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 at 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 science & analytics, circular and digital business & ecosystems, and digital work, and 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 led the Artificial Intelligence in the Floriculture Chain - iFlow project (2015 - 2020) in collaboration with Royal FloraHolland, Zentoo, and Wageningen University, and sponsored by Topsector Horticulture and Starting Materials.

Professor van Heck teaches the elective course Circular and Digital Business Design (BMME154) in the BIM master program and 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 courses on "Leadership Challenges with Data Analytics" and "Digital Leadership and Change".

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. In 2020, he received the AIS Sandra Slaughter Service Award, the AIS Technology Challenge Award, and the AIS Impact Award. The 2020 AIS Impact award was received for joint research impact with Yixin Lu, May Truong, Alok Gupta, and Wolf Ketter in the iFlow project.

Actually, 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 and of ECIS 2020 - the First Virtual Conference of AIS, the track co-chair of the Economics and IS track at ICIS 2009 in Phoenix, ECIS 2011 in Helsinki, and ICIS 2012 in Orlando, and the track co-chair of the General IS track at ECIS 2019 in Stockholm. 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 Academic Director of the Business Information Management (BIM) MSc. program, ERIM's Director of Doctoral Education, and Chairman of the Department of Technology & Operations Management.

He has been a Visiting Student at Cornell University, twice a Visiting Scholar at New York University, and a Visiting Scholar at MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). He has been a Visiting Professor at Aalto University School of Business (Helsinki, Finland), at Ludwig-Maximilians University (Munich, Germany), and at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo (Brazil).

He worked as a software programmer and system analyst at Cap Gemini Nederland, as an assistant professor at Wageningen University, and as a research fellow at the Center for Economic Research (CentER) at Tilburg University.

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

Scholarly Publications (41)

