Konstantinos I. Stouras

Interesting Links


The Role of Models in Science (slides), UCD, 2020.

Μετά τη ΣΕΜΦΕ τι?, Ομιλία στο Ετήσιο Συμπόσιο Αγοράς-Πανεπιστημιακών για το Μεταπτυχιακό ΣΕΜΦΕ ΕΜΠ, Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ερευνών, Μάιος 2019. [video]

Paul M. Romer (2015) Mathiness in the Theory of Economic Growth, American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 105(5): 89–93. (See also this blog post)

The Newsvendor Model (slides), University of Toronto, Guest Lecture, January 2018.

Professors Are Often Asked 'What Do You Teach?' But They Do Far More, Forbes, June 2018.

Operations Academic Job Market


The current purpose of this website is to make the search for an academic job in Operations more efficient and transparent, by showing the profiles of candidates who are looking for a job, and posting related job openings. We also conduct an Annual Operations Job Market Survey about the profiles of recently hired Operations researchers, as well as the faculty positions they joined into, to better understand the current dynamics and needs of our field.

What's interesting? (in Operations Management)

Interesting literature reviews in random order:

Burton-Jones, Andrew, Peter Gray and Ann Majchrzak (2023), Producing Significant Research, MIS Quarterly, 47(1), i-xv.

Anne S. Tsui, Mary Jo Bitner and Serguei Netessine (2022), What Topics Should Business School Research Focus on?, Perspectives on the Impact, Mission and Purpose of the Business School, p.25.

Kavadias, Stylianos and Karl T. Ulrich (2019), Innovation and New Product Development: Reflections and Insights from the Research Published in the First 20 Years of M&SOM, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 22(1):84-92.

Cachon, Gérard P., Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessine (2019), Interesting, Important and Impactful Operations Management, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 22(1):214-222.

Benjaafar, Saif and Ming Hu (2019), Operations Management in the Age of the Sharing Economy: What Is Old and What Is New?, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 22(1):93-101.

Hu, Ming (2021) From the Classics to New Tunes: A Neoclassical View on Sharing Economy and Innovative Marketplaces, Production and Operations Management, 30(6):1668-1685.

Tang, Christopher S. (2017), Three Simple Approaches for Young Scholars to Identify Relevant and Novel Research Topics in Operations Management, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 19(3), 338-346.

Toffel, Michael W. (2016), Enhancing the Practical Relevance of Research, Production and Operations Management, 1-13.

Lariviere, Martin A. (2016), Supply-chain contracting: Doughnuts to bubbles, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 18(3), 309-313.

Cachon, Gérard P. (2012), What Is Interesting in Operations Management?, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 14(2), 166-169.

Van Mieghem, Jan (2013), Three Rs of Operations Management: Research, Relevance, and Rewards, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 15(1), 2-5.

Operations Blogs

The following is an incomplete list of blogs by Operations researchers. Feel free to suggest me other blogs with Operations Management related content! (Here is description of the state of Operations Research blogging)

The Sentinel

This blog contains an excellent analysis of topics on business, society and leaning life. It is maintained by Senthil Veeraraghavan, Operations Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.

Gad's Newsletter

This blog contains an excellent analysis of topics on gig economy and supply chains. It is maintained by Gad Allon, Operations Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.

The Operations Room

This blog contains a plethora of applications of Operations in business and a great source of research ideas. It is maintained by Marty Lariviere, Operations Professor at the Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

This blog is maintained by the Decisions Operations and Technology Management (DOTM) Faculty at the UCLA Anderson School, and it is intended to report, analyze, and comment on events that relate to current Global Supply Chain Management issues.


This is a research blog where I share research ideas and anything I find interesting.

The Wisdom of Communities

Targeting a non-academic or general audience, I share insights on managing online communities.

PhD from a Business School

The following manuscripts provide excellent insights about applying to PhD programs in business schools. To the best of my knowledge, there is no such document for a PhD in Operations Management, so please feel free to let me know if you create one!

A Guide to Business PhD Applications by Abhishek Nagaraj

The Ph.D. Grind: A Ph.D. Student Memoir by Philip J. Guo

INStitut Européen d'ADministration des Affaires (INSEAD)


INSEAD is a graduate business school with campuses in Europe (Fontainebleau, France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi). See also how much I broadened my perspective on culture and diversity at INSEAD by having ~100 nationalities represented on each campus.

INSEAD's PhD Program

Interested for a highly rewarded academic career and rigorous research motivated by real world applications? Apply to INSEAD's PhD Program!

School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences (SEMFE), NTUA, Greece


The official webpage of SEMFE at National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), where I did my undergrad studies. To graduate from this 5-year undergraduate program you need to pass 64 courses, and to complete and successfully defend a research thesis either majoring in "Applied Mathematics" or in "Applied Physics".


This is a webpage for the Alumni of SEMFE NTUA, an online community I founded in January 2014 and I am co-managing in my free time. Given the moments of crisis that Greece is facing, we initially focused on how to find and unite all SEMFE Alumni and support each other for advice for graduate studies and PhD Programs, as well as getting insights for applying to industry. So far, more than 400 SEMFE Alumni have supported this initiative, as shown in the interactive map below (updated in real-time).