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 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.


  • Academic (4)
    • Warmerdam, B. W. C. M., Stevens, M., van Rijswijk, C. S. P., Eefting, D., van der Meer, R. W., Putter, H., Hamming, J. F., van der Vorst, J. R., & van Schaik, J. (2023). Learning Curve Analysis of Complex Endovascular Aortic Repair. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 93, 308-318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2023.01.044

    • Stevens, M., & van Schaik, J. (2020). Implementing new technologies for complex care: The role of embeddedness factors in team learning. Journal of Operations Management, 66(1-2), 112-134. https://doi.org/10.1002/joom.1034

    • Sting, F., Stevens, M., & Tarakci, M. (2019). Temporary deembedding buyer-supplier relationships: A Complexity Perspective. Journal of Operations Management, 65(2), 114-135. https://doi.org/10.1002/joom.1008

    • Stevens, M., MacDuffie, JP., & Helper, S. (2015). Reorienting and recalibrating inter-organizational relationships: Strategies for achieving Optimal Trust. Organization Studies, 36(9), 1237-1264. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840615585337

  • Professional (1)
  • Academic (3)
    • Stevens, M. (2012). Renault-Nissan Alliance: Not just a handshake. In J. Cunningham, & B. Harney (Eds.), Strategy and Strategists: Legacies, Dilemmas and Trajectories Oxford University Press.

    • Stevens, M., & Fujimoto, T. (2009). Nissan: From the brink of bankruptcy. In M. Freyssenet (Ed.), Second Automobile Revolution: Trajectories of the world carmakers in the 21st century Palgrave Macmillan.

    • Stevens, M. (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 Routledge. https://doi.org/10.1080/13602380701660947

  • Academic (1)
    • Stevens, M. (2023). Introduction to the special issue on mobility, climate change, and economic inequality. Journal of Operations Management, 69(1), 4-8. https://doi.org/10.1002/joom.1233

  • Administrative Science Quarterly (Journal)

    Editorial work (Academic)

  • Organization Studies (Journal)

    Editorial work (Academic)

  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Katharina Badenhausen
  • Time frame: 2017 - 2022
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Jun Xiao
  • Time frame: 2015 - 2021
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Silviu Horia Tierean
  • Time frame: 2012 - 2022
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Chuqiao Zhou
  • Time frame: 2016 - 2023
Digital Transformation Process in a Project Management Context Research Proposal Suggested Reviewers
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Mohamed Kotb Mobarak
  • Time frame: 2022 -
Parttime PhD programme
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Brieuc Corlay
  • Time frame: 2023 -
Parttime PhD programme
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Yue Liu
  • Time frame: 2023 -
  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Océane Marine Fourmentraux
  • Time frame: 2023 -
  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Seyed Mohsen Kermani
  • Time frame: 2023 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Fouad El Osrouti
  • Time frame: 2017 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: S M Musa
  • Time frame: 2018 -
Research Seminar
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Research Seminar
As: Coordinator
Research Seminar
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Visiting address

Office: W T09-28
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