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Prof Constantin Blome

Post:Professor Of Operations Management (Management)
Other posts:Associate Dean for Research (University of Sussex Business School)

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UK:01273 876509
International:+44 1273 876509

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Constantin Blome is Full Professor of Operations Management and Associate Dean for Research. He is also Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange for BMEc since February 2018. Constantin is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Operations & Production Management.

Before Constantin was the GlaxoSmithKline Chaired Professor in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium and affiliated with the Center of Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) which he both still pursues on a part-time basis. He also taught and pursued at several international institutions M.I.T. (visiting scholar), EBS Business School (assistant professor of sourcing in emerging markets), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (research fellow), Michigan State University (visiting scholar), University of Siegen (substitute full professor), iae Aix-en-Provence (associate faculty), Technical University of Berlin (lecturer). He also taught courses at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Saint-Petersburg State University, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School and Solvay Business School. Constantin studied at University of Bielefeld and Technical University of Berlin (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) and finished his habilitation at EBS Business School, Germany. He is also a certified purchasing and supply manager (C.P.M. and CPSM).

Constantin's research interests include supply chain management, procurement and operations management with strong focus on sustainability, innovation and risk issues. His research has been published among others in Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, and Journal of Business Ethics.

For his academic work, Constantin received several awards: best reviewer award Journal of Operations Management (2012, 2013), best reviewer award Journal of Supply Chain Management (2012), best paper award at The 21st Annual North American Research Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management of ISM 2011, and the Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award for the best article in Journal of Supply Chain Management in 2010.

In the last years, Constantin was involved in raising approx. 4 mn Euro competitive research budgets in total. Also, Constantin consulted numerous firms or pursued executive trainings for them, among these are Credit Suisse, Merck, Clariant, Deutsche Telekom, DHL/ DPWN, Deutsche Bahn, Siemens, Philips, Heinz, Henkel, Glaxo Smith Kline, Gesellschaft fuer international Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), EADS, Nestle, Government of Vietnam, Global Witness.

Constantin is also appointed member of the Club of Rome (EU Chapter), the German Chapter of the Club of Rome. He also currently serves as VP Europe (before VP at large) for the Decision Sciences Institute, Chair of Membership Committee for Academy of Management, OM Division, as well as Associate Editor of Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences Journal and Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education and editorial board member for Journal of Supply Chain Management and Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.


Professor of Operations Management

Associate Dean Research & Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange for the Business School