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Emmanuel Thanassoulis

Professor, Professor in Management Sciences

    1994 …2020

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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

    Award Date: 1 Apr 1984

    MSc, University of Warwick

    Award Date: 1 Apr 1975

    University of Sussex

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1973

    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

    A Method for Identifying Cost-Efficient Practices in the Treatment of Thoracic Empyema

    Thanassoulis, E., Takamura-Tweedy, A., Patel, M. & Rao, S., 14 Jul 2020, In : British Journal of Healthcare Management. 26, 7

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Preface: International conference on data envelopment analysis—DEA40, 16–18 April 2018

    Thanassoulis, E., Silva, M. C. A. & Podinovski, V. V., 1 May 2020, In : Annals of Operations Research. 288, 2, p. 525-528 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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    A Frontier-based System of Incentives for Units in Organisations with Varying Degrees of Decentralisation

    Afsharian, M., Ahn, H. & Thanassoulis, E., 16 May 2019, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 275, 1, p. 224-237 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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

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  • 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, In : Water Policy. 20, 5, p. 995-1012 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    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

    Water Services Regulation Authority (External organisation)

    Emmanuel Thanassoulis (Member)

    Oct 2009Dec 2012

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

    External Examiner, University of Cambridge

    Emmanuel Thanassoulis (Examiner)

    2009

    Activity: Examination typesExamination