A.M. (Alexandros-Myron) Pasparakis

RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Doctoral Student
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2016

PhD Project

Behavioral operations essays

This PhD Project aims to deepen our understanding with regard to how workers of different operations within the supply chain, portraying differing behavioral characteristics, perform differently in the presence of external stimuli.
The first study establishes the role of Safety Specific Transformational Leadership of road transport managers and supervisors, as well as the influence of individual driver behavioral differences, in predicting risky driving behavior and productivity of truck drivers in cargo transport.
The second study aims to establish the role of process initiation control, as well as the influence of individual picker behavioral differences, in predicting productivity, work commitment and work satisfaction of order pickers in warehouses utilizing Automated Guided Vehicle Pick Support Systems.
This study aims to establish the role of workload, as well as the influence of individual worker behavioral differences, in predicting the tradeoff between accuracy and productivity of quality inspections, with application in airport baggage security screening.
The fourth study investigates the role of organizational ownership structures (franchise vs family owned) and leadership, as well as the influence of individual worker behavioral differences, in predicting employee performance in operations within restaurant settings.

Keywords
behavioral operations; behavioral characteristics; truck driving; transformational leadership; safety; order picking; automated guided vehicle; control and autonomy; quality inspection; security screening; workload; organizational ownership structures; restaurant
Time frame
2016 -

Address

Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T09-34
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Supervisory team

Alexandros-Myron Pasparakis
Professor of Logistics and Operations Management
Promotor
Alexandros-Myron Pasparakis
Jelle de Vries
Daily supervisor