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General

Emmanuel Thanassoulis is Professor in Management Sciences at Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He has an extensive research track record, applications and teaching experience in comparative-efficiency assessment methods, especially those based on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). He has over 70 refereed academic publications in the area. He has also authored Introduction to the Theory and Application of Data Envelopment Analysis: A foundation text with integrated software. (2001, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston), and more recently Thanassoulis  et al. (2008) DEA – The Mathematical Programming Approach to Efficiency Analysis, in The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Growth, (Hal Fried, Knox Lovell and Shelton Schmidt editors, Oxford University Press).

He has developed DEA Software and has acted as consultant on DEA to a variety of organisations, including The Department for Education and Skills, The Department for Communities and Local Government, the Home Office, HM Treasury, the Audit Commission, OFWAT, Transco and Severn Trent Water. He runs bespoke training courses on the methods of efficiency and productivity analysis. He has acted for many years as Joint Editor of the Journal of Productivity Analysis and is on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Operational Research, both key journals for learned publications in the field of efficiency and productivity analysis.

Teaching Activity

The main subject areas I have taught are:

  • Linear programming - Data Envelopment Analysis
  • Project Scheduling - Non-linear optimisation methods
  • Dynamic programming - Multi-objective programming methods
  • Statistics
  • BNM1 (PG) Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Management
  • BNM4 (PG) Data Envelopment Analysis
  • BNM5 (PG) Application of comparative performance measurement methods
  • BNM701 (PG) Operational Research Methods

Employment

  • 1999- Professor in Management Sciences, Aston Business School, University of Aston, Birmingham.
  • 1996 - 1999 Senior Lecturer in Operational Research, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, Coventry
  • 1977 - 1996 Lecturer in Operational Research, Warwick University as above.

Qualifications

  • 1984 University of Warwick, PhD. Research area: Operational Research.
  • 1975 University of Warwick, MSc in "Management Science and Operational Research".
  • 1973 Sussex University, BSc in "Engineering with Operational Research", 1st Class Honours.

Responsibilities

Research Convenor Department  of Operations & Information Management Group

Contact Details

Email:e.thanassoulis@aston.ac.uk
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3254
Room: ABS264

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Warwick

MSc, University of Warwick

University of Sussex

External positions

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Microbiology, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH

1 Feb 2016 → …

Keywords

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Benchmarking, Data Envelopment Analysis, Operational Research

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Research Output 1994 2018

Decentralization
Incentives
Data envelopment analysis
Unit
Benchmarking

Assessing the cost-effectiveness of university academic recruitment and promotion policies

Thanassoulis, E., Sotiros, D., Koronakos, G. & Despotis, D., 16 Jan 2018, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 264, 2, p. 742-755

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Cost-effectiveness
Cost effectiveness
Output
Higher Education
Wages

Profit change and its drivers in the English and Welsh water industry: Is output quality important?

Maziotis, A., Saal, D. S., Thanassoulis, E. & Molinos-Senante, M., 1 Oct 2018, 20, 5, p. 995-1012 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

water industry
profit
driver
water
industry

A DEA-based incentives system for centrally managed multi-unit organisations

Afsharian, M., Ahn, H. & Thanassoulis, E., 1 Jun 2017, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 259, 2, p. 587-598 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Data envelopment analysis
Data Envelopment Analysis
Incentives
Unit
Super-efficiency

Efficiency in education

Johnes, J., Portela, M. & Thanassoulis, E., 21 Mar 2017, In : Journal of the Operational Research Society. 68, 4, p. 331-338 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access
File
Education
Finance
Students

Thesis

Evaluating productive efficiency: comparative study of commercial banks in Gulf countries

Author: Anouze, A., 2010

Supervisor: Emrouznejad, A. (Supervisor) & Thanassoulis, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Innovation, networking and globalisation: the role of regional innovation systems in the global innovation processes

Author: Redi, N., 24 Jun 2014

Supervisor: Gholami, R. (Supervisor) & Thanassoulis, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Measurement of hospital performance

Author: O'Callaghan, G., Nov 2011

Supervisor: West, M. A. (Supervisor), Thanassoulis, E. (Supervisor), Scully, J. W. (Supervisor) & Dawson, J. F. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Business Administration

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Measuring the contribution of unpaid overtime in the gross value added of UK industries: an assessment using data envelopment analysis and statistical methods

Author: Papagiannaki, E., 18 Mar 2019

Supervisor: Thanassoulis, E. (Supervisor) & Giraleas, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

New insights on measuring bank branches efficiency through DEA: transactional, operational, and profit assessments

Author: Silva Portela, M. C., 2003

Supervisor: Thanassoulis, E. (Supervisor), Simpson, G. (Supervisor) & Alves, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Activities 1995 2010

Water Services Regulation Authority (External organisation)

Emmanuel Thanassoulis (Member)
2010

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

Advice on the use of efficiency and productivity assessment methods. OXERA.

Emmanuel Thanassoulis (Advisor)
20102011

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Business and Community - Other

Training and Research for Warwickshire PCT. CED.

Emmanuel Thanassoulis (Advisor)
20102011

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Business and Community - Other

External Examiner, University of Cambridge

Emmanuel Thanassoulis (Examiner)
2009

Activity: Examination typesExamination

Water Services Regulation Authority (External organisation)

Emmanuel Thanassoulis (Member)
Oct 2009Dec 2012

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network