University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Professor Jens Roehrich

Dr Jens Roehrich

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Leading Refereed Journal Papers
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Job Title:

HPC Chair in Supply Chain Innovation Director, HPC Supply Chain Innovation Lab

Affiliated Research Division

Research Member, Centre for Healthcare Innovation & Improvement (CHI2)


Information, Decision and Operations

Key Research Interests:

Governance of inter-organisational relationships, Procuring complex performance, Complex Capital Projects, Public procurement, Public-private partnerships, Trust, Contracts, Inter-organisational conflicts

Research Interests

My individual and collaborative research activities have emphasised a research focus on long-term inter-organisational relationship management across public and private organisations. Within this agenda, significant strands of research explore: (i) the interplay of contractual and relational governance mechanisms; (ii) procuring and managing complex capital projects such as public-private partnerships; (iii) the dark side of relationships such as conflicts, trust breaches and opportunism; and (iv) sustainable supply chain management. My research is multidisciplinary, drawing theoretical inspiration and methodological support from operations management, economics, strategy, innovation management, healthcare and policy management. The interdisciplinary nature of my research has resulted in publications in not only core operations and supply management journals, but also publications in leading general management, industrial marketing, policy and health management outlets.

PhD Supervision

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students in my research interest areas.


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Leading Refereed Journal Papers

Howard, M.B.; Roehrich, J.K.; Lewis, M.A. and Squire, B. Converging and diverging governance mechanisms: The role of (dys) function in long-term inter-organizational relationships. British Journal of Management, forthcoming.

Caldwell, N.; Roehrich, J.K. and George, G. 2017. Social value creation and relational coordination in public-private collaborations. Journal of Management Studies.

Roehrich, J.K., Hoejmose, S. & Overland, V. 2017. Driving green supply chain management performance through supplier selection and value internalisation: A self-determination theory perspective. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol.37 No. 4, pp. 489-509.

Tamayo-Torres, J., Roehrich, J.K. & Lewis, M.A. 2017. Organizational ambidexterity, manufacturing performance and environmental dynamism. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 37 No. 3, pp. 282-299.

Essig, M.; Glas, A.; Selviaridis, K. & Roehrich, J.K. 2016. Performance-based contracting in business markets. Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 59, pp.5-11.

Kreye, M. E., Roehrich, J. & Lewis, M. 2015. Servitizing manufacturers: The importance of service complexity and contractual and relational capabilities. Production Planning and Control, 26 (14-15): 1233-1246

Roehrich, J. K.; Lewis, M. A. & George, G. 2014. Are Public-Private Partnerships a Healthy Option? A Systematic Literature Review. Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 113: 110-119, DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.03.037.

Amann, M., Roehrich, J. K., Harland, C. & Essig, M. 2014. Driving sustainable supply chain management in the public sector: The importance of public procurement in the EU. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 19(3): 351-366. DOI: 10.1108/SCM-12-2013-0447.

Grosvold, J., Hoejmose, S. U. & Roehrich, J. K. 2014. Squaring the circle: Management, measurement and performance of sustainability in supply chains. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 19(3): 292-305, DOI: 10.1108/SCM-12-2013-0440.

Roehrich, J. K., Grosvold, J. & Hoejmose, S. U. 2014. Reputational risks and responsible supply chain management: Decision making under bounded rationality. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 35(5): 695-719, DOI: 10.1108/IJOPM-10-2012-0449.

Hoejmose, S. U., Roehrich, J. K. & Grosvold, J. 2014. Is doing more, doing better? The relationship between responsible supply chain management and corporate reputation. Industrial Marketing Management, 43(1): 77-90, DOI: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2013.10.002.

Roehrich, J. K. & Lewis, M. A. 2014. Procuring complex performance: Implications for exchange governance complexity. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 32(2): 221-241, DOI: 10.1108/IJOPM-01-2011-0024.

Hartmann, A., Roehrich, J. K., Frederiksen, L. & Davies, A. 2014. Transitioning towards procurement of complex performance: The case of public infrastructure. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 32(2): 174-194, DOI: 10.1108/IJOPM-01-2011-0032.

