The Management Science Laboratory (MSL) was created in January 2000 by the Senate of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). MSL is now a leading ISO-certified research center in Europe, conducting research and advisory work in the areas of quantitative analysis, modeling and optimization methods, operations and supply chain management, transportation and logistics, financial engineering, business transformation and strategy, innovation and knowledge management, entrepreneurship, and human resources management.
MSL' s mission is to produce world-class research output, and to advance research and outreach efforts for management improvement in today's technological, dynamically evolving and global business environment. MSL' s main goals are to:
Advance the state-of-the art in management science research, tackling issues from a perspective of global change, information technology advances and dynamically evolving business models.
Maintain a corporate development and technology transfer program enabling companies operating in the new business environment to tap into a unique reservoir of expertise in management.
Advance the interaction of AUEB faculty, researchers and students with world-renowned institutions, scholars and business managers, thus ensuring research accuracy and relevance.
Since its creation, MSL has brought together a number of faculty and researchers from Greece, Europe and North America with an acknowledged record and expertise in management research. During this period, MSL staff has successfully completed numerous research projects, has developed new conceptual frameworks and methodologies, has organized international conferences, has published nearly 300 papers in international journals (such as Management Science, Operations Research, Strategic Management Journal, Transportation Science, Journal of Management, European Journal of Operational Research, OMEGA, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Research Policy, Interfaces), books, edited volumes, and conferences, and has created a unique critical mass of researchers in management science research in Europe.
With a core team of over 30 researchers (about half of them doctoral students), working on many projects funded from the corporate sector, the European Commission, and National Funding Agencies, equipped with state of the art facilities including decision technology software, ERP systems, and with an active visiting faculty program and a truly international network of partnerships, MSL has created a unique reservoir of expertise in the shape of its four Research Centers: