The challenges of organising effective and efficient healthcare services, with specific interests in (i) the design of local and regional healthcare systems, specifically the division of labour between acute hospitals, specialist providers and primary care, (ii) the management of complex acute hospitals, specifically the role of organisational design and organisational and personal incentives, and (iii) the rigorous evaluation of managerial interventions, specifically the use of experimental design techniques and the exploitation of routinely collected organisational and national data.
Building on long-term relationships with UK organisations, such as the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Stefan is keen to engage with the challenges of organising healthcare both in the developed and developing world.
Subject group: Operations
Stefan is an associate editor of the Journal of Operations Management, and was previously associate editor of Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, SIAM Journal on Optimization and IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis.
Stefan has taught operations research at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and in Cambridge's Engineering Department, where he retains a courtesy faculty position. Prior to his appointment to the Gillings Chair of Health Management, he was Professor of Management Science at Cambridge Judge Business School. He has held visiting positions at Stanford, MIT and London Business School and spends regular sabbaticals at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Freeman, M., Savva, N. and Scholtes, S. (2017) "Gatekeepers at work: an empirical analysis of a maternity unit." Management Science (DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.2016.2512) (published online Sep 2016; forthcoming in print)
Kuntz, L., Mennicken, R. and Scholtes, S. (2015) "Stress on the ward: evidence of safety tipping points in hospitals." Management Science, 61(4): 754-771 (DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.2014.1917)
Savva, N. and Scholtes, S. (2014) "Opt-out options in new product co-development partnerships." Production and Operations Management, 23(8): 1370-1386 (DOI: 10.1111/poms.12059)
de Neufville R. and Scholtes, S. (2011) Flexibility in engineering design. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Kuosmanen, T., Post, G.T. and Scholtes, S. (2007) "Non-parametric tests of productive efficiency with errors-in-variables." Journal of Econometrics, 136(1): 131-162