Professor Christoph H. Loch Joins Peking University HSBC Business School
2023-09-12 09:58:05
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Professor Christoph H. Loch, former dean of the Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS), has joined Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) in this fall semester. Professor Loch is professor of operations and technology management at CJBS and served as the dean of the school for ten years.
Under his leadership since 2011, CJBS has grown into a globally acknowledged leading business school, which was reflected in an improvement in global program rankings like Financial Times Global as well as the school’s standing in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF). In addition, diverse new degree programs were introduced during Professor Loch’s tenure, including a Cooperative Program with PHBS in Shenzhen, China that extended previous business-education collaboration between the two institutions.

 Professor Hai Wen (left) and Professor Christoph Loch on their relaxing walk in the city of Cambridge
It is with the efforts from Professor Loch and Professor Hai Wen, founding dean of PHBS, that the PHBS-CJBS cooperation has been fostered and enhanced over a long period. In the coming two years, he will serve as professor of management at PHBS Shenzhen campus, guiding high-quality research and discipline construction in the fields of management and promoting the exchanges and cooperation between PHBS and CJBS.
As a prominent scholar, Professor Loch has engaged in high-impact research and widely published in academic papers and books. He was identified as one of the top ten innovation researchers worldwide in the Journal of Product Innovation Management in 2012, and as one of the top ten researchers worldwide in Operations Management in the journal Decision Sciences in 2020. According to the information announced on social media by Christopher Tang, vice chairman of the INFORMS Association, Professor Loch will succeed David Simchi-Levi as the new editor-in-chief  of Management Science starting from January 1, 2024.
With his experience in the management of innovation in organizations, project management, and the emotional side of motivation of professional personnel, Professor Loch’s research interests span 6 broad areas: concurrent engineering and coordination in complex systems, managing highly novel, uncertain and ambiguous initiatives, resource allocation, portfolio management, and strategy deployment, performance measurement in R&D and uncertain project incentives, motivation and cultural evolution (behavioral economics), and manufacturing management and strategy deployment.
Since its foundation in 2004, PHBS has been working to integrate the best education resources by attracting talented faculty from home and abroad. The school now has 80 full-time professors with PhDs from leading universities around the world. In addition, PHBS has continued to gain global presence and impact, earning international accreditations including EPAS, AACSB, and AMBA. According to the QS Rankings 2023, its Master of Management, Master of Finance, part-time MBA programs were ranked 17th, 20th, and 29th globally. As part of PHBS's commitment to research, Nobel Laureate in Economics Thomas Sargent also joined the school in 2017 as the founding director of the Sargent Institute of Quantitative Economics and Finance. With such diversity, the school is ready to attract more of the world’s best minds to empower its students and conduct cutting-edge research.



Christoph H. Loch

Professor of Management at PHBS
Professor of Operations and Technology Management at CJBS
Education: Special field Decision Sciences and Operations Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA
MBA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Diplom-Wirtschafts-Ingenieur (A Joint Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business), Darmstadt Institute of Technology, Germany



By Annie Jin