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Research interests


Corporate Entrepreneurship, Strategic alliances, Innovation Strategies, China/India, Corporate Venturing, Data Science



- 2018 - present, Dean Tilburg School of Economics and Management

- 2014 - 2018, Vice Dean Research Tilburg School of Economics and Management

- 2014 - 2018, Scientific Director CentER

2009 - 2014, Scientific Director Tilburg Centre of Entrepreneurship

- 2009 - present Full professor of Entrepreneurship, Tilburg University.

- 2009 - 2012 Full professor of Entrepreneurship, Eindhoven University of Technology

- 2008 - 2009, Scientific Director Maastricht University India Institute

- 2006 - 2009, Professorial Fellow UNU-MERIT

- 2006 - 2009, Programme Leader, Innovation, Global Business Strategies and Host

Country Development, UNU-MERIT

- 2000 - present Full Professor of Organization Science (in particular knowledge acquisition

and integration strategies),Eindhoven University of Technology (Part time 0.2 from 2006 -


- 2004 - 2006 Associate dean, Faculty of Technology Management, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

- 2000 - 2003 Scientific Director of the Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies (Ecis)

-1999 - 2000 Associate Professor of Technology Management, Eindhoven University of Technology.

- 1998 - 1999 Senior Manager, KPMG Alliances (part-time), International Headquarters, Amstelveen

- 1996 - 1999 Associate Professor of Strategic Management at theDepartment of Strategy and Logistics of the Universiteit Maastricht.

- 1995 - 1996 Assistant Professor of International Business Strategy at the International Business Department (University of Limburg).

- 1994 Researcher at the Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).

- 1990 - 1994 PhD student and researcher at the Maastricht Economic

Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).

- 1993 Visiting PhD-student at the Science Policy Research

Unit, Brighton, England.




Scientific Director Brabant Center of Entrepreneurship: Responsible for 8 Master and 8 Bachelor courses on Entrepreneurship


PhD supervision

Zhengyu Li

Outsourcing Exploration: The Impact of Knowledge Configuration in Alliance Portfolios?s on the Knowledge Boundary of a Firm


Theresia Gunawan

A study of SME's in a Developing Country

Korcan Kavusan

Essays on capability development through



Tim de Leeuw

Collaboration and You


Stefan Keijl

Bridging for Breakthroughs


Flavia Carvalho

What we talk about when we talk about Brazilian



Danielle Duisters

The Perfect Match: Partner Selection in alliances


Ying Zhang

Entrepreneurship Development in China

  Elise Meijer Functional teams and alliances


Tina Saebi

Succesfully managing alliance portfolios


Thanh Hoang, Nguyen

Attracting and benefiting from foreign direct investment under absorptive capacity constraints: A case for Vietnam


Yvonne Kirkels

Alliance networks in Creative Industries

  Ad van den Oord

The ecology of technology

Maurice de Rochemont

Success factors for Innovation in multi partner alliances.   Asel Doranova

Climate change mitigation/CDM and technological development.   


Sergey Filippov

R&D oriented FDI in New EC member states. 


Vareska van de Vrande

Not Invented Here: Managing Corporate

Innovation in a New Era


Frank Bakema

Group Competence Building

Koen Heimeriks

Building effective Alliance Capabilities


Wilfred Schoenmakers

Knowledge Flows between Multinational Companies: A Patent Data Analysis.


Bonnie Beerkens

Towards an optimal alliance portfolio, an

empirical analysis of technological learning

through alliances


Koen Dittrich

Innovation networks: exploration and exploitation in the ICT industry


Ferrie van Echtelt

New product development: shifting suppliers into



Charmianne Lemmens

Network dynamics and innovation. The effects of social embeddedness in technology alliance blocks


Nanne Migchels

The tie

Current courses

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  • Alliances And Joint Ventures
  • Innovation
  • China
  • Entrepreneurship


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