  • H.M. Truong, A. Gupta, W. Ketter & H.W.G.M. van Heck (2020). The Declining Price Anomaly in B2B Sequential Multi-channel Auctions. In Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS). Munich, Germany
  • H.M. Truong, A. Gupta, W. Ketter & H.W.G.M. van Heck (2019). Understanding B2B Buyer Behavior in Multi-channel Markets: How Posted Price Channel Affect Buyers Strategic Behavior in Auctions. In International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Munich, Germany
  • K. Valogianni, A. Gupta, W. Ketter, S. Sen & E. van Heck (2019). Multiple Vickrey Auctions for Sustainable Electric Vehicle Charging. In ICIS 2019 Proceedings
  • H.M. Truong, A. Gupta, W. Ketter & E. van Heck (2019). Understanding B2B Buyer Behavior in Multichannel Markets: How Posted Price Channel Affect Buyers’ Strategic Behavior in Auctions. In ICIS 2019 Proceedings
  • H.M. Truong, A. Gupta, W. Ketter & H.W.G.M. van Heck (2018). Integrating Posted price channel with B2B Sequential Dutch Auction System. In Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST). Phoenix, USA
  • H.M. Truong, A. Gupta, W. Ketter & H.W.G.M. van Heck (2017). Effects of posted price channel on multi-channel Sequential Dutch auction system. In International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Seoul, South Korea
  • E. van Heck (2000, september 12). Electronische markten en veilingen, Executive Course Electronic Commerce Strategy. Rotterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam i.s.m. Oracle en Ernst & Young.
  • E. van Heck (0200, juli 5). De Nederlandse UMTS veiling. Rotterdam, Radio Interview, Business Nieuws Radio, 6+14 juli.
  • J.L.R. Boers, E. van Heck, T. aan de Stegge, P. Renaud & J. Bloem (2000, juni 9). "Veiling van de UMTS frequenties". Den Haag, Paneldiscussie - Internet Society.
  • E. van Heck (2000, juni 9). Electronische markten en veilingen. Zeist, Postdoctorale Opleiding Electronic Commerce - Erasmus Plus.
  • E. van Heck (2000). Innovative eAuctions in Supply and Demand Chains. In - - (Ed.), Fourth International Conference on Chain Management (pp. ---). Wageningen: -
  • E. van Heck (2000, maart 30). Electronische markten en veilingen, Executive Course Electronic Commerce Strategy. Rotterdam, Erasmus University i.s.m. Oracle en Ernst & Young.
  • E. van Heck (2000, maart 30). Electronische markten en veilingen. Rotterdam, Postdoctorale Opleiding Electronic Commerce - Erasmus Plus.
  • E. van Heck (2000, maart 29). Electronic Markets and Auctions. Copenhagen (Denmark), Guest Lecture, Copenhagen Business School, Executive Course in E-Business.
  • E. van Heck (2000, februari 2). The Cutting Edge in Online Auctions. Helsinki (Finland), Guest Lecture, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.
  • E. van Heck (2000, februari 1). The Impact of eAuctions. Helsinki (Finland), Presentation for different Finnish companies organized by the Electronic Commerce Institute, Helsinki School of Economics and Busniess Administration.
  • E. van Heck (2000, januari 31). The Cutting Edge in Online Auctions. Jyvaskyla (Finland), Guest Lecture, University of Jyvaskyla, Faculty of IT, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems.
  • E. van Heck (2000, november 1). Electronic Commerce Ontwikkelingen en de sierteeltsector, International HortiFair. Amsterdam, International HortiFair - Bloemenveiling Flora.
  • E. van Heck (2000, november 9). Electronische markten en veilingen. Spijkenisse, Postdoctorale Opleiding Electronic Commerce - Erasmus Plus.
  • E. van Heck (2000, november 14). Electronische markten en veilingen, Executive Course Electronic Commerce Strategy. Rotterdamn, Erasmus University Rotterdam i.s.m. Oracle en Ernst & Young.
  • E. van Heck (2000, november 22). Electronische markten en veilingen. Vlaardingen, Postdoctorale Opleiding Electronic Commerce, Erasmus Plus.
  • E. van Heck (2000, november 23). Electronic Commerce Ontwikkelingen en de sierteeltsector. Zoetermeer, Themadag "Ketens, Logistiek en ICT in de sierteeltsector" KLICT project "Ketenkennis=Ketenkracht".
  • E. van Heck (2000, november 24). Electronische markten en veilingen, Postdoctorale Opleiding Electronic Commerce. Zeist, Postdoctorale Opleiding Electronic Commerce - Erasmus Plus.
  • E. van Heck (2000, december 13). Global support for local action - Electronic Grocery Shopping at Royal Ahold. Brisbane (UK), Electronic Grocery Shopping Workshop.
  • E. van Heck (2000, december 14). Behavior of Off-line and Online Buyers in Auctions; Empirical Evidence from the Dutch Flower Industry. onbekend, Workshop on Information Systems & Economics (WISE).
  • L. Wilcocks, E. van Heck & T. Kern (2000). Evindence of a winner's curse in ICT outsourcing and its effects on the outsourcing relationship. In - - (Ed.), Academy of management conference, Toronto, Canada (pp. ---). -: -
  • E. van Heck (2000). Innovative Electronic Auctions in Supply and Demand Chains: Empirical Research in the Floower Industry. In J.H. Trienekens & P.J.P. Zuurbier (Eds.), Chain Management in Agribusiness and the Food Industry (pp. 409-418). Wageningen: Wageningen Pers
  • E. van Heck, O.R. Koppius, F. van den Dool & O. Vermeulen (1999). Adoptie en integratie van webtechnologie bij organisaties in het Midden- en Klein Bedrijf. (Intern rapport). :
  • P.J. van Baalen, M.P.A. van Oosterhout, Y. Tan & E. van Heck (1999). The Start-up of an EDI-Community: Experiences from the Port of Rotterdam. (Extern rapport, EBSC rapport). Rotterdam: Erasm Business Support Centre bv
  • E. van Heck (1999). Electronic Auctions in the Flower Industry. In R Dean (Ed.), E-commerce: threats, opportunities & realising the potential/marketing, sales and virtual communities (pp. 47-56). Uxbridge: UNICOM
  • R. Berger, C. Lansbergen, B. Meijboom, P. Peteri, M. Muller, P. op den Brouw & E. van Heck (1999). Debat 'Innovative transport systems of the Aalsmeer Flower Auctions'. In - - - (Ed.), Netherlands Industrial Property Office (Annual Report) (pp. 39-47). Rijswijk: NIPO
  • T. Kern, L.P. Willcocks & E. van Heck (1999). Relational Trauma: Evidence of a Winner's Curse in ICT Outsourcing. (Intern rapport, ERASM Management Report Series, no 50-1999). :
  • P.J. van Baalen, M.P.A. van Oosterhout, D.S. Tan & E. van Heck (1999). Dynamics in the Start-Up of an EDI community: Experiences from the port of Rotterdam. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: ERASM
  • P.J. van Baalen, M.P.A. van Oosterhout, Y. Tan & E. van Heck (1999). EDI for In-land Transport. (Intern rapport, ERASM Management Report Series, no 22-1999). onbekend: RSM extern
  • E. van Heck (1999). Different Electronic Markets. In R - Dean (Ed.), Implementing E-commerce (pp. 23-48). Uxbridge: Unicom
  • E. van Heck & P.H.M. Vervest (1999). Web-based auctions: How should CIO's deal with them. In - - ITU (Ed.), Proceeding of: World Telecom99/Inter@ctive99, London (pp. 10-17). London, UK: ITU
  • E. van Heck & P.M.A. Ribbers (1998). Experiences with electronic auctions in the Dutch flower industry. In R Dean (Ed.), proceedings of the 11th Conference EEMA. Electronic Commerce is no longer a choice (Say it with Flowers - Case Study) (pp. 31-33). Amsterdam: EEMA
  • E. van Heck & P.H.M. Vervest (1998). Electronic web-based auctions: theory and practice. In R. Bons, S. Klein, R.M. Lee & H. Williams (Eds.), Fourth Research Symposium on Electronic Markets: Negotiation and Settlement in Electronic Markets (pp. 55-62). Rotterdam: EURIDIS
  • M.J.J. Wolters, E. van Heck, M.R. Hoogeweegen & P.H.M. Vervest (1998). A business network redesign approach: conceptual and practical issues. In ? Bovy, P.H.L. (Ed.), Transport, Infrastructure and Logisticts: Competition, Innovation and Creativity (pp. 1-19). Delft: The Netherlands Trail Research School
  • E. van Heck (1998). Transacties in veilingen en tenders op Internet: 'Eenmaal, andermaal.......verkocht'. Adfo-Com, 3 (maart), 3-4.
  • E. van Heck (1998). Say it with flowers. In R. Dean (Ed.), Electronic Commerce is no Longer a Choice (pp. 31-33). Amsterdam: EEMA

