Prof. Dr. Christoph Bode

Prof. Dr. Christoph Bode

Endowed Chair of Procurement


Main fields of research

  • Customer-Supplier-Relations
  • Innovation in Inter-Company Networks
  • Procurement and Distribution Management
  • Risks and disruptions in the Value Chain
  • Sustainability
  • Strategies and performance

Curriculum vitae

2005 Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur (M.Sc. in Business Engineering), University of Karlsruhe
2008 Dr. rer. pol., WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management
2008–2013 Lecturer, Department of Management, Technology, and Economics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)
2013–2014 Assistant Professor (tenured), Department of Organization and Strategy, Tilburg University
2014 Habilitation, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)
Since 2014 Professor of Procurement, University of Mannheim

Selected memberships

  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Council
  • German Operations Research Society (GOR)
  • International Purchasing & Supply Education & researh Association (IPSERA)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)

Prizes, awards, honors

  • Best Associate Editor: Journal of Supply Chain Management (2015)
  • Best Reviewer: Journal of Operations Management (2012, 2013)
  • Journal of Supply Chain Management (2011)
  • Best Paper: DSI Annual Conference (2015)
  • IPSERA Annual Conference (2014)
  • European DSI Annual Conference (2011)

Selected editorial activities

  • Associate Editor:
  • Journal of Business Logistics
  • Journal of Supply Chain Management
  • Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Editorial Board Member:
  • Journal of Management Studies
  • Journal of Operations Management
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for about 15 ISI-ranked journal

Selected publications