Christoph Loch, Director, Cambridge Judge Business School

Christoph Loch


Cambridge Judge Business School

Prior to joining Judge, Christoph was the GlaxoSmithKline Chaired Professor of Corporate Innovation (2006-2011), Professor of Technology and Operations Management (2001-2011) and Assistant and Associate Professor (1994-2001) at INSEAD, Fontainebleau in France. From 2009 to 2010 he was Visiting Professor of Operations Management at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden and, in 2002 and 2003, was Visiting Professor in the Information Dynamics Lab at Hewlett Packard Labs in Palo Alto, California.

From 2008 to 2011, Christoph was Director of the INSEAD Israel Research Center and, from 2006 to 2009, Dean of the PhD Programme at INSEAD. Christoph was an Associate (client consulting team member) at McKinsey & Company in San Francisco and in Munich from 1991 to 1993 and a Strategic Analyst (competitor and industry analyses) at Siemens AG in Munich from 1986 to 1989.

He served as a Lecturer on an MBA course on Management Science and an undergraduate course in Operations Management at the University of Tennessee in 1987.

Christoph has also been the Chairman of the Behavioral Operations Management section of INFORMS (2008-2010), Department Editor for both Management Science (R&D and Innovation department) (2004-2009) and Production and Operations Management (2003-2007, and the special issue on behavioural operations management in 2011), and Associate Editor of Management Science, (2000-2004, 2009-2011), Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM) (2003-2011) and Operations Research (1998-2004).

Christoph holds a PhD from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has been a Non-executive Director of the educational software start-up company, Prendo, since 2000.

Areas of Interest

- How organisations make innovation happen
- Concurrent engineering and coordination in complex systems
- Managing highly novel, uncertain and ambiguous initiatives
- Resource allocation, portfolio management, and strategy deployment
- Performance measurement in R&D and uncertain projects
- Incentives, motivation and cultural evolution (behavioural economics)
- Strategy deployment in (manufacturing and service) delivery

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