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Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation

Robert D. Klassen

Associate Dean, Faculty Development & Research

Robert is the Associate Dean, Faculty Development & Research and a Professor of Operations Management at Ivey Business School.

Robert’s research explores the multi-faceted linkages between the natural environment, social issues and firm performance, termed the triple bottom line, with a particular emphasis on the pivotal role of supply chains.  He has over 45 refereed publications, including widely cited articles in such journals as Journal of Operations Management, Management Science, Academy of Management Journal, Production and Operations Management, and International Journal of Operations and Production Management.  He is currently serving as the Departmental Editor for Sustainable Operations for the Journal of Operations Management.  At Ivey, he has taught the core Operations Management course in the MBA and EMBA programs, as well as electives in Sustainable Development, Services Management, and Technology Management. He has co-authored two textbooks, and written over 30 teaching cases and simulation exercises in the areas of sustainability, process analysis, and operations strategy.