Skip to Main Content

William Diebel


Operations Management


  • Jury Gualandris
  • Robert D. Klassen


Will is an Operations Management and Sustainability PhD student at the Ivey Business School. His thesis on supply network transparency examines its antecedents, consequences, and dynamic evolution using innovative empirical research methods including network analysis, econometric causal inference, and neural network embedding models.


  • Bachelor’s (B.Sc.), Chemistry, Western University
  • Master’s (MES), Environment and Sustainability, Western University

Research Interests

  • Supply network transparency
  • Sustainability risk and performance
  • Environmental disclosure
  • Stakeholder alignment in supply chains


  • Diebel, W., Gualandris, J., Klassen, R. D. (2021). Supply Network Cohesion Effects on Supplier Environmental Disclosure. 15812. In Sonia Taneja (Ed.), Proceedings of the Eighty-first Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Online ISSN: 2151-6561.
  • Klassen, R. D., Gualandris, J., & Diebel, W. (2020). More Sustainable Supply Chains. In T. Y. Choi, J. J. Li, D. S. Rogers, T. Schoenherr, & S. M. Wagner (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Supply Chain Management. Oxford University Press.

Works in Progress

  • Diebel, W., Gualandris, J., Klassen, R. D. Supplier responses to institutional complexity in the context of environmental disclosure (official title blinded). R&R at Journal of Operations Management.
  • Diebel, W., Li, C., Gualandris, J., Klassen, R. D. Environmental disclosure across international supply-chain relationships (official title blinded). Under review at Journal of Supply Chain Management.
  • Diebel, W. The risk effects of supply chain transparency. Data analysis stage.
  • Diebel, W. The evolution of disclosure regimes in supply chains. Research design and data collection stage.

Awards and Honours

  • SSHRC, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral, 2020-2023
  • Vice Admiral DA Collins Research Grant, 2021
  • AoM, OSCM Division, Best Paper Award (top 10%), 2021
  • AoM, OSCM Division, Best Student Paper Award Finalist, 2021
  • AoM, OSCM Division, Best Reviewer Award, 2020
  • SSHRC, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral, 2020-2023
  • John F. Rankin Doctoral Scholarship, 2020
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2020 (declined to hold SSHRC CGS-D award)
  • Berdie & Irvin Cohen Scholarship, 2019
  • Brock Scholarship, 2018-2022 (declined to hold SSHRC CGS-D award, 2020-2022)
  • Ivey Plan for Excellence Awardee, 2018-2022
  • Masters of Environment and Sustainability Excellence Award, 2018
  • Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarship, 2006
  • Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association Scholarship, 2006


  • DSI 2022
  • AoM 2022
  • DSI 2021
  • AoM 2021
  • ARCS 2021
  • POMS 2021
  • DSI 2020
  • AoM 2020

Academic Experience

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer: Journal of Supply Chain Management (Editorial Review Board Developmental Program, 2022-2023), International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, International Journal of Production Research, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Decision Sciences Annual Conference, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor (part-time faculty) Operations Management (MOS 3330)
    Western University Undergraduate course
    Average teaching evaluation: 6.15/7



(anticipated completion 2023)

Ivey Business School

William Diebel

William Diebel

Contact By Email

Connect with Ivey Business School