BiographyPublicationsCoursesCase Studies Education: B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; MBA/MS, The University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Stanford UniversityTim Kraft is an assistant professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of Business, where he teaches operations management within Darden's MBA and Executive Education programs. Tim's research is focused on the impact of environmental and social responsibility issues on supply chain and operations management decisions. His recent work examines firms and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) decisions when a substance of concern is identified within a product or product line. Prior to joining the Darden faculty, Tim worked for several companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers and RadioShack Corporation.PublicationsKraft T., F. Erhun, R. Carlson, D Rafinejad (2013). "Replacement Decisions for Potentially Hazardous Substances," Production and Operations Management Special Issue on New Product Development, Innovation, and Sustainability, 22 (4): 958-975.Kraft T., Y. Zheng, F. Erhun (2013). "The NGO's Dilemma: How to Influence Firms to Replace a Potentially Hazardous Substance," Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Special Issue on the Environment, 15 (4): 649-669.Current ResearchKraft T., G. Raz. "Competing on Toxicity: The Impact of Supplier Prices and Regulation on Manufacturers' Substance Replacement Strategies."Kraft, T., L. Valdes, Y. Zheng. "Transparency and Indirect Reciprocity in Social Responsibility: An Incentivized Experiment"Karaer, O., T. Kraft, J. Khawam. "Buyer and Nonprofit Levers to Improve Suppliers' Environmental Performance"Additional PublicationsChung, Y., F. Erhun, and T. Kraft. "Improving Stanford Blood Center's Platelet Supply Chain," forthcoming in The Supply Chain Management Casebook: Comprehensive Coverage and Best Practices in SCM, Chuck Munson, ed., Financial Times Press (Upper Saddle River, NJ), 39-49."In Reusable water bottle industry, dealing with a possible toxic problem," - Washington Post,(24 January 2014)."As NoBull Burger shows, determining capacity needs is a key for growth," - Washington Post, (19 January 2013).Kraft, T., Y. Chung, F. Erhun (2012). "KEY Electronics - Sourcing and Warehouse Analysis," INFORMS Transactions on Education, 12(2): 89-99.MBA CoursesFirst Year OperationsAdvancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.Tim Kraft's cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.