M. (Merieke) Stevens

RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Associate Member ERIM
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2011

Merieke Stevens is an Associate Professor at the department of Technology & Operations Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. She obtained a PhD in Operations Management from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.

Merieke's research focuses on buyer-supplier relationship dynamics. She is particularly interested in cooperation between organizations to enhance innovation; advantages and disadvantages of trust in the supply chain; and the role of IT systems in supply chain coordination.

Merieke lived in Japan for several years, where she did extensive on-site research in the automotive industry. She applies her experience in the automotive sector to other areas such as the medical device supply chain.

Merieke’s teaching topics include Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Lean, and Six Sigma.

Merieke 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. She serves on the Editoral Review Board of the Journal of Operations Management.

Merieke is a member of Queens’ College Cambridge, where Desiderius Erasmus studied between 1510 and 1515.

  • M. Stevens (2012). Renault-Nissan Alliance: Not just a handshake. In J. Cunningham & B. Harney (Eds.), Strategy and Strategists: Legacies, Dilemmas and Trajectories. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • M. Stevens & T. Fujimoto (2009). Nissan: From the brink of bankruptcy. In M. Freyssenet (Ed.), Second Automobile Revolution: Trajectories of the world carmakers in the 21st century. London: Palgrave Macmillan
  • M. Stevens (2008). Foreign Influences on the Japanese Automobile Industry: The Nissan-Renault mutual learning alliance. In R. Rasiah, Y. Sadoi & R. Busser (Eds.), Multinationals, Technology and Localization: Automotive and electronics firms in Asia. London: Routledge
Katharina Badenhausen

PhD Positions in Supply Chain Management

Editorial positions

  • Administrative Science Quarterly

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Operations Management

    Member Editorial Review Board

  • Organization Studies

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

Organization Membership


Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T09-28
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Latest publication

M. Stevens (2015). Inter-organisational trust: is more always better? RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 24 (4), 8-10.