Master of Advanced Studies
in Humanitarian Logistics and Management


Paulo Gonçalves


Paulo Gonçalves is associate professor of management and founder and director of the Master in Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management at the Università della Svizzera italiana. He is also a research affiliate at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He obtained his Ph.D. in Management Science and System Dynamics from MIT Sloan School of Management and his M.Sc. degree in Technology and Policy from MIT. In 2004  he won the doctoral dissertation award given annually by the Council of Logistics Management.

Professor Gonçalves work focuses on understanding behavioral aspects of common operational decisions. Current research interests include the development of supply chain experiments for understanding and improving managerial decision-making. His work combines a number of techniques such as simulation, optimization, econometrics and non-linear dynamics. He teaches courses in operations management, project management, decision models and system dynamics, at graduate (MBA and PhD) and executive levels. He has published in the areas of supply chain management, behavioral operations, and nonlinear dynamics. His work has appeared in Production and Operations Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Operations Management Research, System Dynamics Review, Sloan Management Review and California Management Review.

Paulo Gonçalves teaches Research Methods I: Statistics, Supply Chain Optimization, and Developing Social Innovations at MASHLM.

MASHLM director Paulo Gonçalves