Dayna Simpson


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PhD projects

Gender equity; Modern slavery; Gig economy; Supplier diversity, equity and inclusion; Responsible supply chains; Flexible work; Women entrepreneurs.


Research activity per year

Personal profile

Monash teaching commitment

MGF5690 Services & Operations Management


Dayna is a Professor of Responsible Operations and Supply Chain Management. She conducts research mainly with business around issues of responsible procurement, on issues such as supply chain-scale labor governance, waste reduction, and supplier diversity. She also explores gender issues in operations management and in supply chains. Current projects include:

Corporate responses to modern slavery risk;

Supplier diversity, equity, inclusion programs in supply chains;

Consumer product returns and waste reduction;

Gendered work design, service delivery and performance measurement in operations and its implications.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Research area keywords

  • Responsible Sourcing
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Product Reuse
  • Gender Equity
  • Modern Slavery
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Women entrepreneurs

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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