Bruno Silvestre
Bruno Silvestre

Director, University of Manitoba Transport Institute

Department Supply Chain Management
Office 614 Drake Centre
Phone (204) 474-9431
Fax (204) 474-7545

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Dr. Bruno Silvestre is currently a Professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management and the Director of the Transport Institute at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba. Previously, he was an Associate Professor and the Chancellor’s Research Chair in Sustainable Supply Chain & Innovation Management in the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Winnipeg. Prior to that, Dr. Silvestre worked as a Research Associate at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University and a Visiting Research Scholar at SPRU, University of Sussex, UK.

Dr. Silvestre’s research mainly focuses on two interconnected streams. The first research stream is related to sustainable supply chain management, and more specifically why and how supply chains incorporate sustainability aspects (including environmental and social aspects) into their business practices. The second stream is related to the management of innovation, and how innovation dynamics affect organizations, businesses, industries, operations and supply chains.

Dr. Silvestre’s research includes articles published in top tier business journals (check Dr. Silvestre’s Google Scholar profile). His research has appeared in journals such as Energy Policy, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Cleaner Production, Business Horizons, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Production Planning & Control, Technovation, Journal of Public Affairs, and others.

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Silvestre has 13 years of industry experience. His experience has been in manufacturing/operations/supply chain management, business development and project management in the energy, mining, manufacturing and high-tech industries. This ‘real world’ experience has provided him with powerful insights, industry contacts and interpersonal skills that he has since used in the classroom, consulting projects and in research activities.