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Prof. Dr. Fabian J. Sting

Research

Research interests

  • Supply chain strategy
  • Technology and innovation strategy
  • Project management
  • Strategy implementaion
  • Production management
  • Process innovation

Selected publications

  • Fuchs, Christoph, Sting, Fabian J., Schlickel, Maik  and Oliver Alexy (2019), The Ideator’s Bias: How Identity-induced Self-efficacy Drives Overestimation in Employee-driven Process Innovation, forthcoming in Academy of Management Journal.
  • Sting, Fabian J., Stevens, Merieke, and Murat Tarakci (2019), Temporary De-Embedding Buyer-Supplier Relationships: A Complexity Perspective, forthcoming in Journal of Operations Management.
  • Chandrasekaran, Aravind, Linderman, Kevin, Sting, Fabian J. (2018),  Avoiding epistemological silos and empirical elephants in OM: How to combine empirical and simulation methods?, forthcoming in Journal of Operations Management.
  • Crama, Pascale, Sting, Fabian J., and Yaozhong Wu (2017), Encouraging Help across Projects, forthcoming in Management Science.
  • Sting, Fabian J. and Christoph H. Loch (2016), Implementing Operations Strategy: How Vertical and Horizontal Coordination Interact, Production and Operations Management, 25 (7), pp. 1177-1193.
  • Chandrasekaran, Aravind, Linderman, Kevin, Sting, Fabian J. and Mary J. Benner (2016), Managing R&D Project Shifts in High-Tech Organizations: A Multi-Method Study,  Production and Operations Management, 25 (3), pp. 390-416.
  • Mihm, Jurgen, Sting, Fabian J. and Tan Wang (2015) On the Effectiveness of Patenting Strategies in Innovation Races, Management Science, 61(11), pp. 2662-2684.
  • Sting, Fabian J., Loch, Christoph H. and Dirk Stempfhuber (2015), Encouraging Help to Accelerate Projects, MIT Sloan Management Review, 56(3), pp. 33-41.
  • Sting, Fabian J. and Arnd Huchzermeier (2014), Operational Hedging and Diversification under Correlated Supply and Demand Uncertainty, Production and Operations Management, 23(7), pp. 1212–1226.
  • Kim, Yoon H., Sting, Fabian J. and Christoph H. Loch (2014) Top-Down, Bottom-Up, or Both?Toward an Integrative Perspective on Operations Strategy Formation, Journal of Operations Management, 32(7), pp. 462–474.
  • Sting, Fabian J. and Arnd Huchzermeier (2012), Dual Sourcing – Hedging Against Correlated Supply and Demand Uncertainty, Naval Research Logistics, 59(1), pp. 69–89.
  • Loch, Christoph H., Sting, Fabian J., Huchzermeier, Arnd and Christiane Decker (2012), Finding the Profit in Fairness, Harvard Business Review, 90(10), pp. 111–115.
  • Sting, Fabian J. and Arnd Huchzermeier (2010), Ensuring Responsive Capacity: How to Contract with Backup Suppliers, European Journal of Operational Research, 207(2), pp. 725–735.
  • Loch, Christoph H.; Sting, Fabian J.; Bauer, Nikolaus and Helmut Mauermann (2010), How BMW Is Defusing the Demographic Time Bomb, Harvard Business Review, 88(3), pp. 99–102.

You can find further publications here.

Teaching

Master

  • Supply Chain Strategy - Specialisation Module
  • Supply Chain Innovation - Specialisation Module
  • Supply Chain Management (CEMS)
  • Project Management

Bachelor

  • Supply Chain Management - Strategy and Innovation

Areas of responsibilities

Journal of Operations Management, Special Issue Editor
Production and Operations Management, Senior Editor

CV

Since 2016

Full Professor and Director of Department of Supply Chain Management - Strategy and Innovation,
University of Cologne

Since 2019

Chaired Professor of Digital Supply Chain Innovation (part-time), Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2014-2019

Associate Professor (tenured) of Operations Management,
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 

2010-2014

Assistant Professor of Operations Management (granted early tenure),
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2008-2010

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Technology and Operations Management,
INSEAD, Technology and Operations Management Department, Fontainebleau, France
 

2005-2008

Doctorate in Production Management (Dr. rer. pol. summa cum laude),
WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany
 

2006

Doctoral studies as visiting scholar, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
Kellog School of Management and McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
 

2005-2007

M.Sc. in Mathematic - Methods and Models
University of Hagen, Germany
 

2004

Master studies as exchange student
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
 

2002-2005

Diploma Studies (Master equivalent) with focus on Management Science,
Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt