In his dissertation, 'Leader-Follower Relationships in Technologically Advanced Operations', ERIM’s Alexandros Pasparakis explored the leader-follower relationships in traditional human-to-human contexts and the novel human-robot interaction in the increasingly technologically-driven field of operations management. Through his research, Alexandros concluded ways to design and implement advanced technologies to optimize human workers’ objective performance while considering their subjective experience.
Consistently ranked as one of the top management research centres in Europe, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) has been cultivating an environment for the development of internationally recognised management knowledge with academic and societal impact since 1998.
ERIM researchers, a community of almost 350 management scientists, are focused on the real needs of business and management, and dedicated to producing relevant and excellent research that adds innovative dimensions to management knowledge. ERIM combines publishing in leading academic journals with effective dissemination through research projects and advanced doctoral programmes in business and management for aspiring researchers. Where possible, research is created in conjunction with business.
In his dissertation, 'Creating Shared Value: An Operations and Supply Chain Management Perspective', ERIM's Hamed Vafa Arani delved into the concept of creating shared value to identify holistic strategies that offer a comprehensive grasp of people, planet, and profit objectives. Specifically, the dissertation explores two areas where this integration is crucial: servicising business models and drug shortages. Based on the research findings, Hamed proposed pricing policies for businesses that can achieve profitability, reduce ecological footprints, and enhance consumer welfare, as well as a mitigation strategy for policymakers to address drug shortages.