Bio

My name is Wendy van der Valk and I am an Endowed Professor of Purchasing & Supply Chain Management at Tilburg University, sponsored by the Dutch association for purchasing management Nevi. My remit includes stimulating research and teaching in the field of purchasing and supply management.

My research focuses on the effective governance of inter-organisational relationships in supply chains, with a specific focus on the functions of contracts and their interplay with relational governance mechanisms. Of particularly interest is the impact of contemporary transitions in business and society, such as digital transformation and circularity, on effective inter-organisational governance.

Within the master Supply Chain Management, I teach the compulsory course Purchasing Management to over 200 students each year. I furthermore supervise multiple purchasing-related master theses and contribute to executive teaching programs of Nevi and TIAS. 

Courses

Recent publications

  1. Concluding LONGA VIA: Legal and organisational aspects that influence…

    Aben, T., Espinosa Apráez, B., Lavrijssen, S., Akkermans, H., Groenleer, M., & van der Valk, W. (2021). Concluding LONGA VIA: Legal and organisational aspects that influence data-driven innovations in infrastructure management. Abstract from ISNGI conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  2. Enabling the smart use of smart meter data in the Dutch electricity m…

    Aben, T., Jonker, M., Akkermans, H., & van der Valk, W. (2021). Enabling the smart use of smart meter data in the Dutch electricity market. Abstract from ISNGI conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  3. Highway to hell - Can collaborative contracting be more than a road p…

    Aben, T., van der Valk, W., & Akkermans, H. (Accepted/In press). Highway to hell: Can collaborative contracting be more than a road paved with good intentions?. Paper presented at 30th IPSERA conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.
  4. Managing information asymmetry in public-private relationships underg…

    Aben, T., van der Valk, W., Roehrich, J. K., & Selviaridis, K. (2021). Managing information asymmetry in public-private relationships undergoing a digital transformation: The role of contractual and relational governance. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 41(7), 1145-1191.
  5. The challenge of making smart use of smart meters: The case of the Du…

    Aben, T., Jonker, M., Akkermans, H., & van der Valk, W. (Accepted/In press). The challenge of making smart use of smart meters: The case of the Dutch electricity market. Abstract from Managing the “new normal”: The future of Operations and Supply Chain Management in unprecedented times, Berlin, Germany.

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