Kelsey Taylor is a Lecturer of Supply Chain Management at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba. She is nearing completion of a PhD in Operations Management from Ivey Business School at Western University, holds a Master’s of Environment and Sustainability from Western University, with an earlier background in Sociology. Prior to joining the faculty at the Asper School of Business, she has taught courses in Operations Management at Western University. Her research examines multiple dimensions of social responsibility in supply chains, including the role of activists in the adoption of sustainable supply chain practices, the B Corporation movement, base of the pyramid supply chains and social entrepreneurship. Her current research examines the value chains of social enterprises to understand how and why different types of actors contribute to sustainable value creation by social entrepreneurs. Her work has been published in research journals
such as Industrial Marketing Management and the International Journal of Production Research.

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Social Impact
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Behavioural Operations

Teaching Interests

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management
  • Sustainability

Recent Publications

Kelsey M. Taylor & Stephan Vachon (2018) Empirical research on sustainable supply chains: IJPR’s contribution and research avenues, International Journal of Production Research, 56:1-2, 950-959, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2017.1402139

Kelsey M. Taylor, Sara Hajmohammad, Stephan Vachon, Activist engagement and industry-level change: Adoption of new practices by observing firms, Industrial Marketing Management,2020, ISSN 0019-8501,