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Xenophon Koufteros

Jenna and Calvin R. Guest Professor
Co-Editor in Chief, Decision Sciences Journal
Director, Supply Chain Consortium


Xenophon Koufteros is a full Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Mays Business School, Texas A & M University where he also holds the Jenna & Calvin R. Guest Professorship in Business. He also serves as the Director of the Supply Chain Consortium at the Mays Business School. Prof. Koufteros has published over 50 articles in refereed journals including Decision Sciences Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Structural Equations Modeling, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, and International Journal of Production Economics amongst others. Dr. Koufteros is currently serving as a co-editor-in-Chief of Decision Sciences Journal. Prof. Koufteros also served as Associate Editor of Decision Sciences Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and Journal of Business Logistics. He received Best Associate Editor Awards for the Journal of Operations Management and for the Journal of Supply Chain Management and the Best Empirical Paper Award for Decision Sciences Journal. He is also a member of the editorial board for Production & Operations Management, Structural Equation Modeling: An Interdisciplinary Journal and Educational & Psychological Measurement. He currently conducts research in sourcing decisions when ethical considerations are invoked. His recent studies are behavioral in nature and involve an experimental methodology. His prior work addressed integration issues in the realm of supply chain management with a product development and innovation focus. One of his manuscripts in this area is the second most downloaded (16,685 times) paper ever for the Decision Sciences Journal and it is the 15th most cited paper ever for the journal. In 2012 he was ranked as one of the World’s Top Innovation Management Scholars, in “Perspective: Ranking of the World’s Top Innovation Management Scholars and Universities,” (based on unadjusted # of authors counts of papers in top 8 Management & Marketing journals) J PROD INNOV MANAG 2012; 29(2):319–331.

Prof. Koufteros teaches courses across all levels and he received numerous teaching awards including the Distinguished Achievement Award – Teaching, at the University level and at the Mays Business School – Texas A&M University, Association of Former Students. In 2018 he was designated as Poets & Quants’ Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors, a global recognition. In 2019 he received the Wickham Skinner Teaching Award from POM Society for Teaching Innovation. He also received several awards for his service to the profession and students, such as the Distinguished Achievement Award – Individual Student Relationships, at the University level, Association of Former Students, Texas A & M University.