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Andre du Pin Calmon

Associate Professor

Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology

I am an Assoicate Professor of Operations Management at Scheller College of Business, the co-director of Sustain-X, and a Brook Byers Institute Faculty Fellow. Before joining Georgia Tech, I was an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at INSEAD.

My research involves using data, analytics, and mathematical modeling to address sustainability and efficiency issues in innovative business models. I also study operations management challenges faced by companies in emerging markets. More generally, my research investigates how organizations can use operational excellence and business model innovation to generate positive social and environmental impact while increasing profits. In 2024, I was awarded the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Brady Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence.

My teaching is intertwined with my research and focuses on the relationship between operations management, business model innovation, and sustainability. The sustainability pedagogical material that I have developed was awarded the Page Prize. At Georgia Tech, I was a Jim Pope Create-X Fellow in 2021.

I obtained my Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT. I hold an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade de Brasília (UnB).

My CV is available here.


Published and Accepted Papers

  1. Traceability Technology Adoption in Supply Chain Networks
    P. Blaettchen, A. P. Calmon, and G. Hall
    Management Science, 2024.
    - Accepted to the Supply Chain Management SIG Meeting of the 2021 MSOM Conference
  2. Business Model Innovation for Ambulance Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: “Coordination and Competition”
    A. Gernert, A. P. Calmon, G. Romero, and L. Van Wassenhove
    Production and Operations Management, 2024.
    - Part of the POM Journal's New Business Models and Operations Innovations Special Issue (acceptance rate ≈ 7%)
    - Accepted to the Sustainability SIG Meeting of the 2023 MSOM Conference
  3. Operational Strategies for Distributing Durable Goods in the Base of the Pyramid
    A. P. Calmon, D. Jue-Rajasingh, G. Romero, and J. Stenson
    M&SOM, 2022; 24(4), pp.1887-1905.
  4. Warranty Matching in a Consumer Electronics Closed-Loop Supply Chain
    A. P. Calmon, S. C. Graves, and S. Lemmens
    M&SOM, 2021; 23(5), pp.1314-1331.
  5. Revenue Management with Repeated Customer Interactions
    A. P. Calmon, D. F. Ciocan, and G. Romero
    Management Science, 2021; 67(5), pp.2944-2963.
  6. Inventory Management in a Consumer Electronics Closed-Loop Supply Chain
    A. P. Calmon and S. C. Graves
    M&SOM, 2017; 19(4), pp.568-585.

Submitted Papers and Conference Publications

  1. Data-Driven Failure Time Estimation in a Consumer Electronics Closed-Loop Supply Chain
    A. P. Calmon, S .C. Graves, and Stef Lemmens
    Submitted to M&SOM.
  2. The Value of Long-term Relationships when Selling to Informal Retailers - Evidence from India
    O. Fatunde, A. P. Calmon, J. de Zegher, and G. Romero
    Reject & Resubmit at Management Science.
    - Awarded Second Place in the 2021 POMS College of Sustainable Operations Best Student Paper Competition
    - Accepted to the Sustainable Operations SIG Meeting of the 2021 MSOM Conference
  3. Data Analytics for Creative Processes: Designing the Next Delicious Product
    A. P. Calmon, F. P. Calmon, R. Goodwin, and J. Zazo
    Major Revision at M&SOM.
  4. Seed Manufacturing Under Climate Change: The Impact of Extreme Weather Events
    U. Serhatli, A. P. Calmon, and E. Yucesan
    Major Revision at Operations Research.
  5. Pricing and Job Allocation in Online Labor Platforms
    V.F. Araman, A. Calmon, and K. Fridgeirdottir
    Reject and Resubmit at M&SOM.
  6. Correspondence Analysis of Government Expenditure Patterns
    H. Hsu, F. P. Calmon, J. C. S. Santos Filho, A. P. Calmon, and S. Salamatian
    Presented at the NeurIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for the Developing World (ML4D), 2018.


