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Durham University

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Professor Christos Tsinopoulos, BEng, MSc, PhD, CILT, FHEA

Head of Department of Management and Marketing, Professor in Operations & Project Management in the Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45555
Room number: MHL 416

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Christos leads a research team in the area of operations and technology management which aims to explore questions which are practical, relevant and deliver impact. He and his colleagues focus on the activities customers and suppliers employ to use data and integrate their processes to develop new products and processes. He works with practitioners, international scholars, and professional organisations to identify questions that are relevant, and apply rigorous methodological techniques to address them.

He has been a member of the executive committee and a lead assessor of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Manufacturing Excellence awards, and has been a visiting scholar at Duke University Fuqua Business School.

Christos has a PhD from the University of Warwick as well as Bachelor and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield. Previously, he has been a research fellow in new product development at the Warwick Manufacturing Group and a quality and maintenance engineer for copper and aluminium industries in Greece.

Christos is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Product and Innovation Management, and the Journal of Manufacturing and Technology Management.

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Christos’s research and teaching activities focus on the management of innovation, technology and supply chain integration. His work, frequently supported by industry, focuses on the interface of customers and suppliers and its impact on Research and Development and innovation more generally.

Christos is the director of the six MSc in Management programmes in Durham and has recently developed Durham’s first MOOC on open innovation.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Product and Process Innovation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • R&D Management and University-Industry Collaboration
  • Technology Management


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  • Business, Economics & Employment: Operations Management & Strategy
  • Business matters: Operations Management & Strategy
  • Industry: Engineering, manufacturing: Operations Management & Strategy