(Eric) HWGM van Heck (Eric) HWGM van Heck

Professor of Information Management and Markets

Full Professor RSM - Rotterdam School of Management Department of Technology and Operations Management
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Eric van Heck is Professor of Information Management and Markets, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

His research is at the interface of business and technology and concentrates on the role and impact of business architectures and digital platforms.

His work combines insights from different academic  fields, such as economics, management science, information systems, and computer science, and helps to tackle complex business and societal challenges.    He works on topics such as auction markets, data analytics, digital business & ecosystems, and digital work.

He is an active member of the Erasmus Center for Data Analytics and the Erasmus Center for Future Energy Business.

Research is carried out in collaboration with innovative companies and universities in Brazil, China, Europe, Indonesia, and USA. He led the Artificial Intelligence in the Floriculture Chain - iFlow project (2016 - 2020) in collaboration with Royal FloraHolland, Zentoo, and Wageningen University.

Professor van Heck teaches the executive courses "Leading Transformation in the Digital Economy" in the ECGL-RSM Advanced Leadership Program (Jakarta, Indonesia) and modules in the RSM open executive courses on "Leadership Challenges with Big Data" and "Digital Leadership and Change".

Professor van Heck is the co-author/co-editor of fourteen books, including Making Markets: How Firms Can Design and Profit from Online Auctions and Exchanges (Harvard Business Press, 2002) and Smart Business Networks (Springer, 2005).

Articles have appeared in academic journals such as Information Systems Research, Journal of Information Technology, Management Science, and MIS Quarterly and in business-oriented journals such as California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, and MISQ Executive.

His work received nominations and awards such as the ERIM Book Award 2004, the ERIM Impact Award 2010, the Literati Network Award for Excellence 2012, the Best Paper Award Nominee at CIST 2012 and 2013, the AIS Award for Best Conference Paper in IS Education 2015, and the Best Paper Award Nominee at ICIS 2017. In 2020, he received the AIS Sandra Slaughter Service Award, the AIS Technology Challenge Award, and the AIS Impact Award.

Indeed, Professor van Heck is an active member of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) community. He was the program co-chair of ECIS 2020 - the First Virtual Conference of AIS - and the program co-chair of ECIS 2013 in Utrecht, the track co-chair of the General IS track at ECIS 2019 in Stockholm, the track co-chair of the Economics and IS track at ICIS 2009 in Phoenix, ECIS 2011 in Helsinki, and ICIS 2012 in Orlando. He was the chairman of the doctoral consortium at ECIS 2008 in Galway, and faculty member of the doctoral consortium at ECIS 2007 in St.Gallen, and ICIS 2011 in Shanghai, and member of the 2014 AIS nomination committee.

His former roles include that of Chairman of the Department of Technology & Operations Management, Academic Director of the Business Information Management (BIM) MSc. program, and ERIM's Director of Doctoral Education.

He has been a Visiting Student at Cornell University (in 1982), twice a Visiting Scholar at New York University (in 1994 and 2019), and at MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) (in 2009).

He has been a Visiting Professor at Aalto University School of Business (Helsinki, Finland) and the Ludwig-Maximilians University (Munich, Germany).

Currently, he is a Visiting Professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo (Brazil).

He earned a BSc. degree (Land and Water Use), a MSc. degree (Majors in Land and Water Use and in Information Management, Minors in Operations Research and in Agricultural Economics) and a PhD degree (Information Systems) from Wageningen University.


Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam