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Research interests

Arjan Markus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Organization Studies at Tilburg University. He obtained his PhD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Copenhagen Business School and visited the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as a doctoral student and postdoc. His research focuses on the role of networks and labor mobility in organizational innovation. Specifically, Arjan studies how collaboration within and between organizations affect innovative outcomes. He also has an interest in how the recruitment of R&D scientists and engineers affects the rate and direction of firm-level innovation. His work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.  

At Tilburg, he teaches Innovation, Strategy and Networks at the undergraduate, masters and research masters level. His teaching has been recognized with several teaching awards.


Postdoc and Lecturer, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA


Teaching and Research Assistant, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Current courses

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  • Organisational Learning
  • Inter-Organisational Relationships
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Social Capital
  • Innovation
  • Networks
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Technology Strategy
  • R&D
  • Alliances And Joint Ventures
  • Mobility Of Labour

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Innovation Business & Economics
Organizational design Business & Economics
Cognitive structure Business & Economics
Redundancy Business & Economics
Paradox Business & Economics
Inventor Business & Economics
Competitiveness Business & Economics
Patents Business & Economics

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2017 2018

  • 1 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Article

Knowledge diversity and coordination: The effect of intrafirm inventor task networks on absorption speed

Moreira, S., Markus, A. & Laursen, K., Sep 2018, In : Strategic Management Journal. 39, 9, p. 2517-2546

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Efficient redundancy? How socio-cognitive structures impact innovation under complex conditions

Candiani, J. & Markus, A., 2017, In : Academy of Management Proceedings. 2017, 1, 15858.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractOther research output

Cognitive structure
Organizational design