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Jury Gualandris

Associate Professor, Operations Management & Sustainability

Associate Director, Centre for Building Sustainable Value (BSV)

Jury Gualandris

Contact Information


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

Research Publications

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I aspire to create scientific knowledge that inspires and enables organizations to do better for their societies and the natural environment with which they interact. I am also passionate about the development and functioning of supply chains as complex forms of collective organizing. My research agenda, as a consequence, is unified under one important theme: how sustainability can be integrated in supply chains, and the implications for competitiveness.

Particularly, my studies focus on three interrelated sub-areas:

(a) How buyers deploy diverse sourcing practices that shape their own and suppliers’ sustainability;

(b) How the structure of supply chains can influence (and be influenced by) sustainability;

(c) How managerial cognition enables (or constrains) sustainable innovation in supply chains.

Currently, this research program is expanding into the study of cognitive frames, sourcing practices and supply chain structures in a circular economy.

Jury has acquired over $400k CAD in funding from both industry and research councils for his research and currently collaborates with industry leaders such as HP Canada, federal agencies such as Environment and Climate Change Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and with innovation platforms like “Our Food Future”.

Jury’s research is published in top journals like the Journal of Operations Management and the Journal of Supply Chain Management. He seats on the editorial board of these and other top journals in his field, like the Production and Operations Management Journal. His research has been featured by The Conversation, B-Corp U.S. and Canada Lab, Eco-Vadis, and the Peggy Smedly Show, among others.

Jury has received awards and nominations from top academic associations and journals, including Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (2021), Excellent Service as a Reviewer Award by Journal of Operations Management (2021), Top 20 Most Read Papers by Journal of Supply Chain Management (2019), Two Best Paper Awards by the International Purchasing and Supply Management Association and Research Education (2016 and 2012), the 2015 Best Reviewer Award by the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, and the Production and Operations Management Runner-up for Best PhD Proposal Award (2012).”


  • 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

  • Knight, L.; Tate, W.; Carnovale, S.; Di Mauro, C.; Bals, L.; Caniato, F.; Gualandris, J.; Johnsen, T.; Matopoulos, A.; Meehan, J., et al., 2022, "Future business and the role of purchasing and supply management: Opportunities for ‘business-not-as-usual’ PSM research", Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, March 28(1): 100753 - 100753.
  • Gualandris, J.; Longoni, A.; Luzzini, D.; Pagell, M., 2021, "The association between supply chain structure and transparency: a large-scale empirical study", JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, October 67(7): 803 - 827.
  • Bansal, P.; Gualandris, J.; Kim, N., 2020, "Theorizing Supply Chains with Qualitative Big Data and Topic Modeling", Journal of Supply Chain Management, April 56(2): 7 - 18.
  • 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): 667 - 689.
  • 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