Jochen Schlapp is NORMA Group Associate Professor of Operations and Technology Management at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Prior to joining Frankfurt School in August 2018, he was Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the University of Mannheim, where he also pursued his doctoral studies (PhD in 2014), and a visiting scholar at INSEAD. He holds an M.Phil. in Management Science & Operations from Cambridge University and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt.
His research revolves around questions related to the efficient design of R&D and new product development processes as well as the interplay between new technologies and operations strategy. In recent work he also examines how firms can employ procurement contests to foster innovation in their supplier base. His research has been published in Management Science and Operations Research and has received various awards. He also serves as board member of the Technology, Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship Section of Informs.
At Frankfurt School, Jochen offers courses in Innovation Management and Operations Strategy for graduate students and executives, and supervises student research projects on all levels.