Douglas Macbeth is Professor of Procurement and Supply Chain Management in the University of Southampton Business School.
He has worked in universities in Europe and the USA as well as founding and selling a consultancy company in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He is currently co-lead academic on a MOOC on Contract Management in collaboration with the International Association of Contract and Commercial Management and the UK Government Cabinet Office (https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/contract-management). He recently published a related book looking at the contract management lifecycle which complements this one. (http://bookboon.com/en/contract-lifecycle-management-ebook).