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Alessandro Ancarani

Alessandro Ancarani is Associate Professor of Managerial Engineering at University of Catania, Italy.

After graduating from the University of Catania, he took a D.Phil. in Managerial Engineering from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata.” He obtained the Italian National Qualification for Full Professorship in 2014.

His current research mainly focuses on Health Care Management, Behavioral Operations Management, Performance of Service Organizations, and Public Procurement. His recent publications on these topics have appeared in Social Science and Medicine, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, andInternational Journal of Production Economics.

He has participated in several research projects and received research grants from the Italian Ministry of Research (MIUR), the National Research Council (CNR), and European Commission. He is also involved in consultancy activity, mainly directed to hospitals and healthcare organizations but also to public administrations and local governments.

He joined the Executive Committee of the International Purchasing & Supply Education & Research Association (IPSERA) in 2008. In 2009, he served as Vice-President; and in 2010 he was nominated President of IPSERA until 2012.

Since 2009 he has served in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Procurement (JoPP). In 2006, he joined as Associate Editor of theJournal of Purchasing and Supply Management (JPSM).

He has been co-Editor-in-Chief of the JPSM since 2010.

He is a founding member of the European Decision Sciences Institute. He has been a chairman and an organizer of several conferences and he is Program co-Chair of EDSI 2015.