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Tim Kraft

Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Associate Research Director of Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

Department of Business Management

Nelson Hall 2344


Tim Kraft’s research examines environmental and social responsibility issues in supply chains. Research topics he has studied include investigating how supply chain transparency can influence consumers’ and companies’ decisions in social responsibility contexts, examining collaborative methods to motivate suppliers to improve their sustainability practices, and studying companies’ and non-governmental organizations’ decisions regarding environmental investment decisions.

Tim’s research has appeared in leading operations management journals such as Manufacturing and Service Operations Management and Production and Operations Management. In 2020, he was named co-winner of the POMS Paul Kleindorfer Award in Sustainability. For his teaching and case writing, Tim was named the 2018 Outstanding Faculty Member at the University of Virginia (Darden) and is a two-time winner of the INFORMS Case Competition.

Tim previously taught at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has also worked for several companies that include PricewaterhouseCoopers and RadioShack Corporation. He received his doctorate degree from Stanford University.


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Ph.D., Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University (2011)
MBA/Master of Science, Business Management & Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2005)
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (1999)