UCL Management Science and Innovation

Bart Vanneste

Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
Phone number
(0)20 3108 4087
(internal 54087)
Office location
Engineering Front Building
Rm 4.03


Bart Vanneste is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the Department of Management Science and Innovation (MS&I). Before joining UCL, he was a faculty member at INSEAD. His current research focuses on relationships between organizations. More specifically, he is interested in understanding in the organization of such relationships in terms of trust, formal contracts, and relational contracts. His work has appeared in the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal.

Bart Vanneste obtained a Ph.D. in Strategic & International Management from The London Business School, University of London.


Bart‘s research interests include interorganizational relationships (trust, contracts, shadow of the future).

Research projects

Governance of interorganizational relationship

How to structure relationships between organizations

Drivers of organisational learning and adaptation

How organisations learn and adapt to significant changes in their environment

Entrepreneurial operations management

Prescriptive models accompanied by stylized insights to aid operations of high-growth entrepreneurial firms.
Selected publications
Vanneste, B. S., & Frank, D. H. (2013). Forgiveness in Vertical Relationships: Incentive and Termination Effects. Organization Science. doi:10.1287/orsc.2013.0861 [link]
Vanneste, B. S., Puranam, P., & Kretschmer, T. (2013). Trust Over Time in Exchange Relationships: Meta-Analysis and Theory. Strategic Management Journal. doi:10.1002/smj.2198 [link]
Vanneste, B. S., & Puranam, P. (2010). Repeated Interactions and Contractual Detail: Identifying the Learning Effect. Organization Science, 21 (1), 186-201. doi:10.1287/orsc.1080.0402 [link]
Puranam, P., & Vanneste, B. S. (2009). Trust and Governance: Untangling A Tangled Web. Academy of Management Review, 34 (1), 11-31. doi:10.5465/AMR.2009.35713271 [link]