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Svenja SOMMER

Professeur Associé

Informations Systems et 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

The Tension Between Flexible Goals and Managerial Control in Exploratory Projects

Project Management Journal, 2019, vol. 50, n° 5, pp 524-537, (in coll. with C. LOCH)

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)

Chapitres d'ouvrages

Project Management Under High Uncertainty

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

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

The Tension Between Flexible Goals and Managerial Control in Exploratory Projects

Project Management Journal, 2019, vol. 50, n° 5, pp 524-537, (in coll. with C. LOCH)

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)

Chapitres d'ouvrages

Project Management Under High Uncertainty

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

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- Professeur Associé HEC Paris

Activités scientifiques

Adhésion à l'organisation académique ou professionnelle

  • Membre: INFORMS, MSOM, POMS

Activités scientifiques

  • 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
  • Senior editor for POM journal (New Product Development, R&D, and Project Management department, since 2008)
  • 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

  • Conference organisation

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

    • 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