Evgeny Kagan

Evgeny Kagan, PhD

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

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, employee productivity, and incentive design. Evgeny's research has been published in leading journals, such as Management Science and Operations Research, and he is a recipient of several research awards. He has developed a new Business Analytics foundations course for the JHU Carey FTMBA program.


  • 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

  • "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

  • Best INFORMS Behavioral Operations Working Paper Award 2020 (Winner)
  • Best INFORMS Technology and Innovation Management Dissertation Award 2018 (Runner-up)
  • Best INFORMS Behavioral Operations Working Paper Award 2016 (Finalist)

In the media

  • Selecting, Recruiting, and Retaining Mentors for your Mentor Network
  • Employee contract structures in startups can be determining factors of success