With Constantin Blome, Editor of IJOPM (International Journal of Operations & Production Management)

During my talk, I will focus on the biggest learnings when moving into the Editor in Chief Journal in a top-tier journal and talk about what happens behind the curtains. All with the aim to let authors better understand also the operations side of publishing in top-tier journals. Furthermore, we will discuss general strategies for publishing in empirically focused journals and also about different styles and strategies in diverse empirical fields. The session aims at a discussion with the audience and to help scholars better bridge gaps between reviewers and different kinds of editor expectations.


Speaker Biography 

Constantin Blome is Professor of Operations Management and Associate Dean for Research at University of Sussex Business School. He is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Before Constantin was the GlaxoSmithKline Chaired Professor and then the Kronos Group Endowed Chair in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at UCLouvain, Belgium and affiliated with the Center of Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE), which he still is.

His research interests include supply chain management, procurement and operations management with strong focus on sustainability, innovation and risk issues. Among several awards, in 2020, he received the highly cited research award from Clarivate in the category “cross field”, highlighting the top 0,1% cited scholars. Constantin is also co-owner and board member of two companies: n-side is one of the fastest growing companies in Belgium, specialising on optimisation of energy markets and clinical trial supply chains (www.n-side.com).

He also taught and pursued research 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), EDHEC (associate faculty), Bologna Business School (associate faculty), Xi’an Jiaotong University (distinguished professor), Lomonosov Moscow State University (associate faculty), and several others.

He 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). In the last years, Constantin was involved in raising approx. 5 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 has served extensively in boards of academic societies (e.g. EurOMA, AoM, DSI, CABS), organised academic conferences (e.g. EurOMA, DSI, POMS) and acts as Associate Editor on editorial boards (e.g. Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Decision Sciences…).

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