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Kevin Dooley

Kevin Dooley
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Chief Research Scientist, The Sustainability Consortium, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, Department of Supply Chain Management, W. P. Carey School of Business
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Department of Supply Chain Management
Arizona State University
PO Box 874706
Tempe, AZ 85287-4706

Dr. Kevin J. Dooley is a Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and a Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. As Chief Scientist of The Sustainability Consortium, Dooley leads a global research team that works with over 100 of the world’s largest retailers and manufacturers to develop tools that measure and track progress on critical product sustainability issues. He has published more than 100 research articles and co-authored an award-winning book Organizational Change and Innovation Processes. Dr. Dooley has provided training or consultation for over 200 companies in the areas of sustainability, supply chain management, quality, and technology and innovation. He obtained his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois.

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1987

MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, 1984

BS, Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, 1982

Journal Articles


Cheon, S., A. Maltz and K. J. Dooley. 2017. The link between economic and environmental performance of the top 10 U.S. ports. Maritime Policy & Management 44(2):227-247. DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2016.1275860. (link )


Ugarte, G. M., J. S. Golden and K. J. Dooley. 2016. Lean versus green: The impact of lean logistics on greenhouse gas emissions in consumer goods supply chains. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 22(2):98-109. DOI: 10.1016/j.pursup.2015.09.002. (link )


Dooley, K. J. and J. Johnson. 2015. Product category-level sustainability measurement: The Sustainability Consortium’s approach to materiality and indicators. Journal of Industrial Ecology 19(3):337-339. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12293. (link )


Dooley, K. J. 2014. The whole chain. Science 344(6188):1108. DOI: 10.1126/science.1256025. (link )

Tate, W. L., L. M. Ellram and K. J. Dooley. 2014. The impact of transaction costs and institutional pressure on supplier environmental practices. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management 44(5):353-372. DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-12-2012-0356. (link )


Tate, W. L., L. M. Ellram and K. J. Dooley. 2012. Environmental purchasing and supplier management (EPSM): Theory and practice. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 18(3):173-188. DOI: 10.1016/j.pursup.2012.07.001. (link )


Tate, W. L., K. J. Dooley and L. M. Ellram. 2011. Transaction cost and institutional drivers of supplier adoption of environmental practices. Journal of Business Logistics 32(1):6-16. DOI: 10.1111/j.2158-1592.2011.01001.x. (link )


Golden, J. S., K. J. Dooley, J. M. Anderies, B. H. Thompson, G. Gereffi and L. Pratson. 2010. Sustainable product indexing: Navigating the challenge of ecolabeling. Ecology and Society 15(3):Art. 8. (link )