Roland Van Dierdonck


Professor Roland Van Dierdonck is Emeritus Professor at Vlerick Business School.
Prof Dr Em Roland Van Dierdonck is Civil and Industrial Engineer (Ghent University) and Doctor in Business Administration, Harvard University (USA). Professor Van Dierdonck has been dean at Vlerick Business School during a period of 10 years.
Before his deanship he was an assistant-professor at IMD, Lausanne, visiting research scholar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA) and visiting professor at INSEAD (France) and Rotterdam School of Management (The Netherlands) and various other schools and universities. His main research interests are supply chain management, manufacturing strategy and service operations management.


Job Title : Emeritus Professor

Management Domain
Operations & Supply Chain Management

Expert in
Manufacturing Strategy
Operations & Supply Chain Management
Service Operations Management
Supply chain management


Articles in refereed journals with impact

  • Boute R. Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  2011. Organising for supply chain management. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 14(5): 297-315.

  • Vereecke A. Van Dierdonck R. De Meyer A.  2006. A Typology of Plants in Global Manufacturing Networks. Management Science, 52(11): 1737-1750.

  • Vandevelde A. Van Dierdonck R.  2003. Managing the design-manufacturing interface. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 23(11): 1326-1348.

  • Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  2002. Crossing borders and boundaries, 7th International EurOMA Conference, Ghent, Belgium. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 22(12)

  • Vereecke A. Van Dierdonck R.  2002. The strategic role of the plant: testing Ferdows's model. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 22(5): 492-514.

Articles in other (un)refereed journals

  • Van Dierdonck R.  2006. Internationaal Hoger Onderwijs. Th&ma - Tijdschrift voor Hoger Onderwijs en Management, (3): 50-55.

  • Van Hoek R. Van Dierdonck R.  2000. Postponed Manufacturing supplementary to transportation services. Transportation Research - Part E, 36E(3): 209-217.

  • Gemmel P. Van Dierdonck R.  1999. Admission scheduling in acute care hospitals: does the practice fit with the theory?. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 19(9): 863-.

  • Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  1999. Kiezen voor flexibiliteit. Business Logistics, 1999(februari)

  • Roth A. Van Dierdonck R.  1995. Hospital Resource Planning : concepts, feasibility and framework. Production and Operations Management Journal, 4(1): 2-29.

  • Clarysse B. Debackere K. Van Dierdonck R.  1995. Netwerkvorming in R&D: implicaties voor het management van technische professionals. Tijdschrift voor Economie en Management, 40: 19-45.

Book Chapters

  • Boute R. Serneels S. Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  2008. Organizing for Supply Chain Management. In: van der Vaart T. van Donk D. Tradition and Innovation in Operations Management

  • Sleuwaegen L. Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A. Vandenbroere I. Peene B.  2004. Europese distributiecentra en value added activities in Vlaanderen: economische betekenis en concurrentiepositie. In: Ed. Logistiek: laatste front in de concurrentieslag (pp. 75-124). Garant-Uitgevers.

  • Gemmel P. Verweire K. Van Ossel G. Bruggeman W. Van Dierdonck R. Van Looy B.  2003. Performance measurement systems in service firms. In: Van Looy B. Gemmel P. Van Dierdonck R. Ed. Services management: an integrated approach (pp. 373-403). Pearson Education.

  • Vereecke A. Van Dierdonck R.  1999. A typology of international plant networks. In: Bartezzaghi E. Roberto F. Gianluca S. Vinelli A. Managing operations networks (pp. 653-660).

  • Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  1999. Design and management of international plant networks. 

  • Van Ossel G. Bruggeman W. Desmet S. Gemmel P. Slagmulder R. Van Dierdonck R. Van Looy B.  1998. Performance management in service firms. 

  • Vereecke A. Van Dierdonck R.  1998. The focus and autonomy of plants in international manufacturing networks. In: Couglan P. Dromgoole T. Peppard J. Operations management: future issues and competitive responses

  • Heene A. Van Looy B. Van Dierdonck R.  1997. Defining a service strategy. In: Van Looy B. Gemmel P. Van Dierdonck R. Ed. Services management: an integrated approach (pp. 249-453). Pitman Publishing.

  • De Meyer A. Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  1996. Global plant networks in European multinationals. In: Voss C. Manufacturing strategy: operation strategy in a global context (pp. 189-194).

  • Vereecke A. Van Dierdonck R.  1996. Productie in België: is er nog toekomst?. 

  • Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  1992. European integration and changing plant configuration. In: Hollier R. Boaden R. New S. International operations: Crossing borders in manufacturing and service (pp. 99-104).


Conference Presentations

  • Boute R. Serneels S. Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  2008. The Supply Chain Organisational Structure. Paper presented at POMS 19th. Annual Conference, May 9-12, La Jolla, California, United States.

Conference Proceedings

  • Vereecke A. De Meyer A. Van Dierdonck R.  2008. The strategic role of the plant in international networks: a longitudinal study. Groningen:

  • Gemmel P. Vereecke A. Van Dierdonck R.  1999. A theoretical framework of international operations networks in pure service industries. (pp. 545-560). Venice: Universidad de Sevilla.

Research reports

  • Buyens D. Van Dierdonck R. Van de Velde S. Brysse I. Vanpoucke E.  2004. Studie naar de kantoorpolitiek van bedrijven in België. 

  • Sleuwaegen L. Van Dierdonck R. Vandenbroere I. Minne V. Dereuwe G.  2002. Europese distributiecentra en value added activities in Vlaanderen: economische betekenis en concurrentiepositie. (215 p.)

Vlerick working papers