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. Quality Investment Through Buyer-Direct Financing

    Jain, R., & van der Valk, W. (2023). Quality Investment Through Buyer-Direct Financing.
  2. Jointly learning to develop contractual data clauses

    Aben, T., Akkermans, H., & van der Valk, W. (2022). Jointly learning to develop contractual data clauses. Abstract from Brilliance in resilience: operations and supply chain management’s role in achieving a sustainable future, Berlin, Germany.
  3. Learning to contract while digitalising

    Aben, T., van der Valk, W., & Akkermans, H. (2022). Learning to contract while digitalising. Paper presented at 31st annual International Purchasing & Supply Education & Research Association conference, Jönköping, Sweden.
  4. Service Level Agreements and Supplier Capacity Decisions: The Impact …

    Spiliotopoulou, E., & van der Valk, W. (2022). Service Level Agreements and Supplier Capacity Decisions: The Impact of Incentive Framing on Trust. Abstract from Brilliance in resilience: operations and supply chain management’s role in achieving a sustainable future, Berlin, Germany.
  5. Ongekende prijsstijgingen: Hoe ga je daar als inkopende organisatie m…

    van der Valk, W. (Accepted/In press). Ongekende prijsstijgingen: Hoe ga je daar als inkopende organisatie mee om? Deal! : Over de kunst van het inkopen, 2022(May).

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