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.