Rob Dekkers is Reader in Industrial Management at the Adam Smith Business School of the University of Glasgow, Scotland since 2014, after being a Senior Lecturer the University of the West of Scotland and in Industrial Organisation and Management at Delft University of Technology; before that, he worked in industry as internal consultant, production manager and senior project manager. In addition, he has been a visiting scholar at ESC Grenoble, Heilbronn Business School and Massey University. He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a doctoral degree, both from Delft University of Technology. He has authored and co-authored about 80 publications (academic journals, books, chapters in edited books, contributions to conferences and scientific reports); he acts as reviewer for journals, like the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Production Research, Journal of Operations Management and Production Planning and Control. He serves on several review panels and committees, e.g. the International Foundation for Production Research, the (International) Review Panels for EPSRC’s Innovative Manufacturing Programme since 2005 and the Steering Committee of the International Forum on Technology Management.