Assistant Professor, Operations Management & Sustainability

Profile

Since August 2017, I have been an Assistant Professor at Ivey Business School. I belong to the ‘Operations Management’ group – an appointment that reflects my teaching and research. I’m currently an Associate Editor of the ‘Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management’ and I serve in the Editorial Review Board of the ‘Journal of Supply Chain Management’. Before joining the Ivey OM group, I was a permanent faculty member at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School (Dublin, Ireland), in the Management department.

My research empirically investigates the relationship between architectures, processes and social/environmental impacts of supply networks. This research is primarily concerned with how organizations (both for-profit and not-profit) shape the networks through which they exchange and co-develop products and services, and how such networks enhance (or hinder) their individual and collective abilities to thrive and positively impact society and the natural environment. So far, my research has helped to better understand how trust, integration and globalization within supply networks affect the extent to which manufacturing firms successfully adopt safer and greener production and sourcing practices. Moreover, this research has helped to theorize how manufacturing firms can build true accountability in their supply networks, and the diverse active roles that Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) can play in this regard. This research has received several awards from ‘Production and Operations Management Society’ and the ‘International Purchasing and Supply Management Education and Research Association’ and has appeared in leading outlets including ‘Journal of Operations Management’, ‘Supply Chain Management’, ‘Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management’, ‘Business Horizons’ and several others.

Teaching

  • 4625 “Corporations and Society: Developing More Sustainable Supply Chains”
  • 3304 “Operations”

Programs Taught

  • HBA

Education

  • PhD in Economics and Management of Technology – University of Bergamo (Italy)
  • MSc in Engineering Management – University of Bergamo (Italy)
  • BSc in Engineering – University of Bergamo (Italy)

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Legenvre, H., Gualandris, J., (forthcoming), "Innovation Sourcing Excellence: Three Purchasing Capabilities for Success", Business Horizons.
  • Gualandris, J., Kalchschmidt, M., 2016, "Developing environmental and social performance: the role of supplier performance and buyer-supplier trust", International Journal of Production Research, January 54(8): 2470 - 2468.
  • Gualandris, J., Klassen, R.D., Vachon, S., Kalchschmidt, M., 2015, "Sustainable evaluation and verification in supply chains: Aligning and leveraging accountability to stakeholders", Journal of Operations Management, July 38: 1 - 13.
  • Gualandris, J., Kalchschmidt, M., 2015, "Supply risk management and competitive advantage: a misfit model", International Journal of Logistics Management, June 26(3): 459 - 478.
  • Gualandris, J., Kalchschmidt, M., 2015, "Mitigating the effect of risk conditions on supply disruptions: the role of manufacturing postponement enablers", Production Planning and Control, June 26(8): 637 - 753.
  • Gualandris, J., Kalchschmidt, M., 2015, "How does innovativeness foster Sustainable Supply Chain Management?”", Sustainable Operations Management: Advances in strategy and methodology, June: 103 - 129.
  • Gualandris, J., Kalchschmidt, M., 2014, "Customer pressure and firm innovativeness: their role in sustainable supply chain management", Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, June 20(2): 92 - 103.
  • Gualandris, J., Golini, R., Kalchschmidt, M., 2014, "Do supply management and global sourcing matter for firm sustainability performance? An international study", Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, April 19(3): 258 - 274.
  • Gualandris, J., Kalchschmidt, M., 2013, "A model to evaluate upstream vulnerability", International Journal of Logistics: Research & Applications, October 17(3): 249 - 268.
  • Gualandris, J., Kalchschmidt, M., 2013, "Product and Process Modularity: improving flexibility and reducing the supplier failure risk", International Journal of Production Research, June 51(19): 5757 - 5770.

Works in Progress

  • “Unveiling the design of temporary intervention networks by International Non-Governmental Organizations”. Under theoretical development.
  • “A behavioral theory of firm sustainability: sequential attention and network effects”. Under theoretical development.
  • “A study of emergence and re-structuring of innovation networks”. Data collection in progress.

Honours & Awards

  • 2016 - Best Reviewer Award by Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management
  • 2016 - Best Paper Award at the 25th IPSERA conference, Dortmund (Germany). Research paper: “Purchasing ambidexterity and its performance implications inside and outside firm boundaries”.
  • 2012- Best Paper Award at the 21st IPSERA conference, Naples (Italy). Research paper: “Sustainable supply chains: the role of supply management investments and global sourcing”.
  • 2012 - Best Doctoral Proposal, Production and Operations Management Society, College of Sustainable Operations, Chicago (USA). Research proposal: “Sustainability implementation in industrial supply networks: Why and How?”
  • 2010 - Best MSc Thesis Award, School of Management, University of Bergamo (Italy). Thesis: “Supply risk management: development and validation of an assessment model”.

Experience

  • 2014-2017 - Assistant Professor – Smurfit Business School at University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • 2013 – Research fellow – Value creation Observatory at European Institute of Purchasing Management (France)
  • 2013 – Lecturer – MIP Politecnico di Milano (Italy)