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Jury Gualandris

Associate Professor, Operations Management & Sustainability

Faculty Director, Building Sustainable Value Centre
Faculty Director, Network for Business Sustainability

Jury Gualandris

Contact Information


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

Research Publications

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As an ‘engaged’ scholar, I aspire to create scientific knowledge that inspires and enables organizations to do better for their societies and the natural environment. I am also passionate about supply chains as complex systems of collective organizing. My research and teaching thus focus on how supply chain members interact with each other to increase their individual and collective environmental performance, and the implications for economic viability and competitiveness. Relevant questions my research answers: What inter-organizational structures characterize sustainable, regenerative supply chains? When does positive collective action emerge in such complex systems? And how is collective action governed and sustained despite stakeholders’ trade-offs? I have been studying the relationship between the inter-organizational structures of supply chains and sustainability in two empirical contexts: ESG disclosures in global supply chains; circular, regenerative agri-food systems.

My commitment to impact has led me to take on leadership roles at Ivey’s Building Sustainable Value Centre (BSV) and its sister organization, the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS). BSV shapes pathways of systems change towards a fairer and ecologically sound future through innovative research and impact programming. NBS connects researchers with managers to advance business sustainability. My work has been featured in popular media including Corporate Knights, The Conversation, The Toronto Star, The Financial Post, B the Change, Eco-Vadis, and the Peggy Smedly Show.

During my career, I have received about 1M CAD in funding from both industry and research councils for my research, which has been published in premier journals including the Journal of Operations Management, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and the Journal of Industrial Ecology, among others. I am an Associate Editor at the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and I serve on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Operations Management, and the Production and Operations Management Journal.

I have received several awards for the relevance and rigour of my research and teaching: highly commended responsible teaching case by Financial Times (2024), the Clean16 Leader Award by Delta Management (2023), the Distinguished David G. Burgoyne Teaching Award (2022), Academy of Management Best Paper Award (2021), Best Reviewer Award (Honorable Mention) by Journal of Operations Management (2021), Two Best Paper Awards by IPSERA (2016 and 2012), the 2015 Best Reviewer Award by the JPSM, and the Production and Operations Management Runner-up for Best PhD Proposal Award (2012).


  • HBA1 3304 “Operations”
  • HBA2 4625 “Corporations and Society: Developing More Sustainable Supply Chains”
  • AMBA “Sustainability Through Embedding Circularity in Business”


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

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Diebel, W.; Gualandris, J.; Klassen, R. D., (Forthcoming), "How do suppliers respond to institutional complexity? Examining voluntary public environmental disclosure in a global manufacturing supply network", Journal of Operations Management
  • Gualandris, J.; Branzei, O.; Wilhelm, M.; Lazzarini, S. L.; Linnenluecke, M.; Hamann, R.; Dooley, K. J.; Barnett, M. L.; Chen, C., 2024, "Unchaining supply chains: Transformative leaps toward regenerating social–ecological systems", J. Supply Chain Manag., January 60(1): 53 - 67.
  • Jain, S.; Gualandris, J., 2023, "When does upcycling mitigate climate change? The case of wet spent grains and fruit and vegetable residues in Canada", Journal of Industrial Ecology, April 27(2): 522 - 534.
  • 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, January 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.

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