Prof. Fabian Sting

Fabian Sting

Associate Professor of Operations Management
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile

Prof. Dr. Fabian Sting is chaired professor of Digital Supply Chain Innovation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (part-time). As main affiliation, he holds the chair of Supply Chain Management – Strategy and Innovation at University of Cologne, Germany (see here).

He explores how organizations implement, reinforce, and shape their strategy by innovating their operations and processes. Specific research and teaching topics include:

  • Implementing digital innovation and Industry 4.0
  • Leading change initiatives and collaborative projects
  • Managing employee behavior in agile operations and projects
  • Sparking and integrating frontline employee ideas and innovation

This research has been published or is forthcoming in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management as well as in premier practitioner journals such as Harvard Business Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review. For his scholarship he received prestigious awards, including the Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize by the MIT Sloan Management Review, the Jürgen Hausschildt Award for Innovation Management by the German Association of Business Research (VHB), and the Top Academic Article Award by the Erasmus Institute of Management (ERIM).

He teaches courses on undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels. For his courses "Operations Management" and "Primaire Processen" Fabian Sting earned multiple teaching awards.

Collaborating with the business schools IESE (Spain), INSEAD (France) and WHU (Germany), he serves as Academic Director of the Industrial Excellence Award in Europe (see here).

Before joining RSM Fabian Sting was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at INSEAD's Technology and Operations Management Department and visiting scholar at Northwestern University. He holds a Doctorate from WHU and graduate degrees in Management Science (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt) and Applied Mathematics (FU Hagen).

Professional experience

Full Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Technology and Operations Management

Publications

Key Publications (17)

Professional Publications (7)

Scholarly Publications (22)

Semi Scientific Publications

  • C.H. Loch & F.J. Sting (2010, februari 14). Think tank: just the job to help the older hands stay in work. The Sunday Times

Recognitions

Editorial positions (11)

  • Administrative Science Quarterly

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Decision Sciences

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • European Journal of Operational Research

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • International Journal of Production Research

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Management Science

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Operations Research

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Organization Science

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Production and Operations Management

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Production and Operations Management

    Associate Editor

  • International Journal of Production Economics

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

Organization Memberships (5)

Side positions

  • European Industrial Excellence Award (www.industrial-excellence-award.eu)

    Academic Director and Jury Member

Media

Media items

Discovery items

Encouraging help speeds up product development projects

Ensuring new product development projects stay on track is challenging at the best of times. Part of the problem can lie with how project team members behave and communicate.

Past courses

Supply chain simulation

  • Study year: 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME069
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Operations Management

  • Study year: 2014/2015
  • Code: BAP057
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1

Primary processes

  • Study year: 2014/2015
  • Code: BKB005
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Bachelor 1

Supply chain simulation

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMME064
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Operations Management

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BAP 57
  • ECTS: 5

Primary processes

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BKB0005
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Bachelor 1

Award

  • ERIM Top Article Junior Award (2016)