Dr. Cyril Foropon
Research themes :
Lean Operations Management, Humanitarian Operations, Innovative Practices in Commercial and Humanitarian Supply Chains (e.g., Big Data, Predictive Analytics, IoT, RFID), Explaining Complexities in Supply Chains Using Organizational Theories, Industry 4.0,
Teaching department :
Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Technology, Innovation, Management
Tel: +33 (0)4 67 10 27 12
Dr. Cyril Foropon is a Full Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management within the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy and the Director of Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) Programs at Montpellier Business School (MBS). He holds a PhD in Management from HEC Paris. His research interests are in the fields of quality management and humanitarian supply chain management. He is particularly interested in the implementation of Lean management within both service and manufacturing organizations, quality management practices within ISO 9000 candidate organizations, process management within humanitarian non-governmental organizations, the impact of emerging technologies in the field of operations and supply chain management, and the use of metaphors in operations management theory building. His articles are published in IJPE, IJPR, IJOPM, AOR, JCP, MD, IJIM, JEIM, IJLM, TFSC, amongst other leading academic journals. He serves as an Associate Editor of Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management.
Case method teaching expert (Harvard Business School), International Teachers Program (ITP) participant (London Business School), and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Executive Certified (Centrale Supélec), Professor Foropon has more than 15 years of teaching experience in front of a large variety of audiences (Undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, Master, MSc, DBA, and Executive education), at leading international business schools (France, Canada, China, India). Moreover, he has developed a CGE-accredited Master of Science (MSc) in Lean Operations Management with a view to prepare all MSc students to face challenges, to solve problems, and to embrace opportunities within all types of companies in order to transform these firms into world-class and highly successful companies.
Cyril is the Director of Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) Programs at MBS offered successfully in China and Tunisia.
Selected Intellectual Contributions
Latan H., Chiappetta Jabbour C.J.C., Lopes de Sousa Jabbour A.B., Camargo Fiorini P. & Foropon C. Forthcoming. Innovative efforts of ISO 9001-certified manufacturing firms: evidence of links between determinants of innovation, continuous innovation and firm performance. International Journal of Production Economics.
Dubey R., Gunasekaran A., Childe S., Fosso Wamba S., Roubaud D. & Foropon C. 2019. Empirical investigation of data analytics capability and organizational flexibility as complements to supply chain resilience. International Journal of Production Research.
Dubey R., Gunasekaran A., Childe S., Roubaud D., Wamba S.F., Ginannakis M. & Foropon C. 2019. Big data analytics and organizational culture as complements to swift trust and collaborative performance in the humanitarian supply chain. International Journal of Production Economics, 210: 120-136.
Sharma A. & Foropon C. 2019. Green product attributes and green purchase behavior: a theory of planned behavior perspective with implications for circular economy. Management Decision, 57(4): 1018-1042.
Shuihua H., Huang H., Luo Z.W. & Foropon C. 2019. Harnessing the power of crowdsourcing and internet of things in disaster response. Annals of Operations Research, 283(1/2): 1175-1190.
Lopes de Sousa Jabbour A.B., Chiappetta Jabbour C. J., Foropon C. & Godinho Filho M. 2018. When titans meet: can Industry 4.0 revolutionise the environmentally- sustainable manufacturing wave? The role of critical success factors. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 132: 18-25.
Larson P. & Foropon C. 2019. Process improvement in humanitarian operations: an organizational theory perspective. International Journal of Production Research, 56(21): 6828-6841.
Shibin, K.T., Dubey, R., Gunasekaran, A., Hazen, B., Roubaud, D., Gupta, S. & Foropon C. Forthcoming. Examining sustainable Supply chain management of SMEs using resource based view and institutional theory. Annals of Operations Research.
Foropon C. & McLachlin R. 2013. Metaphors in operations management theory building. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 33(2): 181-196.
Theory of Constraints
Advanced Operations and Supply Chain Management
Principles of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Introduction to Research
Building Theory through Case-study Research