prof.dr. H. Schiele (Holger)

Full Professor

About Me

Prof. Dr. habil. Holger Schiele

born 1969, grown up in Brazil and Germany, married, three children, is Diplom-Ökonom (Master of Economics and Business Administration). He has studied in Maastricht and in Hanover, obtaining both, Ph.D. and habilitation in business administration (venia legendi), (“Innovations from and with suppliers”, 2008), with counted on the support of BME (the German purchasing association), from Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Besides academia, he has worked for ten years at the strategy department of Preussag AG, as consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and as project manager with h&z business consulting. Consulted firms include large corporations such as Shell, Siemens or ThyssenKrupp as well as medium sized firms. Previous to joining the University of Twente in 2009 he was at Jacobs University in Bremen.

Besides publishing two management books (#1 Financial Times list), he wrote numerous, academic papers, which were cited more than a thousand times and appeared in innovation management journals such as Research Policy, R&D Management or Research-Technology Management and purchasing related papers, such as the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Industrial Marketing Management or Journal of Supply Chain Management, among others.

Holger Schiele joins UTIPS – The University of Twente Initiative of Purchasing Studies (www.utips.eu) and is member of the advisory commission of NLR - Netherlands Aerospace Centre and of the advisory council of AutoUni, Wolfsburg. 


Business & Economics
Buyer-Supplier Relationships
Social Capital
Supply Management


Picaud-Bello, K. , Schiele, H., Koch, V., & Francillette, M. (2024). Innovation through sustainability: Identifying purchaser skills fostering green innovation. Cleaner Logistics and Supply Chain, 10, Article 100136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clscn.2023.100136
Benhayoun, L., Le-Dain, M. A., Saikouk, T. , Schiele, H., & Calvi, R. (2023). Supplier involvement in NPD projects: the buyer's perspective on the complementary roles of social capital and social exchange for project performance. International Journal of Logistics Management. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLM-05-2022-0222
Delke, V. , Schiele, H., Buchholz, W., & Kelly, S. (2023). Implementing Industry 4.0 technologies: Future roles in purchasing and supply management. Technological forecasting and social change, 196, Article 122847. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2023.122847
Goldberg, J. M. , Hoffmann, P. , & Schiele, H. (2023). Assessing supplier quality: Is this supplier good for my innovation project?. Paper presented at 30th EurOMA Conference "A Systems Lens on Operations" 2023, Leuven, Belgium.

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