Dr. M. (Merieke) Stevens

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

Merieke Stevens is an Associate Professor of Operations Management at the department of Technology & Operations Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

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

Merieke lived in Japan for several years, where she did extensive on-site research in the automotive industry. She retains her automotive focus, but applies this experience to other topics such as the role of medical device suppliers in providing complex care.

Merieke’s teaching topics include Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Lean, and Six Sigma. At RSM she teaches, amongst others, the core course Operations Management in the fulltime MBA. Merieke received the 2014-2016 PMB Best Teacher Award.

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 obtained her PhD in Operations Management from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, and is a member of Queens' College 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 doi: 10.1080/13602380701660947
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Katharina Badenhausen
  • Time frame: 2017 -

Editorial positions (3)

  • Administrative Science Quarterly

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Operations Management

    Member Editorial Review Board

  • Organization Studies

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

Organization Memberships (2)

Research Seminar
As: Contact, Coordinator
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator


Visiting address

Office: W T09-28
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam