Associate Professor, School of Business
BSc, MSc, PhD Industrial Engineering, University of Manitoba
MBA, PhD Business Management, PAU Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Office: Prince George Campus,Teaching and Learning Building, Rm 10-4556
Tel: (250) 960-6462
Fax: (250) 960-6763
E-mail: balbinder.deo@unbc.ca


Teaching and Research Interests

The main thrust of Dr. Deo’s research work with industrial organizations is to search the technical and managerial causes of low productivity in manufacturing as well as in service operations. His hands-on experience with industrial organizations enabled him understand a wide variety of production systems, such as: assembly line; ore mining and processing; oil seeds processing; vegetative oil extraction and processing; job-shop type manufacturing systems, and project type work systems. His research interests can be categorized as; Operation Based Costing, Activity Based Costing, Productivity measurement in operations, and of organizations, Audit of operations and systems in primary, secondary, and tertiary organizations in Government and Non-Government sector, Simulation modeling and computer aided cost information system development, Green operations & Materials flow analysis (MFA).

Dr Deo published his work in Industrial Management; Industrial Engineer; Statistical Papers; Model Assisted Statistics & Applications (MASA); Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review; Effective Management, and in peer reviewed proceedings of Institute of Industrial Engineering Research (IERC); Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conferences; International Conference on Productivity and Quality Research; and Canadian Institute of Forestry and Society of American Foresters. Industrial Management; and Industrial Engineer; are the professional publications of the Institute of Industrial Engineering (USA) and are distributed throughout the world through various chapters of the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE). REFA, Germany (Association of Industrial Engineering in Germany) also selected his five papers for inclusion in the publication of text material for master level program (M.Sc.) in Industrial Engineering in Germany.