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MSc in Electrical Engineering, State University of Ghent in Belgium


MSc in Business Administration, State University of Ghent in Belgium


PhD in Management, State University of Ghent in Belgium


Honorary Doctorate, University of Ghent, Belgium


Technology Management


Prior to becoming President of SMU, Arnoud De Meyer was Professor of Management Studies at the University of Cambridge (UK) and Director of Judge Business School. He was also a visiting professor at the Universities of Kiel (Germany), Ghent and Antwerp (Belgium) and Waseda and Keio University (Japan).

Before joining Judge Business School, Professor De Meyer was associated for 23 years with INSEAD as a professor and as Dean for the MBA programme, Executive Education and the Euro Asia Centre. He was also the founding Dean of INSEAD's Asia Campus in Singapore. Professor De Meyer has been a part-time professor at the University of Antwerp and Ghent in Belgium, and was a visiting professor at the University of Kiel, Waseda University in Tokyo, Keio University in Tokyo, and the Birla Institute of Technology in India.


Board Member of National Research Foundation (Singapore) since 2010 and of Singapore Symphonia Company Limited since 2013. Member of the Board of Dassault Systemes, Paris since 2005. Non-Executive Director of Singapore International Chamber of Commerce and of Temasek Management Services Pte Ltd since 2010. Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of VITO Flemish Institute for Technological Research since 2009. Previously, Professor De Meyer has been a Non-Executive Board Member of the Management Board of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (UK) (2007-2009), a member of the Singapore Economic Review Committee (2002) and the Advisory Board of the Waseda Asia-Pacific Institute (1997-2000), and a board member of Infocomm Development Authority, Singapore (2000-2003), Sentosa Island Corporation, Singapore (2001-2002), Ancorabel, N.V., Belgium (1998-2003), the Euro-Asia Centre, Fontainebleau (1988-1992), Video Management, Belgium (1988-2000), and Terbeke International N.V. (1986-1989).


Manufacturing and Technology Strategy; the implementation of new manufacturing technologies; the management of R&D; how innovation can be managed more effectively; project management under conditions of high uncertainty; management and innovation in Asia; the globalisation of Asian firms; the management of novel projects.


Loch, C.H., De Meyer, A., and Terwiesch, C. (2000) "Preliminary information, interdependence and task concurrency in product development." Organization Science, 13(4): 402-419.

Pich, M.T., Loch, C.H. and De Meyer, A. (2002) "On uncertainty, ambiguity and complexity in project management." Management Science, 48(8): 1008-1024.

De Meyer, A. and Garg, S. (2005) Inspire to innovate, management of innovation in Asia. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Loch, C.H., De Meyer, A. and Pich, M.T. (2006) Managing the unknown: a new approach to managing high uncertainty and risk in projects. London: J. Wiley and Sons.

Vereecke, A., Van Dierdonck, R. and De Meyer, A. (2006) "A typology of plants in global manufacturing networks." Management Science, 52(11): 1737-1750 (DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.1060.0582)

De Meyer, A. (2012) “Reflections on the Globalization of Management Education.” Journal of Management Development, 31(4): 336-345.

De Meyer, A and Williamson, P. (2012) “Ecosystem Advantage: How to Successfully Harness the Power of Partners.” California Management Review, 55(1): 24-46.

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

De Meyer, A. (2013) “The Future of Doctoral Education in Business Administration.” Journal of Management Development, 32(5): 477-486.

Agrawal, A., Van Wassenhove, L., and De Meyer, A. (2013) “The Sourcing Hub and Upstream Supplier Networks.” Accepted for publication in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.

Agrawal, A., De Meyer, A., and Van Wassenhove, L. (2014) “Managing Value in Supply Chains: Case Studies on the Sourcing Hub Concept.” California Management Review, 56(2): 23-54.

Demeester, L., De Meyer, A., Grahovac, J. (2014) “The Role of Operations Executives in Strategy Making.” Journal of Operations Management, 39: 403-413.

Ferdows, K., Vereecke, A., and De Meyer, A. (2016) “Delayering the Global Production Network in Congruent Subnetworks.” Journal of Operations Management, 41(1): 63-74.
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Last updated on 31 Oct 2017.

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