Contact the Theory of Constraints database Tteam

The Theory of Constraints database team are enthusiastic about the possibility of collaborative research, so get in touch by emailing toc@vuw.ac.nz.

Researchers working on the Theory of Constraints database are in the process of writing papers based on this resource, and they will be posted in due course.

We are enthusiastic about the possibility of collaborative research, so please get in touch to discuss the options by emailing toc@vuw.ac.nz.

About the Theory of Constraints database team

Vicky Mabin
Professor of Management Vicky Mabin, Victoria Business School

Professor Vicky Mabin is Professor of Management at Victoria Business School in Wellington, New Zealand, and teaches Problem Solving and Decision Making methods that can be applied across a range of contexts, including public, private sector and not-for-profit organisations.

Vicky's research interests focus on methods that can be applied to aid decision making and focus performance improvements, in particular: Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (TOC), used on its own and in combination with more traditional operations research and operations management methods, and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA).

Maryam Mirzaei
Dr Maryam Mirzaei, Lecturer in Operations Management at Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand.

Maryam Mirzaei completed her PhD Research at Victoria Business School in Wellington, New Zealand, in 2016.
Her PhD thesis examines TOC’s Critical Chain, and is entitled: "Exploring the applicability of the theory of constraints to projects: Critical chain Project management and beyond".

Maryam was supervised by Professor Vicky Mabin and Dr Jim Sheffield.

TOC database sponsors and advisors

We gratefully acknowledge funding and support from our sponsors:

  • Victoria University of Wellington, University Research Fund 2015
  • The Goldratt Foundation

We also acknowledge and appreciate the input and guidance from our advisors:

  • Emeritus Professor James Cox, University of Georgia at Athens, and TOCICO Board Member
  • Steven Balderstone, Revive Business Improvement, Australia
  • Marcia Hutchinson, General Manager, TOCICO
  • Rami Goldratt, Goldratt Foundation