Trent Tucker | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Trent Tucker

Assistant Professor, Business Management
Department of Management
Phone number: 
ext. 56120
Macdonald Hall (MAC), Room 207


I completed my undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of Alberta and started my career as a systems analyst at Imperial Oil in Toronto. During this time I completed my MBA at the University of Toronto and moved into various business analyst roles at Imperial. From there I worked in supply chain management at Methanex in Vancouver and later consulted with HATCH to Union Gas and Westcoast Energy. After settling in Waterloo, I did some IS project management at Clarica and was the Software Development Manager at Schneider Foods. After fifteen years in industry, I decided to pursue a career in academia. I started my PhD in Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo part-time while I lectured full-time at the School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. I completed UW's Certificate in University Teaching program and was awarded the "CUT Prize" for highest proficiency in the program. In January of 2011 I completed my PhD and was named "Faculty Member of the Year" for 2010-11 by the SBE Students' Society.

  • PhD University of Waterloo, Department of Management Sciences, Waterloo, Ontario. Dissertation title: “Supply Chain Orientation: Refining a Nascent Construct” Supervisor: Professor Rod McNaughton. 2011. 
  • Certificate in University Teaching. Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. 2006. 
  • M.B.A. University of Toronto, Faculty of Management, Toronto, Ontario. 1993.
  • B.Sc. University of Alberta, Faculty of Science, Edmonton, Alberta. Specialization in Mathematics. First Class Standing 1984-85. 1988.

Supply chain management. Supply chain orientation. Mixed methods research, specifically empirical research with business practitioners. Structural equation modeling. Scholarship of teaching and learning.

Trent Tucker. Supply Chain Orientation: Refining a Nascent Construct. PhD thesis, University of Waterloo, 2011. 

Trent Tucker. Preliminary results from the operationalization of Lee’s supply chain strategies model. In the Proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Symposium on Supply Chain Management. Toronto. October 2009. 

Kathleen Marshall and Trent Tucker. Baker’s Blowout at Birthday Bonanza: Project Management at Weston Bakeries (teaching case). Accepted for presentation and publication at Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2009 Case Track. Niagara Falls. June 2009. 

Ron Craig and Trent Tucker. PPS Call Centre Simulation (teaching case). Accepted for presentation only at ASAC 2009 Case Track. Niagara Falls. June 2009. 

Ron Craig and Trent Tucker. Muskoka Land Development (teaching case). Accepted for presentation and publication at ASAC 2008 Case Track. Halifax. June 2008. 

Ron Porter and Trent Tucker. RIM vs. NTP — Patently Unsettling (MIS teaching case). Wilfrid Laurier University, School of Business & Economics, Spring 2006. 

Trent Tucker. The Breakthrough Leadership Challenge. In the Proceedings of Exxon TQA7 Conferences (Houston, Antwerp), Spring 1991.