Do managers need to be more open minded in their location decision making?

Ioannis Siskos

What was my dream when I was little?

As a child, I always dreamed of flying planes. I still would like to have some lessons in this regard.

What am I doing when I am not working on my PhD?

I spend my free time with my little daughter and my wife. I am also an enthusiast photographer, so they are often the subject of my photos.

What is my PhD about?

My PhD is about location factors in two different contexts of global manufacturing, namely industrial parks and the automotive industry. On a micro-level, I study how industrial symbiosis can be a location factor for industrial parks. I have developed a business model for industrial park operators in this regard. On a macro-level, I investigate the asymmetry of location factors that determine openings and closures of vehicle assembly plants.

Why is this important for practice?

We have indications that during location decision making, managers tend to focus on specific factors and miss the bigger picture. We are trying to change this and make them think outside their traditional business fence. Our work is also important for EU policy makers that face many challenges in keeping manufacturing in Europe.

How do I like to be remembered after my PhD?

As a researcher who made a substantial contribution in his domain. And also as a person happy to socialize with.

How do I see my future?

I like conducting research, therefore I would like to pursue this from a faculty position.

Want to know more about Ioannis?

Check out his cv page.

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