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Svenja SOMMER

Professeur Associé

Information Systems and Operations Management

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Biographie

Svenja Sommer a obtenu son doctorat dans la gestion de l'INSEAD (France).

Ses recherches portent sur la gestion de projets dans des contextes de grande incertitude et la gestion des processus de développement produits. Avant de rejoindre HEC Paris, elle travaillait en tant que Professeur Assistant à la Krannert School of Management (Purdue University). Elle a obtenu son Doctorat en Management à l'INSEAD.

Articles scientifiques

Collaborative Prototyping of Alternative Designs Under a Target Costing Scheme

Production and Operations Management, mars 2018, vol. 27, n° 3, pp 496–515, (in coll. with T. SHALPEGIN, Z. WAN)

Supervising Projects You Don’t (Fully) Understand: Lessons for Effective Project Governance by Steering Committees

California Management Review, février 2017, vol. 59, n° 2, pp 45-67, (in coll. with C. LOCH, M. MÄHRING)

Incentive Contracts in Projects with Unforeseeable Uncertainty

Production and Operations Management, mars-avril 2009, vol. 18, n° 2, pp 185-196, (in coll. with C. Loch)

Managing Complexity and Unforeseeable Uncertainty in Startup Companies: an Empirical Study

Organization Science, janvier-février 2009, vol. 20, n° 1, pp 118-133, (in coll. with C.H. Loch, J. Dong)

The Effects of Problem Structure and Team Diversity on Brainstorming Effectiveness

Management Science, décembre 2009, n° 12, pp 1899-1913, (in coll. with S. Kavadias)

Selectionism and Learning in Projects with Complexity and Unforeseeable Uncertainty

Management Science, 2004, vol. 50, n° 10, pp 1334-1347, (in coll. with C. Loch)

Chapters edited in books

Project Management Under High Uncertainty

Encyclopedia Of Technology And Innovation Management, V. K. Narayanan, G. C. O'Connor (eds), John Wiley & Sons

Project Risk Management in New Product Development

Handbook Of New Product Development And Management, C. H. Loch, S. Kavadias (eds), Elsevier Limited, Oxford

Cahiers de recherche

Impact of Regulatory Changes on New Product Design Choice and End-of-Life Inventory Buildup

Mimeo , 2011

Supervising Projects you Don't Understand -- Do your Major Projects Receive the Leadership they Need?

INSEAD Working Paper , 2011

Managing Risk and Responding to Uncertainty: How Entrepreneurs and VCs Can Improve Their Effectiveness. A Comparison of Three Countries

Mimeo , 2010

Articles scientifiques

Collaborative Prototyping of Alternative Designs Under a Target Costing Scheme

Production and Operations Management, mars 2018, vol. 27, n° 3, pp 496–515, (in coll. with T. SHALPEGIN, Z. WAN)

Supervising Projects You Don’t (Fully) Understand: Lessons for Effective Project Governance by Steering Committees

California Management Review, février 2017, vol. 59, n° 2, pp 45-67, (in coll. with C. LOCH, M. MÄHRING)

Incentive Contracts in Projects with Unforeseeable Uncertainty

Production and Operations Management, mars-avril 2009, vol. 18, n° 2, pp 185-196, (in coll. with C. Loch)

Managing Complexity and Unforeseeable Uncertainty in Startup Companies: an Empirical Study

Organization Science, janvier-février 2009, vol. 20, n° 1, pp 118-133, (in coll. with C.H. Loch, J. Dong)

Chapters edited in books

Project Management Under High Uncertainty

Encyclopedia Of Technology And Innovation Management, V. K. Narayanan, G. C. O'Connor (eds), John Wiley & Sons

Project Risk Management in New Product Development

Handbook Of New Product Development And Management, C. H. Loch, S. Kavadias (eds), Elsevier Limited, Oxford

Cahiers de recherche

Impact of Regulatory Changes on New Product Design Choice and End-of-Life Inventory Buildup

Mimeo , 2011

Supervising Projects you Don't Understand -- Do your Major Projects Receive the Leadership they Need?

INSEAD Working Paper , 2011

Managing Risk and Responding to Uncertainty: How Entrepreneurs and VCs Can Improve Their Effectiveness. A Comparison of Three Countries

Mimeo , 2010

Formation

  • Ph.D. in Management, INSEAD - France
  • M.Sc. in Management, INSEAD - France
  • Diploma in Business Administration (Diplomkauffrau), WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management - Allemagne

Nominations académiques

Responsabilités académiques à HEC

  • 2008-2014 Membre du GREGHEC (CNRS) HEC Paris
  • 2008- Professeur Associé HEC Paris

Activités scientifiques

Adhésion à l'organisation académique ou professionnelle

  • Membre: INFORMS, MSOM, POMS

Activités scientifiques

  • Rapporteurd papers for Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Operations Management, Organization Studies, and Operations Management Review
  • Senior editor for POM journal (New Product Development, R&D, and Project Management department, since 2008)
  • 2011 Area Editor for MSOM, special issue on Sustainable Operations
  • 2011 Evaluator for NSF (National Science Foundation) grant proposal
  • 2011 Evaluator for research proposal of the University of Leuven
  • 2009 Rapporteur for MSOM student paper competition
  • 2006 Rapporteur for PDMA dissertation competition

  • Conference organisation

  • Co-organized 2001 LBS-INSEAD Doctoral Seminar and the 2001 HEC-INSEAD Doctoral Symposium (60 and 50 participants respectively)
  • 2005-2008 Organized OM lecture series (workshops) at Krannert School of Management
  • Prix ​​& honneurs

    Adhésion à l'organisation académique ou professionnelle

    • Ph.D. Fellowship awarded by INSEAD (1999-2000; 2002-2003)
    • 2010 Management Science Meritorious Services Award
    • 2009 Syntec Management Consulting Best article award in the category "Opérations, Gestion, contrôle/Système d'information et Technologies, "Managing complexity and unforeseeable uncertainty in startup companies : an empirical study", Organization Science
    • 2006 Dean's MBA core teaching award for Mgmt 664
    • 2000 The Sasakawa Young Leader Fellowship Award
    • 1992 Congress-Bundestag scholarship for Youth Exchange