Tim Kraft


Tim Kraft


Tim Kraft is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Tim’s research focuses on the impact of environmental and social responsibility issues on supply chain and operations management decisions. Topics he has worked on include investigating companies’ and non-governmental organizations’ decisions regarding substances of concern in product lines, examining collaborative methods to improve the management of chemicals in supply chains, and studying when increased supply chain transparency affects consumers’ and companies’ decisions in social responsibility contexts.

Before his doctoral studies, Tim worked for several companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers and RadioShack Corporation. Prior to joining MIT, he taught at the University of Virginia.

Tim holds a BS from Georgia Tech, an MBA and MS from the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD from Stanford University


"Supply Chain Visibility and Social Responsibility: Investigating Consumers‘ Behaviors and Motives."

Kraft, Tim, León Valdés, and Yanchong Zheng. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Vol. 20, No. 4 (2018): 601-800. Supplemental Material.

"Motivating Supplier Social Responsibility under Incomplete Visibility."

Kraft, Tim, León Valdés, and Yanchong Zheng. MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 5267-17, Working Paper. 2018.

"Supplier Development in a Multi-tier Supply Chain."

Karaer, Özgen, Tim Kraft, and Pınar Yalçın, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5520-18. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, January 2018.

"Collaborate or Compete: Examining Manufacturers’ Replacement Strategies for a Substance of Concern."

Kraft, Tim, and Gal Raz. Production and Operations Management Vol. 26, No. 9 (2017): 1646-1662.

"Buyer and Nonprofit Levers to Improve Suppliers‘ Environmental Performance."

Karaer, Öxgen, Tim Kraft, and John Kwawam. Production and Operations Management Special Issue on Not-for-Profit Operations Management Vol. 26, No. 6 (2017): 1163-1190.

"The NGO’s Dilemma: How to Influence Firms to Replace a Potentially Hazardous Substance."

Kraft, Tim, Yanchong Zheng, and Feryal Erhun. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Special Issue on the Environment Vol. 15, No. 4 (2013): 649-669. Online Addendum. Download Paper.

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