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Dr Kostas Selviaridis

Lecturer

Kostas Selviaridis

Lancaster University

The Management School

LA1 4YX

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 594602

Research overview

My research interests concern the governance of inter-organisational relationships in supply chains, with a focus on the functions of contracting and its interplay with relational governance mechanisms. I am particularly interested in how business services, including those procured by governments (e.g. R&D services), are contracted for and managed within exchange relationships, and to what effects. My current work concentrates on two research areas: (a) the design and management of performance-based contracts for effective and efficient service delivery, and (b) the potential of public procurement for stimulating innovation, with particular emphasis on the capabilities required to contract for R&D and innovation. Such research has attracted external funding from various sources including the British Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences and the Swedish Defence Research Agency.

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD research projects in the following areas: 1. Performance-based contracting 2. Procurement and contracting for innovation (in public or private sector settings) 3. Contract functions in the governance of buyer-supplier relationships

Research Grants

The British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants Award. 2016. Developing contracting capabilities for innovation-oriented public procurement. Grant No.: SG161483 (£9,770).

Lancaster University Research Committe's Early Careers Small Grant Scheme. 2015. Public Procurement of Innovation in the UK: Understanding the gap between policy and practice. Grant No.: SGS21/34 (£5,000).

The Crafoord Foundation, Sweden. 2014. Developing performance-based contracts for successful delivery of logistics services. 2014. Grant No.: 20140724. (200,000 SEK). Later declined due to leaving Lund University.

Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI). 2013. Developing Capabilities in Performance-based Contracting: A Pre-study of Swedish Defence Acquisition. The research and report was commissioned as part of a broader research program of FOI titled ‘Cooperation Program: Integrated Defence Logistics’ (200,000 SEK). 

Research Interests

  • Inter-organisational relationships
  • Exchange governance
  • Contracting
  • Performance-based contracting
  • Public procurement and innovation
  • Supply chain management
  • Business services: operations and supply aspects
  • Logistics outsourcing /third party logistics

Current Teaching

  • MSCI 382 - Innovative Developments in Operations Management
  • MSCI 506 - Problem Solving Skills for Consultants
  • MSCI 571 - Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • MSCI 573 - Operations and Supply Excellence
  • MSCI 576 - Global Sourcing and Business Services

Profile

Kostas Selviaridis is a Lecturer in Operations Management at the Department of Management Science, Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. Prior to re-joining Lancaster, Kostas lived and worked for several years in Sweden where he held an Assistant Professorship in Purchasing and Logistics and a Post-doctoral Researcher post at Lund University (2010-2014), as well as a visiting Research Fellowship at Stockholm School of Economics (2008). Whilst serving his country (Hellenic Air Force, 2009) he continued working on his research in affiliation with LUMS. Kostas holds a Ph.D. in Management Science from LUMS, with his work being co-awarded the 2008 Kingsman Prize for the best doctoral dissertation. He also received a M.Sc. in Operations Management from Manchester School of Management, UMIST, and a B.Sc. in Economics from the Department of Economics, Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki.

Selviaridis’ research interests concern the governance of inter-organisational relationships in supply chains, with a focus on the functions of contracting. His current research concentrates on two main areas: (a) contracting for innovation, specifically in the context of the UK policy for public procurement of R&D and innovation, and (b) the design and management of performance-based contracts for effective and efficient delivery of business services. His research has attracted external funding from various sources including the British Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences and the Swedish Defence Research Agency. Kostas' work has been published in international journals such as Industrial Marketing Management, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning and Control, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management and International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.

Kostas holds a PG Certificate in Academic Practice (Lancaster University, 2015). He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK and Sweden in the areas of  Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Purchasing and Supply Management, Freight Transportation, and Physical Distribution and Logistics. He has PhD supervision experience and is currently supervising one doctoral student at Lancaster. He has also been a member of supervision committees of two doctoral candidates in Lund University, Sweden.

Selviaridis has recently guest-edited an Industrial Marketing Management Special Issue on performance-based contracting. He sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management and also serves at the review boards of the Industrial Marketing Management and the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and seminars and a member of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) and the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA). He is actively involved in organizing international events such as a recent workshop on performance-based contracting (Bundeswehr University, Munich, July 2014) sponsored by IPSERA and the Swedish Association of Purchasing and Logistics. Kostas is also an active member of the Logistics Outsourcing Think Tank (LOTT), an informal cross-Atlantic group of logistics outsourcing scholars.

External PhD Supervision

Supervision committee member for PhD candidate Joakim Kembro, Department of Industrial Management and Logistics, Lund University. PhD topic: Information sharing in supply chains (successfully completed in August 2015).

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