Constantin Blome is Full Professor of Operations Management and Associate Dean for Research. He is also Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange for BMEc since February 2018. Constantin is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Before Constantin was the GlaxoSmithKline Chaired Professor in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement and the Kronos Group Endowed Chair at UCLouvain, Belgium. In the last years, Constantin was involved in raising approx. 5 mn Euro competitive research budgets in total. Also, Constantin consulted numerous firms or pursued executive trainings for them, among these are Credit Suisse, Merck, Clariant, Deutsche Telekom, DHL/ DPWN, Deutsche Bahn, Siemens, Philips, Heinz, Henkel, Glaxo Smith Kline, Gesellschaft fuer international Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), EADS, Nestle, Government of Vietnam, Global Witness. Constantin serves on several journals editorial boards (Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences Journal, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Transportation Research Part E…) and corporate boards (n-side, Belgium; Procurence, Poland).
Maria Savona is Professor of Innovation and Evolutionary Economics at SPRU, Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, UK and Professor of Applied Economics at the Department of Economics and Finance at LUISS University, Rome. She was previously at the University of Cambridge, UK, Universities of Strasbourg and Lille 1, France. Her research focuses on the economics of innovation; the effects of technical change on employment and wage inequality; the structural change of the sectoral composition of economies, particularly the emergence of global value chains in services; economics and policy of innovation in services; barriers to innovation and innovation failures. More recently, she is interested in the governance of data and policies to redistribute data-value. She has led and co-led grants funded by the Greater London Authority, Economic and Social Research Council, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, EC H2020, IDRC. She has advised the IADB; ECLAC; UN ESCAP; OECD; NESTA; BEIS, DETI. She is an Editor for Research Policy; AE for the Journal of Evolutionary Economics and Economia Politica. She is an Academic Member of the ESRC Peer Review College and has served in evaluation panels for the EC, National Research Councils of Canada, Finland, Luxembourg, Italy, Norway, UK, US. She is a former member of the High Level Expert Group on the Impact of Digital Transformation on EU Labour Markets for the European Commission.
Prof. Dr. Jelena Spanjol is head of the Institute for Innovation Management (IIM) at the Munich School of Management, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, Germany. Prior to joining LMU, she held faculty positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Texas A&M University. Her research examines innovation dynamics across micro-, meso-, and macro-levels. In her current work, she explores how innovation is motivated by and addresses societal challenges. Her research has been published in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Service Research, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Marketing Letters, Journal of Business Ethics, Health Psychology, and in various book chapters. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief (with Charles Noble) of the Journal of Product Innovation Management and on the Editorial Review Board of Creativity and Innovation Management.