Peter Carr

Continuing Lecturer

Contact InformationPeter Carr

Phone: 519-888-4567 x33990
Location: CPH 3637


Biography Summary

Peter Carr is a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Managements Sciences. His interests focus on the use of technology in business and society and include technology innovation and entrepreneurship, the strategic management of technology, project management, the use of social media to improve business performance, technology in developing countries, the social impact of information technology and online learning.

He is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business where he teaches masters courses in Operations and Supply Chain Management and Project Management.

He is also the author and instructor for the University of Waterloo Co-op professional development course, PD5, Project Management which is studied by over 2,000 students each year. He is a member of the Faculty of Engineering WatPDEng committee, which manages co-op professional development training for engineering students.

Peter is the Program Director and author of the course materials for the Technology innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate, Social Media for Business Performance Certificate, and Project Leadership Certificate which are offered online by the Centre for Extended Learning at the University.

Peter also works on the use of technology in developing countries. Most recently this has included the creation of the Technology Enabled Education Resource Library, with Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi and previously in over 20 projects with NetHope and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He was the Technical Editor of the book “PMP Professional Study Guide, 3rd edition” by Joseph Phillips (McGraw Hill, 2009). He has taught Project Management and Operations Management courses internationally, and has been featured in case studies by Microsoft and Blackberry. He has created two project management based online simulations. He recently completed work on a report on digital transformation in the manufacturing sector in Canada.

Peter's PhD is in the lean transformation of traditional manufacturing organisations and was completed at Cranfield University in the UK. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, he was Executive Director of the Centre for Innovative Management at Athabasca University and has strong industrial experience.

Research Interests

  • The Impact of Information Technology in Society
  • Digital Transformation
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Online Learning


  • 1995, Doctorate, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Cranfield University
  • 1991, Master's, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Cranfield University
  • 1986, Bachelor's, Economics, North East London Polytechnic


