, S., Tipi, N., Bamford, C. and Hubbard, N. (2008) ‘Creating a logistics competency framework for Egyptian clothing companies’. In: Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2008, 10th-12th September 2008, University of Liverpool, UK
Hubbard, N. and Mayer, R. (2007) ‘Finding the right balance’ Freight Transport Review (16), pp. 42-43. ISSN 1474-6506
El-Miligy, B., Tipi, N., Bamford, C. and Hubbard, N. (2007) ‘Barriers faced by Alexandria port in operating an efficient global business’. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Logistics. Nottingham: University of Nottingham Business School. pp. 527-532. ISBN 9780853582182
Jeffrey, D., Barden, R., Buckley, P. and Hubbard, N. (2002) ‘What Makes for a Successful Hotel? Insights on Hotel Management Following 15 Years of Hotel Occupancy Analysis in England’ The Service Industries Journal , 22 (2), pp. 73-88. ISSN 0264-2069
Media appearances in the UK, Belgium and Malaysia
Member of organising committee of European Forum of Logistics Education
Member of scientific committee of ZIRP Croatia
Leader of the organising committee of LRN at University of Huddersfield in September 2014
Nick has successfully supervised and is currently supervising Phd students in fields reflecting his wide experiences within the transport, logistics and tourism arena, including:
Skills and competence requirements of logistics managers in the Egyptian textile industry
Air transport deregulation and its impact on passengers and the economy in Nigeria
Port competitiveness in the Mediterranean
Simulation and modelling of the berth allocation problem in ports
ERP post implementation problems in Eyptian organisations
Road freight traffic accident analysis in Nigeria
Opportunties and challenges for the development of perishable fruit and vegetable production in Nigeria for distribution to overseas markets
Sustainable tourism development in Libya
Self-determination theory and blended learning for both tutors and students in Egypt
An analysis of value added services and their contribution to port competitiveness
Enhancing the financial performance of companies through managing supply chain performance.
Course leader for BA (Hons) Travel and Tourism Management
Modules delivered include: Sustainable Tourism, Travel and Tourism Industry, Professional Development and Research Methods