Dr. Bruno Silvestre is the Dean, CPA Manitoba Chair in Business Leadership, former Director of the Transport Institute, and Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba. Previously, he worked as the Associate Dean of Strategic Partnerships and Administration, an Associate Professor and the Chancellor's Research Chair in Sustainable Supply Chain & Innovation Management in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg. Prior to that, Dr. Silvestre worked as an Adjunct Professor and Research Associate at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, and as a 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 (i.e., environmental and social aspects) into their business practices. The second stream is related to how supply chain players collaborate, collectively learn and innovate toward enhanced operational, financial, environmental and social supply chain performance.

Dr. Silvestre's research has been published in top-tier business journals and has been cited widely (please check his Google Scholar profile above). His research has appeared in journals such as the International Journal of Operations and Production Management; International Journal of Production Economics; Journal of Management Studies; Journal of Cleaner Production; Business Horizons; Production Planning & Control; Technovation; and Organization Studies, among others. He currently serves as an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Operations and Production Management; Journal of Engineering and Technology Management; and Sustainability (among others), and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cleaner Production; Management and Operations Review; RAUSP Management Journal; and the Brazilian Journal of Operations and Production Management. Dr. Silvestre has taught extensively in the areas of operations management, supply chain management and sustainability at all levels (i.e., undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, MSc, Ph.D.) at top schools in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Israel.

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Silvestre has 13 years of industry experience prior to joining the academy. His experience has been in manufacturing/operations/supply chain management, as well as business development and project management in the energy, mining, manufacturing and high-tech industries. 

Research Interests

Supply Chain Sustainability Trajectories, Supply Chain Innovation, Supply Chain Learning, Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Teaching Interests

  • Supply Chain Sustainability Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management


Silvestre, B.S; Viana, F.; Monteiro, M. (2020). Supply chain corruption practices circumventing sustainability standards: Wolves in sheep’s clothing. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 40(12), 1873-1907.

Roy, V.; Silvestre, B.S.; Singh S. (2020). Reactive and proactive pathways to sustainable apparel supply chains: Manufacturer's perspective on stakeholder salience and organizational learning toward responsible management. International Journal of Production Economics, 227, 107672.

Silvestre, B.S.; Silva, M.; Cormack, A.; Thome, M. (2020). Supply chain sustainability trajectories: Learning through sustainability initiatives. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 40(9), 1301-1337.

Silvestre, B.S; Țîrcă, D. (2019). Innovations for sustainable development: Moving toward a sustainable future. Journal of Cleaner Production, 208, 325-332.

Silvestre, B.S; Monteiro, M.; Viana, F.; Souza, M. (2018) Challenges for sustainable supply chain management: When stakeholder collaboration becomes conducive to corruption. Journal of Cleaner Production, 194, 766-776.

Silvestre, B.S. (2015). Sustainable supply chain management in emerging economies: Environmental turbulence, institutional voids and sustainability trajectories. International Journal of Production Economics, 167, 156-169.

Silvestre, B.S. (2015). A hard nut to crack! Implementing supply chain sustainability strategies in an emerging economy. Journal of Cleaner Production, 96, 171-181.

Silvestre, B.S.; Silva Neto, R. (2014). Capability accumulation, innovation, and technology diffusion: Lessons from a base of the pyramid cluster. Technovation, 34(5), 270-283.

Hall, J.K.; Matos, S.V.; Silvestre, B.S. (2012). Understanding why firms should invest in sustainable supply chains: A complexity approach. International Journal of Production Research, 50(5), 1332-1348.

Hall, J.K.; Matos, S.V.; Sheehan, L.; Silvestre, B.S. (2012). Entrepreneurship and innovation at the base of the pyramid: A recipe for inclusive growth or social exclusion? Journal of Management Studies, 49(4), 785-812.

Hall, J.K.; Matos, S.V.; Silvestre, B.S.; Martin, M. (2011). Managing technological and social uncertainties of innovation: The evolution of Brazilian energy and agriculture. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 78(7), 1147-1157.