Alireza Tajbakhsh

Associate Professor

PhD (McMaster University)

Management, Faculty of

Tilley Hall 334

1 506 453 5076

Alireza Tajbakhsh joined the Faculty of Management in the Summer of 2019 and is a member of the Quantitative Methods area. Currently at UNB, he teaches BBA and MBA courses in project management, operations management, and quantitative analytics, and is a member of the committee that developed the MBA Concentration in Management Analytics. Alireza’s research centres on supply chain management, with a special focus on sustainable operations, energy efficiency, agriculture planning, biomass recycling, and environment-friendly regulations. His research portfolio involves a mixture of theory development, mathematical modeling, empirical analysis, and policy-making experiments.


  • PhD in Operations Management, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, 2012-2016
  • MSc in Engineering, Industrial Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, 2006-2008
  • BSc in Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Tehran, 2002-2006

Professional designations

  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
  • SAP Certified Associate, SAP America

Teaching experience at the University of Lethbridge (2017-2019)

  • MGT3070: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • MGT2070: Operations and Quantitative Management
  • MGT3920: Project Management

Teaching experience at McMaster University (2015-2017)

  • MBA O734: Supply Chain Management
  • MBA O735: Strategic Procurement
  • Commerce 4QA3: Operations Modeling and Analysis
  • Commerce 4OD3: Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Commerce 2OC3: Production and Operations Management

Published/accepted papers

Tajbakhsh, A.; Hassini, E. (2022).A game-theoretic approach for pollution control initiatives. International Journal of Production Economics (254), December 2022.

Jazinaninejad, M.; Nematollahi, M.; Shamsi, A; Tajbakhsh, A. (2022) Sustainable operations, managerial decisions, and quantitative analytics of biomass supply chains: A systematic literature review. Journal of Cleaner Production (374), 10 November 2022.

Nematollahi, M., Tajbakhsh, A., & Mosadegh Sedghy, B. (2021). The reflection of competition and coordination on organic agribusiness supply chains. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 154, 102462.

Nematollahi, M., & Tajbakhsh, A. (2020). Past, present, and prospective themes of sustainable agricultural supply chains: a content analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 271, 122201.

Golmohammadi, A., Tajbakhsh, A., Dia, M., & Takouda, P. M. (2019). Effect of timing on reliability improvement and ordering decisions in a decentralized assembly system. Annals of Operations Research (in press).

Tajbakhsh, A., & Shamsi, A. (2019). A facility location problem for sustainability-conscious power generation decision makers. Journal of Environmental Management, 230, 319-334.

Tajbakhsh, A., & Shamsi, A. (2019). Sustainability performance of countries matters: a non-parametric index. Journal of Cleaner Production (Accepted for Publication), 224, 506-522.

Tajbakhsh, A., & Hassini, E. (2018). Evaluating sustainability performance in fossil-fuel power plants using a two-stage data envelopment analysis. Energy Economics, 74, 154-178.

Tajbakhsh, A., & Hassini, E. (2015). A data envelopment analysis approach to evaluate sustainability in supply chain networks. Journal of Cleaner Production, 105, 74-85.

Tajbakhsh, A., & Hassini, E. (2015). Performance measurement of sustainable supply chains: a review and research questions. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 64(6), 744-783.

Tajbakhsh, A., Eshghi, K., & Shamsi, A. (2012). A hybrid PSO-SA algorithm for the travelling tournament problem. European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 6(1), 2-25.

Tri-agency research grants