Barlow J., Roehrich J. K., & Wright S. 2013. Europe Sees Mixed Results From Public-Private Partnerships For Building And Managing Health Care Facilities And Services . Health Affairs, 32(1): 146-154, DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.1223.

Parry, G. & Roehrich, J. K. 2013. Automotive enterprise transformation: Build to order as a sustainable and innovative strategy for the automotive industry? Journal of Enterprise Transformation, 3(1): 33-52, DOI: 10.1080/19488289.2013.784223.

Roehrich, J. K., & Caldwell N. D. 2012. Delivering integrated solutions in the public sector: the unbundling paradox. Industrial Marketing Management, 41(6): 995-1007, DOI: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2012.01.016.

Parry G., & Roehrich J. K. 2012. An Engineering system approach to strategic change: The case of the European automotive industry. Strategic Change, 21(5-6): 249-262. DOI: 10.1002/jsc.1907.

Roehrich, J. K., Parry, G. & Graves, A. 2011. Implementing build-to-order strategies: enablers and barriers in the European automotive industry. International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 11(3): 221-235, DOI: 10.1504/IJATM.2011.040869.

Roehrich, J. K., & Lewis M. A. 2010. Towards a model of governance in complex (product-service) inter-organisational systems. Construction Management and Economics, 28(11): 1155-1164, DOI: 10.1080/01446191003762249.

Barlow, J., Roehrich, J. K., & Wright, S. 2010. De facto privatisation or a renewed role for the EU? Paying for Europe’s healthcare infrastructure in a recession. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 103: 51-55, DOI: 10.1258/jrsm.2009.090296.

Caldwell, N. D., Roehrich, J. K., & Davies, A. C. 2009. Procuring complex performance in construction: London Heathrow Terminal 5 and a Private Finance Initiative Hospital. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 15(3): 178-186, DOI: 10.1016/j.pursup.2009.05.006.

Lewis, M. A., & Roehrich, J. K. 2009. Contracts, relationships and integration: Towards a model of the procurement of complex performance.International Journal of Procurement Management, 2(2): 125-142, DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2009.023403.

Parry, G., & Roehrich, J. K. 2009. Towards the strategic outsourcing of core competencies in the automotive industry: Threat or opportunity? International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 9(1): 40-53, DOI: 10.1504/IJATM.2009.023585.

► older publications

Zheng, J., Roehrich, J. K., & Lewis, M. A. 2008. The dynamics of contractual and relational governance: Evidence from long-term public-private procurement arrangements. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 14(1): 43-54, DOI: 10.1016/j.pursup.2008.01.004.

Other Outputs

Yalabik, B. & Roehrich, J. K. 2014. Sustainability in energy-intensive industries: Moving forward. In-procurement magazine, Vol. 4,

Roehrich, J. K. 2014. The art of persuasion. CIPS Supply Management Magazine, July 2014.

Roehrich, J. K., Barlow, J. & Wright, S. 2013. Delivering European healthcare infrastructure through public-private partnerships: The theory and practice of contracting and bundling. In Professor T. K. Das (Series Editor); series: Research in Strategic Alliances’, book: ‘Managing Public-Private Strategic Alliances, 1st ed. Information Age Publishing.

Roehrich, J. K., Caldwell, N. D & Lewis M. A. 2013. Procuring complex performance in the UK Defence sector. In M. Essig & A. Glas (Eds.), Performance Based Logistics: Innovatives Beschaffungsmanagement fuer die Streitkraefte. Berlin: Springer Gabler Verlag.

Roehrich, J. K. 2013. Complex capital projects without the complications. Charterd Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) Supply Management Magazine, August 2013.

Roehrich, J. K. 2013. Procuring complex performance across public and private sectors: The importance of contracts and collaboration to deliver value. The Partner, PSL – Building Business Relationships, May 2013. 

Lewis, M. & Roehrich, J. 2012. Contracts, relationships, and integration: Towards a model of the procurement of complex performance Procuring Complex Performance: Studies of Innovation in Product-Service Management: 19-40. Taylor and Francis.

► older publications

Roehrich, J. K. 2008. Outsourcing: Management and practice within the automotive industry. In G. Parry & A. Graves (Eds.), Build To Order: The Road to the 5-day Car.: 75-97. London: Springer.