• Narendra Malalgoda 2022
  • Narendra Malalgoda, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management 

    Supply Chain Management
    Room 624 Drake Centre
    181 Freedman Crescent
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V4

    T: 204-474-9737
    narendra.malalgoda@umanitoba.ca 

Biography

Narendra Malalgoda is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba. He completed his Ph.D. in Transportation and Logistics, with emphasis on Logistics and Supply Chain Systems, in 2020 and holds an MSc in International Agribusiness, both from the North Dakota State University, USA. Before joining the Asper School of Business, Dr. Malalgoda completed his post-doctoral training in the Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics at the UofM. 

Dr. Malalgoda has worked on research projects related to public transit efficiency and productivity as well as factors impacting public transit ridership in the U.S. He has administered many consumer surveys and contributed to addressing research gaps with regard to rural transportation in North America. While further expanding his research interests in issues related to the transportation sector’s efficiency and productivity, Dr. Malalgoda plans to build research infrastructure needed to use geospatial and other databases for supply chain optimization in response to critical events. Dr. Malalgoda will also use Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing techniques for research on strategically managing supply chain systems across Canada with minimal disruption in weather-related and other emergencies.

Research Interests

  • Transportation Economics
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Rural transportation

Teaching Interests

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Project Management

Selected Publications

Vachal, K., Malalgoda, N. and Andersen, J. 2021. Going beyond the millennials: North Dakota driver ride service survey. Journal of Transport and Health. 22: 121213

Malalgoda, N.* and Lim, S. 2021. Productivity growth of urban transit agencies in the U.S. International Journal of Public Administration. DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2021.1956949

Malalgoda, N.* and Lim, S. 2019. Do transportation network companies reduce public transit use in the US? Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 130: 351–372.