Robert Suurmond , MSc

Robert Suurmond

PhD Candidate
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Robert Suurmond is a PhD candidate at the Department of Technology and Operations Management. His research focusses on how innovation is achieved in the context of supply (network) collaborations, for both products and services. For example, how do buyer-supplier-customer service triads form and function? Or what is the effect of supplier involvement in new product development? Furthermore, Robert is well-equiped in both qualitative and quantitative research methodology. He is the co-developer of a free and simple tool for meta-analysis (Meta-Essentials, see publications below).

Robert obtained an MSc in Supply Chain Management and an BSc in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

Professional experience

PhD Candidate

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


Key Publications (3)

Work in Progress

  • R. Suurmond, J.Y.F. Wynstra & J. Dul (2018). The sense and non-sense of (early) supplier involvement in NPD: a meta-analysis. In Proceedings of the 27th IPSERA Annual Meeting

Scholarly Publications (6)


Organization Memberships (2)