Bruno Silvestre

Bruno Silvestre
University of Manitoba | UMN · Asper School of Business

PhD

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Introduction
Dr. Bruno Silvestre is currently the Associate Dean (Strategic Partnerships & Administration), the Director of the Transport Institute and a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba.

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Amidst the high number of frameworks associated with supply chain sustainability (SCS), proper consideration to the role and importance of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) has been missing in the literature. To address this research gap, this paper investigates the driving factors that support MSE supply chains to achieve sustainability. We emplo...
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This paper explores the dimensions that influence supply chain sustainability learning, how these dimensions are inter-related, and how they can impact in the evolution of supply chain sustainability trajectories. Employing a systematic literature review technique, this paper offers a combined scoping and tertiary review to shed light into the conc...
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We report the successful implementation of a modified Traffic Control Bundling (TCB) protocol called “Red, Yellow and Green” on the inpatient medical units at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada during the first wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The modified TCB protocol demonstrates an important example on how hospital...
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Purpose A growing number of private, voluntary and mandatory sustainability standards have recently emerged. However, supply chain corruption practices as mechanisms to circumvent sustainability standards have also grown and occur regularly. This paper strives to elaborate theory on the intersection of institutional theory, business corruption and...
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Purpose This paper explores how organizational capabilities and path dependence affect the implementation of supply chain (SC) sustainability initiatives. Through the lenses of contingency and evolutionary theory, the paper addresses the underexplored supply chain dynamics that enhance or inhibit sustainability trajectories. Design/methodology/app...
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This research explores stakeholder salience and sustainability learning efforts of apparel manufacturers operating in an emerging economy. An organizational view of sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) is conceptualized to delineate mechanisms that facilitate the implementation of supply chain sustainability. Data is collected from survey res...
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The view that innovation is a key driver for sustainability is widely accepted among scholars, industry professionals, and government representatives. This is due to the fact that sustainable development is a pressing issue that requires immediate action and changes from governments, industry, and society as whole. This article reviews the literatu...
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The view that innovation is a key driver for sustainability is widely accepted among scholars, industry professionals, and government representatives. This is due to the fact that sustainable development is a pressing issue that requires immediate action and changes from governments, industry, and society as whole. This article reviews the literatu...
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Corruption in supply chains is an important but poorly understood phenomenon that prevents supply chains from achieving their desired sustainability performance. Drawing from the literature on sustainable supply chain management, and corruption, this paper explores the antecedents, dynamics, and consequences of corruption in the Brazilian beef supp...
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There are about 500 million small-scale farms in low-income countries on the planet. Farmers have been slow to adopt a threefold set of sustainable agronomic practices known as “conservation agriculture” (CA) that have been shown to double productivity. Our study of a novel CA project in Nicaragua, organized based on principles that counter convent...
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A growing body of research examines whether and how university research parks (URPs) enhance the performance of their tenants and foster regional innovation. As the findings in the literature are inconclusive, we argue that the URP construct requires closer conceptual examination, especially in regards to URP strategies. This paper highlights the l...
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We explore how income differences influence heterogeneous entrepreneurial responses to the institutional environment in Brazil shapes low-income entrepreneurs' propensity to exploit the informal rather than the formal economy. Drawing on the Brazilian Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data, entrepreneurship discourse and institutional theory, w...
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We explore how income differences influence heterogeneous entrepreneurial responses to the institutional environment in Brazil shapes low-income entrepreneurs' propensity to exploit the informal rather than the formal economy. Drawing on the Brazilian Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data, entrepreneurship discourse and institutional theory, w...
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Innovation has long been known to drive growth. There is a growing body of evidence that firms that work to be responsible and produce more sustainable products also receive positive benefits, but how and why these benefits accrue is less well established. Our research addresses this knowledge gap and furthers an understanding of the conditions und...
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Improved sustainability performance in increasingly complex business environments is a challenging task for organizations operating in many different industries. In the offshore oil and gas industry, the use of potentially hazardous materials and operation under progressively hostile environments increases the risk of major accidents. Regulators ha...
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This paper is a research brief on sustainable supply chain management and covers some of the key elements of literature's past debate and trends for future directions. It highlights the growth of this research area and reinforces the importance of a full consideration of all three key dimensions of sustainability when managing sustainable supply ch...
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Although research on supply chain management has made many valuable contributions, there is a dearth of empirical evidence and theoretical reflection on the characteristics of supply chains that operate mainly in developing and emerging economies. The aim of this paper is to help to fill this gap by exploring how supply chain sustainability can be...
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Mining in Santo Antônio de Pádua, a city located in the underdeveloped northeast area of the Rio de Janeiro state, in Brazil, is currently the most important economic activity in the region. Unfortunately, companies lag behind technologically and use rudimentary production methods, which cause serious environmental problems, social implications and...
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We propose reforming the Brazilian regulatory safety framework (BRSF) for offshore oil and gas production and drilling operations. Brazil has emerged as a leading offshore producer with extensive proven reserves yet to be exploited. However, the BRSF has not been updated since 2007, and there are now major concerns about the industry׳s safety, part...
