dr.ir. O.R. (Otto) Koppius

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 1997

I am an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics. My primary theoretical interest is in sports analytics and more generally, the practical implementation of predictive analytics in organizations for data-driven decision-making. My primary methodological interest is in predictive analytics and complex networks.
Within sports analytics, I focus on using detailed observational data from various sources, from match databases to detailed sensor-data from training sessions, to study issues related to talent identification and career management, teamwork and managing physical fitness and injury prevention.
These issues often require the use of predictive analytics, which is substantially different from classical explanatory statistics (Shmueli & Koppius, 2011) and therefore the methodology of implementing predictive analytics in organizations is a strong research interest as well. Specific issues here include feature engineering to improve the decision-model-linkage as well as developing tools to detect algorithmic bias.
Finally, the methods I develop and use from predictive analytics and complex networks have broader applicability than just sports. I actively work on translating these advanced methods to business problems related to sustainability. One area in particular that I am working on, revolves around using detailed sensor-data from ‘smart cargo’ to enable better coordination in supply chain networks, thus lowering their footprint.

  • H.L. Aalbers, W.A. Dolfsma & O.R. Koppius (2014). Rich Ties and Innovative Knowledge Transfer within a Firm. British Journal of Management, 25 (4), 833-848. doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12040
  • O.R. Koppius, O. Ozdemir & E.A. van der Laan (2014). Business Value from Closed-Loop Supply Chains. International Journal of Supply Chain Management, 3 (4), 107-120.
  • H.L. Aalbers, W.A. Dolfsma & O.R. Koppius (2013). Individual Positioning in Innovation Networks: on the Role of Individual Motivation. Research Policy, 42 (3), 624-634. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2012.10.007
  • G. Shmueli & O.R. Koppius (2011). Predictive Analytics in Information Systems Research. MIS Quarterly, 35 (3), 553-572.
  • S.R. Koendjbiharie, O.R. Koppius, P.H.M. Vervest & E. van Heck (2011). An information-based view on the performance of dynamic business networks: theory and experimental evidence. In Academy of Management Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX: Academy of Management
  • O.R. Koppius, K. Dittrich & J. van de Capellen (2011). Knowledge sharing in non-knowledge intensive organizations. In Academy of Management Annual Meeting. San Antonio: Academy of Management
  • P. van der Reijden & O.R. Koppius (2010). The value of online product buzz in sales forecasting. In ICIS: International Conference on Information Systems. St. Louis: Association for Information Systems
  • U.L. Radkevitch, E. van Heck & O.R. Koppius (2009). Portfolios of Buyer-Supplier Exchange Relationships in an Online Marketplace for IT Services. Decision Support Systems, 47 (4), 297-306. doi: 10.1016/j.dss.2009.05.007
  • D.W. van Liere & O.R. Koppius (2007). Network Horizon and Obtaining a Favorable Network Position. Communications of the ACM, 50 (6), 35-36. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.963040
  • P.C. van Fenema, O.R. Koppius & P.J. van Baalen (2007). Implementing Package Enterprise Software in Multi-Site Firms: Intensification of Organizing and Learning. European Journal of Information Systems, 16 (5), 584-598. doi: 10.1057/palgrave.ejis.3000708
  • D.W. van Liere, O.R. Koppius, P.H.M. Vervest, M.R. Hoogeweegen & L. Hagdorn (2006). Firm Performance of the Extended Enterprise: an Organizational Network Design Perspective. In Presented at the Academy of Management. Atlanta, GA
  • O.R. Koppius & P.C. van Fenema (2006). Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Organizational Capabilities: Implications for Learning. In Presented at the Academy of Management. Atlanta, GA
  • P.C. van Fenema & O.R. Koppius (2006). Varieties of Organizational Improvising: Consequences for Agency and Coordination. In Presented at the Academy of Management. Atlanta, GA
  • D.W. van Liere & O.R. Koppius (2006). Network Horizon and the Creation of Structural Holes. In Academy of Management
  • U.L. Radkevitch, E. van Heck & O.R. Koppius (2006). Portfolios of Exchange Relationships: An Empirical Investigation of an Online IT Marketplace for Small Firms. Forthcoming in the proceedings of the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS). In -. Milwaukee
  • O.R. Koppius, W. Speelman, O. Stulp, B. Verhoef & E. van Heck (2005). Why are customers coming back to buy their airline tickets online? Theoretical explanantions and empirical evidence. In J.K. Lee (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Electronic Commerce. Xi'an, China
  • O.R. Koppius, E. van Heck & M.J.J. Wolters (2004). The Importance of Product Representation Online Empirical Results and Implications for Electronic Markets. Decision Support Systems, 38 (2), 161-169. doi: 10.1016/S0167-9236(03)00097-6
