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Finn Wynstra is a Professor of Purchasing and Supply Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands) and a fellow of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). From 2004 until 2019, he has held an Endowed Chair sponsored by the Dutch Association for Purchasing Management (NEVI).

His research focuses on purchasing and supply management, in particular the interplay of supply and innovation processes, and buyer-supplier relations in business service contexts. His work has appeared in various journals spanning different disciplines, including Journal of Operations Management; International Journal of Research in Marketing; Journal of Product Innovation Management; and Accounting, Organizations & Society. He also co-authored two textbooks: ‘Buying Business Services’ and ‘Developing Sourcing Capabilities’ (both at Wiley).

Finn is involved in developing and teaching courses for bachelor, masters, PhD, MBA and executive programmes in the Netherlands and abroad. He acts as Associate Editor for the Journal of Operations Management, serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management and the Journal Supply Chain Management, and is a past Editor of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. In 2013, he received the Hans Ovelgönne Award from the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM), for his scientific contribution to the development of the field, among others as chair of the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA). Administrative positions have included those of Director of Doctoral Education and Associate Director at the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), and chair of the Erasmus University taskforce on scientific integrity. Finn Wynstra received a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) and a Licentiate degree from Uppsala University (Sweden). 

Prior to joining RSM Erasmus University, he worked at Eindhoven University of Technology and Jönköping International Business School (Sweden).

He has held visiting appointments at universities in Germany (EBS Business School), Sweden (Chalmers University of Technology, Linköping University), the UK (University of Bath) and the US (Kellogg School of Management).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

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