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Professor of Supply Chain Innovation, University of Bath

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 has carried out research, consultancy, executive education and competence development activities with a wide range of public and private sector organisations.

Jens has published over 80 research contributions in leading UK and US conference proceedings, management journals and books. He currently acts as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Operations & Production Management. He also sits on the editorial board of the leading industrial marketing (Industrial Marketing Management) and operations management (Journal of Operations Management) 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.

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:


  • 2017–present
    Chair professor, University of Bath, School of Management


  • 2010 
    University of Bath, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • FHEA