Melek Akın Ateş is Assistant Professor of Purchasing & Supply Management at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. She studied Business Administration and International Trade and Finance at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey and pursued a masters in Supply Chain Management at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University, in the Netherlands. She got her PhD from RSM on the topic of “Purchasing and supply management at the purchase category level: Strategy, structure and performance”. Her main research areas are strategic purchasing, buyer-supplier relationships, sustainable sourcing, purchasing and innovation, and supply chain complexity. She was awarded the Best Student Paper Prize at the Decision Sciences Conference in 2011, the Chris Voss Highly Commended Award at the EurOMA/POM World Conference in 2012, and was a finalist for Chan Hahn Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management Conference in 2014. She was a recipient of the JPSM Best Reviewer Award in 2017. Her work has appeared in Journal of Supply Chain Management (JSCM), Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management (JPSM), International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM), and International Journal of Production Research (IJPR).