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Dr Kostas Selviaridis

Senior Lecturer

Kostas Selviaridis

The Management School

LA1 4YX

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 594602

Research overview

My research concerns the governance of inter-organisational relationships in supply chains, with a focus on contracting and its interplay with relational governance mechanisms. I am particularly interested in how products and business services, including those procured by governments and public organisations, are contracted for and managed within exchange relationships, and to what effects. My current work concentrates on two research areas: (a) performance-based contracting for effective and efficient delivery of business services e.g. logistics services, and (b) contracting for innovation, especially in the context of the UK policy for public procurement of 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. Governance of buyer-supplier relationships 2. Performance-based contracting 3. Procurement of innovation (in public or private sector settings)

External Roles

Associate Editor, Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management (Elsevier)

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; contracting; performance-based contracts; public procurement and innovation; supply chain management; service outsourcing; third party logistics

Current Teaching

  • MSCI 382 - Innovative Developments in Operations Management
  • MSCI 571 - Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • MSCI 573 - Operations and Supply Excellence
  • MSCI 575 - Strategic Sourcing
  • MSCI 576 - Global Sourcing and Business Services

Profile

Kostas Selviaridis is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Operations Management at the Department of Management Science, Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). Prior to re-joining Lancaster, Kostas lived and worked in Sweden as an Assistant Professor in Purchasing and Logistics (2012-2014) and a Postdoctoral Researcher (2010-2012) at Lund University, as well as a visiting Research Fellow (2008) at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Whilst serving his country (Hellenic Air Force, 2009) he continued working on his research in affiliation with LUMS and SSE. In 2017 Kostas held an Invited Assistant Professorship at the Centre for Research in Transport and Logistics (CRET-LOG) at Aix-Marseille University, France. 

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 concerns the governance of inter-organisational relationships in supply chains, with a focus on contracting and the functions of formal contracts. His current research concentrates on two main areas: (a) contracting for innovation, especially 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 International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning & Control and International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.

Kostas is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK and holds a PG Certificate in Academic Practice (Lancaster University, 2015). He has designed and taught several undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK, Sweden and Greece in the areas of  Operations Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Purchasing and Supply Management, Freight Transportation and Physical Distribution Management. He has PhD supervision experience and is currently supervising one doctoral student at Lancaster. He previously co-supervised to completion two doctoral candidates in Lund University.

Kostas serves as an Associate Editor in the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. He recently co-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 serves at the review board of the Industrial Marketing 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.

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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