Maricela Arellano Caro

Assistant Professor,  Department of Logistics and Operations Management

Maricela Arellano Caro

Contact information

HEC Montréal
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3T 2A7

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Other title(s)

  • Forthcoming


  • Ph. D. (Administration), HEC Montréal
  • M. Sc. (Logistics and Operations Management), HEC Montréal
  • Bachelor’s degree (Industrial Engineering), Universidad de Lima


  • Continuous improvement
  • Operations strategy
  • International production networks
  • Behavioral and cognitive perspective of operations management
  • Qualitative research methods

Current research

  • Practice of continuous improvement
  • Knowledge management (creation, sharing and transfer) and learning
  • Operations management by entrepreneurs in developing countries
  • Strategy-as-practice approach
  • Behavioral and cognitive perspective of operations management
  • Qualitative research methods (interviews, case studies, ethnographies, discourse analysis)

This publication selection covers the last five years.


Journal articles (4)

FENNER, Sophie, ARELLANO CARO, Maricela Connie, VON DZENGELEVSKI , Oliver, NETLAND, Torbjørn; « Effect of lean implementation on team psychological safety and learning », International Journal of Operations & Production Management, vol. 43, no 2, 2023, p. 308-331.

ARELLANO CARO, Maricela Connie, SANCHA FERNÁNDEZ, Cristina, NETLAND, Torbjørn, GIMÉNEZ THOMSEN, Cristina; « Manufacturing network integration and culture: an institution-based view », Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, vol. 32, no 6, 2021, p. 1121-1143.

ARELLANO CARO, Maricela Connie, MEUER, Johannes, NETLAND, Torbjørn; « Commitment follows beliefs: A configurational perspective on operations managers' commitment to practice adoption », Journal of Operations Management, vol. 67, no 4, 2021, p. 450-475.

ARELLANO CARO, Maricela Connie, REBOLLEDO, Claudia, TAO, Zhexiong; « Improving operational plant performance in international manufacturing networks: the effects of integrative capabilities and plant roles », Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations, vol. 30, no 2/3, 2019, p. 112-130.

This award and honor selection covers the last five years.

ARELLANO CARO, Maricela Connie
2018 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (Highly Commended mention - Operations & Production Management category), Arellano Caro, Maricela Connie (2016). Un regard néo-institutionnel et sociocognitif de l'adoption de pratiques dans un site de production, [thèse de doctorat], Montréal, HEC Montréal., Emerald/EFMD, 2019

ARELLANO CARO, Maricela Connie
Best Reviewer Award, Strategic Management Society Conference - Global Strategy IG Track, Strategic Management Society, 2019

This selection of supervision activities covers the last five years.


Supervised project supervision – MSc in Management (6)

In codirection with : BÉLANGER, Valérie
Optimisation de la gestion de la production : intégration d'une application sans papier sur le plancher d'usine , by Sylvie Pelletier
October 2023

The impact of a mentoring program on entrepreneurs' operational skills: The case of micro-enterprises in emerging economies , by Wendy Bustos Siabatto
March 2023

In codirection with : COUSINEAU, Martin
Analyse et comparaison des scénarios d'aménagements pour l'acquisition d'un entrepôt , by Paul Mulot
January 2023

A systematic literature review of how entrepreneurs learn and improve their businesses' operations in developing countries , by Yuan Fang
November 2022

Construction de tableaux de suivi de la performance au niveau stratégique entre Danone et ses prestataires 3PL , by Clarisse Buvat
August 2022

Développement de KPI Logistiques pour Berluti , by Hubert Heldt
May 2022 > Faculty