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Panos Markou

Panos Markou

Research Assistant, The Entrepreneurship Centre

BSc (Georgia Tech), PhD (IE Business School)

Professional experience

Panos is a strong believer in bridging academia and industry: producing research that is grounded in practice and has the potential for large impact and relevance.  He has worked with BMW to analyse their portfolio of purchasing contracts and optimise their procurement and contracting strategy, and to develop and implement a framework to evaluate raw material price indices for index-linked procurement contracts. Prior to this, Panos collaborated with Banco Santander in organising and hosting the 6th Annual Supply Chain Finance Symposium, and with Delta Air Lines in the TechOps Division.

Panos is a member of the INFORMS Society, Manufacturing & Operations Service Management Society, and the INFORMS Technology, Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship Section and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Production & Operations Management.

Awards & honours

  • Semi-finalist, Best Paper Award, Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting, 2018
  • BMW Full Scholarship for Doctoral Studies, 2012-2015

Research interests

Risk management; project selection and management under uncertainty; finance-operations interface; empirical operations management.

Panos Markou is a member of the Operations & Technology Management subject group.

Selected publications

Markou, P. and Corsten, D. (2017) "Linking commodity price risk and operations: evidence from the gold mining industry." Foundations and Trends in Technology, Information and Operations Management, 11(1-2): 165-185 (DOI: 10.1561/0200000074)

Corsten, D., Gropp, R. and Markou, P. (2018) "Suppliers as liquidity insurers." Social Science Research Network Working Paper (available online via the SSRN)

Markou, P., Williams, R. and Yang, J. (2018) "Collateral, risk, and borrowing capacity." Social Science Research Network Working Paper (available online via the SSRN)

Contact details

Panos Markou
The Entrepreneurship Centre
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG