prof.dr.ir. H.W.G.M. (Eric) van Heck

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 and Chairman of the Department of Technology & Operations Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

His research concentrates on the role and impact of business architectures and digital platforms to deal with complex societal and business challenges.

At the moment he works on Auction Markets, Big Data & Analytics, Digital Business & Architecture, and Digital Work. He is an active member of the Erasmus Center for Data Science and Business 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.

Professor van Heck teaches executive courses on "Leading Transformation in the Digital Economy" and modules in "Leadership Challenges with Big Data" and in a PhD workshop on "Information Management Research".

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

Articles with co-authors have appeared in academic and business-oriented journals including California Management Review, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, Electronic Markets, European Journal of Information Systems, European Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Information Systems Research, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Information Technology, MIS Quarterly, MISQ Executive, Strategic Outsourcing, and WirtschaftsInformatik.

Professor van Heck is an active member of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) community. He was the program co-chair of ECIS 2013 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, 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, Ireland, and faculty member of the doctoral consortium at ECIS 2007 in St.Gallen, Switzerland, and ICIS 2011 in Shanghai, and member of the 2014 AIS nomination committee.

His former roles include that of RSM's 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 Professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo (Brazil). He leads the "Big Data Analytics Research" course in the FGV EAESP Winterschool.

He earned a BSc. degree (Land and Water Use), a MSc. degree (Majors in Land and Water Use and Information Management, Minors in Operations Research and 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

Full Professor

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

Publications

Work in Progress (3)

  • Y. Lu, A. Gupta, W. Ketter & E. van Heck (2018). Information Transparency in B2B Auction Markets: The Role of Winner Identity Disclosure. Management Science.
  • Y. Lu, A. Gupta, W. Ketter & E. van Heck (2018). Dynamic Decision Making in Sequential B2B Auctions: A Structural Econometric Approach. Management Science.
  • E. Diniz, E. Siqueira & E. van Heck (2018). Taxonomy of Digital Community Currency Platforms. Information Technology for Development.

Key Publications (45)

Recognitions

Editorial positions

  • Journal of Information Technology

    Member International Advisory Editorial Board

Organization Memberships

Side positions

  • Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)

    Visiting Professor

Courses

Introduction to Business

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015
  • Code: BAP064
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1

Introduction to business administration

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

Past courses

BIM master thesis

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMMTBIM
  • ECTS: 16

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