Prof. Eric van Heck

Eric van Heck

Professor of Information Management and Markets
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile

Eric van Heck is Professor of Information Management and Markets, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

His research is on the interface of business and technology and concentrates on the role and impact of business architectures and digital platforms.

His work combines insights from different academic fields, such as economics, management science, information systems, and computer science, and helps to tackle complex business and societal challenges. He works on topics such as auction markets, data analytics, digital business & ecosystems, and digital work.

He is an active member of the Erasmus Center for Data Analytics and the Erasmus Center for Future Energy Business.

Research is carried out in collaboration with innovative companies and universities in Brazil, China, Europe, Indonesia, and USA. He leads the Artificial Intelligence in the Floriculture Chain - iFlow project in collaboration with Royal FloraHolland, Grow4U, and Wageningen University.

Professor van Heck teaches the executive courses "Leading Transformation in the Digital Economy" in the ECGL-RSM Advanced Leadership Program (Jakarta, Indonesia) and modules in the RSM open executive course on "Leadership Challenges with Big Data" and "Digital Leadership and Change" and modules in the ERIM/CentER PhD workshop on "Information Management Research".

Professor van Heck is the co-author/co-editor of fourteen books, including Making Markets: How Firms Can Design and Profit from Online Auctions and Exchanges (Harvard Business Press, 2002) and Smart Business Networks (Springer, 2005).

Articles have appeared in academic journals such as Information Systems Research, Journal of Information Technology, Management Science, and MIS Quarterly and in business-oriented journals such as California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, and MISQ Executive.

His work received nominations and awards such as the ERIM Book Award 2004, the ERIM Impact Award 2010, the Literati Network Award for Excellence 2012, the Best Paper Award Nominee at CIST 2012 and 2013, the AIS Award for Best Conference Paper in IS Education 2015, and the Best Paper Award Nominee at ICIS 2017.

Professor van Heck is an active member of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) community. He is the program co-chair of ECIS 2020 in Marrakech, Morocco. He was the program co-chair of ECIS 2013 in Utrecht, the track co-chair of the General IS track at ECIS 2019 in Stockholm, the track co-chair of the Economics and IS track at ICIS 2009 in Phoenix, ECIS 2011 in Helsinki, and ICIS 2012 in Orlando. He was the chairman of the doctoral consortium at ECIS 2008 in Galway, and faculty member of the doctoral consortium at ECIS 2007 in St.Gallen, and ICIS 2011 in Shanghai, and member of the 2014 AIS nomination committee.

His former roles include that of Chairman of the Department of Technology & Operations Management, Academic Director of the Business Information Management (BIM) MSc. program, and ERIM's Director of Doctoral Education.

He has been a Visiting Student at Cornell University (Ithaca, USA), a Visiting Scholar at New York University (New York City, USA) and at the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) (Cambridge, USA).

He has been a Visiting Professor at Aalto University School of Business (Helsinki, Finland) and the Ludwig-Maximilians University (Munich, Germany).

Currently, he is a Visiting Scholar (again) at New York University and a Visiting Professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo (Brazil).

He earned a BSc. degree (Land and Water Use), a MSc. degree (Majors in Land and Water Use and in Information Management, Minors in Operations Research and in Agricultural Economics) and a PhD degree (Information Systems) from Wageningen University.

Professional experience

Full Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Technology and Operations Management

Publications

Key Publications (50)

Recognitions

Editorial positions

  • Journal of Information Technology

    Member International Advisory Editorial Board

Organization Memberships

Side positions

  • Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)

    Visiting Professor

Media

Media items

  • Congres Topsector Logistiek

    The topsector Congres 'Big Data Small World' will focus on coupling data and its possibilities in logistics. Eric van Heck, is mentioned to present.

  • Kennismaken met Innovatie

    The topsector Congres 'Big Data Small World' will focus on coupling data and its possibilities in logistics. Eric van Heck, is mentioned to present.

  • Topsector Logistiek congres ‘Big Data Small World’

    The topsector Congres 'Big Data Small World' will focus on coupling data and its possibilities in logistics. Eric van Heck, is mentioned to present.

  • Meer 1.100 bezoekers op Topsector Logistiek Congres in de Amsterdam Arena

    Over 1.100 visitors attended the Topsector Logistics Congress "Big Data, Small World". Eric van Heck is mentioned to have urged visitors to participate in the data race and further explained the trends in logistics.

  • Meer 1.100 bezoekers op Topsector Logistiek Congres in de Amsterdam Arena

    Over 1.100 visitors attended the Topsector Logistics Congress "Big Data, Small World". Eric van Heck is mentioned to have urged visitors to participate in the data race and further explained the trends in logistics.

  • Europese industriële infrastructuur doelwit terrorisme?

    During the 26th edition of the Storage tanks conference, speeches were held on security of critical infrastructures. Therefore, RSM has started a project for researching electricity applications in the Heart of the South of...

  • Masterstudenten presenteren scripties voor Europees Smart City-project

    Masters students from RSM have researched innovative, smart and sustainable city developments for Rotterdam in the European Smart City project RUGGEDISED®. The Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business leads the extensive...

  • Een groot platform is het meest wenselijk

    Eric van Heck, Professor of Information Management and Markets, was a speaker at an event organised by Green Team Consultancy+ where digitisation was a main topic.

Discovery items

Digital community currencies for global challenges

Digital community currencies are on the rise. They can be great tools for achieving social goals. There are key factors to take into account.

Selling flowers with analytics

How an experiment with big data analysis led the Dutch flower auction to achieve more stable prices.

Courses

Introduction to business administration

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BKB001
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1

BIM Research Methods I

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BM05BIM
  • ECTS: 2 Level: Master

BIM Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMMTBIM
  • ECTS: 16 Level: Master

BIM Research Methods II

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BMRMBIM
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Past courses

BIM Research Methods I

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BM06BIM
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Introduction to Business

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015
  • Code: BAP064
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1

Business architecture and consultancy

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM03BIM
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

ERIM/CentER Workshop on Information Management Research

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2014/2015
  • Code: BERMASC008
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

BIM Honours Course

  • Study year: 2015/2016
  • Code: BMHONBIM
  • ECTS: 10 Level: Master

BIM master thesis

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMMTBIM
  • ECTS: 16

Business architecture and consultancy

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM04BIM
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Master thesis Business Information Management

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BKMMT-BIM
  • ECTS: 20

Platform Ecosystems for Digital Collaboration

  • Study year: 2014/2015
  • Code: RSMME094
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Big Data and Business Analytics

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMME011
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

BIM research topics block 1

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM03BIM
  • ECTS: 1 Level: Master

BIM research topics block 2

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM06BIM
  • ECTS: 1 Level: Master

Business architecture and consultancy

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BKM10BIM
  • ECTS: 5

Introduction to Business

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BAP64
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1

Multi Agent Systems Research

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BERMASC013
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Awards