Minelle SILVA

Professeur associé
Minelle SILVA
  • Department Supply chain, purchasing & project management
  • Areas of research Supply chain sustainability; Stakeholder engagement; Sustainable purchasing
  • Teaching fields Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Management & Sustainable Development, Purchasing Management and Responsible Purchasing


Originally from Brazil, Dr Minelle Silva obtained a Doctorate in Management Science, specialising in Sustainability Management, in 2015, from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Prior to joining Excelia Business School in 2019, as Associate Professor in Supply Chain Sustainability, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Fortaleza, where he supervised Master and Doctoral theses, and was also Vice Leader of the Sustainability and Strategy Research Group. An expert in Supply Chain Management, in addition to his field of expertise in Sustainable Development, he teaches Purchasing Management and Responsible Purchasing. He continues to supervise postgraduate theses.

Dr Silva's research activities and interests focus on Sustainability in Supply Chain Management, Stakeholder Commitment and Sustainable Purchasing. His research has received financial support from funding agencies such as the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of Brazil (CNPq) and the Edson Queiroz Foundation. He is the author of more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, including the Journal of Cleaner Production, the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management and Sustainability. He also acts as a reviewer for several academic journals. Furthermore, he is Chairman in sustainable operations and sustainable innovation for two Brazilian conferences.


Silva, M.E.; Dias, G.P. & Gold, S. (forthcoming, 2021). Exploring the roles of lead organisations in spreading sustainability standards throughout food supply chains in an emerging economy. The International Journal of Logistics Management. (CNRS 3, ABS 1)

Schäfer, M.; Figueiredo, M.; Iran, S.; Jaeger-Erben, M.; Silva, M.; Lazaro, J. & Meissner, M. (2021) Imitation, adaptation, or local emergency? - A cross-country comparison of social innovation for sustainable consumption in Brazil, Germany, and Iran. Journal of Cleaner Production. 284, pp.124740 (FNEGE 3, ABS 2)

Castelo, A.F.M.; Schäfer, M. & Silva, M.E. (2021). Food practices as part of daily routines: A conceptual framework for analysing networks of practices. Appetite. 157, 104978. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2020.104978 (IF: 3.608)

Silvestre, B.S., Silva, M.E., Cormack, A. and Thome, A.M. Supply chain sustainability trajectories: learning through sustainability initiatives, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 40(9), pp.1301-1337. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-01-2020-0043 (CNRS 2; ABS 4)

Silva, M. E., and Figueiredo, M. D. (2020). Practicing sustainability for responsible business in supply chains. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol 251, pp. 119621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119621 (FNEGE 3; ABS 2)

Silva, M., Sousa-Filho, J., Yamim, A. and Diógenes, A. (2020), "Exploring nuances of green skepticism in different economies", Marketing Intelligence & Planning, Vol. 38 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/MIP-10-2018-0435 (ABS 1)

Luna, T. F. ; Uriona-Maldonado, M. U. ; Silva, M. E. and Vaz, C. R. (2020) The influence of e-carsharing schemes on electric vehicle adoption and carbon emissions: an emerging economy study. Transportation Research Part D-Transport and Environment, Vol. 79, 102226 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2020.102226 (CNRS 3; ABS 3)

Silva, M. E. and Campos, S. A. P. (2020) Stakeholders’ Dialogue and Engagement. In: Leal Filho, W.; Azul, A. M.; Brandili, L.; Özuyar, P. G.; Wall, T. (Eds). Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Responsible Consumption and Production. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71062-4_14-1

Figueiredo, M.D.; Maranhão de Castro, N. & Silva, M.E. (forthcoming, 2020). A practice-based learning approach toward sustainable consumption in the workplace. Journal of Workplace Learning. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWL-05-2020-0086 (ABS 1)

Silva, M., Alves, A., Dias, P. and Nascimento, L. (forthcoming, 2020), The role of orientation towards sustainability in supply chains: Insights from empirical experiences, Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-07-2017-0184 (ABS 1)

Nascimento, C.M. & Silva, M.E. (2020). The role of formalization in the insertion of social indicators in the supply chain of the popular garment sector. Gestão & Produção, 27.

Pereira, C.H.T. & Silva, M.E. (2020), Understanding the integration of socio-technical actors for sharing and sustainable urban mobility. Brazilian Business Review. 17(6).

Silva, M. E.; Pereira, S. C. and Gold, S. (2018) The response of Brazilian cashew supply chain to natural disaster: a practice-based view. Journal of Cleaner Production. 204. (FNEGE 3; ABS 2)

Fritz, M. and Silva, M. E. (2018). Exploring supply chain sustainability research in Latin America. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. v. 48, 2018. (CNRS 3; ABS 2)

Azevedo, S. G.; Silva, M. E.; Matias, J. C. O. and Dias, G. D. (2018). The influence of collaboration initiatives on the sustainability of the cashew supply chain. Sustainability, v. 10. (IF: 2,075)

Rechene, S. T.; Silva, M. E. and Campos, S. A. P. (2018). Sharing economy and sustainability logic: analyzing the use of shared bikes. Brazilian Administration Review - BAR. v. 15.

Silva, M. E. and Figueiredo, M. D. (2017). Sustainability as Practice: Reflections on the Creation of an Institutional Logic. Sustainability, v. 9. (IF: 2,075)

Silva, M. E.; Fritz, M. and Nunes, B. (2017). Scanning insights on sustainability and supply chain management in Brazil. Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management - JOSCM, v. 10.

Silva, M. E.; Neutzling, D. M.; Alves, A. P. F.; Dias, P.; Santos, C. A. F. and Nascimento, L. F. M. (2015). Sustainable Supply Chain Management: a Literature review on Brazilian publications. JOSCM. Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management, v. 8, p. 29-45

Silva, M. E.; Oliveira, A. P. G. and Gomez, C. R. P. (2013). Can collaboration between firms and stakeholders stimulate sustainable consumption? Discussing roles in the Brazilian electricity sector. Journal of Cleaner Production, v. 47, p. 236-244. (FNEGE 3; ABS 2)