Research Seminar: Orchestrating interorganizational networks to deliver megaprojects

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 13:00 to 14:00

Professor Jens Roehrich Ph.D. FHEA FCIPS grew up in Germany and is an engineer by first degree. He moved to the UK in 2004 and obtained his MSc and PhD degrees from the School of Management, University of Bath. Subsequently, he was a researcher at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London, UK, before re-joining the University of Bath in 2011.

Jens is the HPC Chair in Supply Chain Innovation and the Director of the HPC Supply Chain Innovation Lab ( at the School of Management, University of Bath, UK. He is also a member of the Information, Decision and Operations (IDO) Division, an Associate at the Centre in Healthcare Improvement and Innovation (CHI2), and a Visiting Lecturer at Cass Business School. The HPC Supply Chain Innovation Lab is an exciting partnership between the University of Bath and EDF, one of the largest electric utility companies in the world. The partnership seeks to advance practice, policy and science with regards to setting up and managing complex supply networks.

Jens has acted as a visiting researcher and lecturer at leading institutions such as The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, W.P. Carey Business School at Arizona State University and at numerous UK universities including Cass Business School (London) and Alliance Manchester Business School. He has carried out research, consultancy, executive education and competence development activities with a wide range of public and private sector organisations such as Arup, Maersk, Augusta Westland, Carillion, GKN, NHS PASA, MoD and Veolia.

Jens has published over 80 research contributions in leading UK and US conference proceedings, management journals and books. He currently acts an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Operations & Production Management (ABS4 ranked). He also sits on the editorial board of the leading industrial marketing (Industrial Marketing Management; ABS3 ranked) and operations management (Journal of Operations Management; ABS Elite ranked) journals, acts as a regular reviewer for world-class management research journals and is an examiner for under-, postgraduate and doctoral-level degrees. Jens has received multiple national and international awards for his research and teaching activities.

Jens has also written for leading news outlets and trade journals such as The Conversation, Retail Gazette and Supply Management - CIPS. His research and expert insights have been profiled in the media including Forbes, The Times – Raconteur, The Epoch Times and South West Business Insider.

Individual and collaborative research activities have emphasised a research focus on long-term inter-organisational relationship management across public and private organisations. Within this agenda, significant strands of research explore: (i) the interplay of contractual and relational governance mechanisms; (ii) procuring and managing complex capital projects such as public-private partnerships; (iii) the dark side of relationships such as conflicts, trust breaches and opportunism; and (iv) sustainable supply chain management.

His research is multidisciplinary, drawing theoretical inspiration and methodological support from operations management, economics, strategy, innovation management, healthcare and policy management. The interdisciplinary nature of his research has resulted in publications in not only core operations and supply management journals, but also publications in leading general management, industrial marketing, policy and health management outlets. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Social Science & Medicine, Health Affairs, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and Industrial Marketing Management.  (for a full research profile, please visit the following website:

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