Case Studies

  1. EMMA Safety Footwear (A): Designing a Circular Shoe
    A. P. Calmon, L. Van Wassenhove, A. Nai-Tien Huang, Anne-Marie Carrick.
    INSEAD Case Publishing, 2019.
  2. EcoVadis: A Sustainability Rating Company Goes Global
    A. P. Calmon, A. Nai-Tien Huang, L. Van Wassenhove
    INSEAD Case Publishing, 2019.
  3. Fibbie Cornuda: Manufacturing a Fit
    N. Askin, A. P. Calmon, and B. Henry
    INSEAD Case Publishing, 2019.
  4. Fibbie Cornuda: Operations and Supply Chain Management
    A. P. Calmon, N. Askin, and B. Henry
    INSEAD Case Publishing, 2019.
  5. Vertical Farms
    A. P. Calmon, E. Yucesan, and W. Khoury
    INSEAD Case Publishing, 2018.
  6. From Fast Fashion to Sustainable Apparel: The Making of the SAC
    M. Hunter, A. P. Calmon, L. Van Wassenhove
    INSEAD Case Publishing, 2018.
  7. Essmart: Distributing Life Changing Technologies to Rural Villagers
    A. P. Calmon, A. Nanji, G. Romero
    INSEAD Case Publishing, 2018.

Other Pedagogical Material

  • Torneio: A Platform for Innovation Tournaments
    S. Chick, A. P. Calmon, and R. Ballestiero
    Avaliable online, 2019. Please contact me for more information.
  • INSEAD Sustainability Blog
    A. P. Calmon
    Student-driven sustainability blog, 2017-present. All content developed by students of the Business Sustainability Course.
  • Online course: Searching for a Business Model.
    A. P. Calmon
    Online course and digital exercises offered to all incoming INSEAD MBA students, 2018.
  • Better Place Negotiation Game
    A. P. Calmon
    In-class role playing game to illustrate the challenges of introducing and scaling green energy business models.


  • Operations Management (2021-present)
  • Business Sustainability (2015-present)
  • Process and Operations Management (2015-2020)
    • INSEAD MBA Core Course. Also teaches an abridged version for executive students
    • Awarded the "Best MBA Core Course" Award by the INSEAD MBA graduating class in 2015, 2017, and 2019.
  • New Business Models (2017-2020)
    • Taught in both the INSEAD MBA and Excutive programs
    • This is a tournament-based business model innovation course. S. Chick, R. Ballestiero, and I created Torneio, a torunament platform designed for the course.


  • The best part of my job is working with brilliant students and collaborators. Here are some Ph.D. students and Post-Docs that I supervised:
    • Donghyun (Daniel) Choi - Ph.D. co-advisor (2nd year Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech)
    • Philippe Blaettchen - Ph.D. co-advisor (now an Assistant Professor at Bayes Business School of City University of London. His dissertation won the 2022 INFORMS TIMES Best Dissertation Award.)
    • Andreas Gernet - Post-Doctoral mentor (now an Assistant Professor at Kühne Logistics University)
    • Utku Serhatli - Ph.D. co-advisor (now an Assistant Professor at NOVA SBE)
    • Stef Lemmens - Post-Doctoral mentor (now an Assistant Professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University)
  • I am the co-director of Georgia Tech's Sustain-X, an initative to promote the creation and scaling of sustainability-related ventures around Georgia Tech. We have worked with dozens of GT-founded startups and hundereds of members of the Georgia Tech community.
  • I manage a Vertically Integrated Project called Innovation Management where undergraduate students from several of GT's colleges work in teams to design, create and deploy new solutions that imporve research administration and innovation management at Georgia Tech.
  • I was a part of Georgia Tech's Sustainability Next strategic planning comittee, which designed Georgia Tech's Strategic Plan .
  • I helped design, fundraise, and promote the The Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society .
  • Participated in numerous fundraising events and meetings related to INSEAD's Business as a Force for Good Campaign.
  • Presented in numerous alumni and fundraising forums, such as the INSEAD Visionaries Conference, the European Alumni Forum, and the Dutch Alumni Forum.
  • Taught in the Leading Management Education program, a short program that provides pedagocical tools to new INSEAD faculty.
  • Students and Startups

    I have had the privlege to teach, mentor, advise, collaborate, and help numerous amazing startups created by Georgia Tech, INSEAD and MIT students and alumni. A partial list of companies is:
  • WheelCharriot
  • Stanplus
  • Ful Foods
  • Essmart
  • Soko
  • Ajua (formerly known as mSurvey)
  • Libring (recently acquired by App Annie)
  • In the Operations Management Community

  • Co-organizer of the M&SOM Sustainable Operations track at INFORMS 2020.
  • Co-organizer of the Environmental Operations track at POMS 2018.
  • Co-organizer of the Sustainable Operations Special Interest Group Meeting at the 2015 M&SOM Conference.
  • Contact

    Email: andre (dot) calmon (at) gatech (dot) edu

    Office 4110
    Scheller College of Business
    800 West Peachtree, NW
    Atlanta, Georgia