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Markus Biehl

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Schulich School of Business

MS (Management and Manufacturing Engineering), University of Kaiserslautern;
MS (Industrial Eng.) & PhD (Management), Georgia Institute of Technology.
Associate Professor of Operations Management &
Director, International Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program,
Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto.
Tel: 416-736-8953
Fax: 416-736-8953

Research Interests
Markus’ research focuses on environmentally conscious manufacturing strategies,sustainable supply chain management and the interface between operations and information systems. He has held many minor and major research grants and received awards for his papers. He has published his work in high quality peerreviewed journals. He has been appointed a Senior Fellow at York University’s Institute for Research in Innovation and Sustainability (IRIS).

At Schulich, Markus is the Director of Schulich’s International MBA program. He also served as the Deputy Director of the Haub Program in Business Sustainability, is a member of the Haub Program’s advisory board and is the founding faculty advisor of the Supply Chain and Operations Management Club (the YorkU student chapter of APICS). In his consulting work he advises public and private organizations on sustainable manufacturing and supply chain issues.

Selected Publications
Refereed Papers:
Klassen, Robert, Markus Biehl, “Toward Assessing Financial Returns from Green Structural and Infrastructural Expenditures,” Academy of Management Proceedings, Chicago, August 2009.
Best Paper Award.

Gaimon, Cheryl, Ravi Subramanian, Markus Biehl, “Firm-Level Environmental Strategies,” POM Annual Meeting, La Jolla, May 2008.

Biehl, Markus, Edmund Prater, Matthew Realff, “Assessing Performance and Uncertainty in Developing Carpet Reverse Logistics Systems,” Computers & Operations Research V34 N2 (2007) 443-463.

Biehl, Markus, Cheryl Gaimon, “Clean Manufacturing Strategies under the Influence of Public Policy,” in: Kocaglu et al. (Editors), Technology and Innovation Management, Portland, OR (1999) 105-113.

Non-refereed Papers. Reports & Press:
Stoller, Jakob, “Green Competencies for the New Economy,” Canadian Metalworking (June 2009).

Brodt, Michael, Markus Biehl, Robert D. Klassen, “Targeting Environmental Protection Expenditures in the Manufacturing Sector,” EnviroStats V3 N2 (2009) 7-8.

Klassen, Robert, Markus Biehl, "Miljoledning som en kritisk del i strategin" (Environmental management as a critical element of strategy; in Swedish), Produktionsstrategi V4 N3 (2008) 6-7.

Klassen, Robert, Markus Biehl, “Building the business case for sustainable manufacturing: Linking lean and green management to performance,” Industry Canada, Ottawa (2008).

Ross, Ian, “Sault multi-modal project requires multi-bucks,” Northern Ontario Business, (March 5, 2007).

Biehl, Markus, Robert Klassen, “How much Pollution do Canadian Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises REALLY Generate?” Industry Canada, Ottawa (2006).

Biehl, Markus, Robert Klassen, “Sustainable Manufacturing Strategies for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Canada,” Industry Canada, Ottawa (2005).

Working Papers / Submissions:
Olga Kaminer, Markus Biehl, Ashwin Joshi, Murat Kristal, “The Triple Bottom Line Construct: Scale Development and Validation,” 2010.

Doha, Ahmed, Markus Biehl, “Strategizing for Poverty Alleviation,” 2009.

Salazar, José, Bryan Husted, Markus Biehl, “Evaluating Corporate Social
Performance,” 2009.

Gaimon, Cheryl, Ravi Subramanian, Markus Biehl, "Firm Level Dynamic Environmental Strategies," 2009.

Klassen, Robert D., Markus Biehl, “Toward Assessing Financial Returns from Green Structural and Infrastructural Expenditures,” 2009.

Olga Kaminer, Markus Biehl, Ashwin Joshi, Murat Kristal, “The Buyer’s Influence on Environmental Investments of Suppliers,” 2009.

Biehl, Markus, Leo MacDonald, “The Effect of Environmental Regulation on Reverse Logistics Network Design,” April, 2007.

Markus Biehl is an Associate Professor in Schulich’s Department of Operations Management and Information Systems. He teaches Global Supply Chain and Information Management, Operations Management and Management Practices for Sustainable Business in the MBA program and Operations Analysis in the Executive program. Markus has been nominated for the Seymour Schulich Award for Teaching Excellence by his MBA students and received the York University Merit Award numerous times.

Prior to joining York University Markus was the founding professor of the School of Business Administration at the International University in Germany, the chair of its Operations Management department and interim dean. He also served as a visiting professor at various German universities, including the HHL Graduate School of Management in Leipzig and the University of the Saarland in Saarbrücken.