  • BE 603 - Operations and Supply Chain Management
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • BE 605 - Project Management
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • MSCI 421 - Strategic Management of Technology
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019
  • MSCI 442 - Impact of Information Systems on Organizations and Society
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • MSCI 454 - Technical Entrepreneurship
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • MSCI 651 - International Project Management
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • MSCI 700 - Topics in Operations Research and Management
    • Taught in 2017
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Larson, P.D., Carr, P.D., Dhariwal, K., SCM Involving Small versus Large Suppliers: Relational Exchange and Electronic Communication Media, Journal of Supply Chain Management, 41(1), 2005, 18 - 30
  • Hunter, M.G. and Carr, P.D., Technology in Distance Education: A Global Perspective To Alternative Delivery Mechanisms, Journal of Global Information Management, 10(2), 2002, 50 - 54
  • Carr, P.D., (2017), Whole Enterprise Social Media for Business Performance, in eds. Khare, A., Stewart, B., and Schatz, R., Phantom ex Machina, Digital Disruption's Role in Business Model Transformation, Springer International Publishing.
  • Technical Editor: Phillips, J. (2009), PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, Third Edition, McGraw Hill.
  • Small i Innovation - invited talk for IT Media Group, 21st February 2020
  • Identification of Key Performance Indicators for the Telco Industry, supervision of student research project.
  • Selection of Technological Solution for the Patient News, supervision of student research project.
  • Evaluation of Mobile Learning Technologies, supervision of student research project.
  • Selection of Social Media Tool, supervision of student research project.
  • Development of a Technology Based Solution for Older People, supervision of student research project.
  • Recommendations for the Application of the Internet of Things in Domestic Heating and Ventilation Systems, supervision of student research project.
  • Identification of Key Performance Indicators for the Financial Services Industry, supervision of student research project.
  • Selection of a Hospital Inventory Management System, supervision of student research project.
  • Evaluation of Educational Technology for Online Course Delivery, supervision of student research project.
  • The Veterinary Snap Test, Ontario Veterinary College, supervision of student research project.
  • Healthcare App Development for SmartOne Solutions, supervision of student research project.
  • Video Interview: The Impact Of and Response To Globalisation An Interview With Sean Speer
  • Video Interview: Overcoming Big Tech An Interview With Jonathan Taplin
  • Video Interview: Canadian Technology Innovation An Interview With Alex Norman
  • Video Interview: People Centred Manufacturing - Heinz Avendano
  • Video Interview: The Smartphone Society An Interview With Nicole Aschoff
  • Video Interview: Democracy and Activism An Interview With Leah Lievrouw
  • Video Interview: Transformational Operations Management An Interview With Darshan Jain
  • Video Interview: Digital Transformation of Quality Management - Dan Jacob
  • Video Interview: Tulip - An Interview With Rony Kubat
  • Video Interview: Project Debater, An Interview With Noam Slonim
  • Video Interview: Operations and Supply Chain Management in an Age of Change An Interview with Sieg Will
  • Video Interview: Manufacturing Innovation An Interview With Michael Muilenburg
  • Video Interview: Apotex Supply Chain Management An Interview With Jody Faught
  • Video Interview: Artificial Intelligence and OpenAI Interview with Jacob Jackson
  • Video Interview: News in the Digital Age Interview with Kristy Roschke
  • Video Interview: The Impact of Data Analytics An Interview With Stephane Hamel
  • Video Interview: Abolish Silicon Valley Interview With Wendy Liu
  • How Information Technology is Impacting People at Work - Interview with Pablo Godoy
  • Video Interview: Supply Chain Management Today an Interview With Ammar Ashraf
  • Video Interview: Holly Clark, How To Use Information Technology in Education
  • Video Interview: Phil Reed, Internet Addiction, Narcissism and Appropriate Use
  • Video Interview: Susan Grajek, Digital Transformation in Higher Education
  • Video Interview: Kate Mills, The Impact of the Internet on Behaviour
  • Video Interview: Wesley Wark, Cyber Warfare and Cyber Intelligence
  • Video Interview: Brock Pierce, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and the Future of the Internet
  • Video Interview: Henning Meyer, Globalisation and Technological Change
  • Video Interview: David Fransen, Digital Transformation in Canadian Manufacturing
  • Video Interview: Ed Happ, Using Information Technology for Humanitarian Development.
  • Video Interview: Jamie Bartlett, The People vs. Technology
  • Video Interview: Mike Cardy, Red Hat Canada, Dev Ops interview series.
  • Video Interview: Arslan Idrees, Senior Manager, Deloitte Digital, Digital Transformation.
  • Video Interview: Sue Sharp, PwC, Digital Transformation.
  • Video Interview: Pamela Robinson, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives in the Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University. The Sidewalk Toronto Waterfront Development and Smart Cities.
  • Video Interview: Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto. The Quayside Toronto Smart City Project.
  • Video Interview: Jagannath Rao, SVP IoT Strategy and Go To market at Siemens PLM Software Cloud Applications.
  • Video Interview Monique Koehli Duquette, Accenture Digital, Digital Transformation.
  • Video Interview: Jon Worren, Director of Venture and Corporate Programs, Mars.
  • Video Interview: Innar Liiv, Tallinn University of Technology. Estonia's Technology Innovation.
  • Video Interview: Mike Wade, IMD, Digital Transformation
  • Video Interview: Adrian Smith, University of Sussex, Our Technological Choices.
  • Video Interview: Wayne Cuervo, Director, Cisco Innovation Centre, Technological Innovation.
  • Video Interview: Paula Kwan, Director, Civic Innovation Office, City of Toronto.
  • Video Interview: Hanna Halaburda, Senior Economist, Bank of Canada. The Impact of Blockchain.
  • Waterloo Professional Development Project Management Annual Survey: Project continued for 2018.
  • Video Interview: Charles Plant, Impact Centre, University of Toronto, Canadian Tech Tortoises.
  • Video Interview: The Toyota Production System
  • Video Interview: Anant Agarwal, CEO edX, Impact of Information Technology on Education.
  • Video Interview, Sean Mullin, Director, Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
  • Video Interview: Paul Lewis, Chief Technology Officer Americas, Hitachi Data Systems, Digital Transformation.
  • Video Interview: Nabeel Syed, Consultant, Strategy and Technology. The Konrad Group. Technological Innovation.
  • Video Interview: Canada's Technology Triangle Chapter of the Project Management Institute.
  • Video Interview: Jay Shah, Director, Velocity.
  • Development of proposals for University of Waterloo online certificate programmes.
  • Development of course materials in Digital Transformation, including creation of written content and case studies and their recording as podcasts for students in BE 603 and MSci 700.
  • Revision of the Technology Enabled Education Resource Library for teachers in Pakistan. Project activity in four courses during 2019 and 2020. The library now comprises 15,000 resources for teachers.
  • Can Pet Health Technology Improve Outcomes in Multi-Cat Household Weight-Management Programs While Preserving the Human-Animal Bond? Supervision of student project for the Ontario Veterinary College.
  • Resources to strengthen ICAO solution center to support member country efforts to meet aerodromes and ground aids aviation standards. Supervision of student project.
  • Davies, Ward, Phillips and Vineberg LLP, HRIS Investigation, Supervision of student project.
  • Creation of WatPD PD5 course materials in Agile Project Management.
  • Creation of Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
  • Creation of the Technology Enabled Education Resource Library for Idara - E - Taleem - O - Aagahi. Project commenced in 2017 and is continuing. The first iteration of the library is operational and available to teachers and students throughout Pakistan.
  • Continuing contribution to the Social Media for Business Performance online case study archive. The archive has over 1500 case studies authored by contributors. It has received 723,000 views
  • Creation of the online Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program, authoring of online materials and program design.
  • Creation of independent study option of WatPD course, PD5, Project Management.
  • The Millennial Generation. Invited presentation for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada.

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