  • J.E. Teich, H. Wallenius, J. Wallenius & O.R. Koppius (2004). Emerging Multiple-Issue E-Auctions. European Journal of Operational Research, 159 (1), 1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2003.05.001
  • M.J. Mol & O.R. Koppius (2002). Information Technology and the Internationalization of the Firm. Journal of Global Information Management, 10 (4), 44-60.
  • H.J. Broersma, O.R. Koppius, H. Tuinstra, A. Huck, T. Kloks, D. Kratsch & H. Muller (2000). Degree-preserving trees. Networks, 35 (1), 26-39.
  • O.R. Koppius & M.J. Mol (1999). The beauty of decay: Electronic sourcing strategies for reconstructing the value chain. In - - (Ed.), Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Berlin (pp. ---). Berlin: Strategic Management Society
  • M.J. Mol & O.R. Koppius (1999). Electronic Sourcing and the Global Supply Chain. In Eugene.D. Jaffe, Israel.D. Nebenzahl & Dov Te'eni (Eds.), Proceedings of 24 th Annual EIBA Conference, Jerusalem (pp. 1-21). Jerusalem,Israel: EIBA
  • O.R. Koppius, E. van Heck & M.J.J. Wolters (1998). Product representation and price formation in screen auctions: empirical results from a Dutch flower auction. In B Gavish & A. Basu (Eds.), Proceedings of the First international Conference on Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce (pp. 178-186). Nashville: ICTEC
  • O.R. Koppius (1998). Electronic Sourcing and the global supply chain. In Eugene.D. Jaffe, Israel.D. Nebenzahl & Dov Te'eni (Eds.), Proceedings in international Business Strategies and Middle East Regional Cooperation (pp. 1-21). Jerusalem: EIBA
  • E. van Heck, O.R. Koppius & P.H.M. Vervest (1998). Electronic web-based auctions: theory and practice. In W.R.J. Baets (Ed.), Proceedings 6th European Conference on Information Systems, Volume IV (pp. 1584-1590). Granada, Spain: Euro-Arab Management School
  • H.J. Broersma, A. Huck, T. Kloks, O.R. Koppius, D. Kratsch, H. Muller & H. Tuinstra (1998). Degree-preserving forests. In Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science Vol. 1450. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 713-721)
  • M.J. Mol & O.R. Koppius (1998). Electronic sourcing and the global supply chain. In -= - (Ed.), Proceedings of the 24th annual conference of the European International Business Academy, Jerusalem (pp. ---). Jerusalem: European International Business Academy
  • J. Steins Bisschop, M. de Leeuw, E. van Heck & O.R. Koppius (1997). Net wel of Net niet: Een beoordelingmodel voor websites van financiële marktpartijen. In ? ? (Ed.), Seminar The New Game in Financial Services. Proceedings (pp. 4/1-4/7). Rotterdam: RSM
  • D.W. van Liere, O.R. Koppius & P.H.M. Vervest (2008). Network horizon: An information-based view on the dynamics of bridging positions . In J.A.C. Baum & T.J. Rowley (Eds.), Advances in Strategic Management: Network Strategy (pp. 595-639). JAI Elsevier / Emerald
  • O.R. Koppius & A. van de Laak (2008). The Quick-Connect Capability and Its Antecedents. In P.H.M. Vervest, D.W Van Liere & L. Zheng (Eds.), The Network Experience: New Value from Smart Business Networks (pp. 267-284). Heidelberg: Springer
  • O.R. Koppius, F. Germans & R. Vos (2005). Emotional Attachment and Conflict in Strategic Decision-Making in New Ventures. In S. Floyd, J. Roos, C. Jacobs & F. Kellermanns (Eds.), Innovating Strategy Processes (Strategic Management Society) (pp. 199-212). Malden, MA: Blackwell
  • O.R. Koppius & E. van Heck (2002). The role of product quality information, market state information and transaction costs in electronic auctions. In - - (Ed.), Academy of Management Proceedings , 2002. Academy of Management
  • O.R. Koppius, K. Kumar & E. van Heck (2000). Electronic Multidimensional Auctions and the Role of Information Feedback. In H.R. Hansen, M. Bichler & H. Mahrer (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2000) (vol. 1) (pp. 461-468). -: -
  • M.J. Mol & O.R. Koppius (1999). Distance is not dead: Why there is an L-factor in virtual organisations. In - - (Ed.), Proceedings of the 25th annual conference of the European International Business Academy, Manchester (pp. ---). Manchester: European International Business Academy
  • O.R. Koppius (1999). Dimensions of Intangible Goods - Track 5: Digital Trade in Intangible Goods. In K. - Kumar & C. - Loebbecke (Eds.), Proceeding of HICSS'99 - 32nd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (pp. 1-7). Mauwi, Hawaii: IEEE - Computer Society Press
  • O.R. Koppius (1998). Electronic multidimensional auctions: trading mechanisms and applications. In V. Homburg, M. Janssen & M. Wolters (Eds.), Electronic Commerce: Crossing Boundaries 1998 (pp. pag?-pag?). Rotterdam: Edispuut
  • O.R. Koppius & E. van Heck (2005). Supply and Demand Driven Coordination in Smart Business Networks. In P Vervest (Ed.), Smart Business Networks (pp. 273-287). Berlin: Springer
  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Sarita Koendjbiharie
  • Time frame: 2007 - 2014
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Uladzimir Radkevitch
  • Time frame: 2003 - 2008
Research Seminar
As: Contact, Coordinator
Research Seminar
As: Speaker
ERIM Grant Workshop
As: Speaker


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