Robert is a Professor of Operations Management at Ivey.
Robert's research interests focus on exploring the linkages
between operations and the natural environment, including
international operations. This research has emphasized, first,
characterizing the pattern of investment in environmental
technologies, and second, understanding both the antecedents and
performance outcomes of these investments. His research has been
published in Management Science, Journal of Operations
Management, Academy of Management Journal, and
Decision Sciences, among others. He is currently serving
on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Operations
Management. Robert was the Chair of the Operations Management
division of the Academy of Management in 2001, and previously
served as the Program Chair in 1999.
In addition to teaching the first-year operations management
course in the MBA and EMBA programs, Robert has recently introduced
a new course in Managing for Sustainable Development. He has also
taught electives in the Developing and Managing Technology,
Management of Services and Operations Strategy. He continues to
actively develop new teaching materials, including over 20 cases
and exercises in the area of operations strategy, process analysis,
quality management and environmental management.
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