Dr. Cyril Foropon
Research themes :
Big Data & Predictive Analytics, Healthcare Operations, Humanitarian Operations Management, Humanitarian Supply Chain Management, Industry 4.0, Lean Operations, Sustainable Supply Chain Management.
Teaching department :
Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Technology, Innovation, Management
Tel: +33 (0)4 67 10 27 12
Dr. Cyril Foropon is Full Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, 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
Kamble S., Gunasekaran A., Kumar V., Belhadi A. & Foropon C. Forthcoming. A machine learning based approach for predicting blockchain adoption in supply chain. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
Dubey R., Bryde D.J., Foropon C., Graham G., Giannakis M. & Mishra D.B. Forthcoming. Agility in humanitarian supply chain: An organizational information processing perspective and relational view. Annals of Operations Research.
Ranjan J. & Foropon C. 2021. Big Data analytics in building the competitive intelligence of organizations. International Journal of Information Management, 56: 102231.
Fuli G., Foropon C. & Xin M. 2020. Reducing carbon emissions in humanitarian supply chain: The role of decision making and coordination. Annals of Operations Research.
Lu Y., Foropon C., Wang D. & Xu S. 2020. Arbitrage in Gray markets and its impacts on supply chain decisions. Journal of Entreprise Information Management.
Akter S., Bandara R., Fosso Wamba S., Foropon C. & Papadopoulos T. 2019. Analytics-based decision-making for service systems: A qualitative study and agenda for future research. International Journal of Information Management, 48: 85-95.
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.
Larson P. & Foropon C. 2018. Process improvement in humanitarian operations: an organizational theory perspective. International Journal of Production Research, 56(21): 6828-6841.
Foropon C. & McLachlin R. 2013. Metaphors in operations management theory building. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 33(2): 181-196.
Introduction to Research
Building Theory through Case-study Research
Advanced Operations and Supply Chain Management
Principles of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Theory of Constraints
Total Quality Management
FNEGE Media Videos:
Dubey, R., Gunasekaran, A., Childe, S., Bryde, D., Giannakis, M, Foropon, C., Roubaud, D., and Hazen, B., (2020), “Big data analytics and artificial intelligence pathway to operational performance under the moderating effect of entrepreneurial orientation: A study on manufacturing organisations”, International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), Category 1 (CNRS-FNEGE rankings).
Video available here.
Larson, P.D., and Foropon, C., (2018), “Process Improvement in Humanitarian Operations: An Organizational Theory Perspective”, International Journal of Production Research (IJPR), Category 2i (FNEGE-CNRS rankings).
Video available here.