E.M. (Erik) van Raaij

Full Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2008

Erik van Raaij is Professor of Purchasing & Supply Management in Healthcare at Rotterdam School of Management and at the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University (Rotterdam). He holds an Engineering degree in Business and a PhD in Marketing from the University of Twente, The Netherlands. His work has been published in international academic journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, International Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, The Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, California Management Review, Industrial Marketing Management, and Computers & Education. Erik van Raaij is Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. He is a high-performance member of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management, member of the Academy of Management, Executive Committee member of the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA), and member of the Dutch Purchasing Association (NEVI). Erik van Raaij has received several awards and commendations for teaching excellence. His current research interests include Healthcare procurement, Buyer-supplier relationships, and Empirical research methods.

Key Publications (12)

  • E.M. van Raaij, W.F. van Raaij & H.J.P. Timmermans (2010). Customer-focused management. In L. Moutinho & G. Southern (Eds.), Strategic Marketing Management (pp. 15-32). Andover: Cengage Learning
  • E.M. van Raaij (2010). Making the Transformation Toward a Market-oriented Organisation: A Review of the Literature. In A. Lindgreen, M. Hingley, D. Harness & P. Custance (Eds.), Market Orientation: Transforming Food and Agribusiness around the Customer (pp. 3-26). Farnham: Gower
  • A.P. de Man, J.J. Berends, I. Lammers, E.M. van Raaij & A.J. van Weele (2008). Knowledge and innovation in networks: a conceptual framework. In A.P. de Man (Ed.), Knowledge management and innovation in networks (pp. 1-14). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
  • J.C. van Burg, J.J. Berends & E.M. van Raaij (2008). Organizing knowledge sharing in networks: the theory. In A.P. de Man (Ed.), Knowledge Management and Innovation in Networks (pp. 32-53). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
  • A.P. de Man & E.M. van Raaij (2008). Making horticulture networks bloom. In A.P. de Man (Ed.), Knowledge Management and Innovation in Networks (pp. 122-144). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
  • J.C. van Burg, E.M. van Raaij & J.J. Berends (2008). The fibers that hold an innovation network: an analysis of knowledge sharing in the Glare network. In A.P. de Man (Ed.), Knowledge Management and Innovation in Networks (pp. 145-173). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
  • E.M. van Raaij (2018). Het einde van inkoop. Deal! , 49.
  • E.M. van Raaij (2018). Geld uitgeven alsof het van jezelf is. Deal! , 29.
  • M. Wilgenkamp & E.M. van Raaij (2017). Duurzaam inkopen in ziekenhuizen. Deal! , 38-41.
  • R. Burgers & E.M. van Raaij (2017). Supply purchasing for intensive care centres. ICU management, 17 (4), 242-244.
  • M. Boodie & E.M. van Raaij (2015). Wetenschap en praktijk komen samen op Ipsera. Deal! , 32-33.
  • P.J.G. Dohmen, D. van Deurssen, J. van der Rijt & E.M. van Raaij (2015). Nieuwe dynamiek tussen zorgverzekeraar en zorgaanbieder. Deal! , 22-25.
  • E.M. van Raaij & J.Y.F. Wynstra (2014). Problem-solving in healthcare services procurement. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 20 (4), 5-7.
  • M. Boodie & E.M. van Raaij (2014). Nederland zet opnieuw de standaard. Deal! , 24-27.
  • P.J.G. Dohmen, E.M. van Raaij & J. van der Rijt (2014). Prestatie-inkoop in de zorg: een wereldprimeur. Deal! , 26-29.
  • E.M. van Raaij (2012). Meer kennis moet leiden tot betere zorginkoop. Deal! , 30-32.
  • M.A. Ates, J. Bloemhof, E.M. van Raaij & J.Y.F. Wynstra (2012). Proactive environmental strategies pay off. RSM Insight, 9 (1), 12-13.
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Melek Akin Ates
  • Time frame: 2008 - 2014
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Mashiho Mihalache
  • Time frame: 2011 - 2015
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Anna Nikulina
  • Time frame: 2016 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Negin Jamili
  • Time frame: 2018 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Liana van der Hagen
  • Time frame: 2019 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Hazal Erol Çakmak
  • Time frame: 2019 -

Editorial positions

  • Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management

    Associate Editor

Organization Memberships (3)

  • Academy of Management (AM)


  • International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA)

    Member International Executive Committee

  • International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA)

    Member International Scientific Committee

Side positions

  • Nevi

    Lecturer / coach

The ERIM-LIS (Business Processes, Logistics, and Information Systems) research program consists of three main research themes: (i) Supply Chain Management; (ii) Business Information Management, and (iii) Innovation Management. The reader of this project description on Supply Chain Management is encouraged to visit the other project descriptions within the LIS-program as well.

The aim of the ERIM-LIS research group is to be at the forefront of the developments in its domain and to make major contributions both to management science and to management practice. The research aims to contribute significantly to the leading role of the Netherlands as a gateway to Europe and as an innovative country. Much of the research is inspired by business challenges, and by the new opportunities of innovative information and communication systems, and technologies.

The research in the ERIM-LIS program is inter-disciplinary, integrating both quantitative and empirical research methods. Around the main research themes several research centres have been built (e.g. Smart Port, Behavioural Operations, Closed Loop Supply Chains, Optimization in Public Transport, Procurement, and Future Energy Business), which are used to focus the research, to acquire external funding, and to disseminate the research findings.

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