dr. (Merieke) M Stevens


Merieke Stevens is an Associate Professor of Technology & Operations Management at RSM Erasmus University, and a Visiting Academic Fellow at the Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. She serves as Department Editor of the Technology Management department at the Journal of Operations Management. 

Merieke's research focuses on Supply Ecosystems. She is particularly interested in how supply chain processes can be adjusted to improve economic, societal, and environmental outputs. One of her focus areas is the use of trust and digital tools to increase supply chain transparency and inclusiveness.

Merieke lived in Japan for several years, where she conducted extensive on-site research in the automotive industry. She retains her automotive focus, but applies her experience to other settings such as medical teams, global ports, and the energy infrastructure.

Merieke was the recipient or runner-up for several awards, including the PMB best teacher award; the Journal of Operations Management Reviewer Service Award; the Industry Studies Association Giarratani Rising Star Award; the Institute for Supply Management Best Paper in Supply Chain Award; and the Cambridge Judge Business School Best Doctoral Paper Award.

Merieke teaches, amongst others, the core course Operations Management in RSM's fulltime MBA. She has held visiting positions at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo; and the Management Research Center, École Polytechnique Paris.

Merieke obtained her PhD in Operations Management at the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, and is a member of Queens' College where Desiderius Erasmus studied between 1510 and 1515.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Associate professor | Department of Technology and Operations Management
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam


  • Sjoerd van Tuinen & Merieke Stevens (13 mei 2019) - Is transparency an obstacle or promotor in the transition to a circular economy?
  • Sjoerd van Tuinen, Merieke Stevens & Robert Rooderkerk (18 april 2019) - Executives and students to explore supply chain analytics and code of conduct

  • Merieke Stevens (2017) - Administrative Science Quarterly (Journal)
  • Merieke Stevens (2016) - Organization Studies (Journal)

RSM Department 1

Start date approval
november 2022
End date approval
november 2025
Teaching various programmes for RSM BV

Strategic Sourcing

Year Level
master, master, master, master
Course Code

  • Katharina Badenhausen

    IoT – Inducing Organizational Transformation?
  • Jun Xiao

    Coordination & Control in Contemporary Organizations
  • Silviu Horia Tierean

    Mind the Gap: The role of psychic distance and supplier’s reputation in international buyer-supplier relationships
  • Chuqiao Zhou

    Exploring the role of context and interpretative dynamics in large-scale cross-cultural collaborations
  • Mohamed Kotb Mobarak

    Digital Transformation Process in a Project Management Context Research Proposal Suggested Reviewers
  • Alexandru Fugariu

    Chain Reaction: Exploring Mechanisms for Absorbing and Recovering from Disruptions in the Consumer Goods Supply Chains
  • Elisah van Kempen

    Exploring the impact of Connected Automated Transport technologies on organizations in the road transport sector: a business model innovation perspective
  • Brieuc Corlay

    Parttime PhD programme
  • Yue Liu

    Parttime PhD programme
  • Océane Marine Fourmentraux

    PhD Position in Supply Chain Management
  • Seyed Mohsen Kermani

    PhD Position in Supply Chain Management
  • Fouad El Osrouti

    Norms versus Organizational Practices: Essays in the Context of Innovation, Standardization, and Religion
  • S M Musa

    Making a Life on the Margins: An Ethnographic Account from Kutupalong
  • Sylke Jellema

    Brace for Impact: Good Intentions, Unintended Consequences, and the Role of Performative Micro-Processes in Organizational Efforts for Societal Change

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