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PhD position in Business Processes, Logistics, Information Systems – ERIM, Netherlands

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERiM), The Netherlands

The ERIM Business Processes, Logistics, and Information Systems (LIS) doctoral program trains students to apply state-of-the-art methodological skills and theoretical knowledge to key challenges that organizations face

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Position: PhD position
No. of Positions: 1
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Joining Date: ASAP
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Erasmus Research Institute of Management
Erasmus Research Institute of Management
Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERiM)
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

In line with our multi-disciplinary approach to research, we invite candidates from a variety of backgrounds. We welcome applicants with a quantitative orientation towards problem-solving, such as mathematical modelling (deterministic or stochastic), advanced statistical data analysis, or machine learning. Examples of educational backgrounds include Operations Research, Econometrics, Applied Mathematics, or Computer Science. We also welcome applicants with a background in empirical research methods, such as surveys, case studies, or experiments. Examples of educational backgrounds include Management Studies, Economics, Sociology, or Psychology.

Required by ERIM

All application documents required by ERIM can be found here:

Below are the test scores required by ERIM:

GMAT/GRE scores above the 85th percentile, not older than 5 years

IELTS/TOEFL test scores, not older than 2 years:

IELTS: minimum overall band score 7.5; no band score lower than 6.5

Internet-based TOEFL: minimum total score 100, no sub-score lower than 23

Paper-based TOEFL: minimum score 600

Responsibilities/Job Description

Candidates are invited to become active members of the large and diverse group of researchers at TOM, and to contribute to both management science as well as management practice in one or more of our three key areas: logistics and supply chain management (SCM section), operations and innovation management (IM section), and next generation business information management systems (BIM section).

Some examples of our current research topics are: Automated Warehousing Systems, Behavioural Operations Management, Big Data Analytics, Business Information Management, Goal Setting, Innovation Management, Creativity, Co-creation, Complex Systems, Leadership, Innovation Strategy, Inventory Management, Last-mile Delivery, Logistics, Omni-channel Assortment Planning, Policies for Collaborative Outbound Logistics, Port and Terminal Operations, Purchasing and Supply Management, Public Transport, Responsible Supply Chains, Risk and Security Management in Global Supply Chains, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, Transportation, Urban Mobility and the Sharing Economy, and Value-based Purchasing in Healthcare.

We also welcome applicants who work on different or new topics broadly related to innovation, business information, and/or supply chains.


The aim of the ERIM-LIS research group is to be at the forefront of developments in its domain and to make major contributions both to management science as well as practice. We value being based in the Netherlands—a gateway to Europe, and intensely cooperate with organizations in our ecosystem.


The research at ERIM-LIS is interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Some examples of methods we apply in our research are mathematical modelling, statistical data analysis, surveys, case studies, and experiments.

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About the Project/Department

ERIM is the research institute of management at Erasmus University Rotterdam, founded by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), both of which excel in their research and teaching programmes. The level and international character of their research and teaching programmes has put both schools at the forefront of academic excellence. They offer a diversified portfolio of accredited teaching and research programmes, ranging from pre-experience MSc to postgraduate Masters and executive development, and from fundamental research to applied research and business support, which are renowned throughout the world. RSM is one of the few schools worldwide that holds a triple accreditation from the AMBAs, EQUIS and the AASCB, and is positioned among the top European business schools. The scientific staff of both schools plays a major role in the schools’ interaction with the international business community.

Literature references & data sources

Some representative publications include:

Avgerinos, E., Gokpinar, B., & Fragkos, I. (2020). The Effect of Failure on Performance over Time: The Case of Cardiac Surgery Operations. Journal of Operations Management, 66(4), 441-463.

Calmon, A. P., Graves, S. C., & Lemmens, S. (2020). Warranty Matching in a Consumer Electronics Closed-loop Supply Chain. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 23(5), 1314-1331.

Cornelius, P., Gokpinar, B., & Sting, F. (2021). Sparking Manufacturing Innovation: How Temporary Interplant Assignments Increase Employee Idea Values. Management Science, 67(4), 1993-2656.

de Vries, H., van de Klundert, J., & Wagelmans, A. (2021). Toward Elimination of Infectious Diseases with Mobile Screening Teams: HAT in the DRC. Production and Operations Management

Kong, C., Li, S., Liu, N., Teo, C., & Yan, Z. (2020). Appointment Scheduling Under Time-Dependent Patient No-Show Behavior. Management Science, 66(8), 3480-3500.

Paundra, J., van Dalen, J., Rook, L., & Ketter, W. (2020). Ridesharing platform entry effects on ownership-based consumption in Indonesia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 265, 121535.

Roy, D., Koster, R., & Bekker, R. (2020). Modeling and Design of Container Terminal Operations. Operations Research, 68(3), 686-715.

Szatmari, B., Deichmann, D., van den Ende, J., & King, B. (2021). Great successes and great failures: The impact of project leader status on project performance and performance extremeness. Journal of Management Studies, 58(5), 1267-1293.

Tasselli, S., & Kilduff, M. (2020). Network Agency. The Academy of Management Annals, 15(1).

Wagenaar, J., Fragkos, I., & Zuidwijk, R. (2021). Integrated planning for multimodal networks with disruptions and customer service requirements. Transportation Science, 55(1), 196-221.

Zhang, X., Ferreira, P. M., Godinho de Matos, M., & Belo, R. (2021). Welfare properties of profit maximizing recommender systems: Theory and results from a randomized experiment. MIS Quarterly, 45(1), 1-28.

About the Employer: Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERiM)

Note or Other details

ERIM offers fully-funded and salaried PhD positions, which means that accepted PhD candidates become employees (promovendi) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO).

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