Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Eric van Heck is a chaired professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

His research has a focus on the strategic and operational use of information technologies for companies and markets. Most of his research projects are in collaboration with innovative companies. He is best known for his work on how companies can create value with online auctions. He is a Research Fellow at the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), one of the largest research centers in management in Europe.

Eric is teaching business information management in the MSc. in Business Information Management BIM) programme, some PhD workshops in ERIM's doctoral programme, and the executive module "IT for non-IT Managers" in some RSM executive educational programmes.

He has co-authored or co-edited fourteen books such as Making Markets (Harvard Business School Press, 2002) and Smart Business Networks (Springer, 2005). His co-authored articles were published in journals such as California Management Review, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, Electronic Markets, European Journal of Information Systems, European Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, Information Systems Research, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Information Technology, and WirtschaftsInformatik.

Eric is an experienced presenter both to larger business audiences and scientific communities around the world.

He is advising companies how to implement and use advanced information technologies.

He was ERIM's Board Member and Director of Doctoral Education (2007-2009)and was a Visiting Professor at the Helsinki School of Economics (2002-2005), and at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich (Summer 2006), and a Visiting Scholar at MIT Sloan School of Management (Summer 2009).

In 2003 he was honored with a honorary fellowship from the Athens University of Economics and Business for his exceptional contribution to the international academic community.

Prior to joining Erasmus University, Eric van Heck was a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Research (CentER) of Tilburg University (1995-1997), an Assistant Professor at Wageningen University (1987-1995), a Visiting Scholar at New York University (Summer 1994), and he has worked for Cap Gemini (1985-1987).

He received both his M.Sc. (1985) and Ph.D.(1993) from Wageningen University. During his bachelor study in Land and Water Use he was a visiting student at Cornell University (Autumn 1982).