ABRI appointed 3 new Visiting Professors

The Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI) is delighted to announce that as of April 1, three internationally renowned professors have joined the ABRI research community as a Visiting Professor; Prof. Nicole DeHoratius (Logistics & Operations Research), Prof. Katrijn Gielens (Marketing) and Prof. Brian Pentland (Information & Innovation Management).

04/06/2017 | 5:57 PM

The Visiting Professor positions are offered by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEWEB) of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and are specifically connected to the research activities of ABRI.

The purpose of these appointments is to stimulate the development of new research on the topics relevant to the appointed professor. With their strong academic track-records and expertise in their respective fields, the Visiting Professors will make a valuable contribution to the teaching and research at our faculty, for example by engaging in joint research projects, advising junior colleagues and giving lectures and seminars. 

DeHoratius, NicoleProf. Nicole DeHoratius is Adjunct Professor of Operations Management at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business (USA).

She has published in leading journals such as Management Science, Harvard Business Review, and California Management Review. Nicole DeHoratius serves as the Past-President of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) College of Supply Chain Management and as an associate editor for MSOM and senior editor for POM.

As a Visiting Professor, Nicole DeHoratius will conduct research on inventory record accuracy, and be involved in the organization of master classes on retail store operations and the development of research proposals. She will also be contributing to the industry research projects DINALOG and CATeLOG

Gielens, KatrijnProf. Katrijn Gielens is Associate Professor of Marketing at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA).
She is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of international retailing and product innovation. Her work has been published in high ranking journals, such as The International Journal of Research in Marketing (IJRM), Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Consumer Research . She has won twice the prestigious IJRM Best Article Award.

Katrijn Gielens teaches courses in international retail management and econometric and market response models. She serves on the strategy team of AiMark, a global center studying key marketing strategy issues, which brings together academics around the world, two of the top-four market research agencies, and brand manufacturers.

As a Visiting Professor, Katrijn will work on joint research publications with several members of the Marketing Department and possibly start new projects with other members of the department. She will be giving feedback on papers in development, and be a key-note speaker at the VU/UvA Retailing Day. In addition, Professor Gielens will give a methodological workshop to improve research skills that will appeal to a variety of doctoral students from different FEWEB departments

Pentland, BrianProf. Brian Pentland is endowed professor at the Eli Broad College of Business at the Accounting and Information Systems department, Michigan State University (USA).

His research has been influential across fields ranging from information systems, accounting, organization & management studies, to technology and innovation management. His publications have frequently appeared in absolute top journals, including Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, and MIS Quarterly.

During his Visiting Professorship, Brian Pentland will support the KIN group and other ABRI groups to develop their capability in using computational methods for analyzing digitized organizational processes. He will be involved in joint publications, give feedback on existing projects, and participate as faculty in the ABRI / KIN Summerschool in June 2017. He will also offer seminars for a broad audience.