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

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Discovery items

Digitally managed cities of the future – how close are we?

Are we there yet? ECDA studied how 80 European cities are getting on with developing Urban Data Platforms. How close is our digital future?

Optimise floriculture and make it more sustainable with AI algorithms

‘AI in the Floriculture Chain’ (iFlow) project developed AI applications for growers, auctioneers, transporters, and supply chain managers.

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

Information Strategy

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BM01BIM
  • ECTS: 5 Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Business Architecture and Transformation

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM03BIM
  • ECTS: 5 Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Customer-centric Digital Commerce

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BMME009
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Circular and Digital Business Design

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BMME154
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master

BIM Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMMTBIM
  • ECTS: 16 Level: Master

BIM Thesis Clinic

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BMRM1BIM
  • ECTS: 2 Level: Master

Past courses

BIM Research Methods I - Old style

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BM05BIM
  • ECTS: 2

BIM Research Methods II - Old style

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMRMBIM
  • ECTS: 4

Introduction to business administration

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BKB001

Introduction to Business

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

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, 2012/2013, 2011/2012
  • 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, 2012/2013, 2011/2012
  • Code: BKM10BIM
  • ECTS: 5

Introduction to Business

  • Study year: 2013/2014, 2012/2013, 2011/2012
  • Code: BAP64
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1

Multi Agent Systems Research

  • Study year: 2013/2014, 2011/2012
  • Code: BERMASC013
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

BIM Thesis Research Project

  • Study year: 2012/2013, 2011/2012
  • Code: BIM-THESIS
  • ECTS: 20 Level: Master

Information strategy

  • Study year: 2011/2012
  • Code: BKM01 BIM
  • ECTS: 3

Awards