Konstantinos I. Stouras

Stouras Konstantinos

Konstantinos Stouras is Assistant Professor of Operations Management at UCD, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Konstantinos specializes in technology management and innovation. His research examines crowd-based innovation models, and the impact of on-demand marketplaces and online communities in the digital transformation of the service industry. Konstantinos holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management from INSEAD and graduate degrees in Financial Engineering, and Applied Mathematics and Physics from the National Technical University of Athens (ΕΜΠ).

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* NEWS *

Revision invited, December 2020: An Equilibrium Analysis of Competing Contests on Crowdsourcing Platforms (Preliminary version accepted at ACM EC'20 Conference)

Minor Revision, Management Science (v3 July 2020): The Role of Participation in Innovation Contests

Darden Case on Crowdsourcing Grocery Delivery: GidaExpress: Grocery Delivery in Turkey

Research Interests

Design of markets with endogenous entry and applications in innovation, services, transportation and retail.


Journal Papers

K. I. Stouras, S. Erat, and K. C. Lichtendahl Jr., An Equilibrium Analysis of Competing Contests on Crowdsourcing Platforms, v1: August 2020; v2 (current): December 2020, Revision invited (v1). [INFORMS 2020 video]

K. I. Stouras, J. Hutchison-Krupat and R. O. Chao, The Role of Participation in Innovation Contests, v1: February 2017; v4 (current): December 2020, Minor revision (v3): Management Science. [InnoCentive.com data] [Kaggle.com data]

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

K. I. Stouras, S. Erat, and K. C. Lichtendahl Jr., Prizes on Crowdsourcing Platforms: An Equilibrium Analysis of Competing Contests, The 21st ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC'20), 2020. (Acceptance rate: 20% out of 491 submissions)

K. I. Stouras, Crowdsourcing Contests with Private Types and Evaluation Uncertainty, Cambridge Area Computation and Economics Conference (CAEC'17), Microsoft Research, New England, 2017.

Working Papers (To be significantly reworked)

K. I. Stouras, Product Support Forums: Customers as Partners in the Service Delivery, v1 (current): November 2016.

K. I. Stouras, S. Netessine and K. Girotra, First Ranked First To Serve: Strategic Agents in a Service Contest, v1: November 2015; v2 (current): May 2017. [NY Times 2017 article]


K. I. Stouras, Incentive Design of On-Demand Marketplaces for Service and Innovation, Ph.D. Thesis, INSEAD, 2017.
- Finalist for Best Dissertation Award, INFORMS Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (TIMES) Section

K. I. Stouras, Probabilistic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations and their Path Integral Representation: Applications in Stochastic Interest Rate Modeling, Undergraduate Thesis, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), 2010.

Case Studies and Teaching Materials

All cases are available at Harvard Business Review (or similar case distributors) and are accompanied by a detailed Teaching Note and Excel Sheet. Instructor copies are available upon request.

R. Goldberg, K. I. Stouras, O. Yildiz and E. N. Weiss, GidaExpress: Grocery Delivery in Turkey, Darden Business School Case OM-1635, December 2019. (see also here)

K. I. Stouras, K. Girotra and S. Netessine, LiveOps Inc.: The Contact Centre Reinvented, INSEAD Business School Case 6097, October 2014. (see also here)