F.J. (Fabian) Sting

Associate Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Associate Member ERIM
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2010

Fabian Sting is Associate 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 Management Science, 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  www.industrial-excellence-award.eu ). 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).

Key Publications (7)

  • 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.

Editorial positions

  • Decision Sciences

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • European Journal of Operational Research

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • International Journal of Production Research

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Operations Research

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Production and Operations Management

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • International Journal of Production Economics

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

Organization Membership

Side positions

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

    Academic Director and Jury Member


Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T09-45
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Latest publication

Mihm, J., Sting, F.J. & Wang, Tan (2015). On the Effectiveness of Patenting Strategies in Innovation Races. Management Science, Accepted(forthcoming).