UCL School of Management

Bart Vanneste

Reader (Associate Professor)
Phone number
(0)20 3108 6051
(internal 86051)
Office location
Level 38, 1 Canada Square
Rm SW4


Bart Vanneste is an Associate Professor (Reader) in the Strategy & Entrepreneurship group of the UCL School of Management. 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 corporate strategy and interorganizational relationships (trust, contracts, shadow of the future).

Research projects

Governance of interorganizational relationship

How to structure relationships between organizations

Entrepreneurial operations management

Develop stylized insights/practical frameworks to aid operations of high-growth entrepreneurial firms.
Selected publications
Puranam, P., & Vanneste, B. S. (2016). Corporate Strategy: Tools for Analysis and Decision-Making. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Vanneste, B. S. (2016). From interpersonal to interorganizational trust: The role of indirect reciprocity. Journal of Trust Research, 6 (1), 7-36. doi:10.1080/21515581.2015.1108849 [link]
Vanneste, B. S., & Frank, D. H. (2014). Forgiveness in Vertical Relationships: Incentive and Termination Effects. Organization Science, 25 (6), 1807-1822. doi:10.1287/orsc.2013.0861 [link]
Vanneste, B. S., Puranam, P., & Kretschmer, T. (2014). Trust Over Time in Exchange Relationships: Meta-Analysis and Theory. Strategic Management Journal, 35 (12), 1891-1902. 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]

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