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    5037 AB Tilburg



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Research interests

Aswin van Oijen focuses on strategy. He is particularly interested in corporate-level strategy, which is a company?s highest level of strategy. He studies the antecedents, processes, implementation, and performance of this type of strategy. Examples of specific research topics are the influence of corporate governance on product diversification, the historical development of corporate-level strategy in companies, and the control of business units by the corporate headquarters and the top management team.


  • Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization, Tilburg University, 2001-present.
  • Visiting Scholar, Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, 1999.
  • Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organization, Tilburg University, 1989-2001.


Teaching experience

  • Strategic Consultancy (graduate course).
  • Corporate-level strategy (graduate course).
  • Strategic management (graduate, premaster, and executive courses).
  • Strategy and organization in context (bachelor course).
  • Strategy and organization in context (bachelor course).
  • International management (graduate course).
  • Economic theories of organization (undergraduate course).
  • Strategic and operations management (undergraduate course).
  • Seminar on organization and strategy (graduate course).
  • Advisor on numerous theses (undergraduate and graduate).

Current courses

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PhD supervision

Dissertation committees

  • Rejie George Pallathitta, Corporate governance and firm performance (2005).
  • Dorota Piaskowska-Lewandowska, Essays on firm growth and value creation (2005).
  • Eric Dooms, Control in multidivisional firms (2005, advisor).

External positions

Toezicht op en advisering van bestuur (K2 (Brabants Kenniscentrum Jeugd))

1 May 200031 Dec 2010


  • Organisation And Management
  • Management
  • Strategic Management

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Research Output

Higher education in management: The case of The Netherlands

van Oijen, A. & Noorderhaven, N., 2018, The Future of Management Education: Differentiation Strategies for Business Schools. Dameron, S. & Durand, T. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan, Vol. 2. p. 59-90 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review


Translated title of the contribution: Firm Strategyvan Oijen, A., Dooms, E. & Douma, S. W., 2016, 7 ed. Groningen/Houten: Noordhoff. 277 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

Accommodating two worlds in one organisation: Changing board models in agricultural cooperatives

Bijman, W. J. J., Hendrikse, G. W. J. & van Oijen, A. A. C. J., 2013, In : Managerial and Decision Economics. 34, 3-5, p. 204-217

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Processing cooperatives and diversification

    Hendrikse, G. W. J., Feng, L., van Oijen, A. A. C. J., Smit, R. A. & Bijman, W. J. J., 2009, Beiträge der Genossenschaftlichen Selbsthilfe zur Wirtschaftlichen und Sozialen Entwicklung. Rösner, H. J. & Schulz-Nieswandt, F. (eds.). Berlin: LIT Verlag, p. 271-286

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

    Higher management education in the Netherlands

    Noorderhaven, N. G. & van Oijen, A. A. C. J., 2008, The Future of Business Schools: Scenarios and Strategies for 2020. Durand, T. & Dameron, S. (eds.). Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 242-254

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review