Paul D. Larson
Paul Larson
Position Professor
CN Professor of Supply Chain Management
Department Supply Chain Management
Office 484 Drake Centre
Phone (204) 474-6054
Fax (204) 474-7545

Curriculum vitae ►


Paul D. Larson, Ph.D. is the CN Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Manitoba. From 2005 to 2011, he was Head of the SCM Department and Director of the Transport Institute. 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. (2012), Supplier Diversity in the GTA: Business Case and Best Practices, DiverseCity – The Greater Toronto Leadership Project, November, 38 pages.

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

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. & Cyril Foropon (2018), “Process Improvement in Humanitarian Operations: An Organizational Theory Perspective,” International Journal of Production Research, 56(21), 6828-6841.
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. (2020), “Is Just-in-Time out of time?” Inside Logistics, June, p. 13.