Department X

Research

The Department of Operations Management does research and teaches operations strategy grounded on empirical and simulation-based insights

Prof. Dr. Andreas Größler (c)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Größler

In 2016 Andreas Größler took over the newly founded chair of General Business Management and Operations Management at the University of Stuttgart. Previously, he was teaching as an associate professor at Radboud University in Nijmegen (NL) for nine years where he directed the Erasmus-Mundus-Exchange Program in System Dynamics, organized by four European Universities.
Andreas Größler studied business informatics at Mannheim University and at the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki. He was awarded a doctorate in 2000 and habilitated in 2006.

Prof. Größler has been an editor of the System Dynamics Review until 2017 and currently is editor of Operations Management Research. He held leading positions in the European Operations Management Association, the System Dynamics Society, the German Society for System Dynamics, and the Society for Business and Social Cybernetics.

Mission statement Department X

The Department of Operations Management researches and teaches about intra- and inter-organizational value creation processes. We address production as well as service firms from a strategic point of view. We understand value creation processes as characterized by dense linkages with all organizational functions, and multiple, partially conflicting goals of and between different stakeholders. We identified internationalization and digitalization as major contextual factors of operations. Our strategic focus means we concentrate on issues of long-term, sustainable development of firms, both shaping and being shaped by their (economic, social, and natural) environment. We do not primarily (cost-)optimize detailed technical production processes or logistics, and do not necessarily engage in activities of marginal efficiency improvement.

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2019

Harald de Bruijn, Andreas Größler and Nuno Videira: Antifragility as a Design Criterion for Modelling Dynamic Systems, Systems Research & Behavioral Science, in print.

2018

Manfredi Bruccoleri, Francesca Riccobono and Andreas Größler: Shared Leadership Regulates Operational Team Performance in the Presence of Extreme Decisional Consensus/Conflict: evidences from business process reengineering, Decision Sciences, DOI: 10.1111/deci.12325

2017

Andreas Größler, Inge Bleijenbergh, Jac Vennix and Marleen McCardle-Keurentjes: Effect of Delay Order on Estimation Quality – Experimental Evidence on the Tendency to Consider Continuous Delays as Discrete Delays, Systems Research & Behavioral Science, Volume 34, Number 1, pp. 109–127

Hendrik Stouten and Andreas Größler: Task complexity in individual stock control tasks for laboratory experiments on human understanding of dynamic systems, Systems Research & Behavioral Science, Volume 34, Number 1, pp. 62–77.

2016

Manfredi Bruccoleri, Francesca Riccobono and Andreas Größler: Groupthink and Project Performance: the influence of personal traits and interpersonal ties, Production and Operations Management, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp. 609–629

Andreas Größler, Inge Bleijenbergh, Jac Vennix and Marleen McCardle-Keurentjes: Effect of Delay Order on Estimation Quality – Experimental Evidence on the Tendency to Consider Continuous Delays as Discrete Delays, Systems Research & Behavioral Science,
DOI: 10.1002/sres.2395.

2014

Philipp Wunderlich, Andreas Größler, Nicole Zimmermann, Jac Vennix: Managerial Influence on the Diffusion of Innovations within Intra-organizational Networks, System Dynamics Review 30(3): 161–185

– model and simulation-based study using system dynamics and network modelling

2013

Andreas Größler, Bjørge Timenes Laugen, Afonso Fleury and Rebecca Arkader: Differences in Sourcing Strategies between Companies in Emerging and in Developed Markets, International Journal of Production and Operations Management 33(3): 296–321

– statistical analysis based on large, international data set of production companies

Jürgen Strohhecker and Andreas Größler: Intelligence, Personality, Interest and Knowledge – The effect of personal traits on inventory management performance, International Journal of Production Economics 142(3): 37–50

– experimental research into dynamic decision making in an operations management context

2012

Jürgen Strohhecker and Andreas Größler: Implementing Sustainable Business Strategies, System Research and Behavioral Science 29(6): 547–570

– conceptual and experimental study into responsible decision making in management

  • Radboud University, Nijmegen (NL): Prof. Dr. Etiёnne Rouwette
 
  • Bergen University (N): Prof. Dr. Pål Davidsen, Prof. Dr. Erling Moxnes
 
  • University of Palermo (I): Prof. Dr. Carmine Bianchi, Prof. Dr. Enzo Bivona, Prof. Dr. Giovanni Perone, Prof. Dr. Manfredi Bruccoleri

  • Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (TR): Prof. Dr. Yaman Barlas, Prof. Dr. Hakan Yasarcan

  • Polytechnic University of Milan (I): Prof. Dr. Raffaella Cagliano, Prof. Dr. Federico Caniato University of Reading (GB): Prof. Dr. David Lane

  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (D): Prof. Dr. Jürgen Strohhecker, Prof. Dr. Jörn-Henrik Thun

  • Hochschule Reutlingen (D): Prof. Dr. Florian Kapmeier