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Nektarios (Aris) Oraiopoulos

Nektarios Oraiopoulos

University Lecturer in Operations Management

PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology), BEng (National Technical University of Athens)

Research interests

Project management and new product development processes with an emphasis on information aggregation in group decision making; technology and R&D management, particularly from the perspective of learning through collaborative agreements and joint development.

Subject group: Operations & Technology Management

Awards & honours

  • 3rd Prize, Best-Paper-Award Innovation Management, for the paper "Resource allocation decisions under imperfect evaluation and organizational dynamics" (with Jochen Schlapp and Vincent Mak), Strascheg Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SIIE), EBS Business School, 2015
  • Cambridge Judge Business School Teaching Award, 2014
  • NATO Scholarship for Doctoral Studies, 2006-2007

Selected publications

Oraiopoulos, N. and Dunlop, W.C.N. (2017) "When science is not enough: a framework towards more customer-focused drug development." Advances in Therapy, 34(7): 1572–1583 (DOI: 10.1007/s12325-017-0567-y)

Neuberger, A., Oraiopoulos, N. and Drakeman, D.L. (2017) "Lemons, or squeezed for resources? Information symmetry and asymmetric resources in biotechnology." Frontiers in Pharmacology, 8: 338 (DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00338)

Schlapp, J.N., Oraiopoulos, N.and Mak, V. (2015) "Resource allocation decisions under imperfect evaluation and organizational dynamics." Management Science (DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.2014.2083) (published online Jan 2015; forthcoming in print)

Oraiopoulos, N. and Kavadias, S. (2014) "The path dependent nature of R&D search: implications for (and from) competition." Production and Operations Management, 23(8): 1450-1461 (DOI: 10.1111/poms.12198)

Oraiopoulos, N., Ferguson, M.E. and Toktay, L.B. (2012) "Relicensing as a secondary market strategy." Management Science, 58(5): 1022-1037 (DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.1110.1456)

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Contact details

Nektarios Oraiopoulos
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

Tel: +44 (0)1223 339648