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Professor Constantin Blome

Academic Dean - Leipzig

Constantin Blome

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Research overview

My research interest focuses on empirical research in the area of supply chain management, particularly upstream supply chains (procurement). Particularly topics that shape managerial practice and reactions of firms to internal and external supply chain challenges are in focus. In recent years this led to extensive research in risk management & sustainability topics. 

PhD supervision

All empirical topics related to supply chain management and procurement, particularly with an emphasis on sustainability, risk and innovation.


Constantin Blome is Academic Dean of Lancaster University Leipzig since September 2022. He is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Constantin's research interests include supply chain management, procurement and operations management with strong focus on sustainability, innovation and risk issues. In 2020 and 2021, he received the highly cited research award from Clarivate in the category "cross field", highlighting the top 0,1% cited scholars. Constantin is regular keynote speaker at academic and practitioner conferences. His research won several prestigious awards. Constantin is also co-owner and board member of two companies (n-side, Belgium, and Procurence, Poland). Overall, Constantin raised more than 5 million Euro research funding with a strong focus on industry funding.

Career Details

In earlier years, Constantin was Associate Dean of Research, Head of the Management Group and Professor of Operations Management at the University of Sussex Business School where he was also responsible for the REF position. Before Constantin was the GlaxoSmithKline Chaired Professor in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at UCLouvain, Belgium and affiliated with the Center of Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE). Today he still works part-time as Kronos Group Endowed Chair at UCLouvain/CORE.

In his earlier career, he was supply chain consultant in Switzerland, assistant professor at EBS Business School, Germany, visiting scholar at IIM Bangalore, India. During his career he lectured and pursued research at institutions in the US, Canada, India, China, France, Belgium, Thailand etc.


Constantin has a habilitation from EBS Business School He also was accredited as C.P.M. and CPSM (Institute of Supply Management).

PhDs Examined

  • Fabien Ibanez (University of Sussex), finishing in 2022.
  • Helen Beney (University of Sussex), finished in 2022, then Industry.
  • Baoyang Ding (University of Sussex), finished in 2020, then at Jinan University, China.
  • Tahir Syed Abbas (University of Sussex), finished in 2017, then at University of Manchester.
  • Royston Morgan (University of Sussex), finished in 2017, University of Kent.
  • Matthias Kaesser (EBS Business School), 2017 (to be finished), Partner at McKinsey.
  • Alina Stanczyk (EBS Business School), finished in 2017, then entrepreneur.
  • Kai Schuetz (EBS Business School), finished 2017, then Vattenfall Europe.
  • Matthias Goellner (EBS Business School), finished in 2015, then St. Olds Labs, London.
  • Dominik Eckstein (EBS Business School), finished in 2014, then Porsche Consulting.
  • Martin Schleper (EBS Business School), finished in 2014, then Post Doc at EBS Business School & Assistant Professor at University of Nottingham.
  • Ellen Wieck (EBS Business School), finished in 2013, then McKinsey.
  • David Wuttke (EBS Business School), finished in 2013, Professor at TU Munich.
  • Daniel Hollos (EBS Business School), finished in 2012, then Post Doc at EBS Business School, now BMW.

Research Grants

  • PhD- Scholarship of German National Academic Foundation (‘Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes’) (full scholarship, approx. 36,000€)
  • CAPS scholarship fellow 2007 and 2008 (750$ each)
  • DAAD travel scholarship 2009, 2011 and 2012 (5,300€)
  • DFG Fund ‘Initiation for development of international bilateral collaboration with Michigan State University’ (7,500€, principal investigator)
  • LOEWE funding for Dynamo PLV – part on Global Sourcing (465.000€ for 2010-2012, fund raiser and principal investigator for Global Sourcing)
  • Excellence cluster funding for sustainable sourcing excellence of German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology (co-principal investigator with Prof. Dr. Michael Henke, public funds: 1.5 Mio €; corporate funds: 1.5 Mio €)
  • Competence centers, research studies and focus groups in total (fund raiser and co-principal investigator: more than 1 Mio €)
  • Host of a German Chancellor Fellow sponsored by Humboldt Foundation (7,500€)
  • Pharma Supply Chain Center (25,000 GBP), University of Sussex (principal investigator)
  • Enhancing the resilience of the vaccine supply chain: the role of redistributed manufacturing (58,000 GBP), ESRC/ESPRC (co-principal investigator)
  • Sussex Grant for Brexit & Supply Chain Risk Management (6,000 GBP)
  • RDF Grant for Blockchain Technology & Sustainability Goals (25,000 GBP) (co-investigator)
  • Lazaridis Visiting Chair (150,000 CAD)
  • Future of Work Research Centre, ESRC centre, (3.15 mn GBP for University of Sussex, bid around 8 mn GBP) (co-investigator: around 150,000 GBP)
  • International Development Challenge Fund (IDCF) & Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP) for Mapping supply chain and procurement barriers for basic medical research in Africa through the H3Africa Initiative (13,000 GBP)

External Roles

Invited presentations:

Michigan State University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Bowling Green State, University of Michigan, University of Groningen, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, South China University of Technology, University of Exeter, University of Kent, University of Nottingham, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Western Ontario, University of Birmingham, Cass Business School, University of Cranfield, Univeristy of Liverpool, University of York, Audencia Business School, University of Shandong, China, University of Calgary, Oregon State University, University of South Carolina, University of Tilburg, Xi’an Jiatong University, China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, PUC Rio, FGV Sao Paulo, UF Santa Catarina, UF Bahia, University of Southampton, University of Manitoba, RMIT Australia,  Chulangkorn University, Thammasat Business School, Toulouse Business School, Rabat Business School, IMT Ghaziabat, UPES, University of Manchester…

Keynotes e.g. at IPSERA 2021, FEMIB 2021, COMPLEXIS 2021, TAPMI 2021, IJCIEOM 2021, ICOSCM 2022, ICSBP 2022, ICESCL 2022

External Roles

Service to the Profession – Associations

- Main organiser of EurOMA 2021 & 2022 in Berlin

- Research Committee CABS, vice chair

- Main organiser of POMS International conference, University of Sussex, Sep 2019

- Elected board member of EurOMA

- Chair of Membership Committee for Academy of Management, OM Division (2013-2014)

- Reviewer/ Associate Editor for Academy of Management, IPSERA, and DSI conferences

- Track chair for European and International DSI conferences
- Session chair for Academy of Management, IPSERA, DSI, POMS and EDSI conferences
- Founding Father and Secretary General of the European Chapter of DSI (Decision Sciences
  Institute) (2010-2012)
- Main-organizer of 2nd European DSI Conference at EBS University in 2011
- Organizing committee 3rd European DSI Conference in Istanbul 2012, 5th European DSI in Kolding 2014
- VP at large of Decision Sciences Institute (2011-2013)
- VP European of Decision Sciences Institute (2013-2015)
- President Elect and President of European Decision Sciences Institute
- Organizer of CPO Business Intelligence Unit
- Ambassador for DSI Annual Meeting 2014, 2015

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