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. In Academic Year 2022/2023 she is also Visiting Academic Fellow at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. Merieke's research focuses on supply chain coordination to improve outputs--economic but also societal and environmental. She is particularly interested in how trust and digital tools can 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, and infrastructure asset management. Merieke teaches, amongst others, the core course Operations Management in RSM's fulltime MBA, and received the 2014-2016 PMB Best Teacher Award. 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. She serves as Associate Editor at 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.


  • Academic (3)
    • 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
Research Seminar
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Research Seminar
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Research Seminar
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Visiting address

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

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam