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Frederik Vos MSc. MSC.

Assistant professor


Dr. Frederik G. S. Vos, MSc. MSc. MSc. is Assistant Professor in Business Administration at the University of Twente ( and Consultant at the Public Procurement Research Center (PPRC, His areas of expertise include public procurement, preferential resource allocation of suppliers and perception differences in buyer-supplier relationships. 

Dr. Vos collaborates on various projects with international companies from the automotive, chemical and construction sectors. Additionally, he helps researchers with their data analysis questions through his knowledge of extensive data analysis techniques for "big" and "small" data, such as structural equations modelling (SEM), Predictive modelling with PLS algorithms (PLSpredict), qualitative comparative analyses (QCA), polynomial regressions & surface analyses, contrast testing and Simultaneous equations model (e.g. 2SLS, 3SLS, SUR).


  • How can public procurement be improved and tenders/offers of suppliers enhanced?
  • How can buyers get the best resources and lowest prices from their suppliers?
  • How can buyers reduce perception biases in buyer supplier relationships?


    • Public procurement
    • Preferential Resource allocation of suppliers
    • Perception differences in buyer-supplier relationships
    • Complex statistical models 


    Caniëls, M. C. J., Vos, F. G. S., Schiele, H., & Pulles, N. J. (2017). The effects of balanced and asymmetric dependence on supplier satisfaction: Identifying positive effects of dependency. Journal of purchasing and supply management. DOI: 10.1016/j.pursup.2017.11.003

    Vos, F. G. S. (2017). Preferred customer status, supplier satisfaction and their contingencies (1 ed.) Enschede: Netzodruk DOI: 10.3990/1.9789036544467

    Vos, F. G. S., Scheffler, P., Schiele, H., & Horn, P. (2016). Does global sourcing pay-off? A competitive dynamics perspective. Journal of purchasing and supply management, 22(4), 338-350. DOI: 10.1016/j.pursup.2016.07.002

    Vos, F. G. S., Schiele, H., & Hüttinger, L. (2016). Supplier satisfaction: Explanation and out-of-sample prediction. Journal of business research, 69(10), 4613-4623. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.04.013

    Schiele, H., & Vos, F. G. S. (2015). Dependency on suppliers as a peril in the acquisition of innovations? The role of buyer attractiveness in mitigating potential negative dependency effects in buyer–supplier relations. Australasian marketing journal, 23(2), 139-147. DOI: 10.1016/j.ausmj.2015.04.009


    Lever & Innovation Workshops:Innovation workshops to improve product, process and relationship aspects. Performing chain analyses of sustainability and innovativeness of suppliers. On average, we come up with 3-4 potential new collaboration projects in each workshop.

    "Fit for Industry 4.0" Workshops: industry 4.0 workshops to provide purchasers with a comprehensive understanding of the topic and discuss its implications for their own company.

    Educational Designs & Innovations:A serious business game “The Purchasing Game” for use in education and professional training. Visit www.suPlay.nlfor more information!