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    5037 DB Tilburg


1984 …2024

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Personal profile


2006 - present:

Professor Organizational Dynamics, Department of Organization Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

2003 - 2022:

Extraordinary Professor Economics of Innovation, Department of Engineering and Technology Management, University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.

2003 - 2005:

Associate Professor Organization Studies, Department of Organization Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

2001 - 2003:

Associate Professor Economics of Innovation, Department of Innovation Studies, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

1990 - 2001:

Assistant/Associate Professor in Economics of Technology and Innovation, Department of Technology and Policy, Faculty Technology Management, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.


Assistant Professor in Regional Economics and Economic Geography (part-time), Faculty of Economics, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.


Researcher, Department of Regional and Urban Economics, Tilburg Institute of Economics, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Current courses

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PhD supervision


Sawers, J. (2003-2006). The coordination of partnerships between SME?s and large organizations in technology innovative sectors. University of Pretoria, South Africa. (Doctorate: November 2006).

Knoben, J. (2003-2007). A spider and the stickiness of its web. The causes and consequences of spatial firm mobility. (Doctorate: September 2007).

Chan, K-Y. (2006-2010). Inter-organizational knowledge flows among and innovative performance of science park firms: An exploratory study among South African new technology-based firms. University of Pretoria (co-supervisor: Prof. M.W. Pretorius).

Bakker, R. (2007-2011). It's only temporary. A multi-method approach toward the prevalence, variety and implications of temporary -inter-organizational project verntures, Tilburg University (co-supervisor: Prof.dr. P. Kenis).

Ligthart, R. (2009-2013). Time after Time. Tilburg University (co-supervisors: Prof. N. Noorderhaven and dr. R. Rutten; Doctorate: April 2014).

Kessel, Frien van (2008-2014). Like Water to a Fish. The intra-organizational environment for non-routine behaviors. Tilburg University (co-supervisor: dr. Saskia van Stroe; Doctorate: June 2014).

Levering, R. (2015). Organizational culture and temporary organizations, Center for Innovation Research at Tilburg University (co-supervisors: N. Noorderhaven and R. Rutten; Doctorate: January 2015).

Hoefnagel, R. (2015). Using first-hand insights in strategic decision-making about IT: A multi-method approach. Tilburg University (in cooperation with the Rotterdam-Rijnmond Police Force; co-supervisor: Prof. dr. J. Goedee; doctorate: December 2015).

Krijkamp, A. (2012-2016). A tie or not a tie, that is the question: Exploring antecedents amd consequences of tie perception and network accuracy. Tilburg University (co-supervisor: Dr. J. Raab, December 2016).

Arce Salazar, H. (2008-2017). Keeping up with the rest: The influence of others' choices on the purchase of sustainable products. Tilburg University (in cooperation with Fontys Hogescholen; co-supervisor: dr. S. van Stroe-Biezen.

Karaduman, C. (2016-2021). Synchronization beyond Clocks: The Effects of Subjective Time in the Coordination of Temporary Organizations. (Co-supervisor: Dr. N. Meslec).

Waveren, C. van (2014-2022). Projects and Knowledge Transfer: Understanding Knowledge Acceptance, Characteristics, and Transfer Mechanisms in Engineering Projects (University of Pretoria; co-supervisor Prof dr. T. Pretorius).

Dijl, N. van (2013-2023). Dealing with Asymmetric Dependency in Buyer-Supplier Relationships: A Small and Medium-Sized Supplier Perspective. (co-supervisor: dr. R. Kousbroek).


Brinkman-Staneva (2018). Performance Management Institutionalization (co-supervision with Prof. Dr. M. Meeus).

Kenda, R. (2021). The role of leadership in virtual temporary teams: a review and empirical investigation (co-supervision with Dr. N. Meslec).

Atakhan, M. (2022). Firm relocation and external knowledge sourcing (co-supervision with Prof. Dr. Joerg Raab).

Kooten, M. van (2024). Outsourcing of IT projects (co-supervision with Dr. Joan Baaijens).

Sitnikov, M. (2017). Brokerage in networks (co-supervision with Dr. Nuno Oliveira and Dr. Remco Mannak).

Wei, X. (2024). Development zones in China (co-supervision with Prof. dr. Joerg Raab).

Meškova, M. (2027). The role of brokerage behavior in translating environmental issues into collective action (co-supervision with Dr. Nahyun Kim and Dr. Remco Mannak).

Grolman, W. (2027). Power in IORs (co-supervision with Dr. Nuno Oliveira and Prof. Dr. Paul van Fenema [NLDA]).

Veza, M. (20xx). Governance of multi-party projects (co-supervision with Dr. John Bechara).

Roest, M. (2023). Innovation and transformation in healthcare (co-supervision Prof. dr. Anne Marie Weggelaar [Tranzo], Dr. Remco Mannak).

External positions

Member ('t Elftal tegen Armoede)

14 Dec 2022 → …

Extra-ordinary professor (University of Pretoria)

1 Jan 202231 Dec 2026

Member/chair of board (Stichting Tilburgs OndersteuningsFonds (TOF))

20 Feb 2020 → …


  • Networks
  • Organisations
  • Organisation Theory
  • Regional Economics
  • Innovation
  • Temporary Organisational Forms
  • Organisation Studies
  • Inter-Organisational Relationships


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