Paul D. Larson, Ph.D., was Head of the SCM Department and Director of the Transport Institute from 2005 to 2011. From 2006 to 2009, he led a curriculum development team, creating the new C.P.P. accreditation program for the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC), which has since merged with Supply Chain Logistics Canada to become the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) and now Supply Chain Canada. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), under its former name, National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), funded Dr. Larson’s doctoral dissertation, which earned the 1991 Academy of Marketing Science/Alpha Kappa Psi award. Paul has published more than 50 articles in the leading SCM journals, and has made numerous presentations at academic and practitioner conferences. In 2012, working with the Greater Toronto Leadership Project, he wrote Supplier Diversity in the GTA: Business Case and Best Practices. Dr. Larson serves on the Editorial Review Boards of Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, and the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics & Supply Chain Management. Larson’s current research interests are supplier diversity, supply chain sustainability, and supply chain risk management, with special reference to the COVID-19 pandemic. From 1979 to 1981, he worked with the Ministry of Cooperatives in Fiji, as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer. In early February 2012, he stood at Uhuru peak, Tanzania, the highest point in Africa, as a climber with the CARE Canada Kilimanjaro expedition.


Larson, Paul D., Kulchitsky, Jack D., Pencak, Silvia, (2021), The State of WBE Certification in Canada. The Suppliers’ Perspective, WBE Canada.

Larson, Paul D. (2021), "Security, sustainability and supply chain collaboration in the humanitarian space", Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Larson, Paul D. (2020), “Is Just-in-Time out of time?”, Inside Logistics, June, p. 13.

Larson, Paul D. (2020), “Supply chain risk evaluation and management in the age of Covid-19,” Supply Professional, June, pp. 20-21.

Larson, Paul D. & Natalie M. Larson (2019), “The Hunger of Nations: An Empirical Study of Interrelationships among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” Journal of Sustainable Development, 12(6), 39-47.

Larson, Paul D. (2019), “Corruption, Gender Inequality and Logistics Performance,” International Journal of Logistics Management.

Larson, Paul D. & Cyril Foropon (2018), “Process Improvement in Humanitarian Operations: An Organizational Theory Perspective,” International Journal of Production Research, 56(21), 6828-6841.

Larson, Paul D., Cathy Gallagher-Louisy and Laura Armenio (2016), Supplier Diversity in Canada: Research and analysis of the next step in diversity and inclusion for forward-looking organizations, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion/University of Manitoba, 48 pages.

Larson, Paul D. (2012), Supplier Diversity in the GTA: Business Case and Best Practices, DiverseCity – The Greater Toronto Leadership Project, November, 38 pages.