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Although research on supply chain management has made many valuable contributions, there is a dearth of empirical evidence and theoretical reflection on the characteristics of supply chains operating mainly in emerging economies. Consequently, the literature still lacks a framework that incorporates the context and dynamics encountered in such sett...
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Entrenched poverty and persistent inequality persists throughout Latin America. We propose that a potential solution to rectify this problem is to better integrate countries' national systems of innovation policies with their inclusive growth agendas. Drawing on a preliminary assessment of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Peru, we fou...
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In the last decade, sustainable supply chain management has become a key topic in the sustainability literature as well as a buzzword in industry and policy circles. Although research has made substantial contributions, there is a lack of understanding on how focal companies operating in emerging economies can lead the implementation of sustainabil...
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Although research on industry clusters has made many valuable contributions, a dearth of empirical evidence and theoretical reflection on the characteristics of Base of the Pyramid (BOP) clusters has persisted. Consequently, the literature still lacks a framework that incorporates the context, challenges, and dynamics encountered in such clusters....
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The industry of ornamental stones of the northwest region of the Rio de Janeiro State is a Local Productive Arrangement of significant economic importance. Despite this fact, companies make use of rudimentary techniques that cause serious environmental and competitiveness problems. Aware of the fact that the main difficulty that this industry faced...
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Outsourcing is a strategic activity that has long been central to operations management research and practice. Yet, there are still many outsourcing management challenges that remain. In this article, we explore two of the outsourcing challenges that motivated this special issue and are central to the 10 articles included. To do this, we develop a...
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Although theoretically the importance of sustainable business models has become widely accepted in the literature, little is known about how managers deal with practical issues such as differences in stakeholder interests. In this paper, we focus on the question: What strategies can help decision-makers to better connect with stakeholders and overc...
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Although research on industry clusters has made many valuable contributions, a dearth of empirical evidence and theoretical reflection about the characteristics of Base of the Pyramid (BOP) clusters has persisted. Consequently, the literature still lacks a framework that incorporates the context, challenges, and dynamics encountered in such cluster...
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The Local Productive Arrangement (APL) of ornamental stones of Santo Antônio de Pádua, located in the northeast region of the state of Rio de Janeiro, is currently the most important productive activity in the region. Despite this, companies make use of simple and rudimentary techniques, which causes serious environmental and competitiveness proble...
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In this paper, we highlight some of the challenges and opportunities that social media presents to researchers, and offer relevant theoretical avenues to be explored. To do this, we present a model that unpacks social media by using a honeycomb of seven functional building blocks. We then examine each of the seven building blocks and, through appro...
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This paper explores why firms should include sustainable development considerations in supply chains as a means of improving social and environmental impacts of production systems. The recognition of financial, social and environmental elements however creates greater complexity, which makes optimisation approaches to sustainable supply chain probl...
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abstractPolicy makers often see entrepreneurship as a panacea for inclusive growth in underdeveloped ‘Base of the Pyramid’ (BOP) regions, but it may also lead to unanticipated negative outcomes such as crime and social exclusion. Our objective is to improve the understanding of how entrepreneurship policies can lead to socially inclusive growth at...
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Traditionally, consumers used the Internet to simply expend content: they read it, they watched it, and they used it to buy products and services. Increasingly, however, consumers are utilizing platforms--such as content sharing sites, blogs, social networking, and wikis--to create, modify, share, and discuss Internet content. This represents the s...
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This paper analyzes the evolution of five electricity distribution companies in the Northeast of Brazil using technical and financial indicators. Three privatized and two public firms were analyzed between 1997 and 2008. The financial indicators are used as proxies for the capacity of the business to generate value for shareholders, while the techn...
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This paper analyzes the evolution of five electricity distribution companies in the Northeast of Brazil using technical and financialindexes. Three privatized and two public firms were analyzed between 1997 and 2008. The financial indexes are related to the profitability andfirm’s capacity of generating value for its shareholders, while the technic...
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This paper analyzed the evolution of five electricity distribution companies in the Northeast of Brazil using technical and financial indexes Three privatized and two public firms were analyzed between 1997 and 2008 The financial indexes are related to the profitability and firm's capacity of generating value for its shareholders, while the technic...
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This paper analyzes the results of an empirical study involving 10 firms located in the Campos Basin oil & gas industrial agglomeration in Brazil. Within the last 20 years, this region has emerged from limited oil & gas competencies to a leading center for deep and ultra-deep offshore exploration and production capabilities, resulting in Brazilian...
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The present work analyses the results of empirical research involving ten firms that are part of the oil and gas industrial agglomeration in the productive region of the Campos Basin (RJ). The firms involved in this study operate in areas of intense technological dynamism providing products and services of high technological complexity to operators...
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Este trabalho visa apresentar um referencial teorico inovador, elaborado para a analise de aglomeracoes industriais que apresentem um conteudo tecnologico significativo. Uma revisao bibliografica das abordagens de clusters e sistemas de inovacao e realizada, onde se identificam os principais problemas de cada uma das abordagens e as contribuicoes p...
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This paper analyzes the evolution of five electricity distribution companies in the Northeast of Brazil using technical and financial indexes. Three privatized and two public firms were analyzed between 1997 and 2008. The financial indexes are related to the capacity of the business to generate value for shareholders, while the technical indexes ar...
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Acknowledgements The Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Brazilian National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) supplied funding for this research. We would also like to acknowledge those that agreed to participate in our field studies.

