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Information Systems and Operations Management

The ISOM specialization explores cutting edge operational and technological issues related to societies, organizations and individuals. 

Teaching in the HEC PhD program is personally very rewarding for me. Challenging and getting challenged by the highly motivated HEC PhD students drives me to keep abreast with the latest research developments.


Professor, ISOM


The Information Systems & Operations Management specialization explores cutting edge operational and technological issues related to societies, organizations and individuals. 

Research in Operations Management explores strategic, operational and behavioral aspects in manufacturing and service environments with a focus on the management of supply chains, sustainable operations, the operations of the healthcare sector and new product development and innovation.

Research in Information Systems investigates IT strategy and governance, services sourcing, online communities, recommendation systems and software development.

The specialization relies on a plurality of research approaches including analytical, empirical, experimental and qualitative methods. As such, it offers PhD students the flexibility to customize their study to the specific needs of their research agendas. 


Main field courses (non-exhaustive list)

  • Dynamic Programming
  • Data Collection and Analysis Methods in Information Systems
  • Foundations of Operations Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Supply Chain Management 
  • Theory Building in Information Systems
  • See global course examples here

Students may also join courses from other specializations or partner universities to broaden their knowledge.


Research Seminars

Most academic departments organize research seminars on a regular basis as well as many other academic events. Students are encouraged to join these seminars already from the first year of studies. They give students a good idea of what they are expected to produce. They are also a good way to socialize with the professors of the departments and the other PhD students. Most of these research seminars are available to all PhD students from all specializations.



PhD Coordinator


PhD - image - D.  Andritsos





Dimitrios Andritsos
Associate Professor of Information
Systems and Operations Management 


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