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Jury Gualandris

Assistant Professor, Operations Management & Sustainability

Contact Information


  • Evolving structures and governance of supply chains
  • Environmental and social sustainability through innovation

Impact Article

Research Publications

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Jury’s research reveals insights into the complex transformations that unfold over time along the development of more sustainable supply chains. Particularly, his work has explored how firm-level resources and supply chain-level structures affect the willingness and ability of firms at multiple tiers to diminish their negative impacts on society and the natural environment. This research shows that sustainability is better conceptualized as a journey; Firms start their journey by innovating their internal production practices, which requires to learn novel technical and administrative skills. Only then sourcing practices are advanced, which requires to develop novel relational skills to transfer knowledge and change up in the chain. Jury’s research also finds that that high knowledge heterogeneity and high inter-organizational integration at a supply chain-level helps firms to achieve comparatively higher environmental and social performance and transparency. Jury has published extensively on this topic across top journals such as Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management and International Journal of Operations and Production Management, among others.

Currently, Jury’s research explores the institutional, operational and economic challenges associated to the development and the capable functioning of circular supply chains. Circular SCs consist of multiple companies that go beyond recycling and reusing to collectively prioritize the reduction of products and materials in order to minimize the proportion of waste that goes to landfills. Circular SCs represent nascent, complex niches of companies that leverage economies of scope and have the potential to disrupt existing value chains.


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

Programs Taught

  • HBA
  • MBA
  • MSc


  • 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

  • Gualandris, J.; Klassen, R. D., 2018, "Delivering transformational change: aligning supply chains and stakeholders in non-profit organizations", Journal of Supply Chain Management, April 54(2): 34 - 48.
  • Gualandris, J.; Legenvre, H.; Kalchschmidt, M., 2018, "Exploration and exploitation within supply networks: examining purchasing ambidexterity and its multiple performance implications", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, March 38(3).
  • Golini, R.; Gualandris, J., 2018, "An empirical examination of the relationship between globalization, integration and sustainable innovation within manufacturing networks", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, March 38(3): 874 - 894.
  • Legenvre, H.; Gualandris, J., 2018, "Innovation Sourcing Excellence: Three Purchasing Capabilities for Success", Business Horizons, January 61(1): 95 - 106.
  • 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., 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.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Works in Progress

  • All for one, one for all! The effect of supply chain structure on collective ESG disclosure. Co-authors: Annachiara Longoni (ESADE) and Davide Luzzini (EADA). Target: Journal of Operations Management. Current stage: polishing for submission.
  • All in a Frame: Operations Strategy Implementation in Novel Circumstances”. Co-authors: Hervé Lagenvre at (EIPM), Davide Luzzini (EADA), Lee Watkiss (Ivey). Target: Organization Science. Current stage: data coding.
  • The benefits of sustainable customer/supplier relationships on organizational resilience”. Co-authors: Natalia Ortiz-de-Mandojana and Alejandro Ortiz-Perez (Granada University). Target: TBD. Current stage: data analysis.

Honours & Awards

  • 2018 - Outstanding contribution in reviewing by Journal of Operations Management
  • 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”.


  • 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)