Publications Database

Welcome to the new Schulich Peer-Reviewed Publication Database!

The database is currently in beta-testing and will be updated with more features as time goes on. In the meantime, stakeholders are free to explore our faculty’s numerous works. The left-hand panel affords the ability to search by the following:

  • Faculty Member’s Name;
  • Area of Expertise;
  • Whether the Publication is Open-Access (free for public download);
  • Journal Name; and
  • Date Range.

At present, the database covers publications from 2012 to 2020, but will extend further back in the future. In addition to listing publications, the database includes two types of impact metrics: Altmetrics and Plum. The database will be updated annually with most recent publications from our faculty.

If you have any questions or input, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Search Results

Johnston, D., Pagell, M., Robson, L., Shevchenko, A. and Veltri, A. (2018). "Joint Management Systems for Operations and Safety: A Routine-Based Perspective", Journal of Cleaner Production, 194, 635-644.

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Abstract This mixed-method research investigates the routines that enable a production system to be safe and operationally effective. We focus on the notion of a joint management system, a specific case of an integrated management system that encompasses safety and operations at the level of daily routines. We use a series of ten case studies to examine the content of joint management systems and offer detailed insight into the overlap in routines between safety management and operations management. The results detail the critical routines that such systems encompass. We then use a sample of 198 facilities to confirm that joint management systems are associated with this specific set of routines and show that these routines bundle together.

Knemeyer, M., Miller, J.W., Rungtusanatham, M. and Saldanha, J.P. (2017). "How Does Driver Turnover Affect Motor Carrier Safety Performance and What Can Managers Do About It?", Journal of Business Logistics, 38(3), 197-216.

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Abstract The trucking industry is the lifeblood of supply chains. Truck driver turnover and motor carrier safety are two salient issues affecting this industry. While turnover by itself presents a challenge due to the cost of replacing drivers, it takes on additional urgency because turnover may affect motor carrier safety. However, driver turnover research has focused predominantly on identifying factors affecting turnover, thus resulting in limited understanding of how turnover affects motor carrier performance, particularly with regard to safety. This reduces our ability to provide guidance to managers who have to address driver turnover. In this article, we extend prior research by drawing from several theoretical lenses to develop and test theory of the turnover–safety relationship. Furthermore, we investigate whether carrier managers can mitigate the effect of turnover on safety by embedding knowledge in carriers’ routines using activity control, a formal management control mechanism. We employ a longitudinal data set composed of primary and secondary data sources to test our hypotheses. We find the turnover–safety relationship is best characterized by a monotonic negative attenuated pattern and that high levels of activity control mitigate the negative effect of driver turnover on motor carrier safety in domains more under drivers’ control.

Johnston, D., Klassen, R., Pagell, M., Scevchenko, A. and Sharma, S. (2015). "Are Safety and Operational Effectiveness Contradictory Requirements: The Roles of Routines and Relational Coordination", Journal of Operations Management, 36, 1-14.

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Abstract The relationship between managing a production system to be safe and managing it to be operationally effective is often described in conflicting terms, creating confusion for research and practice. Some view improving safety as separate and distinct from increasing operational effectiveness; they are contradictory requirements. Others emphasize that safety and effectiveness are complementary, and combine to enhance competitiveness. Recent research proposes that this confusion can be explained by examining the operational and safety routines used in production. Specifically, when an organization chooses to manage safety and operations in a coordinated fashion using a joint management system, safety and operational effectiveness are complementary. Yet, the contradiction between safety and operations can occur when the functions are managed as separate and unequal silos. This research tests this supposition using the theory of relational coordination. The results, based on a combination of survey and archival safety data from 198 manufacturing firms, show that safety and operational outcomes are indirectly related via routines and that plants that manage safety and operations using a joint management system make these priorities complementary and do not create trade-offs between safety and operational performance.