Evgeny Kagan

Evgeny Kagan, PhD

Assistant Professor
Academic AreaOperations Management & Business Analytics
Academic AreaInnovation & Entrepreneurship
Areas of InterestEntrepreneurial Operations Management, Behavioral Operations Management, Innovation and Product Development

Evgeny Kagan's research lies at the intersection of behavioral sciences and operations management. His work studies a variety of operational contexts, which include entrepreneurship, product development, productivity and incentive design.  Evgeny's research has been published in leading journals, such as Management Science, and he is a recipient of several research awards. He is also a co-author on a report commissioned by the Kauffman foundation studying entrepreneurial mentoring.


    • Ph. D, Operations Management, Ross School of Business - University of Michigan
    • M.Phil, Logistics and Information Systems, Erasmus University
    • BS, Business Administration, Mannheim University


    Selected publications

    Works in progress

    • "Passing the buck? Transfer decisions in services" with Brett Hathaway and Maqbool Dada
    • "Dynamic Decision Making in Operations Management and Marketing" with Stephen Leider and Ozge Sahin
    • "Entrepreneurial Market Research: When Hypotheses Outnumber Samples" with S. Leider & W. Lovejoy.



    • Business Analytics

    Honors and distinctions

    • Winner, Best paper competition in Innovation Management 2017, EBS Wiesbaden
    • Finalist, POMS College of Product Innovation and Technology Management (PITM) best student paper competition 2017
    • Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship 2017 - 2018 (Awarded for outstanding doctoral research)
    • Finalist, INFORMS Behavioral Operations working paper competition 2016

    In the media