Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Eric van Heck is a researcher, lecturer, writer, presenter, and advisor.

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).

He is teaching business information management at the RSM MSc in Business Administration programme, some PhD workshops in the doctoral programme, and the executive module "IT for Managers" in the executive education programme.

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 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 Director of Doctoral Education (2007-2009) and was a Visiting Professor at the Helsinki School of Economics (2002-2005) and 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).