Prof. Dr. Christoph Bode

Prof. Dr. Christoph Bode

Endowed Chair of Procurement
University of Mannheim
Business School
Schloss Schneckenhof-Ost – Room SO 206
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
nach Vereinbarung Do 15:30–17:00 Uhr


Christoph Bode is a full professor at the Business School of the University of Mannheim and holds the Endowed Chair of Procurement. He obtained his Ph.D. from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany) and his Habilitation from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich (Switzerland). He holds a master's degree in business engineering (Dipl.-Wi.-Ing.) from the University of Karlsruhe (TH) (Germany) and master's degrees in industrial engineering (ingénieur génie industriel) and in management (master de recherche) from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (INPG) (France).

Prior to joining the faculty in Mannheim, he served at the Department of Management and at the Center for Economic Research (CentER) at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) and at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (D-MTEC) at ETH Zurich. He is still affiliated with these institutions as an extramural research fellow.

Teaching and research interests lie in the areas of procurement, supply chain, logistics, and operations management with a special focus on risk and disruptions, interfirm relationships, innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability, and strategies and performance. His research in these areas has been published in multi-disciplinary management journals, such as the Academy of Management JournalDecision SciencesOrganization Studies, or Organizational Research Methods, as well as in leading operations management journals, such as the European Journal of Operational ResearchJournal of Business LogisticsJournal of Operations Management, or Journal of Supply Chain Management. Several of his studies have received awards such as the Chan Hahn Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2017), the Best Theory‐Driven Empirical Research Paper Award at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting (2015), or the Best Paper Award at the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) Annual Meeting (2014).

Prof. Bode serves as an associate editor for the International Journal of Operations & Production Management, the Journal of Business Logistics, the Journal of Operations Management, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, on the editorial board of the Journal of Management Studies, and as a frequent ad-hoc reviewer for other leading journals and conferences.

He is a member of the Complex Adaptive Supply Networks Research Accelerator (CASN-RA) and of the academic advisory council of the Association Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME).