Dr. Hubert Pun is the J. Allyn Taylor/Arthur H. Mingay Chair and the PhD Program Director at the Ivey Business School at Western University. He received the Western Faculty Scholar Award for his research contribution to blockchain business application. This award "recognize[s] mid-career faculty members with an international presence in their discipline who are considered all-round scholars."

Hubert grew up in Hong Kong. He earned his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in engineering in Vancouver where he then worked for a few years. He became part of an expansion team at a Venezuelan start-up company which grew into Central/North America (e.g., Colombia, Mexico, Panama, and USA) during 2002-2005. His work at that time was helping firms to deploy secure computer networks.

Hubert completed his PhD in Operations Management and Decision Sciences at the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University) in 2010. He joined the Ivey Business School in 2010 and has taught in the HBA, MSc, MBA, EMBA and PhD programs. He was awarded with Ivey Dean’s Teaching Commendation Letters (top 10% Ivey faculty) and the University Students’ Council Teaching Honor Roll in 2016/2017. He also won the Research Merit Award (top 10% Ivey faculty) in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. He is a top recipient of the 2023 Research Merit Award, so he is awarded one of two holders of the J. Allyn Taylor/Arthur H. Mingay Chair. His case, "General Motors: Supplier Selection for Innovation," is the runner-up top seller of the year (2022-2023) at Ivey Publishing.

His research interests include co-opetition, counterfeiting product, and how blockchain can be used as an enterprise solution. He has published in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM), Production and Operations Management (POM), Journal of Operations Management (JOM), and other top tier journals. Currently, he is serving as a Senior Editor at Production and Operations Management (POM) and an Associate Editor at the International Journal of Production Research (IJPR).


Blockchain Policy Brief - Combating counterfeit using disruptive technology (Ivey's Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management; Sept 2021)

Scotiabank Engineering Week Panel Blockchain 2022 (Scotia bank; Feb 2022)

The Future We See (Ivey, Jan 2023)

How Blockchain Technology is Already Shaping the Future of Business (Ivey Academy; Jan 2023)

Understanding the Basics of Blockchain: Cryptocurrency, NFTs, and Digital Disruption (Ivey Academy; Feb 2023)

Why blockchain technology may be the key for future business leaders to revolutionize their industries (Ivey Publishing; Mar 2023)

Crisis in Digital Currencies (Western University; Apr 2023)