Michael Johnson

  • Senior Lecturer, Technology and Operations Management
  • B.Eng, M.A.Sc., PhD

    Surrey Room: SUR 5052
    Surrey Phone: 778.782.5180
    Burnaby Room: WMC 4355
    Burnaby Phone: 778.782.5559

    Email Address: mjohn@sfu.ca


    Michael Johnson is a Lecturer at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. He is passionate about teaching statistics, business analytics and operations management courses and is the recipient of the 2011 Canada Trust Excellence in Teaching Award. Michael spent 10 years teaching in the Operations Management program at BCIT prior to joining the Beedie School of Business. Prior to carrying out his PhD, Michael worked for several years as an engineer improving productivity and operational work flows in high-tech, automotive and process related industries. He has also worked as a consultant on a number of industry and research related projects related to operations research and management science.

    Research Interests

    Operations Management Operations Research / Management Science Extended Producer Responsibility Product Remanufacturing and Recycling

    Selected Publications

    Articles and Reports

    McCarthy, I. P., Collard, M., & Johnson, M. R. (2017). Adaptive organizational resilience: an evolutionary perspective. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 28, 33-40. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2017.07.005

    Treen, E. R., Atanasova, C., Pitt, L. F., & Johnson, M. R. (2016). Evidence from a large sample on the effects of group size and decision-making time on performance in a marketing simulation game. Journal of Marketing Education, 38(2), 130-137. http://doi.org/10.1177/0273475316653433

    Johnson, M. R., & McCarthy, I. P. (2014). Product recovery decisions within the context of extended producer responsibility. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 34, 9-28. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jengtecman.2013.11.002

    Spicer, A., & Johnson, M. R. (2004). Third-party demanufacturing as a solution for extended producer responsibility. Journal of Cleaner Production, 12(1), 37-45. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0959-6526(02)00182-8

    Johnson, M. R., & Wang, M. H. (2002). Evaluating policies and automotive recovery options according to the European Union's directive on end-of-life vehicles (ELVs). Journal of Automotive Engineering, 216(9), 723-739. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0959-6526(02)00182-8

    Huang, H., Wang, M. H., & Johnson, M. R. (1999). Disassembly sequence generation using a neural network approach. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 19(2), 73-82. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0278-6125(00)80001-1

    Johnson, M. R., & Wang, M. H. (1998). Economical evaluation of disassembly operations for recycling, remanufacturing and reuse. International Journal of Production Research, 36(12), 3227-3252.

    Wang, M. H., & Johnson, M. R. (1995). Design for recyclability and disassembly of products. Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, 3(2), 131-135.

    Johnson, M. R., & Wang, M. H. (1995). Planning for product disassembly for material recovery opportunities. International Journal of Production Research, 33(11), 3119-3142.

    Johnson, M. R., & Wang, M. H. (1995). Product disassembly analysis: A cost-benefit tradeoff approach. International Journal of Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing, 4(2), 19-28.

    Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

    Johnson, M. R., & Wang, M. (2001). The economics of disassembly for material recovery opportunities. In Hundal, M. S. (Eds.), Mechanical life cycle handbook: Good environmental design and manufacturing. Boca Raton, United States: CRC Press.

    Teaching Related Material

    Chan, C., & Johnson, M. R. (2014). Business Statistics (4th Revision). Burnaby, Canada: BCIT.

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