University of Calgary

Jaydeep Balakrishnan

  • Affiliated Instructor
  • Faculty - Executive Education
  • Faculty [OSCM]


Operations and Supply Chain Management


Jaydeep Balakrishnan, PhD, is a professor in the operations and supply chain management area and the director of the Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics. He is the former associate dean (academic, priorities and planning) at the Haskayne School of Business. He also served as area chair - operations management, and acting director - PhD and MBA thesis programs. His research interests include the design of facilities to make them more efficient, improving the effectiveness of supply chain operations, and spreadsheet decision support modelling.

He has presented papers at various international conferences, co-written two textbooks on operations and supply chain management, and has published over 45 articles on operations and supply chain management and other topics in reputable journals. He has served as the president of the Calgary Chapter of the Canadian Operational Research Society and the Calgary chapter of the Association for Operations Management (APICS).

Jaydeep has been recognized for his outstanding teaching and research, receiving the 2015 Dean's Award for Outstanding Leadership in Teaching and Learning, the 2010 International Journal of Operations and Production Management’s Outstanding Paper Award, the 2007 Dean's Award for Outstanding Research Achievement, an Honorable Mention from the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) for instructional innovation in 2005, and the Best Operations Management Paper Award at the Western DSI Meeting in 1994. He has been a holder of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) grants and is listed in the Who's Who in Canadian Business published by the University of Toronto Press.

He has provided workshops to professionals and academics internationally. He has been a visiting teaching and research scholar in engineering management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and he has taught courses at the Warsaw School of Economics, Sharif University in Iran and the National University of Singapore.

Jaydeep joined the Haskayne School of Business in 1990. He holds a PhD in operations management from Indiana University, an MBA from the University of Georgia and a BSc in mechanical engineering from the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology at Nagpur University, India. He is also certified in production and inventory management by APICS.

Copies of most of Jaydeep’s papers may be found in the University of Calgary Digital Repository at by searching for the title.

Selected recent publications:

Zhao R., Mashruwala R., Pandit S., and Balakrishnan J., “Supply chain relational capital and the bullwhip effect: an empirical analysis using financial disclosures”,  International Journal of Operations and Production Management, in press.

Zhu T., Balakrishnan J., and Cheng C.H., “Recent advancements in dynamic facility layout research”, INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research, in press.

Rahimi M., Kenworthy T., and Balakrishnan J. 2018. “An analysis of innovation in oil & gas projects”, Project Management Journal, 49, 5, pp 1-21.

Balakrishnan J., Malhotra A., and Falkenberg L. 2017. “Gandhian trusteeship as a framework for 21st century CSR“, Journal of Business Ethics, 141,1, pp 133-150.

Kenworthy T., and Balakrishnan J., 2016 “Theory Usage in Empirical Operations Management Research: A Review and Discussion”, Management Decision, 54, 10, pp 2413-2432.

Balakrishnan J., Zhu T., and Wallis, P., 2016. “High Speed Rail in Canada: Feasibility Studies, Influential Factors and International Comparisons” in Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for High Speed Rail Development on Business and Society, R. Selladurai, P. Lee and G. VandeWerken(Eds.). Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp 173-223.

da Silveira G., Snider B., and Balakrishnan J., 2013. “Compensation-based incentives, ERP, and delivery performance in manufacturing: Analysis from production and improvement perspectives”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 33, 4, pp 415-441.

Espey, R., and Balakrishnan J., 2012. “A spreadsheet decision support optimization model for railcar storage at Canadian Pacific Railway”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 63, pp 139-150.



  • PhD
    Indiana University
  • BE
    Nagpur University
  • MBA
    University of Georgia


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