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F.J. (Fabian) Sting

Assistant Professor

Fabian Sting
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Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Logistics & Information Systems
ERIM Membership:
Associate Member ERIM, affiliated since 2010

Fabian Sting is Assistant Professor of Operations Management. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of Operations and Technology Strategy, Supply Chain Management, and Operations Management. He is particularly interested in managing uncertainty and complexity in operations and projects, and in strategy implementation. Fabian Sting's research has been published or is forthcoming in Production and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Naval Research Logistics, and Harvard Business Review, and has received coverage at such media outlets as The Economist. He teaches courses on undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels. For his courses "Operations Management" and "Primaire Processen" Fabian Sting was nominated for and received the "Best Professor Award", respectively. 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 Before joining RSM Fabian Sting was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at INSEAD. He holds a Doctorate from WHU and graduate degrees in Management Science (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt) and Applied Mathematics (FU Hagen).

Publications (13)
  • Professional publications (2)
    • Sting, F.J. (2009). Flexible Sourcing—Operational Hedging, Diversification and Contracting under Supply and Demand Uncertainty. In BVL 26. Deutscher Logistik-Kongress Berlin. Berlin: DVV Media Group.
    • Loch, C.H. & Sting, F.J. (2009, Januari 01). A Seismic Shift in the Car Industry: The Management Challenge and Responsibility. Automotive Industries, pp. 70.
Recognitions (11)
  • Editorial position (6)
    Journal Decision Sciences
    Role Ad Hoc Reviewer

    Journal European Journal of Operational Research
    Role Ad Hoc Reviewer

    Journal International Journal of Production Research
    Role Ad Hoc Reviewer

    Journal Operations Research
    Role Ad Hoc Reviewer

    Journal Production and Operations Management
    Role Ad Hoc Reviewer

    Journal International Journal of Production Economics
    Role Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Organisation membership (4)
    Organisation German Operations Research Society
    Role Member

    Organisation Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
    Role Member

    Organisation European Operations Management Association
    Role Member

    Organisation Production and Operations Management Society
    Role Member

  • Side position (1)
    Name organisation European Industrial Excellence Award (
    Role Academic Director and Jury Member
    Additional information
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Visiting address
Office: T10-45
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA, Rotterdam
Postal address
Postbus 1738
3000 DR, Rotterdam

Latest publication

Kim, YH, Sting, F.J. & Loch, C.H. (2014). Top-Down, Bottom-Up, or Both? Toward an Integrative Perspective on Operations Strategy Formation. Journal of Operations Management, Accepted.