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These are complex questions we aim to respond. Insights are welcome! Special Issue open for submission in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM):
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It's well known that corruption has been significantly impacting businesses' and supply chains' performance.
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Social innovation is a concept associated with changes that organizations develop and implement to primarily address pressing social needs (Silvestre & Tirca, 2019). Social innovation is a key driver for social change (Cajaiba-Santana, 2014) that derive from the intrinsic desire to resolve/attenuate existing social problems, instead of a marketing mechanism to make firms to sell more (Morais & Silvestre, 2018).
With this in mind, we are willing to enhance the debate on how we can advance the social innovation field from the theoretical, practical and policy stand-points. That is, what are the key issues/challenges on SOCIAL INNOVATION that research still needs to address?
REFERENCES:
Cajaiba-Santana, G. (2014). Social innovation: Moving the field forward. A conceptual framework. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 82, 42-51.
Morais, D. O., & Silvestre, B. S. (2018). Advancing social sustainability in supply chain management: Lessons from multiple case studies in an emerging economy. Journal of Cleaner Production, 199, 222-235.
Silvestre, B. S., & Ţîrcă, D. M. (2019). Innovations for sustainable development: Moving toward a sustainable future. Journal of Cleaner Production, 208, 325-332.

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International Journal of Operations & Production Management (IJOPM) https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/ijopm/supply-chain-learning-learning-supply-chain-drivers-processes-governance-trade-offs
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