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Hubert Pun

Associate Professor, Management Science

Hubert Pun

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  • Blockchain
  • Co-opetition
  • Counterfeiting product
  • Healthcare operations management
  • Marketing-operations interface
  • Supply chain management

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Dr. Hubert Pun is an Associate Professor at the Ivey Business School (Western University). Hubert grew up in Hong Kong. After earning his undergraduate and master degree in engineering and working in Vancouver for a few years, he became part of an expansion team of a Venezuelan start-up company that grew the business to Central/North America (e.g., Colombia, Mexico, Panama, and USA) during 2002-2005. His work at that time was helping firms to deploy secure computer network. He graduated from the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University) in 2010, where he completed his PhD in Operations Management and Decision Sciences. He joined the Ivey Business School in 2010 and has taught in the undergraduate, MSc, MBA, EMBA and Ph.D. programs. In the last couple of years, he was awarded with Ivey Dean’s Teaching Commendation Letters (top 10% Ivey faculty) and the University Students’ Council Teaching Honor Roll. His research interests include co-opetition, counterfeiting product, and how blockchain can be used as an enterprise solution. He has published in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM), Production and Operations Management (POM), Journal of Operations Management (JOM), etc. Currently, he is serving as an Associate Editor at the International Journal of Production Research (IJPR).

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  • Financial analytics (undergrad elective, MSc elective, MBA elective)
  • PhD seminar (supply chain management, healthcare/sustainability)
  • EMBA core course (Competing with Analytics)

Programs Taught

  • HBA
  • MBA
  • EMBA
  • PhD


  • PhD, Operations Management / Decision Sciences - Indiana University
  • MEng, Electrical Engineering - Simon Fraser University
  • BASc, Engineering Physics - University of British Columbia

Work in Progress

  • Information Liability: A Capacitated Supplier Encroaches on a Less Informed Buyer (
  • Blockchain in the Secondary Market: Helps or Hurts Counterfeiting? (with Jayashankar M. Swaminathan and Jing Chen)
  • Strategic communication in a supply chain with copycat threat (
  • Eliminate Demand Information Disadvantage in a Supplier Encroachment Supply Chain with Blockchain
  • Mobile geo-targeting: Inside vs outside of a mall (with Qi Wang, Xia Wang, Xiaoqing Xie)
  • Combating copycatting from emerging market suppliers (
  • The Impact of Capacity Information on Lexicographical Capacity Allocation (


  • Associate Instructor, Indiana University, USA, (2005-2010)
  • Computer Network Trainer, CTT, Miami, (2005-2007)
  • Senior Network Consultant, Desca, Venezuela, (2002-2005)
  • Network Engineer, TELUS, Vancouver, (1999-2001)
  • Network Engineer, Glenayre, Vancouver, (1998-1999)