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Dr Björn Claes

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Profile: Dr Björn Claes

Dr Björn Claes

About me

--örn has joined the faculty of The Open University Business School in January 2012 from Cranfield School of Management. He holds a PhD and International MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. --örn is particularly interested in the human factors in Operations and Supply Chain Management. His other research interests include business legitimacy in controversial sectors.

In his teaching --örn maintains a pragmatic approach to supply chain management issues, emphasizing the need for a cross functional approach towards optimizing companies’ supply chains. His industry experience, acquired in the area of supply chain management but also in international sales and marketing and acquired over a period of nearly a decade, allows him to illustrate the cases and examples discussed in class from different perspectives.

Currently living in the UK, --örn is originally from The Netherlands but has also lived and worked in Spain, Chile and the Dominican Republic. He speaks Dutch, English, Spanish and German. He is married and has one son and one daughter.

Dr Björn Claes's research

Oswaldo Lorenzo et al. (2017-01-01) Integration through orchestration: the interplay between enterprise systems & inventory management capabilities, In Journal of Enterprise Information Management 4(30)

Deycy Janeth Sánchez Preciado, Björn Claes and Nicholas Theodorakopoulos (2016) Transferring intermediate technologies to rural enterprises in developing economies: a conceptual framework, In Prometheus 2(34)

Björn Claes and Anna Raffoni (2012-04) Antecedents to successful delivery of integrated product-services: what have we discovered so far?, In POMS Annual Conference

Keith Goffin et al. (2012) Rigor in qualitative supply chain management research: lessons from applying repertory grid technique, In International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management 8/9(42)

Björn Claes et al. (2012) The role of trust and control in co-exploitation and co-exploration buyer-supplier relationships, In Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Angel Diaz, Björn Claes and Oswaldo Lorenzo (2011-06) A theoretical and empirical investigation of inventory practices, In EurOMA 2012

Angel Díaz et al. (2011) Benchmarking logistics and supply chain practices in Spain, In Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal 2(12)

Angel Diaz, Björn Claes and Luis Solis (2011) Improving logistics and supply chain management practices in Spain: an analysis of current practises and future requirements, In International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management 2(9)

Burak Koyuncu et al. (2010-09) CEOs with a functional background in operations: reviewing their performance and prevalence in the top post, In Human Resource Management Journal 5(49)

Angel Diaz et al. (2010-09) Benchmarking logistics and supply chain practices in Spain, In The 8th International Conference on Logistics and SCM Research (RIRL 2010)

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