Faculty Profile

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Lee Kong Chian School of Business


Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus of Operations Management



Master of Arts
University of Cambridge


Doctorate in Management
University of Ghent, Belgium

Recent Position(s) Held

2021 -

Member of the University Grants Committee (Hong Kong)

2020 - 

Member of Board of Directors of INSEAD

2019 -

Chair of Steward Asia Centre

2019 - 2021

University Professor
Singapore Management University

2010 - 2018

President and Professor of Operations Management
Singapore Management University

2011 - 

Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge

2006 - 2010

Director of Judge Business School and Professor of Management Studies,
University of Cambridge

Professorial Fellow,
Jesus College

Research Interests

  • Manufacturing Strategy
  • R&D Management
  • International Management in Asia

Awards, Recognition and Honors

  • Public Service Medal (Gold), Singapore, 2018
  • Commander in the Order of Leopold, Belgium, 2018
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Ghent, Belgium, 2012
  • Honorary Fellow of the European Operations Management Association EUROMA, 2011

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Taneri N. and A. De Meyer, 2017, Contract Theory: Impact on Biopharmaceutical Alliance Structure and Performance, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, vol.19, no.3, pp.453-471


  • Ferdows K., A. Vereecke and A. De Meyer, 2016, Delayering the Global Production Network in Congruent Subnetworks, Journal of Operations Management, vol. 41, no.1, pp. 63-74

  • Agrawal A., A. De Meyer and L. Van Wassenhove, 2014, Managing Value in Supply Chains: Case Studies on the Sourcing Hub Concept, California Management Review, vol. 56, no.2, pp.23-54

  • Demeester L., De Meyer A., Grahovac J., 2014, The Role of Operations Executives in Strategy Making, Journal of Operations Management, vol.39, pp.403-413

  • Agrawal A., L. Van Wassenhove, A. De Meyer, 2013, The Sourcing Hub and Upstream Supplier Networks, accepted for publication in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management

  • De Meyer A. 2013, The Future of Doctoral Education in Business Administration, Journal of Management Development, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 477-486

  • Klingebiel R. and A. De Meyer, 2013, Becoming Aware of the Unknown: Decision Making during the Implementation of a Strategic Initiative, Organization Science, vol. 24, pp. 133-153

  • De Meyer A, 2012, Reflections on the Globalization of Management Education, Journal of Management Development, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 336 – 345.

  • De Meyer A and P. Williamson, 2012, Ecosystem Advantage: How to Successfully Harness the Power of Partners, California Management Review, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 24 – 46.

  • De Meyer A., 2008, Technology Strategy and China’s Technology Capacity Building, Journal of Technology Management in China, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 137-153 selected as best article of the year.


  • De Meyer A. with J. Ang, 2021, Building Excellence in Higher Education: Singapore's Experience, Routledge

  • De Meyer A. and P. Williamson, 2020, The Ecosystem Edge: How to innovate through Ecosystems, Stanford Business Press

  • Holweg M., J. Davies, A. De Meyer, B. Lawson, and R. Schmenner, 2018, Process Theory: The Principles of Operations Management, Oxford University Press, Oxford UK

  • Pang E.F and A. De Meyer eds, 2016, Within and Without, Singapore in the World and the World in Singapore, SMU

  • Dutta S., A. De Meyer, A. Jain and G. Richter, 2006, The Information Society in an Enlarged Europe, Springer Berlin

  • Loch C.H., A. De Meyer, M.T. Pich, 2006, Managing the Unknown: a New Approach to Managing High Uncertainty and Risk in Projects, J. Wiley and Sons, London

  • De Meyer A. and S. Garg, 2005, Inspire to Innovate, Management of Innovation in Asia, Palgrave, MacMillan, London

  • De Meyer, A., Pamela C.M. Mar, F.R. Richter, P. Williamson, 2005, Global Future, The Next Challenge for Asian Business, J. Wiley and Sons Asia, Singapore translated into Korean.

  • De Meyer, A., 2002, Belgique On Line: 30 propositions pour la e-Belgique de Demain, Roularta Books, Brussels also published in Dutch under the title: Belgie On Line: 30 voorstellen voor het e-Belgie van Morgen, Lannoo, Belgium

  • De Meyer, A., S. Dutta and S. Srivastawa, 2001, The Bright Stuff, Prentice Hall, London

  • De Meyer, A., 1992, Creating Product Value: a Strategic Manufacturing Perspective, Pitman U.K., also published as "The Manufacturer's survival guide", Irwin and “Nuevo Emfoque de la Funcion de Produccion”, Biblioteca de Empresa, Folio

  • Miller J.G., A. De Meyer and J. Nakane, 1992, Benchmarking for Global Manufacturing, Business One Irwin, Illinois