UCL School of Management

Bert De Reyck

Phone number
(0)20 3108 6025
(internal 56025)
Office location
Level 38, 1 Canada Square
Rm N6


Bert De Reyck is Professor and Director of the UCL School of Management at University College London (UCL). Before joining UCL, Bert held positions at London Business School, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Rotterdam School of Management. He has also taught at Columbia University, Hong Kong University, and CEIBS.


Bert‘s research activities focus on decision analytics, artificial intelligence, and project management. His award-winning research is published in numerous academic and professional journals, and has been applied in a wide variety of companies in the life sciences, aerospace, and transportation industries.

Among others, Bert has worked with the Eurocontrol, the UK Department for Transport, Network Rail, Heathrow Airport, The Noble Group, Dunlop Aerospace, Eaton Aerospace, the New York Transit Authority, Pfizer, Merck, Roche, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis, Shire, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Diageo, Mars, PwC, Continental, Lloyds, Sberbank, and Oman Oil.

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Research projects

R&D licensing contract design and negotiations

How to best structure R&D collaborations and licensing contracts.

Decision support systems

Optimizing strategic and operational decisions through advanced decision support.

Innovation investment decision making

How do risk, competition and operational flexibility influence optimal innovation investment decisions?
Selected publications
Crama, P., De Reyck, B., & Taneri, N. (2016). Licensing Contracts: Control Rights, Options and Timing. Management Science, 63 (4), 901-1269. doi:10.1287/mnsc.2015.2386 [link]
Grushka-Cockayne, Y., De Reyck, B., & Degraeve, Z. (2008). An integrated decision-making approach for improving European air traffic management. Management Science, 54 (8), 1395-1409.
Crama, P., De Reyck, B., & Degraeve, Z. (2008). Milestone payments or royalties? Contract design for R&D licensing. Operations Research, 56 (6), 1539-1409.
De Reyck, B., & Degraeve, Z. (2003). Broadcast scheduling for mobile advertising. Operations Research, 51 (4), 509-517. doi:10.1287/opre.51.4.509.16104 [link]

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